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In like Flynn

By santeewelding ·
I think.

At least, I'm asking here, and what I type is appearing here.

I started at 6:45 PST this evening installing W7 64-bit after wiping XP Pro. Went without a hitch. This, after $500 of MB and CPU changeout. Then drivers. Then MS Security Essentials. Then Thunderbird with all them damned in and out ports (W7 has no native email client). Then Mozilla, with NoScript, AdBlock, etc.

Shazzam! It all worked. I'm here. Thanks in no small measure to all the Wizards in Questions, to whom I have paid rapt attention these past months.

Thank you, everyone.

Question is, will it last?

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Question is

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to In like Flynn

will anything last?

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There you go

by santeewelding In reply to Question is

Getting deep and being.

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I think you meant "In Like Flint" ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to In like Flynn

Showing your age now Santee old mate.

As for Windows 7 64-Bit, I've been running it since the release date of the RTM, which arrived in the post that morning and installed to a virgin HDD without a hitch.

In 2 months and 2 weeks, so far I've had one unexplained total system lock-up (on one of THOSE Tuesdays ) and a few hiccups with 64-Bit installs (like ZoneAlarm insisting on locating to 'Programs x86' but now living happily in the 64-Bit directory).

Apart from that I'm happy as a pig in sh|t.

James Coburn will be turning in his grave! :^0

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No, sir

by santeewelding In reply to I think you meant "In Lik ...

"In like Flynn", as in, Errol Flynn.

As to age, I am so old that when I went to school, history was not taught.

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You mean, it hadn't been invented yet?

by seanferd In reply to No, sir

You are around 6000 years old?

(And yeah, it is Flynn.)

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Well showing his age perhaps

by JamesRL In reply to I think you meant "In Lik ...

"In like Flynn" would indicate a familairity with films and common sayings of the 40s. "In like Flint", which was a kind of Bond spoof that by the name sought to associate itself with the tone of "Errol Flynn" movies was in the 60s.

You be the judge. I saw the movies on TV in the 70s.

The suggestion that the "In like Flint" movies are like Errol Flynn movies centres around the nature of an Errol Flynn swashbuckler. In his typical fare, the charecter Errol played is always witty and light hearted even when fighting off a villan or getting rejected by a female. You never get the sense that he is ever in real danger or that the movie takes itself too seriously. "In like Flint", in my opinion sought to take that tone and attitude and apply it to Bond type spy films.


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well In like Flynn was a dig at Errol

by CG IT In reply to Well showing his age perh ...

you can look it up on Wiki.

2 underage girls accused him of statutory rape. Flynn was cleared of all charges but In like Flynn is a term for womanizing...

The movie In like Flint was a direct parody of Bond movies where James Bond is a womanizer with all the Bond girls.

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If you read the link I provided

by JamesRL In reply to well In like Flynn was a ...

It would indicate that it didn't necessarily have that connotation, and there was at least one reference to the quote before the 1943 trial. I would suggest that after the trial the specific sexual connotation became the standard one.


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In a way, No

by .Martin. In reply to In like Flynn

nothing will last forever, especially Windows.

In a few months (or years, if your lucky) W7 will just explode, because it can.

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Actually now you have

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to In like Flynn

Jumped in the deep end without any swimming lessons lets know if you experience any issues with 7.

I've personally had several that raised their heads after a few weeks when the system had been shut off for the weekend with the unit insisting that it needed to Repair the Install before you could open it.

The first time it really needed to rebuild the system but on all of the subsequent occasions it wasn't necessary.

Jessie has had instances where the My Documents Folder is empty after the reboot. I'm interested to hear if any others have experienced any other Strange Behavior prior to placing 7 into a Production Environment.;leftCol


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