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Comment: Re:My Packard Bell was invaluable (Score 1) 415

by Quirkz (#49548347) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

Well, you guys have convinced me to dig it out and give it another shot. If a Windows reinstall doesn't work, maybe I'll try Ubuntu, just to play around.

It did work okay for a few months. I wasn't using it that hard, just some word processing and light games (I'm talking NES emulator, maybe as advanced as the original Torchlight) and I was initially happy with it.

Comment: Re:My Packard Bell was invaluable (Score 1) 415

by Quirkz (#49541583) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

Hmm. I experienced frequent crashes that eventually drove me away. Like every 5-10 minutes if trying to download anything, and maybe "only" once an hour if not using the network. I tried a lot of basic tech support (drivers, patches) but I admit I got frustrated before trying a complete reinstall, which might have been called for.

Comment: Re:Is self-correcting (Score 2) 186

by Quirkz (#49485325) Attached to: How Many Hoaxes Are On Wikipedia? No One Knows

In my house we had a set of encyclopedias from around 1952, the year my mom was born, plus about ten addenda for the years 1953-1962. In 1988 I needed to do a report on nuclear power plants, and was first confused and then very amused when I realized my encyclopedia didn't even have an entry for those things. It was one of the first times the encyclopedia had completely failed me.

I do suppose the addenda made it partially self-correcting.

Comment: Re:Heh, slow news day. Here's your answer... (Score 1) 295

by Quirkz (#49283039) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Advice For Domain Name Registration?

I like keeping host and registrar separate. That way if something goes wrong with the host (and I've had lots of bad experiences with hosts, some of which may be due to being poor and looking too cheap during the 90's and 2000's) it's easier to move the domain somewhere else.

Registrar services are generally straightforward and low interaction, while hosting services may require frequent interaction and can really depend on quality technical support. They're different enough in my experience that you don't necessarily need or want the same company doing both.

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