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IRC: #boycottnovell @ FreeNode: November 13th, 2008

Posted in IRC Logs at 5:18 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz


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schestowitz What have you found? Nov 13 00:00
schestowitz Gates: “Let’s face it, the average computer user has the brain of a Spider Monkey.” Nov 13 00:01
Omar87 schestowitz: Oh God.. :) Nov 13 00:02
Omar87 Did you read the part where he says: “Gates: Well, how did Hitler answer Poland when they said “we don’t want you to invade us?”” ? Nov 13 00:02
schestowitz Yet look at him  bobbing like a pigeon.http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v… Nov 13 00:02
schestowitz Here he is dissing the legal system, as though he owns them… http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eKcP… Nov 13 00:02
schestowitz Omar87: that interview was fake (spoof) Nov 13 00:03
Omar87 schestowitz: Oh, okay. :) Nov 13 00:04
schestowitz But he’s demented for other reasons. Nov 13 00:04
schestowitz Not in a malicious way. Nov 13 00:04
schestowitz The thing is, people like Gates and Myhrvold are mentally f*ed up in the sense that greed and power over other people drive them. Nov 13 00:05
Omar87 It seems as if he bribed the mental hospital where he should be right now. :) Nov 13 00:05
schestowitz They also think of themselves as Gods of knowledge and they collect patents obsessively. Nov 13 00:05
schestowitz Phelps attest to it. Nov 13 00:05
schestowitz They have people sit around the table at dinner taking notes of every word they say and turn that to patent applifcations. Nov 13 00:06
Omar87 The same way he bribed those journalists and bloggers, lol. Nov 13 00:06
schestowitz Ballmer is another type of monster. Nov 13 00:06
Omar87 schestowitz: Yeah. Nov 13 00:06
schestowitz And no, he wasn’t on drugs when dancing on stage. Nov 13 00:06
schestowitz The money messed with their minds or.. Nov 13 00:06
Omar87 I bet Ballmer doesn’t ever know what C++ is, lol. :D Nov 13 00:06
schestowitz The more likely possibility is that there were both semi0demented and lacking ethics from the start. Nov 13 00:07
schestowitz The story as I recall it is systematic theft of other people’s work from the very start. Nov 13 00:07
Omar87 absolutely. Nov 13 00:07
schestowitz Gates’ chronic bobbing is a medical sort of condition and Ballmer reminds me of a mongoloid… Nov 13 00:07
schestowitz They ruthlessly destroyed companies and paid fine/settlements to carry on Nov 13 00:08
Omar87 A somehow “legal” theft of people’s money, and minds. Nov 13 00:08
schestowitz Later they poison the govt. with their own cronies, so there days they can carry on with crime almost uninterrupted. Nov 13 00:08
schestowitz Omar87: Ballmer doesn’t program. Nov 13 00:08
schestowitz He never did. He’s a manager type… basket-type grease monkey. Nov 13 00:09
Omar87 schestowitz: Yeah, I know, he’s just businessman. Nov 13 00:09
Omar87 schestowitz: Okay here’s this story.. Nov 13 00:09
schestowitz He speaks about software in terms of money too Nov 13 00:09
schestowitz You can see it in his talks. He has no passion for software. Nov 13 00:09
Omar87 I know :) Nov 13 00:09
schestowitz He talks of monetisation, exclusionary deals, patent racketeering etc. Nov 13 00:09
Omar87 I live in Jordan, which is a growing country. Nov 13 00:10
schestowitz He hardly would understand the technical benefit of Free software. He still doesn’t . he reinvents wheels, poorly. Nov 13 00:10
schestowitz And makes his own wheels that are, by design, incompatible with everyone’s roads (e.g. ActivewX). Nov 13 00:10
schestowitz The middle east is slow to adopt FOSS. Nov 13 00:10
Omar87 However here, in Jordan, Microsoft is like an idol whom everybody praises and everybody loves.. etc. Nov 13 00:11
schestowitz But Red Hat has just expanded there, despite the slowdown. Nov 13 00:11
schestowitz Yes, I know. Nov 13 00:11
Omar87 Yeah, that’s true. Nov 13 00:11
schestowitz Gates and the princes… familiar picture. Nov 13 00:11
schestowitz Sitting down talking about money & power Nov 13 00:11
schestowitz There was also the issue of funds being passed through there. Nov 13 00:11
schestowitz It’s the same with Gates and China. Nov 13 00:11
schestowitz In Russia on the other hand he’s not too popular, I think. Nov 13 00:12
Omar87 In my University, there is an MCSE course running, and I start gagging every time I even think of attending one of its lessons. Nov 13 00:12
schestowitz He has some European leaders in his pocket (Sarko, b’liar, the Belgian and Danish one… ) Nov 13 00:12
schestowitz They should teach methods, not tools. Nov 13 00:13
Omar87 However, one of my friends attends it, and guess what, he told me something hilarious. :D Nov 13 00:13
schestowitz But MCSE is about GUIs, not compiters Nov 13 00:13
Omar87 Their techer.. Nov 13 00:13
