I just bought a nice new HP printer. I expect it to last a year at best and actually believe that there is a well somewhere in it that secretly pumps ink out of the cartridges so you have to buy it more often. But that has nothing to do with my latest complaint. This printer has wireless access. It's not the first HP that I've owned that has that but this one has a little extra gift. It installs a little file called HP Network Communicator that is necessary in order to connect to the printer through your wireless network. I suddenly noticed the other day that my mouse cursor is flashing busy about every four or five seconds. I spent a couple hours trying to figure out if I had malware, some virus, etc. the whole ball of wax. What I finally found was that this HP Network Communicator is constantly looking for a wireless connection. If you turn your printer off, it runs every four or five seconds, looking until it finds your printer again. I don't have the printer placed where I'm going to keep it so it is unplugged, hence the program is constantly running and using resources and making my cursor flash. There is no way to stop this short of renaming or deleting the file. Then you've lost the ability to connect wirelessly. Way to go, HP. I'm thinking about taking the fucker back. I know, wgaf, Colin Powell. I feel much better having bitched about it.