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« Reply #75: January 24, 2010, 09:14:54 am »

When I say it it's like the world stops and everyone around me is left not knowing whether to laugh or to faint. Of course, this is from some-one whose default response to shock is a ridiculous-sounding 'oh my!'.

I never learned how to swear properly.  I can do it if I rehearse a little in my head first, but spontaneous utterances always come out sounding like somebody's Victorian grandmother.

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hahaha!!! I'm probably the same way... but for me it depends on the crowd. I would feel soooo awkward swearing in front of my parents, but do it without a second thought with friends. I don't know... I even feel uncomfortable hearing friends swear in front of their parents. I was just raised that it was disrespectful. I know my parents swear, and they know I do, we just don't often do it in front of each other. lol.
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« Reply #76: January 24, 2010, 09:49:08 am »

hahaha!!! I'm probably the same way... but for me it depends on the crowd. I would feel soooo awkward swearing in front of my parents, but do it without a second thought with friends. I don't know... I even feel uncomfortable hearing friends swear in front of their parents. I was just raised that it was disrespectful. I know my parents swear, and they know I do, we just don't often do it in front of each other. lol.

I've gotten the bad habit of swearing like a sailor. Been like that for years, but it got worse when I worked at the sorority. The first time I heard my Dad say fuck a few summers ago (when we found dry rot in a unit, therefore costing more time and money for repairs) about dropped me. I still don't cuss in front of my mother, cause I got backhanded the last time....when I was 38 or so.  Wink
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« Reply #77: January 24, 2010, 09:57:13 am »

I've gotten the bad habit of swearing like a sailor. Been like that for years, but it got worse when I worked at the sorority. The first time I heard my Dad say fuck a few summers ago (when we found dry rot in a unit, therefore costing more time and money for repairs) about dropped me. I still don't cuss in front of my mother, cause I got backhanded the last time....when I was 38 or so.  Wink

Both my parents AND my grandmother (who practically raised me because my parents worked all the time) cusses and don't care who hears it.  Cussing comes naturally to me because I was raised by it.  Still don't cuss in front of my father because he is for some reason uptight about it.
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« Reply #78: January 24, 2010, 10:42:04 am »

When I say it it's like the world stops and everyone around me is left not knowing whether to laugh or to faint. Of course, this is from some-one whose default response to shock is a ridiculous-sounding 'oh my!'.

I never learned how to swear properly.  I can do it if I rehearse a little in my head first, but spontaneous utterances always come out sounding like somebody's Victorian grandmother.

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My Pop didn't swear in front of women or children save for uttering "God damn it" under his breath now and then, and he tried to keep it low enough to not really be heard.

And then he hit a dog.  I was sixteen and hearing Pop say Fuck! loud and strong and without that weirdness of not being a commonly used word was...  well, it left me speechless and staring at him with my mouth hanging open.  The dog was okay, btw.  Cheesy 
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« Reply #79: January 24, 2010, 04:05:07 pm »

And then he hit a dog.  I was sixteen and hearing Pop say Fuck! loud and strong and without that weirdness of not being a commonly used word was...  well, it left me speechless and staring at him with my mouth hanging open.  The dog was okay, btw.  Cheesy 

I was driving once and had to slam on my brakes because somebody darted into the road.  I said 'oh my!' as my arm flew out automatically in front of my passenger, realized how stupid it sounded and said 'oh fuck!' right after.  Then I remembered that my passenger was my mother and said 'oh my!' again.

Neither of my parents swore casually.  They considered them power words and I can remember getting a lecture on not wasting that power when I was about 8 or so.  I guess it sank in. Cheesy

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« Reply #80: January 25, 2010, 01:42:20 am »

Neither of my parents swore casually.  They considered them power words and I can remember getting a lecture on not wasting that power when I was about 8 or so.  I guess it sank in. Cheesy

My mother worked in a clothing factory for 40 years and she has always sworn like a trooper. My dad worked as a company secretary and accountant for 40 years and he never swears. If he says 'damn' we are all in shock. I try not to swear. My parents always told me that swearing is a sigh of a limited imagination and a small vocabulary, and I do kind of agree with them. Don't get me wrong, if the situation calls for it I can really let go with a torrent of foul language, but mostly I phrase it differently, especially in front of my little girl. Elizabeth seems to have a bad language filter in her head-she never repeats it and will always correct me if she hears me swear! 'Mummy, don't you mean that he is being very silly?' she says when I've called a drunk driver a whole string of expletives....  Wink

As any of my friends and family would tell you, it is really easy to tell if I have really lost my temper because I don't swear at all. I get very calm, very quiet, and my command of the English language gets very precise (you can hear the i's being dotted and the t's being crossed) and I use a hell of a lot of long words, most of which I've forgotten that I know!  Wink But sometimes swearing just sounds better and makes you feel better too-don't know why.
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« Reply #81: January 25, 2010, 12:04:54 pm »

I have it. It's up and running although I'm on IE and nothing is setup yet.

