I don't want to do a clean install I want my existing OS upgraded... I would download the ISO but my laptop doesn't have a optical drive on it, and I don't have any memory sticks at the moment that I want to or can wipe clean for an install.
If you read the directions instead of cussing and whining, you would see that you have choices whether to create installation media and whether to do a clean install. They do not require you to do either of those things.
Do you have any idea how long it takes to set up the developer tools needed for programming the various stacks, frameworks OS and DBMS these days?
Probably longer if you refuse to read the directions than it would if you did it right the first time. Haste makes waste, so measure twice and cut once.
Also, one reason why your friend got upgraded sooner might be due to his having a simpler rig with fewer installed apps. MSFT may have decided to start with the simpler upgrades before proceeding to the more complicated ones. If you choose to wait and are looking for something to do while you wait, you can go harangue your local supermarket for having an express checkout for people with 15 items or fewer. You seem to have the same objection in both places, so go cuss at them until they call the police. They can provide you the help you need.
I still keep clcking [sic] ... and keeps telling me ... there's nothing for you to do but kick back and wait for the update, the system will alert me when it's ready.
Captain, I read your frustration and my first instinct was to offer help. That's human. Then I hesitated, because you have written nasty and false things about me and people I care about, because of your South Carolina Baptist background. That's religion: divide and misrule. Nevertheless, in America we make an effort to get along, e pluribus unum, unlike some other places where they cut off each other's heads supposedly on behalf of their imaginary friend. So, I will help you in this, even though elsewhere you have hurt people for no earthly reason.
You don't have to keep clicking (note spelling) the icon and waiting. If you want to upgrade sooner, MSFT has posted instructions, as also reported on LifeHacker:
Those instructions enable you to upgrade to Win10 and then, if you choose, to do a clean install on the same machine.
Managing the deployment of Win10 to more than a billion machines, including upgrades from a variety of prior operating systems, takes time and effort. I respect MSFT's decision to proceed in waves, making sure the upgrade process works for each underlying OS and as many devices as possible, rather than rushing to do everything at once and risking chaos. Still, if you want to upgrade sooner, you can, and frankly any IT professional ought to have been able to find the published instructions.
One cup of wheat pasta has....
between 7 and 8 grams of protein. RDA depends on weight, sex, and diet. Thanks for your comment, which motivated me to check the nutrition information on my supermarket generic pastas; they contain even more protein per cup.
Until more evidence is discovered....
I keep suspecting maybe a stowaway in the E/E bay. The published reports that mention the E/E bay seem to assume a terrorist hijacker got in there during the flight. I don't assume that. Rather, I suspect a stowaway might have got into the E/E bay prior to the flight, then cut off the cockpit communications and air supply, then climbed to peak altitude killing everyone without a personal air supply. The stowaway would have one, and maybe an accomplice in the cabin might have one. Either the stowaway or the accomplice then opens the door between the E/E bay and the cabin. At that point, the stowaway has the run of the plane, and can cause it to fly to a remote area of the Indian ocean, and set it down there. If a stowaway brought parachutes, then the stowaway and accomplice might even parachute out at low altitude into the warm ocean and await a rendezvous. The motives could include distracting investigators and controlling the media narrative, assassinating one or more people on the plane, robbery/piracy, and stripping whatever valuable parts might be salvaged from the plane before it sinks.
Vegetarianism is linked to....
a variety of things, but the study that you linked to does not mention liver cancer. It does mention other cancers though, and it's a very interesting topic for several reasons. Quoting the study:
"Our results have shown that vegetarians report chronic conditions and poorer subjective health more frequently. This might indicate that the vegetarians in our study consume this form of diet as a consequence of their disorders, since a vegetarian diet is often recommended as a method to manage weight  and health . Unfortunately, food intake was not measured in more detail, e.g. caloric intake was not covered."
Also, oddly, vegetarians in the Austrian study had significantly fewer vaccines on average, suggesting that a larger percentage might be vaccine deniers who would thus be at worse risk for many medical problems.
