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IRC: #boycottnovell @ FreeNode: October 20th, 2008 – Part 2

Posted in IRC Logs at 2:51 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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twitter The M$ Toxic effect only works while M$ is strong.  It will be better when the company fails and it’s ideas are repudiated. Oct 20 18:02
twitter Those who don’t retire will learn a new song and dance, one far less harmful to society at large. Oct 20 18:02
schestowitz Predictable but big news: Motorola Joins Google Android Craze < http://www.crn.com/retail/21120187… > Oct 20 18:03
twitter “Mixed source” is more of the same M$ has thrived on forever. Oct 20 18:03
twitter I’m getting sick of reading about M$ employees with “their heart in the right place.”  Bruce Perens said this a few months back too.  It’s wrong. Oct 20 18:04
schestowitz They lie. Oct 20 18:04
schestowitz The management is clearly planning to crush Free sofwtare. Oct 20 18:05
schestowitz They want to turn it into something else like mixes source… like Windows… with a ‘stolen’ BS TCP/IP stack. Oct 20 18:05
trmanco Has anybody seen the new mac ad? Oct 20 18:05
schestowitz *BSD, not BS Oct 20 18:05
trmanco it is funny Oct 20 18:05
twitter and outlaw everything else Oct 20 18:05
trmanco Automatic censorship of audio data for broadcast Oct 20 18:05
trmanco oop Oct 20 18:05
trmanco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MimCZikP8cY Oct 20 18:05
twitter going to look Oct 20 18:06
twitter why not? Oct 20 18:06
schestowitz Well, they exert a lot of control… over the govt Oct 20 18:06
schestowitz Don’t forget how they all warned the govy that FOSS is “communism” Oct 20 18:06
trmanco advertising, advertising, advertising, advertising … Windows Vista … advertising, advertising, advertising, advertising … Windows Vista Oct 20 18:06
twitter communism, terrorism all that Oct 20 18:06
trmanco oh Oct 20 18:07
trmanco it is “fix vista” Oct 20 18:07
schestowitz And a threat to America… Allchin, Ballmer and the group are no better than Bush and Cheney… and they are determined to destroy and exploit the IT industry for gains. Oct 20 18:07
schestowitz The key issue being the use of this power overseas too.. back door and all. Oct 20 18:07
twitter Makes spying easier. Oct 20 18:08
twitter There’s no way the rest of the world will go for it. Oct 20 18:08
schestowitz If they have enough insiders, they can. Oct 20 18:09
schestowitz Just watch how Sarko is controlled (bribed?) by Hollywood, its French equivalents and Microsoft. Oct 20 18:09
twitter M$ does not have enough money to buy that kind of influence everywhere.  They are being bled white.  When it’s all over, it’s over. Oct 20 18:09
schestowitz Politics is a global thing. Fortunately, Microsoft is losing influence, so that gives room for others to corrupt politics. Oct 20 18:10
schestowitz What’s needed is a more robust system. It was too ripe for abuse (still is) and the economy is finally collapsing as a result… people living based on inexistent wealth. Oct 20 18:10
twitter No, the wealth was real.  It has simply been concentrated. Oct 20 18:11
schestowitz That Mac ad is brilliant. Oct 20 18:11
twitter The means of concentration were imaginary. Oct 20 18:12
twitter Mac ad is funny. Oct 20 18:12
trmanco lol Oct 20 18:12
schestowitz Let me find something. Oct 20 18:12
trmanco it certainly is :-P Oct 20 18:12
schestowitz Here: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkA9L2J2gY Oct 20 18:12
schestowitz He’s MAD. Oct 20 18:13
schestowitz Forget Windows, forget developers…. just brainwash. Oct 20 18:13
trmanco lol Oct 20 18:14
trmanco who invests on a company with that guy on the lead? Oct 20 18:15
twitter greedy fools Oct 20 18:15
twitter That was more than a year ago. Oct 20 18:15
twitter wow Oct 20 18:15
twitter art follows reality Oct 20 18:15
schestowitz http://schestowitz.com/Weblog/archives/2008/… Oct 20 18:17
schestowitz http://schestowitz.com/Weblog/archives/2… Oct 20 18:17
