Some absolutely priceless gifts…

January 30, 2009 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

Think you have a kid who misbehaves?  How about a 14-year-old kid who gets away with impers0nating a police officer for a few hours?

You’re not allowed to kill me for this.  It’s a Microsoft Songsmith ad that makes the Seinfeld commercials look attractive.  Gawker says it “makes you want to kill your family” to slightly misquote–read the article, admire the sheer professionalism of the commercial.  It only took me a few minutes to recover from it.  And it did make me forget my pain completely for a little while.  Torture for relieving pain.  Great.

Y0u may have heard the word warez.  Don’t go to warez dot com, because it’s a place to pick up (first of all) viruses and secondly infected software, which is increasingly the case with MacIntosh pirated software.

Ever wonder why Wikipedia seems to be the first (s0metimes the only) source for information on a Google search?  We’re not to worry, Google isn ‘t stuffing the results somehow (although an exec may mention the reading matter–anonymously, of course–of someone who spent time reading one of their digitized volumes.  Google is fair.  Trust them.  They say so.

The Conficker/Downadup botnet growth seems to have slowed; good news.  One major indication is that most people are actually keeping their computers (Windows, that is, and in the U.S.) patched, according to all the advisories from the know-it-alls.  [Keep on keeping your machine patched.]  On the subject of Windows Patches, the Internet Explorer 8 that was installed on machines not running the beta will be pretty easy to use.  It’s faster and more secure–and, of course, the most targeted browser in the world.

There’s much more and I don’t actually have the energy.  But I am writing again.

–Glenn

Entry filed under: browsers, computers/tech, current news, internet, internet security, malicious rumors, this can't be real, utter stupidity (mine).

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