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http://virtuelvis.com/archives/2006/02/microsoft-censoring-msn-messenger

Apparently Microsoft censors MSN Messenger conversations. Yes, the news is old, but it's just hit the Adium blog, and some other news source I was following.

The censored things include (from the adium wiki article):
.info
profile.php? (including ‘?’)
download.php? (including ‘?’)
gallery.php
pics.php
ListAllTopics.php
.scr (source)
ibneko: (Default)
Please. Fucking. Stop. With. The. Autoformatting. When. I. Save.

It's pissing me off. RAWR. Really. %> doesn't need to immediately be followed by </asp:Content>. An extra line doesn't hurt anyone!
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http://www.theregister.com/2007/02/01/microsoft_offce_rental/

Apparently, Microsoft has come up with the idea to rent out Office 2003 for $15 per month.

I don't get it. Why would you _rent_ Office? Are people really that desperate to a) not pirate the software, and b) not spend that much money? 'cause it doesn't seem to be a rent-to-buy sort of thing.

World, meet OpenOffice?
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http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/12/13/019241&from=rss

Oooh, big can of worms.

It's interesting. There's only been one or two counter-arguments... (which is to say, relatively close to none.)

Most comments can be summed up by the stuff in the wikipedia article:
Criticism of Microsoft: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Microsoft

Yes, there's actually a wikipedia article criticizing Microsoft.

But in short, "Bad business practices" and "Shoddy software" have been the most common complaints. There's also several "We hate Microsoft, 'cause we spend so much time clean up after users due to Microsoft crap." I understand those complaints~ =^^=
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Just picked up my first Woot. =^^=v a Rio Forge 128 MB (SD expandable) MP3 player for $25. Add $20 for a 1 GB SD card, or several SD cards, and I think I'll be good to go for a while. 20 hour play time promised, on a few AAA batteries, I think it was. Should be good to last me a while.

(Had done research on it - was one of the top expandable MP3 players I came across. Things tend to pale once people start comparing it to the iPod, but meh, good enough for me. Just need it to get here before the 19th.)

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The Register reports that American losers students prefer iPod to beer.
http://www.theregister.com/2006/06/08/ipod_beats_beer/

...About three quarters of the 1,200 quizzed for the Student Monitor poll said Apple's ubiquitous anti-social gadget was "in", beating drinking dangerous quantities of fermented barley into second place, AP reports. Last year, iPod polled well below the mighty ale, getting the thumbs-up from just 59 per cent.

Even sadder for beer lovers is the news that The Drink That Built Empires has been reduced to sharing the spoils for second place with tiresome social networking site facebook.com....


Hahahaha, facebook.

Oh, yeah, and they also note:
The only other time beer has been dethroned in the Student Monitor survey's 18 years was in 1997, by something called "an internet", but the interregnum only lasted a year. Beer fans responded: "Yeah. So, like, whatever. And stuff." ®

hehe. So amused.

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Vista Beta has been publicly released.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx

Not recommended unless you're masochistic.
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http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-001.mspx

If you haven't applied it yet, DO SO NOW.

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