schestowitz “Toshiba and SanDisk announced Monday that their joint flash memory-manufacturing ventures are being restructured. As a result, Toshiba will gain a larger ownership stake, while SanDisk will reduce costs.” http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10069988-… Oct 20 18:22
schestowitz Nokia patent a**holes are porting Qt to that patents/DRM magnet called Symbian (Nokia Enriches Application Development With Qt for S60 ) < http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/nokia… > Oct 20 18:27
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schestowitz Number of IT venture deals falls to 10-year low < http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-1… >. Tim Bray: “Times are Tough · Yep, but this is still an interesting place to work. ¶” < http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/W… > Oct 20 18:33
trmanco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50DHHMBIJf8 Oct 20 18:42
trmanco here is another hilarious video Oct 20 18:42
schestowitz The quality of Ziff/Gates posts is ‘improving’… http://blogs.zdnet.com/Murphy/?p=1274 Oct 20 18:43
schestowitz Just flames. Oct 20 18:43
trmanco the videos? Oct 20 18:43
schestowitz *LOL* Oct 20 18:43
schestowitz No, the post from the pseudonym. Oct 20 18:43
trmanco oh ok Oct 20 18:44
twitter the new PC Guy advertisement <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MimCZikP8cY> Oct 20 18:47
twitter it’s true <http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkA9L2J2gY> Oct 20 18:48
twitter woops, wrong conversation. Oct 20 18:48
schestowitz Another good video in a new post: Krazy monkey video clip on page. Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz Recent: Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz Five reasons to fire Ballmer Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz ,—-[ Quote ] Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | 1) The Vista Technology Flop. Technically, Vista was crap. Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | [...] Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | 2) The Vista Business Failure: Microsoft has managed to sell junk before but Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | this time it had set itself an impossible job. Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | [...] Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | 3) The Yahoo Fiasco: If Microsoft had pulled off the hostile takeover of Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | Yahoo… Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | [...] Oct 20 18:49
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schestowitz | 4) The Fall of Microsoft Office. Remember when Microsoft was talking up how Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | great the initial sales of Office 2007 were? A year later, in Microsoft’s Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | third quarter results, we see that Office’s operating income has dropped from Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | $3.4 billion, to $3.1 billion. Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | [...] Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | 5) Who doesn’t love you baby? The stock market that’s who. Today, Microsoft’s Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | stock is wobbling just over $28. The 52-week high was $37.50. What do you Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | think will happen to Microsoft’s stock when Bill officially retires? It won’t Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | be pretty. Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz `—- Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz http://blogs.computerworld.com/five_… Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz Does Ballmer Need To Go? Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz ,—-[ Quote ] Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | Microsoft’s dramatic decision this weekend to withdraw its offer for Yahoo Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | and not pursue a hostile bid raises a whole host of questions. What happens Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | to Yahoo now? What happens to Microsoft? Or is this just a tactic to drive Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | down the price of Yahoo’s shares so that Microsoft can go hostile with a Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | lower offer? And if the deal really is dead, does Steve Ballmer need to start Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | looking for a new job? Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz `—- Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/05/04/does-ballm… Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz Hey! Ho! Time for Ballmer to Go? Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz ,—-[ Quote ] Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | The investment community likes Steve Ballmer. He’s competent, aggressive and Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | occasionally crazy. He’s been at Microsoft’s helm for eight years, during Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | which time the technology landscape has drastically changed several times Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | over. And although Microsoft hasn’t always kept up, it has remained Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz | ridiculously profitable. Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz `—- Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz http://blog.wired.com/business/2008… Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz Make the wrong choice on Yahoo, and Ballmer cou Oct 20 18:49
twitter Sad about Nokia.  I like their phone hardware. Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz Oops. Oct 20 18:49
schestowitz http://www.junauza.com/2008/10/top-… Oct 20 18:50
MinceR microsoft needs to go, not ballmer Oct 20 18:53
twitter true, Ballmer has been true to M$’s core philosophy. Oct 20 18:53
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twitter he’s just not been as good at selling it Oct 20 18:53
schestowitz MinceR: only when Microsoft goes, so will the Don. Oct 20 18:54
schestowitz It’s the embodiment of merciless rule and destruction of surroundings by that son-of-a-banker. Oct 20 18:54
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twitter Windoze, preferred by banks 9 to 1. Oct 20 18:59
schestowitz More from the FUDsters at Black *uck Sofwtare: http://au.sys-con.com/node/715414 (founder is a Microsofter) Oct 20 18:59
schestowitz Banks: “you get what you pay for. Cheap is bad. Let’s all just live in debt and give ourselves insane bonuses.” Oct 20 19:00
twitter “Black Duck™ Protex” sounds like a condom. Oct 20 19:02
twitter reading the article, it looks intentional Oct 20 19:02
twitter “Protecting you while you rape free software” Oct 20 19:03
twitter Yep, FUD FUD FUD Oct 20 19:04
schestowitz They also ‘stole’ a database from Palamida. Oct 20 19:10
schestowitz Classic Microsoft behaviour (stealing things without attribution), only it was Doug Levin at the time (he quit the company since). Oct 20 19:11
schestowitz Recession? Naa.. assuming you don’t vend lock-in:  Optaros Responds to Increasing Demand in United Kingdom, Announces London Office Success < http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/op… > Oct 20 19:17
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schestowitz zoobab: is this < http://finchannel.com/index.php?option=c… > rigged? Oct 20 19:36
trmanco http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/… Oct 20 19:43
schestowitz Yes, [H]omer wrote about it. Oct 20 19:44
schestowitz It’s the ‘funny buttons’ that make you feel like you’re in control. Oct 20 19:44
schestowitz I’m trying to find it < http://slated.org/vista_is_worlds… >… not this one.. Oct 20 19:46
twitter Novell breaks $5 again on low volume trading.  http://finance.google.com/finance?q=NASDAQ:NOVL Oct 20 19:46
twitter fools and money, soon parted. Oct 20 19:47
schestowitz I can’t find it. Oct 20 19:47
twitter wow, M$ granted themselves permission to share anything about you for whatever reason. Oct 20 19:49
twitter ” “Microsoft may disclose personal information about you …   to protect the personal safety of Microsoft employees” Oct 20 19:49