The Austrian study seems at variance with other studies from other countries (especially the USA) showing vegetarians tend on average to be healthier than the general population and to live longer. I suspect part of the difference might result from differences in food regulation: America has probably a more dangerous meat supply, but a comparatively safe and well regulated supply of vegetarian staples. As Molly Ivins wrote of life in the USA, "If you must eat while the Republicans control the White House, both houses of Congress, and the judiciary, you might want to consider becoming a vegetarian...." Austrians have significantly longer life expectancy than Americans, and significantly lower medical spending, and the hazards of the American meat industry might explain part of that. Also, vegetarians in Austria are probably comparatively rare and contrarian, perhaps lacking the social networks they might have in America, and social isolation and stress can also be risk factors for the issues identified in the Austrian study.
BTW, a very healthy salsa is easy to make: briefly boil Roma tomatoes (a "superfood" and a fruit, contrary to Reaganesque presentation), an onion (vegetable), and jalapeno peppers (another fruit), blend, add a little salt, and serve. Subsidized corn chips are a different issue though; consider instead serving salsa with red beans and parboiled rice. Salsa goes very well with pasta too, though
neither has much protein by itself [update: pasta has protein but you would need to eat a lot of it in order to get a day's protein from it, see below], so you would need something else for that (nuts, fish, whatever).
Thanks. BTW, the first draft of your reply was better, before you added the summer school excuse. That simply invites recollection of your September sequencing error, accusing me of following you to a thread where I had posted the first comment. It isn't just August arithmetic, marcus, it's also logical sequencing. You elevate your feelings above observable reality so that you can troll people. At least this time you did acknowledge and correct the error.
According to Trump, Ann Coulter and others there are 30 million undocumented immigrants in the country. That's about one percent of our population.
@Dan8267, in case you were looking for proof that marcus/"humanity" is not a math teacher (or, worse, why California schools fail their students), here it is.
Who says the number "2" is superior to any other number.
2 is greater than 1, and less than 3. 2 is not generally called superior or inferior, unless you are talking about a vertical stack. The issue in this case was the marriage of 2 gay people had been called legally inferior to the marriage of 2 straight people, which meant the people involved must be inferior also: children of a lesser god dreaming of a lesser dream. Anyway, you can repeat yourself if you want to, or venture further from math if you want to, I'm done.
Yes, they court did say that?
What? Have you been smoking with the Captain?
But does it have to be illegal for willing adults to get married to multiple people?
It isn't illegal, but only the first marriage would be recognized. You can argue that should change, and the Moronic Cult used to argue precisely that. They lost that argument, though they can try again if they want. I express no opinion, other than it's clearly a different argument.
Different arguments can have some congruities and overlap, but also differences. 3>2, so that's a difference. You can say 2=2, but you can't honestly say 3=2. Part of the process of debate involves recognizing both similarities and differences between arguments. I recognize the 1967 SCOTUS decision upholding inter-racial marriage was not exactly the same as the 2015 SCOTUS decision upholding same-sex marriage, but I count the differences as progress in fulfilling the equal protection of the laws, i.e. 1=1 and 2=2. You can find overlap regarding commitment and religion and so on, but you can also find differences, and the overlap does not diminish the differences.
I respect the libertarian argument that the government should be minimized and ideally not even involved, but I respect more your quotation from de Tocqueville about rights being for either everyone or no one.
Ugh. They didn't redefine anything. Same-sex couples have been getting married for millenia, although the so-called "traditional" definition reflects the most common experience. Most people are right-handed and a "traditional" handshake connects the right hands of two people; some people are left-handed and there is no law precluding them from shaking hands with their left. Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) used his left hand, having injured his right arm during WWII. Two people shaking hands would still constitute a handshake, regardless of whether it involves two right hands or two left.
I don't like the consequences of this decision, further cementing marriage as a government-sponsored privilege.
You seem to misunderstand the consequences of the decision. Marriage was already a fundamental right. SCOTUS invalidated anti-miscegenation laws in 1967 (Clarence Thomas wouldn't be married to his Heritage Foundation consultant bride without that right), and subsequent decisions spanning decades recognized marriage as a fundamental right. A marriage license is not like a driver's license, which SCOTUS has called a privilege.
gays can marry
The Court said two people, who want to get married to each other, and who are otherwise qualified to get married to each other (age 18+, etc.) have the same right to get married whether they are a same-sex couple or an opposite-sex couple. The Court said 2=2, whether it's 2 men or 2 women or 1 of each.