Thank you to everyone who made this possible so fast. You may not see a lot of me for a couple of days while I learn Win7 and get things setup enough to do actual work.

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« Reply #82: January 25, 2010, 12:08:38 pm »

You mean like the noises I've been making trying to get Win7 to let me access files on your XP machine? At least I have partial success.

Now, now.  7 isn't too bad.  Once you turn off all the bs microbitch insists on putting in their programs.  All my xp stuff runs just fine on it - but I admit my son handled the change over for me.  I'll ask him if there's anything special you need to know (which will probably use words I know in sentences I really don't understand).
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« Reply #83: January 25, 2010, 01:43:06 pm »

Now, now.  7 isn't too bad.  Once you turn off all the bs microbitch insists on putting in their programs.  All my xp stuff runs just fine on it - but I admit my son handled the change over for me.  I'll ask him if there's anything special you need to know (which will probably use words I know in sentences I really don't understand).

His suggestions - at first I think he thought you were just upgrading hence:

<<Ya, the easiest way to do it is to install the new os without formatting the hard drive, this is how i did it on your computer.  All the files will be moved to a folder on c called windowsold or something similar.  The programs will need to be re-installed, but all their files should be good.  If they are going to 32bit windows 7 they might also be able to do the upgrade option.>>

When I pointed out it was old computer to new computer his response was:

<<there is a program on windows 7 called "Windows Easy Transfer" it is supposed to be good.>>

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« Reply #85: January 25, 2010, 05:29:46 pm »

<<there is a program on windows 7 called "Windows Easy Transfer" it is supposed to be good.>>

On discovering the new box actually did have an IDE controller as well as SATA, I just put the old drives in the machine and copied data. I'll reinstall software from scratch. Slower process that way, but I have lots of control.  So far, Win7 seems nice. Not ME or Vista like at all.  I'm using the 64 bit version which is surprising compatible with software I throw at it. Fortunately, AVAST just released a 64-bit antivirus program as the "free trial" of Norton was removed from the machine first thing. (Friends don't let friends use Norton.) I had to switch firewalls, however. Comodo has a 64 bit version and is now on my system. 

I discovered that Brother has a 64 bit driver for our HL5250DN laser printer on their web site, so I am pretty much in business with the basics. Tomorrow, I start installing productivity software: Office 2003, Cygwin, Dreamweaver, VMWare Player, etc.

On good thing about having to move to Win7, my Software Gadgets blog will roar back to life as I track down and try Win7 freeware.
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« Reply #86: January 25, 2010, 05:53:57 pm »

On discovering the new box actually did have an IDE controller as well as SATA, I just put the old drives in the machine and copied data. I'll reinstall software from scratch. Slower process that way, but I have lots of control.  So far, Win7 seems nice. Not ME or Vista like at all.  I'm using the 64 bit version which is surprising compatible with software I throw at it. Fortunately, AVAST just released a 64-bit antivirus program as the "free trial" of Norton was removed from the machine first thing. (Friends don't let friends use Norton.) I had to switch firewalls, however. Comodo has a 64 bit version and is now on my system. 

I discovered that Brother has a 64 bit driver for our HL5250DN laser printer on their web site, so I am pretty much in business with the basics. Tomorrow, I start installing productivity software: Office 2003, Cygwin, Dreamweaver, VMWare Player, etc.

On good thing about having to move to Win7, my Software Gadgets blog will roar back to life as I track down and try Win7 freeware.

Excellent!
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« Reply #87: January 26, 2010, 12:04:19 am »


Do you know what is scary? I hate computers, I avoid anything to do with their insides, but I married a computer consultant, my 2 best friends are both computer geeks (analyst and programmer) and I actually understand everything that you have said. Please someone, kill me now!  Wink
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« Reply #88: January 26, 2010, 07:50:46 am »

....and I actually understand everything that you have said. Please someone, kill me now!  Wink

You like people who talk geek to you. ::running very fast::
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« Reply #89: January 26, 2010, 08:13:17 am »

You like people who talk geek to you. ::running very fast::

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