twitter Job security is personal safety, no? Oct 20 19:50
twitter This goes for anyone’s system, including your ISP. Oct 20 19:51
schestowitz That’s one reason never to log into Windows.. not on any computer. Oct 20 19:51
schestowitz Just part of {surveillance society}^TM. Servers (Web) too are an issue and NoScirpt is NotEnough. Oct 20 19:52
twitter If your ISP is using Winblows to do it’s work, M$ has access to all of your records to “protect” itself from your criticism.  There is nothing you can do to avoid this besides encrypting your email and using TOR. Oct 20 19:57
twitter Good luck getting your relatives to encrypt their email. Oct 20 19:57
schestowitz ISPs use Windows? Doubtful. Not many. Oct 20 19:58
twitter On their employee’s desktops, where the reports land?  Probable. Oct 20 19:59
twitter That’s also the place where they flip the switches. Oct 20 19:59
twitter When the guy who runs my LUG group stops using a Winblows desktop and Slashdot is all GNU/Linux, I’ll start to think my ISP may not be owned by M$. Oct 20 20:00
schestowitz Check out [H]omer’s host name. Oct 20 20:03
schestowitz I ought to have made my private Wikis https, not just p/w protected. Oct 20 20:04
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trmanco http://www.crn.com/software/211201754 Oct 20 20:32
schestowitz Paul Kill befriending Microsoft ‘Patent Terrorists’ (Sun term): http://www.itworld.com/open-source/5639… (I knew there was something about Krill) Oct 20 20:33
schestowitz They let Microsoft spew out more FUD Oct 20 20:33
twitter FUD or damage control?  Looking Oct 20 20:35
trmanco http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/10/20/microso… Oct 20 20:37
twitter Damage control, aimed squarely at BN, ” it is hard to envision that an agreement in which two industry leaders agree to set their differences aside and collaborate could be viewed as divisive,” Oct 20 20:37
twitter Novell, an industry leader, LOL. Oct 20 20:38
schestowitz twitter: I haven’t read it yet. Oct 20 20:38
twitter There’s lots more, I’m on it. Oct 20 20:38
schestowitz Either way, they expose the Microsoft FUD by giving it a place and room. It’s IDG (IDC), which is funded by Microsoft but not only Microsoft of course. Oct 20 20:39
schestowitz And Paul Krill, as I last stressed about 1 week ago, has been greased up by the Monopolist of Redmond. Oct 20 20:39
schestowitz Worth finding out if he visited them or something, not that I have a particular reason to believe this. Oct 20 20:39
schestowitz Novell, an industry  follower (in Mono, OOXML), by CHOICE. Oct 20 20:40
schestowitz Thanks, twitter. Pick out the good bits. Oct 20 20:40
twitter He’s printing Gutierrez’s opinion, but yeah it’s a shame he’s acting like a press release rather than a journalist. Oct 20 20:40
schestowitz If he asks no hard question, then he totally just gives the podium. Oct 20 20:41
twitter Podium of odium. Oct 20 20:41
schestowitz Kind of like Zemlin and Hovsepian.. and their MP3 puppet show (I think there was no Ogg) Oct 20 20:41
schestowitz Krill must ask him /hard/ question. Oct 20 20:41
schestowitz From Ina Friedshill at CNET you’d epxect nothing better. Oct 20 20:42
schestowitz S/he just sccks up to Microsoft for “access” (that what May Jo Foley calls it) to Ballmer Oct 20 20:42
twitter He flips around a Perens concept to claim all commercial companies must be non free companies.  Trying to paint people who value freedom as extremists Oct 20 20:43
schestowitz Those who criticise Microsoft (Microsoft keeps dossiers, remember?) are being published by Microsoft, its mediators (press/advertising companies) and “buddies” that  Microsoft assigns to them. Oct 20 20:43
twitter “The truth is that today we’re all mixed source companies. Every company that traditionally comes from an open source background has over time moved to the middle after realizing that in addition to the open source foundation, they also need proprietary offerings that will differentiate their services from others and therefore will enable them to build a viable business.” Oct 20 20:43
twitter truth? Oct 20 20:43
