User Comments - tiaopidepi

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Posted on: Hide and Seek
March 16, 2011, 03:12 PM

Yes, but seriously, the PDF is wrong. Eyeballs pEEk. Mountains pEAk.

Posted on: Hide and Seek
March 16, 2011, 09:36 AM

"peaking" in the PDF should be "peeking". Or, if you prefer, "Beijing".

Posted on: Computer Problems and Tech Support
January 14, 2011, 06:03 AM

And here's one for those who think this lesson is still relevant today:

Posted on: Cats Are Cool
October 14, 2010, 09:26 AM

Looks like the key is entering Hanzi followed by alpha.

Posted on: Reinstalling Windows
September 17, 2010, 02:10 PM

See There should be a "Certificate of Authenticity" with your computer--a little paper label on the computer or the Windows box (if you got that.) Of course, it can be 假的 as well...

And just so you know...this is definitely the worst part of the industry. Everyone wishes we didn't have to charge for software. I'm sure it hurt CPod when they realized they had to charge for lessons...they started off with the belief that "free" content would pay their salaries.

Posted on: Reinstalling Windows
September 17, 2010, 02:04 PM

Bill, you say you've never owned a PC and yet MS's blunders have always made you angry...why are you getting angry if you've never actually suffered from their blunders? Ah, your wife's machine...

Thank you for your uninformed opinion.

Posted on: Reinstalling Windows
September 03, 2010, 02:45 PM

No worries! I called out Security Essentials because of Jenny's comment that no one in China has the install disc. It's a frustrating problem...people can't make their computers secure because they didn't pay for Windows. (And they don't want to or can't run Linux.) Seems to me Microsoft came down on the wrong side of that question.

OK, enough public service announcements about securing your computer! And sorry for hijacking so much of the discussion away from language. (Though if you listen to the Computer Problems & Tech Support podcast you'll see why I don't really feel bad hijacking the threads a bit!)

Posted on: Reinstalling Windows
September 03, 2010, 01:55 PM

Agree with alexyzye. A full virtualization software like Virtualbox will be easier to use than something like Wine. Wine is better for companies to use when they port software to Linux. For example, Google used Wine inside of their Picassa port from Windows to Linux.


Posted on: Reinstalling Windows
September 03, 2010, 01:48 PM

This first link, pretzellogic, is a page with links to 23 various antivius software products, including Trend Micro, Norton/Symantec and McAffee. It's a Microsoft page but that's just because we want people to keep their computers clean. Too many people think if you get a virus, it's Microsoft's fault. Getting people to run any antivirus is a wonderful thing.

I don't mean to astroturf here : ) I do like Security Essentials though.

Posted on: Reinstalling Windows
September 03, 2010, 07:06 AM

Yes. Basically you tell Firefox to pretend it is IE. When you go to web sites it will just lie. It doesn't work if the site actually needs IE, because IE 6 was horribly un-standard. But a lot of web sites check for IE and don't really require it. That set you can just lie to.