Saturday, January 06, 2007

The lowest form of communication...

Behold, the YouTube comment section!

Et cetra...

edit: Actually, this is a funnier way of saying it.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Microsoft? Moer liek microsuck!1

Is this what you've been working on for the past year and a half? Way to go, Microsoft.

For those of you who went Tl;dr, the gist of it is that Vista's DRM protection causes system instability, cripples hardware, degrades playback quality and of course, all of this is being marketed as a "feature".

In irony, this probably encourages pirating as it makes legitimate users jump through hoops. I know which choice I'd make between torrenting something or buying it and then having the quality degraded intentionally because my system doesn't conform to Vista's specifications. Hell, it sounds like the AOL of operating systems.

In fact, it's almost guaranteed that I'm not going to support Vista now. I'll probably go Mac or throw 98/XP/Linux on a PC.

  "The PC industry is committed to providing content
protection on the PC, but nothing comes for free.
These costs are passed on to the consumer" -- ATI.

As an addendum, I don't actually hate Microsoft irrationally. In fact, I think Bill Gates is a nice guy, leaving his job to start a charity and whatnot.