schestowitz It’s a scary PR world that Microsoft surrounds itself by… including all the shilling it always does _THROUGH_ agencies… and articles it plants. Oct 20 20:44
schestowitz No Oct 20 20:44
twitter The Red Hat JBoss troll is used. Oct 20 20:44
schestowitz It’s part of the “proprietary is inevttable” [pitch Oct 20 20:44
schestowitz “There is no better choice…” etc. same strategy as Windows…. “don’t look elsewhere … all software is bad, insecure… Macs sucks… Linux is all command-like and commie…etc.” Oct 20 20:45
schestowitz Which troll? Oct 20 20:45
schestowitz Marc Fluery is too friendly with Microsoft. Oct 20 20:46
twitter It’s a lie to say that JBoss makes Red Hat a non free software company like M$. Oct 20 20:46
schestowitz I tried to show him smoking guns, but he’s just back to his XBox and other stupid money games. He’s helpless. Oct 20 20:46
schestowitz twitter: anything to say “they are equally evil. Oct 20 20:46
schestowitz “Apple is evil…” “Google is monopolistic”… Oct 20 20:47
twitter to his credit, Krill tries to get M$ to specify any single patent.  Asks three times or so. Oct 20 20:47
schestowitz “Red Hat is proprietary” Oct 20 20:47
schestowitz Remember: the felon tries to describe the surroundings as “equally evil” or “equally corrupt” Oct 20 20:47
schestowitz Ask people who evade tax and they’ll say “everyone’s doing it” Oct 20 20:47
twitter Asked which patents M$ will enfoce and against who he says, ” no, those conversations are business conversations that we tend not to divulge.” Oct 20 20:47
twitter Empty Hand Oct 20 20:48
twitter Krill asked three times. ha ha. Oct 20 20:48
schestowitz Translation: bulldogs will be bulldogs… and talk bulsh*t Oct 20 20:48
twitter yeah, this article is all about damage control.  more RAND bullshit and talk about what a great business M$ is doing selling licenses for patents. Oct 20 20:50
twitter If giving companies hundreds of millions of dollars to say, “I agree” is a good business. Oct 20 20:50
schestowitz They corrupt politicians. Oct 20 20:51
twitter there’s some non committal talk about joining the Eclipse foundation. Oct 20 20:51
schestowitz In the EU, they have the BSA proxy running around trying to shove the RAND stuff down the law’s throat. Oct 20 20:52
schestowitz To me, what Microsoft does it felony. Oct 20 20:52
schestowitz They decide on new rules and then use legalised bribery (AKA lobbying) to make it so. Oct 20 20:52
twitter I think it’s funny they pretend the Novell deal was anything but a big fat bribe or buy out.  He’s saying it’s RAND and good business. Oct 20 20:52
schestowitz Law must not be bought. It leads to total suppression. Oct 20 20:52
schestowitz These people like and spin. Oct 20 20:53
schestowitz They know very well what they do. Oct 20 20:53
schestowitz It’s like with Novell and “it’s not a patent deal” chorus. It’s a lies and they knew it. Oct 20 20:53
schestowitz It’s almost as though, at least at the time, Novell pases a memo saying that nobody is allowed to talk about the patents as purpose of the deal. Oct 20 20:53
schestowitz And Ian Bruce blew it about 6 weeks ago (he’s new in the job) when he said the truth that’s treason at Novell. Oct 20 20:54
twitter Krill asked about GPL but dropped the ball accepting an Open Source answer for future M$ works. Oct 20 20:55
schestowitz Gavin Clarke is doing the MS boostijng routine… again!  *sigh* http://www.theregister.co.u… Oct 20 20:55
twitter More of the same, “M$ is more open now” Oct 20 20:55
schestowitz “Google Netherlands has agreed to hand over the IP addresses of a Gmail user in an alleged spy case.” http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/20/d… Oct 20 20:55
schestowitz Govts love the CLOUD. Oct 20 20:56
schestowitz “Gmail user in an alleged spy case” As RMS wrote this morning, “terrorist” these days sometimes just means “dissident”. Oct 20 20:56
twitter Gutierrez repeats some of the usual Novell growth lie. Oct 20 20:57
twitter “[Novell]  grew over 38 percent between 2006 and 2007 in the Linux market.  They were the commercial vendor that grew the fastest in that segment.” Oct 20 20:57
