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Old 03-04-2008, 10:44 AM   #16
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Excellent! I must say, Amazon is making a very good showing on the tech support side for these things.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:15 PM   #17
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It might have been produced by apple ... since apple computers usually make weird noises too, like screetching, whining, clicking and clonking
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:50 PM   #18
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Hey, that clonking took huge teams of developers to get just right, and it's thoroughly shielded from infringement.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:19 PM   #19
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... apple computers usually make weird noises too, like screetching, whining, clicking and clonking
Oh, they do not!!!! That's just us apple die-hard users, complaining when you try to take away our macs, prying them from our clinging fingertips. (I started with an Apple ][e ! )
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:23 PM   #20
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My first was a ][c -- they actually lost me when they went with the Mac thing.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:18 PM   #21
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I cut my binaries on an apple ][e but they lost me when they tried to charge me as much for a new keyboard as it cost to get a PC. Never looked back.

Maybe it's one of these...
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:46 PM   #22
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Heh, I was just ticked that they took the command prompt away.
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:32 AM   #23
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They took the command prompt away?

BASTARDS!

How does anybody get anything done without a command prompt? I mean, you can't just draw pictures all day can you?

Back to the topic, when I read my Kindle while driveing it keeps making a weird "honking" noise.
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:37 PM   #24
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They took the command prompt away?

BASTARDS!

How does anybody get anything done without a command prompt? I mean, you can't just draw pictures all day can you?

Back to the topic, when I read my Kindle while driveing it keeps making a weird "honking" noise.
Actually the prompt is back now with version 10 since it is Unix based.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:24 PM   #25
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Actually the prompt is back now with version 10 since it is Unix based.
Only took 'em 18 years. How could I be so disloyal to not simply trust them that it would be back?
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:49 PM   #26
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I'm now so much in love with Linux it's unnatural. Ubuntu taste great. Less filling.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:59 PM   #27
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got in on this late:

I like the capasitor theory, especially if you are in a dry climate, but it would still be a sign that there is a discharge across air, (the noise could be the expansion of a small pocked of air in a tight place...) You will get the same thing on tvs sometimes.

as far as os 10, the change to unix core makes my pine for a mac os box. I have tried to jump ship to *nix but my 2-3 brief trips have ended with needing one of my windows only utilities. Heck I used open office exclusively for over a year till book designer required that I install MsWord ... Right now I'm performing daily negotiations with Vista Ultimate... and sometimes it demands a sacrifice of blood, time or money... luckily if it demands more I have 2 first born.
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:32 PM   #28
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well, the final word is that I can hear the tick-during-refresh clearly on a replacement kindle too, so either there are a lot of devices that do it or you guys are just deaf.

it sucks to have wasted Amazon's time, but now maybe anybody else who's curious can check here too. I'm happy just tuning it out, now that I know it's normal.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:41 AM   #29
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MS Vista is not as bad as a lot of folks make out. MS bashing has been a favorite pastime of nerds for years now.

I have a Vista Ulti/Ubuntu dual boot Dell M1210 laptop and I really like it. The only proprietary thing I have on it is my ZUNE so that is really the only time I go to the Vista side anymore.

As far as the clicking goes, I think it may go away when you pass 40 or if you play drums for a few years.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:00 AM   #30
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I've never heard any clicking from my Kindle but then again after too many years of hard rock concerts my hearing is probably compromised.
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