Omar87 Started praising Microsoft as they had paid him to do that.. Nov 13 00:14
Omar87 And after that, he gave them copies of Windows XP! Nov 13 00:14
schestowitz Yes Nov 13 00:14
schestowitz Not news. Nov 13 00:14
schestowitz Let me find something Nov 13 00:14
schestowitz It’s called academic kickbacks. Nov 13 00:14
schestowitz And it should be outlawed. Nov 13 00:15
Omar87 And yes! It’s not genuine! :D Nov 13 00:15
schestowitz http://boycottnovell.com/2008/03/17/ac… Nov 13 00:15
schestowitz Does that happen in 2008? Nov 13 00:15
schestowitz If so, I want to blog it. Nov 13 00:15
schestowitz If Microsoft still corrupt academics, it’s significant enough to note Nov 13 00:16
Omar87 schestowitz: I just don’t about this teacher, but really, he might not be in contact, in any way with Microsoft. However, I can’t also deny the fact that they might very well be using him. (from below the table of course) Nov 13 00:18
Omar87 Because, is I can see it here in Jordan, Microsoft seems to be following a filthy plan to hypnotize the growing countries and recruit them to its own advantage. Nov 13 00:19
Omar87 as* I can see it.. Nov 13 00:20
schestowitz They paid academics to promote Vista, IIRC (around 2006) Nov 13 00:20
schestowitz They still do that type of hame. Nov 13 00:20
schestowitz *game Nov 13 00:20
schestowitz Mindshare for sale. Nov 13 00:20
Omar87 Yeah, they will still be using the same game with Windows 7. Nov 13 00:20
Omar87 Here’s another story. Nov 13 00:21
Omar87 At my college, I’m a member of a group call the OSG (Open Source Group). Nov 13 00:22
schestowitz http://www.igamingbusiness.co… “British online gambling provider William Hill has announced the appointment from next week of former BBC Director Ashley Highfield as a Non-Executive Director.” Says PJ: “Well. Online gambling and Microsoft in the same week.” Nov 13 00:22
schestowitz They already do a lot to lie about Vista 7. Nov 13 00:23
schestowitz I spread some E-mails to journalists who exposed that Big Lie Nov 13 00:23
schestowitz Now Microsoft is attacking the messenger, via its talking points like Ina Fried. Nov 13 00:23
Omar87 A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Joi Ito from the OSI came to visit Jordan for the first time, and we arranged a meeting with him at a place called Jordan Computer Society. Nov 13 00:25
Omar87 http://www.just.edu.jo/openso… Nov 13 00:25
Omar87 The attendees were no more than those you can see in the pics, I’m one of them though. Nov 13 00:26
schestowitz Is he the Creative COmmons guy? Nov 13 00:26
Omar87 Yup Nov 13 00:26
schestowitz Oh, I see now in the photo Nov 13 00:26
schestowitz That’s Lessig no. 2 Nov 13 00:26
Omar87 Lessig? Nov 13 00:27
schestowitz “I am sad, I hate computer architecture.” Nov 13 00:27
schestowitz http://en.wikipedia.org/wik… Nov 13 00:27
schestowitz Lessig left the cause to fight corruption that hurt CC Nov 13 00:27
schestowitz He let Ito inherit the responsibilities. Nov 13 00:27
schestowitz http://lessig.org/blog/2007/06/req… Nov 13 00:28
Omar87 However, a couple of weeks ahead, MS well be holding a pretty big event, and my entire college will be attending it.. Nov 13 00:28
schestowitz “Gore observed that this was really just part of a much bigger problem. That the real problem here was (what I will call a “corruption” of) the political process. That our government can’t understand basic facts when strong interests have an interest in its misunderstanding.” Nov 13 00:28
schestowitz “The answer is a kind of corruption of the political process. Or better, a “corruption” of the political process. I don’t mean corruption in the simple sense of bribery. I mean “corruption” in the sense that the system is so queered by the influence of money that it can’t even get an issue as simple and clear as term extension right.” Nov 13 00:28
Omar87 How do you pronounce his name? Nov 13 00:28
schestowitz Microsoft always runs parties to steal someone else’s thunder Nov 13 00:29
Omar87 Lessig? Nov 13 00:29
schestowitz [in exchange for people's loyalty... = money] Nov 13 00:29
schestowitz Le – Sig Nov 13 00:29
Omar87 Yeah that’s  true. Nov 13 00:29
schestowitz Mandatory talk to watch: Nov 13 00:29
schestowitz http://lessig.org/blog/2008/07/ne… Nov 13 00:29
Omar87 The “g” in Sig is like “egg”? Nov 13 00:30
schestowitz There’s no hope for the US (the old ‘daze’ US) Nov 13 00:30
schestowitz China, UAE and other wealthy countries will gain a lot more influence. China already gets ther.e Nov 13 00:30
schestowitz Earlier today: http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2008/11/ch… Nov 13 00:30
schestowitz “In the 19th century, America was a by-word for piracy of British ideas. In the 20th century, as its industry developed, it embraced intellectual monopolies, and became the most fervent advocate of maximalist legal regimes. Nov 13 00:31