schestowitz Perens: ”    I think mostly they’d like to dilute “Open Source” to mean any code with source code. This is important to them because it’s the rights connected to Open Source that scare Microsoft (and others). If you can call it Open Source when there isn’t even the right to compile the code, or to use the information you get from reading it, customers don’t have a reason to ask for it any longer.” Oct 20 20:57
schestowitz “Their publicity agencies are here on Slashdot pumping that angle every day. ” http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=985543… Oct 20 20:57
schestowitz Bull( Oct 20 20:58
schestowitz Novell is shrinking. Oct 20 20:58
schestowitz Only SUSE, which accounts for less than 10% of its biz, grew a bit. Oct 20 20:58
schestowitz Overall, Novell is living off the funneling of money from Microsoft, which then tried to use it as an IPR role model Oct 20 20:59
twitter Red Hat grew more. Oct 20 20:59
schestowitz Look what happened to Linspire — it’s dead. Oct 20 20:59
twitter They repeat the Silverlight and mono lies, say it’s M$ technology on Linux. Oct 20 20:59
schestowitz Xandros? One-trick pony (ASUS only uses a derivative and probably pays them nothing) Oct 20 20:59
schestowitz Red Hat’s absolute numbers are vastly higher than Novell’s Oct 20 21:00
schestowitz It’s not about % Oct 20 21:00
schestowitz Hours ago (Matt Asay): “This is the same Microsoft that aggressively went after Red Hat in 2006 through a patent agreement with Novell, and subsequently dumped over $350 million into Novell in 2007 to fuel its attempt to kill Red Hat.” http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10070444-16.html Oct 20 21:01
twitter Red Hat has both better market share and growth, from what I’ve read.  Novell says exactly the opposite, but is probably lying. Oct 20 21:01
schestowitz Novell is a marketing a$$ Oct 20 21:01
schestowitz But that has always been the case Oct 20 21:01
schestowitz They are vain. http://boycottnovell.com/2006… Oct 20 21:01
twitter Gutierrez acts like there is already OOXML/ODF “interoperabillity” Oct 20 21:02
schestowitz There’s none Oct 20 21:02
schestowitz Nobody implements OOXML, either. Oct 20 21:02
schestowitz No-one ever will. Oct 20 21:02
schestowitz The whole thing there is a big lie, which is why the MS/Novell deal is in many ways like the SCO saga Oct 20 21:03
schestowitz I can foresee this mess going on for years to come… Microsoft clinging onto Novell as just a vassal to cause harm to FOSS> Oct 20 21:03
schestowitz And people like cj , Miguel, AlexH and so on will assist Microsoft. Oct 20 21:03
twitter The interview drifts off into the seemingly unrelated subject of piracy. Oct 20 21:03
schestowitz Steinman got promoted at Novell. There’s ‘Microsoftification’ at Novell, which otherwise is becoming a fossil. Oct 20 21:04
twitter G. Associates “piracy” with organized crime and says we need moar better laws. Oct 20 21:04
schestowitz Piracy Oct 20 21:04
schestowitz ? Oct 20 21:04
schestowitz I thought that was dead, except for in some areas in Africa. Oct 20 21:04
schestowitz Maybe around China you still have some boats looted, but still… Oct 20 21:05
twitter He’s looking for more laws to fuck free software Oct 20 21:05
schestowitz If Microsoft plans to stop piracy, it needs to invest in more canon and TNT R&D. Oct 20 21:05
twitter M$ needs government protection alright. Oct 20 21:05
schestowitz twitter: of course. They also interfere with national procurement policies. Oct 20 21:06
schestowitz Here in the UK they break competition rule AFAIK, by using MoUs. Oct 20 21:06
schestowitz The only pirate (raping theiving person) is Microsoft. Oct 20 21:06
schestowitz Ask distinguished people like Giddal who were looted. Oct 20 21:06
trmanco http://article.gmane.org/gmane.la… Oct 20 21:06
schestowitz Gary Kildall: “He [Bill Gates] is divisive. He is manipulative. He is a user. He has taken much from me and the industry.” Oct 20 21:07
twitter Overall, there’s nothing new in the Krill article.  It’s damage control and a repeat of past lies all in one place. Oct 20 21:07
schestowitz *spelling issue noted :-) Oct 20 21:07
schestowitz Thanks, trmanco Oct 20 21:07
