Dear IT Support,

About a week ago, I upgraded to RateCut! 1.0 from LiquidityHog 4.2, which I had used for a couple of years without any trouble. However, there are apparently conflicts between these two products and the only solution was to run RateCut! 1.0 with LiquidityHog 4.2 turned off.

To make matters worse, RateCut! 1.0 is incompatible with several other applications, such as InflationTarget 2.0 and FiscalSoundness 4.5. It does work pretty well with HouseBubble 6.9 though - and that's software that wouldn't even open when LiquidityHog 4.2 was running. But overall, and to cut a long story short, just as with the prior 2001 releases of RateCut! this latest version 1.0 has proved no better for the stability of my system.

I had previously tried a shareware program, TalkTheWalk 2.1, but it had the spyware program IgnoreHim 3.2 and trojan horse HedgeFundsGoneBad 2.8 bundled in which actually left my system worse off than before.

So anyway, I deleted TalkTheWalk 2.1 and installed the Maestro 8.4 browser. However, this does not do what it says it does on the packaging. In fact, since I unpacked it, it does the opposite and keeps giving me warning messages about something called the PunchBowl 9.2 virus.

As a final resort, I bought the web-spider BigBanks 6.2 to try and get a handle on everything. However, this is very unstable software and prone, without warning, to launch the CramerRant and Multi-Whine worms no matter what other program is open. It also keeps demanding the latest version of RateCut! every other day.

The result is that I am now considering running RateCut! 1.0 and RateCut! 1.1 at the same time and simply upgrading to InflationTarget 5.0 to see if that works. I’ve heard FiscalSoundness 4.5 isn’t that essential anyhow and removing it might even help me break my record game scores in WeakDollar 1.5 and GoldBug 2.8. What’s more, I’ve heard WeakDollar 1.5 actually works well alongside BustTheBudget 5.0 and could even help me improve the performance of CurrentAccount 6.2 which, even after so many patches for so many years, still crashes regularly.


B Bernanke.

NB: Inspired by the Wife 1.0 stories...

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  1. Macro Man // 10/02/2007 02:27:00 PM

    Ben, We think we've identified the problem. Your system is only really compatible with RateCut! 0.25 after all the problems we had with RateCut! 5.5 on the old operating system. That program would freeze, remaining static for far too long at the default setting.

    So when we upgraded the operating system, we also installed a widget that made RateCut! 0.25 the default program. Unfortunately, it looks like you may have actually run RateCut! 0.50, and as you can see, it is not working as you intended.

    I know you wanted to run RateCut! 1.0, BUT DO NOT DO THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Doing so makes your system susceptible to the BubbleWorm malware that we had such problems with in the old operating system.

    Ideally you should install RateHike 0.50, but I understand that it may interfere with some other applications that you are currently running.

    In that case, we recommend that you reboot.

    Your friends, the Help Desk

  2. RJH Adams // 10/02/2007 04:55:00 PM


    Things must be so much simpler in TraderWorld 7.0...


  3. Macro Man // 10/02/2007 05:12:00 PM

    It was until the IT boys installed a SoundBlaster card onto the all noise is amplified ten times over!

  4. Cassandra // 10/05/2007 02:32:00 AM

    "Vanilla SKy" was yet another script choice by Tom Cruise that left one bafflingly scratching their heads. But there was a fantastic scene in their when he [finally] recognizes he's been stitched up screaming T-E-C-H-H-H-H S-U-P-P-P-P-O-O-O-R-R-T-T......!!!! It's reassuring to known that I am not alone in my sentiments!

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