The Court did not say that 100=2, or 5=2, or 3=2, or any other mathematical impossibility. Repeating this really obvious fact becomes a bit annoying. Each person can have one vote and one spouse. In America, nobody gets 100 votes or 100 spouses. If you would like to see the law changed so that some people get 100 spouses, and others get 100 votes, then you may of course propose that, but don't accuse the Court of being unable to count higher than 2. EVEN DOGS CAN COUNT HIGHER THAN TWO, so I don't understand why some PatNetters fail in that regard.
When there is no cultural prohibition/disadvantage to homosexuality pair bonding, the average and less well off males would quickly find out that it is much less expensive and more rewarding to pair-bond with another man than with another woman!
A wise friend explained to me once, people can only really tell you about themselves, and by listening to them you can learn all about their own insecurities and hopes and dreams.
I got married at the JP without needing the popes blessing
That's been the point all along. Religious "conservatives" claim that the only real marriages are the ones the Pope or their imaginary friend would bless, regardless of what our Constitution says, because they hate America and are in love with their imaginary friend (aka their own ego). Frankly, even though you came from South Carolina Baptists, you should know better, having got legally married to a Catholic. You know from your own experience that in America people have a right to get married without the Pope's blessing. You should be celebrating, or at least you should try to find something nice to say.
warm welcome - finally
BAO, EsC is the new screen name of the commenter formerly known as sbh. The actual person is probably happy about today's decision. As is Grumpy Cat, "because everyone deserves the right to be married and miserable."
Welcome to our world....
Indeed, one may fairly describe equality as a mixed blessing, but the equal protection of the laws is a requisite of being a whole person within the meaning of the 14th Amendment. Arlo Guthrie joked in "Alice's Restaurant" about how two guys together could avoid the draft without fleeing to Canada, but that wouldn't work anymore. It reminds me of Winston Churchill on democracy being "the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."
I have wondered why religious "conservatives" fight against equality so strenuously, and I think it comes down to the question of whose world is it: they believe in a hierarchy where their personal imaginary friend (really an extension of their own ego) makes the rules, and the government follows them, and they can look down on anybody they say their imaginary friend doesn't like. As Lyndon Johnson said, "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."
Restoring the OS partition takes fifteen minutes and you don't have to baby sit it either.
What about all the updates that need to be downloaded and re-installed, often requiring a series of restarts?
And I couldn't be bothered.
This is where Apple succeeds and Microsoft fails: "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
Apple chooses to make hardware and software that work simply. Customers love it, especially customers who do not want to get dragged into the technical details.
Microsoft tries to copy Apple by making Windows appear simple, but that over-simplification causes endless problems. Microsoft has forgotten the directness of DOS and has failed to incorporate fully the practicality of the Internet: Windows produces countless obscure error messages, and does not even let users copy and paste those errors into a search engine. (Windows may occasionally offer to search for help on the Internet, but in my experience that fails every time. I laugh out loud when it suggests "phone a friend," like a game show on TV.) I had to create a DOS batch file to get Windows "Device Manager" to show all devices, because Windows insisted on creating duplicate entries and hiding them from view, and then getting lost among them. DOS and Windows through 3.11 worked for people who were interested in taking apart their computers and making everything work, then from 95 onwards MSFT over-simplified the GUI while making the underlying OS exponentially more complex with registries and multiple user accounts on each personal computer.
As the market shifted to smartphones, which people can't take apart, AAPL has surpassed MSFT. Ironically, MSFT has actually accelerated that shift by producing oversimplified (and thus really difficult) operating systems that drove people away from desktops. (The HDD duopoly of Seagate and WD hurt too, raising the cost of the destkop's storage advantage.) Due to the problems in the desktop space, people are buying either smartphones or Arduino/Raspberry or a combination.
a different viewpoint than errc's
I think a plant-based diet is usually better, but I respect errc, who is often right about dietary matters that most Americans (including most government proclamations) get wrong.