schestowitz I am adding this to the list and will post them later. Oct 20 21:07
trmanco np Oct 20 21:07
twitter Krill is a willing participant in this lie. Oct 20 21:07
schestowitz Yes Oct 20 21:08
schestowitz There should be a media embargo on companies that slander others. Oct 20 21:08
neighborlee honeslty I think we should bring up fedora more often as a ‘leader’ in combating entrusion of FOSS by patents,,and not only boyottnovell, but ubuntu as well since they are fostering mono’s endorsement Oct 20 21:08
schestowitz Microsoft can be fined for slander based on German law, I think. Oct 20 21:08
schestowitz SCO was fined. Oct 20 21:08
schestowitz neighborlee: yes. Oct 20 21:09
schestowitz I thought about doing an open letter with copies sent to Mark and Paul F. Oct 20 21:09
neighborlee kewl Oct 20 21:09
schestowitz But I’m waiting to hear from Microsoft. Oct 20 21:09
schestowitz I suppose you saw our E-mails to them. Oct 20 21:09
neighborlee nope Oct 20 21:09
neighborlee been busy lately ;0- Oct 20 21:09
schestowitz http://boycottnovell.com/2008/10/18/repl… (context in links) Oct 20 21:10
neighborlee :)) Oct 20 21:12
schestowitz I look forward to filing compalints. Oct 20 21:13
schestowitz *typo Oct 20 21:13
neighborlee indeed ;) Oct 20 21:13
schestowitz Search engines are crawling BN very heavily these days… like 1GB per day. Oct 20 21:21
twitter block M$’s engine. Oct 20 21:24
twitter they will manipulate the results anyway Oct 20 21:24
twitter What my wife thinks of Steve Ballmer’s, “Advertisers x3!” – “ballmer looks like a hyperactive hot dog, like of you take a weenie and throw it around the kitchen” Oct 20 21:26
schestowitz twitter: it’s Yahoo that Sluprs(TM) the most. Oct 20 21:27
schestowitz More than Google and MSN combined. Oct 20 21:27
schestowitz He’s barking like a chiwawa dog. Show it the shoe and off it runs.. away. Oct 20 21:28
schestowitz We used to have XML site maps to manage crawling, but after about a year and a half the host enabled MEMLIMIT, so it didn’t scale anymore… so no more site maps at all… not anymore. Oct 20 21:32
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MinceR gn Oct 20 22:00
schestowitz gn Oct 20 22:01
PetoKraus oh man Oct 20 23:26
PetoKraus i got so cross Oct 20 23:27
PetoKraus this “This Is Not an Invitation To Rape Me” campaign is so stupid Oct 20 23:27
PetoKraus it’s like saying “Coca-Cola is sold in red bottles.” Oct 20 23:27
schestowitz Where? Oct 20 23:27
PetoKraus http://www.thisisnotaninvitationtorapeme.co.uk/ Oct 20 23:28
PetoKraus it’s the most stupid advertisign campaign since Seinfield & Gates Oct 20 23:29
PetoKraus they made couple of photos and sticked this “motto” on them Oct 20 23:30
PetoKraus wanting to create “controversy” and “discussion” about something, where should be no discussion at all Oct 20 23:30
PetoKraus rapists should be shot. period. Oct 20 23:30
PetoKraus i guess this motto would be much more striking. I guess I’ll suggest it. Oct 20 23:31
schestowitz I can’t get whois for it. Oct 20 23:32
schestowitz      Domain name: Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          thisisnotaninvitationtorapeme.co.uk Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz      Registrant: Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          Eileen Maitland Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz      Registrant type: Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          UK Registered Charity Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz      Registrant’s address: Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          Tara House, 46 Bath Street Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          Glasgow Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          Strathclyde Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          G2 1HG Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          GB Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz      Registrar: Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          GX Networks Ltd t/a 123-Reg.co.uk [Tag = 123-REG] Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          URL: http://www.123-reg.co.uk Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz      Relevant dates: Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          Registered on: 04-Jun-2007 Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          Renewal date:  04-Jun-2009 Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz      Registration status: Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          Registered until renewal date. Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz      Name servers: Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          ns.123-reg.co.uk Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz          ns2.123-reg.co.uk Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz      WHOIS lookup made at 00:39:08 21-Oct-2008 Oct 20 23:33
schestowitz =============== Oct 20 23:34
schestowitz I love the part about “Registered Charity” Oct 20 23:34
PetoKraus alright Oct 20 23:34
PetoKraus i’ll send her a mail Oct 20 23:34
schestowitz How did you find it? Oct 20 23:34
PetoKraus well, i found it in our student union Oct 20 23:35
PetoKraus as a article in news Oct 20 23:35
PetoKraus like a “grand idea” Oct 20 23:35
PetoKraus well, obviously, stating obvious things is REALLY gonna HELP Oct 20 23:35
PetoKraus and then friend joins the group Oct 20 23:35
schestowitz Maybe it’s like when “bad” means “good” Oct 20 23:35
PetoKraus and I see all this people talking “rape is bad rape is bad” Oct 20 23:35
schestowitz Or when rape means “make love” Oct 20 23:36
PetoKraus and i am like, alright, we KNOW that rape is bad, the problem is, THEY DONT Oct 20 23:36
schestowitz Or “grill” means “face” Oct 20 23:36
schestowitz And hacker means “bad guy” Oct 20 23:36
PetoKraus so, my inner troll needed food. Oct 20 23:36
schestowitz And “bad guy” means “cool guy” Oct 20 23:36
PetoKraus :) Oct 20 23:36
schestowitz And “sabotage” is a “Coll Thing”^TM Oct 20 23:36
PetoKraus wait wait Oct 20 23:36
PetoKraus terrorism Oct 20 23:37
PetoKraus (TM) Oct 20 23:37
schestowitz Ah, that … not so much… Oct 20 23:37
schestowitz You can’t joke about terrorism. Oct 20 23:37
schestowitz Say the T word in the airport and you’ll be thrown into Security Theatre. Oct 20 23:37
PetoKraus it’s like “you can’t say politically incorrect things” Oct 20 23:37
schestowitz They might even steal your toothpaste. Oct 20 23:38
PetoKraus :D yes. I watched fight club yesterday Oct 20 23:38
schestowitz Explosive toothpaste, of course. Oct 20 23:38
PetoKraus like, 24 hours ago, exactly Oct 20 23:38
schestowitz I saw it was I was 18 Oct 20 23:38
schestowitz Weird one. Oct 20 23:38
PetoKraus yes. Though I pirated craploads of data last month. My address is… well, you probably already know, RIAA. Oct 20 23:39
schestowitz There’s goof legit stuff out there. Oct 20 23:40
schestowitz *good Oct 20 23:40
PetoKraus hehe Oct 20 23:40
schestowitz In fact, it’s more gratifying to artists who make their stuff available. Oct 20 23:40
schestowitz Think about it. Oct 20 23:40
schestowitz Artists want exposure. Oct 20 23:40
schestowitz Labels want $$. They don’t give a drek about art. Oct 20 23:40
PetoKraus oh man: http://www.xkcd.com/490/ this fits so much Oct 20 23:41
PetoKraus i guess to prove my point, i am just gonna use that phrase everywhere Oct 20 23:43
PetoKraus you know, it’s not an invitation to a rape, so, fuck it! ™ Oct 20 23:43
schestowitz Laptops in bed? Oct 20 23:44
schestowitz Sainsbury’s=surveillance. Oct 20 23:47
schestowitz I’m doing some shopping ATM and apart from the price hikes I can see items I bought at the local shops showing up in the  online shop as part of ‘customisation’. The only way to have privacy is to withdraw cash and buy staff ‘anonymously’.This surveillance is sold to customers as a ‘feature’ and then resold to marketing firms. Oct 20 23:50
schestowitz It’s like in the Truman show (the film). Suddenly your bank knows what brand of cereal you like and travel agents know your bank balance, so they can jack up the prices provided you can pay for it. Oct 20 23:51
PetoKraus alright, i need to take few hours nap Oct 20 23:57
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