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  • May 13th, 2011 @ 11:31am

    Why that little...

    I would have charged him with an act of terrorism!!!

    ...unless he ranked my daughter fairly high on the list, in which case, I'm fine with it.
  • Mar 4th, 2011 @ 6:57pm


    Maybe they'll subpoena me. That'd be entertaining. I think I probably did both of these things (visited his site, and watched the video) - but I don't own a PS3 nor have I ever actually physically touched one! (although I did walk dangerously close to one at Best Buy one time, I hope my proximity didn't damage the unit)
  • Dec 8th, 2010 @ 11:49am


    If they asked (not mandated) those using the pirated license to make a donation and allowed them to keep using the software, they'd probably make MUCH more than they would by trying to shut those folks down or 'convert' them to paying customers. "Oh shit, they're asking me to buy it. I'm switching to the illegal downloaded version of Norton instead"

    With all the free avast alternatives out there (even avast itself) it's kind of interesting to me that so many people are pirating the 'pro' version anyway.

    Personally I find myself MUCH more willing to donate to useful free products online than to pay ridiculous prices in order to be a 'privileged' retail customer (who will inevitably have to pay again for a new version when the next major release comes out)
  • Nov 12th, 2010 @ 10:54am

    Horse Manure!

    Alatar, that's total horse manure. You think they're ACTIVELY NOT fixing fundamental flaws discovered in their OS and instead address them with MSE? That makes no sense. If that were the case then Trend's solution would be just as capable of doing the same, so MS would be letting ALL BIDDERS (including Trend) solve their problems for them.
  • Nov 12th, 2010 @ 10:51am

    I'm lost...

    This isn't about "Does it fix its own security flaws... or is doing so a way to abuse its market position to put the security firms out of business?"

    Do people honestly believe that the reason Windows is more vulnerable to viruses is because MS's product is or was fundamentally insecure? (OK OK, Internet Explorer was a pretty big open door for a long time) - No, it's because most people use Windows and it has the largest exposure!

    It's about MS making a great anti-virus / anti-malware program and Trend can't stand that their customers are dwindling.

    Before I started using MSE I did a lot of research... I wanted a native 64-bit app that had a small memory and CPU footprint and that had exceptionally good virus / malware interception capabilities with few false positives. In the studies I found, MSE met or exceeded every one of my requirements.

    Why, then, would I pay for a Trend Micro solution? Let's imagine MS is out of the picture for now and MSE isn't available to me for free (or for pay) - I STILL don't choose Trend's AV product / suite because it's simply not as good as other products out there (even the free ones)

    I just realized this post makes me sound like a huge MS fanboy and I have to tell you that is FAR from the truth. I just don't have much patience for Trend Micro and the like with their shitty, overpriced products that slow your machine down to a crawl and no-one in their right mind (after doing even modest research) would actually go buy.
  • Oct 20th, 2010 @ 7:00am

    (untitled comment)

    "human trades" sounds ominous.
  • Jun 16th, 2010 @ 8:36am

    There's an opportunity here...

    There's an opportunity here to turn the tables on the MPAA. Google, IMDB, Yahoo, and as many other search engines as possible, in support of an open internet, should also block any searches for any of the terms laid out in this case. You know, just 'in case' someone's looking to download something illegally.

    Then the movie producers would be SO happy with the MPAA when no-one's visiting their site any more :)
  • Apr 27th, 2010 @ 11:42am

    (untitled comment)

    Did I miss something? My Avatar BluRay goes straight into the menu without a bunch of unskippable crap that ALL my other BluRay movies make me watch. I was actually pretty surprised to see that!
  • Feb 23rd, 2010 @ 6:18pm

    (untitled comment)

    Seriously... What was the point in that whole "restrictions" feature they added to the iPhone is OS 3.0 or whatever it was?

    Yes, let me set my phone to allow "over 17" app content... oh... wait... there is none.
  • Jan 15th, 2010 @ 5:37am

    Re: Re: how is business deals wrong?

    > (and that doesn't mean the users have to be within Australia at the time of use either)

    Yeah because whichever nationality you are, your own country's laws protect you and surround you like a bubble, making you immune to local laws. Try it out, in Thailand! It'll be a fun 'in your face' for those locals!
  • Jan 15th, 2010 @ 5:30am

    (untitled comment)

    Oh God!

    I'm glad I know about this because now I'll be ESPECIALLY vigilant when protecting my facebook account. The threat of having to install.... McAfee products on my computer is incentive enough to never, ever give away my facebook password!

    ...While I'm at it, is there any d**k I need to suck too? I'll do ANYTHING to not have to install THAT!!
  • Jan 13th, 2010 @ 7:16pm

    Damn it!

    Damn it! I've been jailbroken this whole time and I didn't know I could download TomTom for FREE! Thanks!

    ...Seriously. I've been jailbroken almost the entire time I've had my iPhone and so far I've spent more on jailbroken apps (PDANet, YouTube movie downloader) than I've spent on Apple Store Apps ( FlightTrack and... that it? Oh no... Spacemonkey too. Yay Spacemonkey) ...and other craptastic apps that were fun for all of four days.

    So the only reason Apple 'lost' money from ME is because they limit app developers too much and the 'rogue' developers were able to provide what I wanted via other means. "Missed revenue opportunity" is what I'd prefer to call it.

    ...TomTom on piratebay? Really? Yoink.
  • Dec 9th, 2009 @ 1:41pm

    Thanks! (as Jason)

    Thanks Mike!

    These videos have been really enjoyable and thought-inducing!

    You've done a good job of simplifying these various concepts by putting them in this whiteboard-video format. Love it!

    What was it about the BF Goodrich deal / product modification that made the zipper 'acceptable' when it previously hadn't been? I'm making an assumption that the modification wasn't a huge variation on the original concept... Maybe the market's general attitude had something to do with acceptance at the time also...
  • Oct 12th, 2007 @ 9:26am

    (untitled comment) (as Jason Hobbs)

    [allow] "people to do things they simply could not do with the traditional POTS"

    - When I have international virtual numbers that are local calls to natives of that area and free for me, I'm pretty sure that's providing me service that I can't do with traditional POTS. I mean, I'm sure if I worked with British Telecom and AT&T and my local provider, I could probably set something like that up for an exorbitant cost, but right now I can go to my vonage dashboard, and set up a new international number in a heartbeat, for $4.99 a month.

    To me, that's one example of something I'm afforded with VoIP, and an example of that third level.
  • Sep 7th, 2007 @ 7:49am

    Hmmmm (as Jason Hobbs)

    I'm going to patent 'patent infringement lawsuits' and then every time this happens... KA-CHING! boo yah my friend, boo yah.

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