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11.09.08

What is This… Munchkins Again?

Posted in Microsoft, Site News at 7:48 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The following conversation took place just minutes ago in the public IRC channel. It involved “yuhong”, who has been defending Microsoft or its products in this Web site for quite some time. He does this in other sites like Roughly Drafted. Here is a complete, as-is, log from his latest appearance (context here). His IRC software gave away the IP address.


*yuhong (n=chatzill@pool-71-188-245-175.sttlwa.dsl-w.verizon.net) has joined #boycottnovell Nov 10 00:12
yuhong Remember the “revisionist” thing? Nov 10 00:12
yuhong I think that it isn’t that it was revisionist, but it was that they are bad excuses. Nov 10 00:13
schestowitz What do you mean? Nov 10 00:13
schestowitz By the way, are you in Seattle? Nov 10 00:14
yuhong Yes, I am. Nov 10 00:14
schestowitz Any relation to some company there? Nov 10 00:14
schestowitz Just curious, that’s all.. Nov 10 00:14
yuhong No, but you said that the DR/MS thing was revisionist. Nov 10 00:14
schestowitz Wait. Nov 10 00:15
yuhong I think it was just a bad excuse. Nov 10 00:15
schestowitz Are you using Linux where you work? I’m curious. Nov 10 00:15
yuhong No. Nov 10 00:15
schestowitz Any connection to another company in WA? Nov 10 00:15
yuhong No. Nov 10 00:15
schestowitz Oh, okay. Nov 10 00:15
yuhong Anyway, back to DR/MS. Nov 10 00:16
yuhong you said that the DR/MS thing was revisionist. Nov 10 00:16
yuhong I think it was just a bad excuse. Nov 10 00:16
schestowitz Maybe just a coincidence then (that you always defend Microsoft and also connect from Seattle, Washington) Nov 10 00:16
schestowitz No, not back to DR-DOS. Nov 10 00:16
yuhong I don’t always defend MS. Nov 10 00:16
schestowitz You’re trying to change the subject, why? Nov 10 00:16
schestowitz When do you not defend them? Nov 10 00:16
yuhong I admit that freedom is a real advantage of open source software. Nov 10 00:16
schestowitz Have you tried GNU/Linux? Nov 10 00:17
yuhong Yes I did. Nov 10 00:17
schestowitz Which distros do you like? Nov 10 00:17
yuhong I am not sure yet. Nov 10 00:17
schestowitz Which did you try? Nov 10 00:17
yuhong Ubuntu. Nov 10 00:17
yuhong In a VM. Nov 10 00:18
schestowitz Nice. Nov 10 00:18
yuhong But I joined the channel in the first place because I was thinking of the DR/MS. Nov 10 00:18
yuhong I don’t think it was revisionist, just that it was a bad excuse. Nov 10 00:19
schestowitz I just notice that you also defend Microsoft in Roughly drafted. Nov 10 00:19
yuhong I often do. Nov 10 00:19
schestowitz E.g. in “You do have some good points about the limitations of security in modern OSes, but the comparison is fundementally unfair. The iPhone’s OS should really be compared against things like Windows Mobile and Windows CE, NOT desktop or server versions of Windows.” < http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2007/10/23/kim-z… > Nov 10 00:19
schestowitz Why? Nov 10 00:19
schestowitz It was not an excuse though. Nov 10 00:20
schestowitz It was technical sabotage. Nov 10 00:20
schestowitz I notice that you also blog in Microsoft’s space… http://yuhong386.spaces… Nov 10 00:21
schestowitz Oops. Nov 10 00:21
schestowitz That’s someone else. Nov 10 00:21
schestowitz Wait, is this you? http://yuhong386.spaces.live.com/?… Nov 10 00:23
schestowitz yuhong: are you there? Nov 10 00:23
schestowitz yuhong?? Nov 10 00:23
*yuhong has quit (“ChatZilla 0.9.83 [Firefox 3.0.3/2008092417]“) Nov 10 00:28
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