* Posts by Joel

18 publicly visible posts • joined 14 Feb 2008

Hotmail users bitch and moan about new interface

Jobs Horns


What sensible person would use a service named Hotmail anyway? Yuck.

Bush makes last-minute grab for civil liberties


"I'm still in the White House..."

Yes, we know. And no, we don't appreciate the reminder. We're trying to forget. Only 5 months 1 days 19 hours 12 minutes 41 seconds to go.

Move over Storm - there's a bigger, stealthier botnet in town


ISP's could help?

"If the ISP's could monitor the upload traffic and warn users whose traffic exceeds normal use, then at least the user might be alerted to the fact that something is running that shouldn't be"

The only problem with this is that the majority of users would not have any idea how to deal with the problem, or even understand that there is a problem.

Send your loved one's ashes to the Moon for $10k


That has to be...

one of the stupidest ideas ever.

Tons of money and a century of hard work culmunates in dumping some dumbass's ashes on the moon.

House of Reps passes FISA bill sans telecom immunity provision

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Nancy isn't the one...

who needs a clue stick.

Now the coward, really needs it.

US Army funds $10m bat-droid

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As we used to say in the Army...

FTA All The Way!

Plastic bag campaign falls apart at the seams


Doggy Bags

(you forgot one vital use for these - as a dog owner, plastic bags are a life-saver....!)

And you'll be happy to know your dog's feces will be perfectly preserved for the next 200 years wrapped in that bag.

Brothers caged for selling pirated Adobe software


This offer is from their non-english speaking cousins.

Our main goal is to guarantee PC and Mac legal soft and computer solutions of low price for any budget.

Whether you are a corporate purchaser, an owner of small enterprise,

or shopping for your home PC, we suppose that we will help you.



Most demanding materials in sight:

*Adobe Illustrator CS2: Retail price now - $499.00; Our for now just - $59.95

*Microsoft Windows Vista Business: Retail price for this time - $299.00; Our for this day just - $79.95

*Symantec Norton Antivirus 10.1 for Mac: Retail price today - $49.95; Our just - $29.95

*Adobe Acrobat 3D: Retail price this day - $995.00; Our only this day - $59.95

*Macromedia Flash Pro 8 for Mac: Retail price this day - $699.00; Our this time - $49.95

*Symantec Norton Internet Security 2005: Retail price now - $69.95; Our only for today - $39.95

*Macromedia Studio 8: Retail price this day - $999.00; Our only now - $99.95

*Quark Xpress v6.1 Passport: Retail price for today - $1560.00; Our just this time - $59.95



Jimbo Wales dumps lover on Wikipedia


That's the point

"I would have expected more wisdom from someone as sharp as Jimmy Wales."

If the twit weren't duller than a butter knife, he'd ignored whatever was being said and done the right thing.

Court must reconsider Microsoft Excel patent damages


No, it's not enough.

I hope he gets the $2.00 a copy!

Confidential Home Office data turns up in laptop on eBay

Black Helicopters

Seems like a prank to me...

Do your spies actually label disks, "Home Office" "Confidential"?

Lenovo intros skinny, low-weight ThinkPad


@ Rik

Excellent point.

Judge greenlights lawsuit against Microsoft

Gates Horns

To all you defenders o Microsoft

Most of us have lives that go far beyond our computers and don't care about the minutia of what Microsoft is doing to increase its revenue stream and don't want to read the fine print of anything Remond releases.

We would like to purchase a computer and get on with our lives without having to try to figure out what meanings Microsoft has assigned to the words, "Ready" and "Capable." Either of which to the average consumer would mean it would run the freaking operating system.

Microsoft splits Server 2008 for SMB

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In any case

Microsoft further confuses its customers with its offerings. Kinda like making Server 2003 R2 a separate product just because it has features the original release should have had.

Ban booze in supermarkets, says health adviser


I'll point out...

that the "certain states" here in the United States that restrict the sale of adult beverages are generally the butt of every hick joke. Following these certain states lead, since they typically lead in illiteracy, would not be advisable.

Virgin Media taps Microsoft in lengthy email outage

Gates Horns

Sounds like they are...

using MS Exchange.

Why an ISP would choose MS Exchange as an email platform baffles the mind. The fact that their platform supplier, Microsoft, does for them just what they do for me. Charge me an arm and a leg for support, then tell me I need to upgrade.

Microsoft immune system rejects execs


@ Adam

"you can't put crap like Vista out when Mac and Linux are clearly superior."

Microsoft has been putting Windows up against Apple's offerings for years, and the Apple operating system and hardware platform were always far better than DOS/Windows/Intel.

Apparently, you can put crap like Vista out.

Big Climate's strange 'science'

Dead Vulture

We already trust software engineers...

to build much more than bridges. Think about that the next time you climb aboard a plane.

Just goes to show that an "IT Professional" is an oxymoron.