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Old 11-17-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Does this mean that "sucks" is no longer a technical term??

Reminds me of a tech I once worked with. Whenever Windows seemed to have become corrupted, he said the PC was "hosed." I always asked him which technical school taught him that.
I use the 'hosed' term, not often but when dealing with someone who is not that technical, what is the point of using accurate, technical jargon?

Since most people here are both USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible, I typically use the everyday terms but if it tickles your funny-bone, I will try using more technically appealing terms!

NJ, you are right, especially on a 64-bit Win7 with abundant RAM, indexing / super-fetch features are not even noticeable once it is done indexing and search feature works really fast but not that good imho. A friend of my kept saying how 'bad' the search function in Windows 7 was, stating it was not able to find files that he knew where and their name. I didn't believe him and test that on my machine and he was right, it failed to find 2 of the 3 files when part of the multiple word file name was used! Perhaps it was an isolated case?

I hate repeating myself but it seems you overlooked at the part where I said, if you are using the search functionality often enough and happy with it, then indexing would help and makes sense to use.

I honestly do not need to look for a file usually. Dang it, may be I am really that well organized, who knows?
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I use the 'hosed' term, not often but when dealing with someone who is not that technical, what is the point of using accurate, technical jargon?

Since most people here are both USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible, I typically use the everyday terms but if it tickles your funny-bone, I will try using more technically appealing terms!
Just having a little fun at your expense. BTW, a hosed up PC really sucks!
(I'm studying up for my USB 3 compatibility plus test.)
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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I honestly do not need to look for a file usually. Dang it, may be I am really that well organized, who knows?

Hehe, you have to be organized and not lazy... and I'm mostly lazy, lol.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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Just having a little fun at your expense. BTW, a hosed up PC really sucks!
At my expense?! It can be very expensive...but more so edgy lately due to being the only IT guy in the organization at the moment. Things are hectic and it gets tiring. C-D is where I 'vent out' so naturally there will be more hot air coming out than usual!

One other case where I use 'hosed' is when irdk wtf was wrong!

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(I'm studying up for my USB 3 compatibility plus test.)
You gonna have to let us all know if it is worth getting it. Anyone even using USB 3.0? I was reading the USB3 compatible flash drive reviews and they were mixed. Is it the technology that is not yet matured or is it the hardware I wonder. Anyhow, I guess it is a discussion for another thread.

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Hehe, you have to be organized and not lazy... and I'm mostly lazy, lol.
Normally, I am not but much like most great inventors, I am lazy and hate doing the "same old, same old" hence creating bunch of scripts for routine stuff (still teasing Mensa with my awesome technical vocabulary).

You have to be organized when you are carrying the same data back and forth between different machines. That is why having an efficient file management software to me is really helpful. PowerdDesk Pro is really an awesome program I have been using for 7+ years now. It includes FTP client, a utility to create self-extracting compressed files, zip files but the one I use quite often is the sync tool in dual-pane mode. Anything to save time when working on routine tasks, u know? So organizing the files/folders is very helpful. Once you have a structure that works for you, just copy/sync it between machines, network, etc.



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Old 11-18-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Windows 7 search (and indexing) is excellent and nearly invisible.

When I had XP, I tried Google desktop search, Yahoo, and Microsoft. All of them changed several times as they were improved. I ended up using Windows because I liked its presentation of results better.

If Win7 didn't find a file, then I suspect the file was located on a drive that Win7 didn't index. It is easy to add drives to Win7's indexing.

I use search often. Win7 search easily scans my Oulook mail, files, bookmarks, and even searches inside compressed files.
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