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"professional"?

Discussion in 'General' started by IsaacSibson, 18 Oct 2002.

  1. IsaacSibson

    IsaacSibson Banned

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    Has anyone noticed how the word "professional" is stuck to everything these days? What's it supposed to mean in the product context?

    For example, Win XP Professional....I know lots of people who use it but not for their line of work....

    But most ludicrous of all....My housemate has (now don't laugh...too hard...this is TRUE) a "Colgate Total Professional" Toothbrush. :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. sinizterguy

    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    Maybe its meant to go with win xp ... guaranteed driver support
     
  3. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    you mean I have been using this damn amateur toothbrush like a sucker all these years!:wallbash: :D
     
  4. Lazy

    Lazy Meow?

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    its like spelling extreme - X-treme. Utterly pointless. :)
     
  5. essjaytee

    essjaytee emtarkanderundergunderson

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    lol, professional toothbrush. That's great. My wife bought one of the toothbrushes that flexes very slightly when you squeeze the handle... Precisely the same change as you can acheive by simply angling your wrist. A fact I continue to bring up... to my own amusement at least.

    In a software sense, I would imagine it's generally used to imply "business" or "more expensive for no reason, but you aren't paying for it so what the hell"
     
  6. Kargin

    Kargin Overdose . . .

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    Thank you. I needed a good pain in my side...........

    Actually I'm surprised everything coming out doesn't just automatically get a big label that says XPRO on it.

    If it doesn't for some God forsaken reason not have Pro splashed all over it. It has XP spilled in the grooves.....

    I hate the pro, but you can't get away from it, but I refuse the XP. Which is why I have a Thunderbird. I could have gotten an XP 1800+ but refuse it on name sake. Windows XP, I hate Windows XP for three reasons. 80% is cuz it's XPugly, I've seen prettier looking rotting corpses. 15% is cuz it's called XP and was formaerly Project Whistler. 5% is cuz XP is a terrible thing that puts everythign in annoying places, and also doesn't work with my hardware nicely.

    Okay, I'm done ranting. Sorry.
     
  7. Stew

    Stew Disgruntled Postal Worker

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    ah- heres the answer why...

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    [stolen from Hof boards]

    :eek:
     
  8. DJMyst

    DJMyst yeah baby

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    So I guess now we have to wait for the 'professional' series Dremel so we can considered a 'real' or 'professional' modder huh??? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  9. Kargin

    Kargin Overdose . . .

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    Too late

    I don't care if it has multi in font of it or not. I still hate it.


    Even though I own one :D

    Ah well..... It's still a Dremel.
     
  10. ChriX

    ChriX ^

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    lol yeah, they assume that the customer thinks "ooo professional, I can be a pro if I buy this" lol :)
     
  11. Kargin

    Kargin Overdose . . .

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    Yeah ChriX your right, with my Windows 2000 Pro I've become quite a pro at pressing my reset switch :hehe:
     
  12. DJMyst

    DJMyst yeah baby

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    Hey now I've only had to press the reset switch when I've borked it up. Except for the couple of times I've shut it down for modding, my rig with 2K has been on constantly for about 3 weeks. (KNOCK ON WOOD) Yeah I forgot they have 'MultiPRO' on the Dremels now, but it's still not the full blown 'PROFESSIONAL' tattooed on the side. :D:D:D:D
     
  13. VadimtheConqueror

    VadimtheConqueror I love the little tacos...

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    ya, my win2k box has been running for just over 8 days now, and when i shut it down before it was cuz i was moving it.

    pro usually means "look at this, it has another feature that really isnt any use, pay $100 more for it"
     
  14. DJMyst

    DJMyst yeah baby

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    Amen to that Vadim.:hip: :hip: :hip: :hip:
     
  15. Kargin

    Kargin Overdose . . .

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    Haha.. My Windows installation usually lasts me about 3-4 weeks TOPS. In fact, I'm typing this up on a b0rked up Windows, which has been b0rked form the moment I installed it........



    Windows hates me ::waah:

    And Linux hates my video card :waah:

    I can't win whether I have a Pro product or not.....

    Haha.....

    Ah feh.

    Maybe if I installed the MAC OS....... Hmmm....
     
  16. whypick1

    whypick1 The über-Pick

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    No Kargin! Don't turn to the dark side! Try BeOS. If that fails, consider getting the hell away from anything electrical for a while, you're cursed.
     
  17. Kargin

    Kargin Overdose . . .

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    Hey thanks for reminding be about BeOS.... Yeah I should try that.

    Also I am cursed. Unix based OSes are the only ones that can resist my aura of destruction. I've only managed to kill two Linux installations by just using them normally, not screwing with anything.

    Whiel I've killed THREE Windows installations of my friends OSes (two Windows XP, one Windows 98) in addition to my Windows 2000 diing. Gergh.

    Actually that would be quite funny though, running the MAC OS on a PC. Hehe.

    Uhh oh yeah the topic... Uhhh....

    Yeah, Linux doesn't have that Pro bung. So that is why it is win.

    And if you find a Pro Linux distro, I dare you to tell me it's a GOOD one....... It's true.....
     
  18. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    haha, thanks for that eddie... woke me up :D
     

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