I don't agree with errc about pork, at least not the factory-produced pork that dominates supermarket shelves. Looking at which religions survived can (ironically) provide insights into evolution at work: shunning pork is one of the few things that both Jewish and Muslim fundamentalists agree on. Although their reasons predate the germ theory of disease, that dietary restriction may have conferred a significant survival advantage. Pigs are biologically too similar to humans, and too dirty, causing a perennial risk of disease transfer. (In the KJV, Leviticus calls pork "abomination", meaning unclean.) As the 1918 influenza pandemic showed, and as recent episodes of swine flu have reminded us, keeping pigs and humans in close proximity can have disastrous consequences. Today, factory farming has added some distance, but produced terribly toxic consequences of its own, e.g. effluent poisoning streams and ground water. With modern understanding of disease, it may be possible to produce pork safely, but worldwide the market is dominated by dangerous practices (either 3rd world pig farmers living with their pigs, or 1st world factory farms). Eating pork is an oversized version of driving SUVs, which are both more dangerous for their occupants and much more dangerous for everyone else on the road: the lives you save by avoiding both pork and SUVs may include your own, and are even more likely to include others in your community.
Update: one User Disliked this comment before I even had time to add links. I assume good faith, but certain industries have their boosters (either paid or addicted or both).
@curious2 actually eating less fat isn't recommended. Here's an extremely recent study whose conclusions are leading to a revolution in dietary thinkin with regard to fat.
@Quigley, if you had read the link in my comment before replying to it, you would have seen it was about people who have bile problems, e.g. possibly HydroCabron.
"The Building Trades Council – usually stalwart supporters of new development – voted to oppose the 274-unit rental housing project at 2000 Bryant St. in the Mission in part because developer Nick Podell hasn’t committed to hiring a unionized firm for every construction contractor role."
IMO, Win7 remains better, largely due to compatibility. Win7 can run most stuff built for XP, but Win8 cannot. I prefer the Win7 GUI also, but I could accept Win8.1 if it worked better. Perhaps MS hoped incompatibility would induce everyone to abandon their old gear and buy a Surface, but it hasn't worked out that way.
trying to feed the baby to the dog?
What breed of dog is that? I've seen too many reports of children getting mauled by a family pit bull. That dog might be thinking, "patience, jaws not big enough yet to maul this punk, must wait until its parents aren't watching..."
The mother of a child whose son got mauled to death said, "I have no regrets about that day." T. Gondii reproduces only in cats, but can also infect mice; it evolved the ability to make infected mice attracted to cats, which helps the cats and the parasite, but has obviously disastrous consequences for the mouse. Infection can also cause mental illness and self-destructive behavior in humans. Other parasites might explain why parents choose to feed their children (or neighbors) to dogs.
Their website tried to run too many scripts so I didn't read all the details but I suspect the packages might require an annual subscription, in which case the total cost would exceed $100. The cellular industry has become notorious for deceptive pricing and misleading marketing and PR, and of course the more they are allowed to get away with, the more emboldened and ambitious they become.
Again, for anyone who hasn't, please check TOB/rootvg's "website" and comment history.
@EBGuy, I've been thinking about your comment about TOB's misogyny:
I also place more weight on ToB hates women to differentiate him from rootvg.
The issue is, Mrs. rootvg knows about the rootvg account, so he doesn't mention misogyny there. She might not know about the TOB account.
As for the timing of TOB/rootvg's June 18 thread, I can think of at least three possibilities.
1) President Obama was in SF June 19&20, so the Secret Service may have decided (prudently) to check on TOB/rootvg at his "well fortified" house.
2) The childless Mrs. rootvg may have figured out why rootvg withholds his precious bodily fluids from her. If she has figured that out, then she may decide to move on before her bio-clock winds down. Involuntary acquaintance with the divorce laws of any state can destabilize even a normal person, producing in TOB/rootvg the potentially lethal reaction stated in the OP.
3) a pharmacy error or Rx change may have upset TOB/rootvg's brain (im)balances.
Any or all of the above, or any combination, could light the fuse of rootvg/TOB. People who knew Dylann Roof probably regret now that they failed to speak out sooner.
The icracked service seems limited to Apple and Samsung products. Also, the linked article says, "With iCracked Advantage, customers pay $7 per month to be part of the program and then pay $25 each time they need a repair. So, the minimum cost would be $25+$7=$32, plus maybe tax.