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    Don't Leave your Windows Open ...

    They stole in through the ethernet in darkness as I slept
    the daemon called Cortana and her wicked Windows 10.
    Although I kept repeating that I wanted 7 kept,
    they stole in through the ethernet in darkness as I slept
    with automatic upgrades that they forced me to accept.
    I've made the switch to Linux won't trust Microsoft again.
    They stole in through the ethernet in darkness as I slept
    the daemon called Cortana and her wicked Windows 10.
    Dream big, fight hard, live proud!

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    i'm a microsoft person but i found your poem to be kinda sadly funny. I've had the same thing happen to my tab pc that can barely support win 8. Now it's locked up and I'll have to flatten it.

    Hope you didn't lose anything in the update!!


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    Well, I did ditch Windows, but I didn't lose any data​.
    Dream big, fight hard, live proud!

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    I enjoyed the humorous take on something that I also find very annoying. Sometimes, writing a poem (or even prose) about things that bug us can help take the sting out of it.
    The word 'daemon' is very helpful, being so close to 'demon' - as in demon-infested computer system.
    I felt that using 'stole in' for 'sneaked in' was a nice touch due to the other meaning of stole - they stole your previous OS.

    Moving away from the poetry and onto the techie stuiff: Your experience prompted me to check my updates queue. I have mine set to not update automatically. I checked the queue and Win 10 was in there - the only one automatically pre-selected in the check boxes. I removed it.
    I have a disproportionate dislike of companies that attempt to control my computing experience without my consent. Non-consenual 'upgrades' and things like changing my home page when starting a browser can produce feelings that far outweigh the gravity of the crime.


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    Annie stahhhp! I don't have the stomach for horror and it's too close to bed time.

    The nightmares...
    "Fantasy is the literature of hope. In fantasy there is a belief that you can make a difference. Today may be bleak, but you can live through today. And tomorrow will be better. And maybe there'll be a different darkness tomorrow, but you can live through that, too, and you can make the light come, and the darkness go away. It doesn't matter how many times the darkness comes. There is always hope for something better." ~Robert Jordan

    "Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." ~C.S. Lewis

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    This was fun to read.

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    Oh Annie, that did make me laugh - I love it! Thank you.

    Tbh I changed from W7 to W10 on the say-so of my computer guy who had been beta testing W10 for some time, and having played around for a couple of days to get familiar with it, found it had far more useful advantages than W7.
    If you talk to a cat they look at you as if you are way below their intelligence to even listen.
    However, when you talk to a dog they look at you with such admiration and really do seem to understand what you are saying.
    Even if it is a bit silly...
    ...they still think you are wonderful.


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    A very fun and entertaining read!

    I snickered when reading this and I'm really picky when it comes to humor so good job!

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    hello - funny because it rings so true! - and perfectly poetically put.

    keep on scratchin'
    Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by astroannie;2000105T
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    ***[/COLOR]They stole in through the ethernet in darkness as I slept****
    the daemon called Cortana and her wicked Windows 10.
    Although I kept repeating that I wanted 7 kept,
    ***they stole in through the ethernet in darkness as I slept***
    with automatic upgrades that they forced me to accept.
    I've made the switch to Linux won't trust Microsoft again.
    ***They stole in through the ethernet in darkness as I slept***
    the daemon called Cortana and her wicked Windows 10.

    annie, I love the refraining line! This is a perfect example of how to use a "REFRAINING" line, it emphasizes your message, They slipped in, and against your wishes, made dastardly changes that you did not sanction... the bastards... hahaaa... fabulous.....
    She lost herself in the trees,
    among the ever-changing leaves.
    She wept beneath the wild sky
    as stars told stories of ancient times.
    The flowers grew toward her light,
    the river called her name at night.
    She could not live an ordinary life,
    with the mysteries of the universe
    hidden in her eyes....
    Author: Christy Ann Martine

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal....
    Author unknown.

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