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Caricature: Law Suit Larry

Posted in Humour, Oracle at 12:07 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Leisure Suit Larry Ellison


New JavaZone Trailer (as Ogg)

Posted in GNU/Linux, Humour, Java, Microsoft, Mono, Videos, Windows at 8:38 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Today’s new video about Java

Direct link

Hat tip: SubSonica


Windows Wimpy (22.22)

Posted in GNU/Linux, Humour, Microsoft, Ubuntu, Windows at 11:19 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Windows Wimpy - small

Update: just to clarify (this might be elusive), the image shows Ubuntu influencing Microsoft rather than the other way around.


Microsoft Acquires Novell

Posted in Deals, Humour, Microsoft, Novell at 6:04 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“Microsoft and its employees now think it is indeed the Master of the Universe.”

Stewart Alsop, Fortune

WALTHAM, Mass., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) today announced that Microsoft had agreed to acquire Ximian, along with its owner which possesses UNIX, one of Microsoft’s most formidable competitors.

Microsoft and Novell choose to keep the details of their deal secret but are delighted to assure customers that it is absolutely good news to them all.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers a Microsoft-taxed Linux platform and a portfolio of integrated software patents designed to help customers around the world increase cost, complexity and risk.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in racketeering, extortion services and collusions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

“It’s possible, you can never know, that the universe exists only for me. If so, it’s going quite well I must admit.”

Bill Gates


New Cartoon: How Microsoft Robs the Nation

Posted in Bill Gates, Finance, Fraud, Humour, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer at 12:30 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Washington and Microsoft

Summary: The relationship between Washington and Microsoft as shown more comically (see the original in the links below)

TAX dodger Microsoft Corporation [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9] is receiving no love these days.

Jeff sez, “Inspired by Boing Boing post about Microsoft tax dodge, cartoonist RR Anderson takes on Washington’s $100 million tax cut and tax amnesty for Microsoft.”

This cartoon was also mentioned by a former Microsoft employee. There is this post/article of his about bias at the Seattle Times, which still seemingly refuses to cover Microsoft’s offences and instead glorifies rogue operations.

As the Seattle Weekly discussed earlier, the Seattle Times has yet to report on Representative Ross Hunter’s HB3176 and its proposed $100 million tax cut for Microsoft as well as $1.27 billion in amnesty. It may be that the paper is too busy running to the bank to cash Microsoft’s latest check for a full page ad on the controversial 20th century vision to add more car lanes highway 520.

We wrote about the bridge story just a couple of days ago.

“Microsoft looks at new ideas, they don’t evaluate whether the idea will move the industry forward, they ask, ‘how will it help us sell more copies of Windows?’”

Bill Gates, The Seattle Weekly, (April 30, 1998)


Cartoonists Invited

Posted in Humour, Site News at 6:59 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Microsoft above the law

Summary: Adding more humour and visuals with the help or readers/contributors

WALLCLIMBER, one of our big contributors, was kind enough to make that graphic from the previous post. She’s professional at that.

One reader who offered to hook us up with a cartoonist said that “if Boycott Novell wants to reach out to more individuals, it can use cartoons, because they can say a thousands words, without using words, or in the most simple terms…

“So, I have inserted a few on China, to help give you the idea, and what’s best, when individuals have fun seeing them, they will help spread the word too.

“Cartoons are very easy to understand, and should be encouraged more, especially on a blog, as lots of comments can generate higher volume o traffic, which is what you want, for more new readers to discover the website, right? Each day a new cartoon can be uploaded, making everyone want to go look and see the latest new developments and of course the cartoon!

“If attribution is preferred, we will add one too.”“Pictures are visual methods to share information…”

If anyone is willing to create a cartoon that advocates Free software, please send it to us for sharing (copyleft). We are always glad to receive and share funny or educational imagery, as we already did earlier this week. If attribution is preferred, we will add one too.

The same reader who suggested cartoons has also sent us material from the book “Barbarians Led by Bill Gates”. It was written by someone who is close to Gates and we can quote portions of the book (fair use). This ought to be interesting!

“Stolen’s a strong word. it’s copyrighted content that the owner wasn’t paid for.”

Bill Gates, June 2006


“Windows is Secure”

Posted in Humour, Microsoft, Security, Windows at 5:52 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Poster about Windows, inspired by “1984″

“You might be amused by the attached picture,” said one of our readers, who sent us the following photo. “I found posted on a wall not too far from my desk,” he said and “it brings to mind the Brian Valentine quote that ‘Windows is just not designed for security.’”

Click the image for a larger size. Priceless.

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Quote of the Day: Church of Emacs

Posted in FSF, Humour, Quote at 5:11 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“No person, no idea, and no religion deserves to be illegal to insult, not even the Church of Emacs.”

Richard Stallman

[For the socially-deficient, it's called humour. Webster defines sat·ire as "a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn"]

Richard Stallman

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