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Comments Windows XP Service Pack 3 dropped this week, later than expected but finally here. This triggered an unending litany of cynicism and doubt from you. Keep up the good work.

Very well tested by those redmond jerks then. I just downloaded the iso and the faq.htm linked in by the installer says:

More information about installing Service Pack 2

How long will it take to install Service Pack 2?

How will the security of my computer be enhanced?

Where can I get more information about Service Pack 2?

How long will it take to install Service Pack 2?

Up to 2 hours, but it can be less, depending on your computer's configuration. When you see the progress indicator, no more input is required and you can leave the computer while installation is completed.

Progress Indicator

Progress Indicator

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How will the security of my computer be enhanced?

Service Pack 2 includes the following new security enhancements for your computer:

OOOPS.

zonky


Cannot understand why anyone with any experience of microshaft is installing this. The rule is always wait at least 9 months.

If you didn't realise this, you do now. Remember.

FrankR


I installed SP3 on my laptop.

Windows starts as normal, and allows me to open various programs.

In fact my computer works just as it did before I installed SP3.

Obviously this Service Pack is bugged.

Humph


Well, I installed the beta SP3 on several machines, and they're all doing fine. I'm not convinced about this 'release' version though, I think I'll wait for more public feedback. If it ain't broke, it ain't Microsoft. Er, I mean, don't fix it.

Jason Togneri


Home Secretary Jacqui Smith says cannabis is definitely to be un-downgraded to class B, and we ran a piece puzzling over why, exactly, such a move will be made. It doesn't really add up. But there may be something to it anyway, given how dope makes its users engage in bouts of destruction of innocent Jesus phones.

The govt is only concerned with making itself look good. Moving drugs in and out of various slightly arbitrary categories does absolutely nothing to solve any of the problems alleged to stem from Cannabis use. More to the point, most, if not all of the problems arise because Cannabis is illegal but these politicians don't get it. i.e. kids getting hold of the stuff and the lack of QA on the 'product'.

You know, there is some research that concludes that the mental health problems are not caused by the plant itself but the heavy metals contained in the fast-grow hydroponic kits used by most domestic 'cannabis farms'. Has Smith and rest of these moralising idiots ever looked into that? No way. This whole process is about getting The Facts to fit the conclusion. Screw data that might upset the apple cart.

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Did I hear Smith say that Cannabis is bad cos nasty people are involved in its cultivation and distribution. D'uh Jackie, could it possibly be because decades ago, one of your predecessors decided, without any evidence, to make a friken plant illegal and create all the necesary conditions for a vast organised crime network to take root. But thats good huh Home Sec? Don't hear you talking about them those top level mafia types? Or the massive and sanctioned network that can only exist with tacit official consent to keep the habit well fed. Don't see you hitting out at official corruption Smith. Like I said, it's all about the govt making itself look good.

If you wanted to stop kids getting it, you'd make it legal. Would anyone seriously suggest we stop kids getting hold of vodka by making it illegal?

Aron A Aardvark


GORDON: "Quick, we've lost voters. We need to pick on somebody quickly to prove we're strong!"

JACQUI: "We've already put the boot in on car drivers, drinkers, fatties and smokers"

GORDON: "Not all the smokers..."

JACQUIE: "Time for a U turn?"

GORDON: "ABOUT FACE"

JACQUI: "I don't know who we're going to pick on next time"

GORDON: "There's always someone...

Dean


Stronger, better weed means it costs more to buy. You pay for the quality.

When you're buying 1/8 at £30 of the green herb, you tend to calm down on the amount you put in. Kind of like buying a bottle of Glenfidich or Lagavulin; you wouldn't shovel it down your neck like a bottle of Tesco Paint Thinner.

Having said that, though, the people who say that "skunk" is more potent than resin are talking out of their ass; Take them over to The 'Dam and get them a portion of Moroccan Black.

That one dude who died of smoking ganj has a lot to answer for... Idiot.

Anonymous Coward


I'm living in Amsterdam and let me tell you the streets are just littered, LITTERED with the bodies of people who have been smoking lethal varieties of weed...

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