schestowitz In the 20th century, China was a by-word for piracy of American ideas. In the 21st century, as its industry developed, it embraced intellectual monopolies, and became their stoutest defender. The news story above is but the trickle that presages the torrent. Nov 13 00:31
schestowitz Soon, America will be deluged with such suits, as China tries to leverage its huge industrial power. The consequence? America will become one of the most fervent advocates for *minimalist* intellectual property regimes. Yes, you read that correctly: just wait.” Nov 13 00:31
schestowitz Yes, like egg (or “igg”) Nov 13 00:31
Omar87 schestowitz: What’s with the 9% ? Nov 13 00:54
schestowitz Have you watched the whole thing. Nov 13 00:56
schestowitz ? I think that was the consent rate (for the govt.) Nov 13 00:56
Omar87 Thanks your time. :) Nov 13 01:10
Omar87 Thanks *for* your time. Nov 13 01:10
schestowitz My pleasure. Nov 13 01:11
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jose “Microsoft explains seven-year-old patch delay” Nov 13 02:33
jose http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?co… Nov 13 02:33
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schestowitz Dell CTO Kevin Kettler to step down in January < http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/1… > Nov 13 11:08
schestowitz “The social consequences of the kind of mass unemployment we foresee will, if not addressed by government stimulus, split the nation into competing interest groups by age, income group, and industry ,,” http://www.itulip.com/forums/showthread…. Nov 13 11:28
schestowitz It’s here! ARM: http://www.ibtimes.com/prnews/20… Nov 13 12:23
schestowitz Can’t run Windows (not x86) Nov 13 12:23
MinceR it can run wince though :/ Nov 13 12:26
schestowitz They already used it on some Chinese device that was running Linux, IIRC. Nov 13 12:30
schestowitz http://opennet.net/research/profiles/uae “The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) pervasively filters Web sites that contain pornography or relate to alcohol and drug use, gay and lesbian issues, or online dating or gambling. Web-based applications and religious and political sites are also filtered, though less extensively. Additionally, legal controls limit free expression and behavior, restricting political discourse an Nov 13 12:38
schestowitz d dissent online.” Nov 13 12:38
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schestowitz Blech. Stupid Google makes the Web Windows-oriented… Had Google cared about Web standards (which they don’t, they even DO ACTIVEX!), there would be no issue. My guess is that the company got poisoned by former Microsoft employees and ‘Windows heads’. That’s what I’m told by people close to the company. Nov 13 15:00
shyam_k IT companies in kerala seeking gov help..all those it companies are developing proprietary craps for the MNCs outside as outsourcing and other work..and citing them, others are pressurizing to change the students to slaves by including that in syllabi.. any arguments we can raise against the so called “IT Industry”? Nov 13 15:03
schestowitz It’s like that the government too is poisoned by lobbyists or friends of those multi-nationals. Nov 13 15:05
schestowitz See http://deepakphatak.blogspot.c… Nov 13 15:05
shyam_k hmm Nov 13 15:05
schestowitz It needs to come also from above, by activism that identifies the people that act as cronies and help multinationals loot the country. Nov 13 15:06
shyam_k but in kerala, thats comparitively low.. Nov 13 15:06
shyam_k yeah teachers here did the real work by demanding free software.. Nov 13 15:06
schestowitz Can you refuse to learn Microsoft GUI in the country or demand choice that includes Free software? Nov 13 15:06
shyam_k for schools.. Nov 13 15:06
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schestowitz For the govt. to instruct people to use and learn tools for a foreign convicted monopolist would be a travesty. Nov 13 15:07
shyam_k yeah.. education -the prime sector luckly is safe here.. and to proceed, i think free software stress in industry is needed.. Nov 13 15:08
shyam_k which would be explaining the contrasts between free software and proprietary models in a stupid “market” point of view? Nov 13 15:09
schestowitz The education system prepared people to their choices in industry. Nov 13 15:09
shyam_k means politicians and other people on the chairs will need that.. Nov 13 15:09
schestowitz That’s why Microsoft is dumping software on the young. Nov 13 15:09
shyam_k ofcourse it should be  m$’s new strategy to enter through educational systems.. Nov 13 15:09
schestowitz They tried it in Kerala. Nov 13 15:10
schestowitz Drug dealer mentality. Nov 13 15:10
schestowitz Bill Gates: “They’ll get sort of addicted, and then we’ll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade.” Nov 13 15:11
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schestowitz Oh, Gosh: BT waves goodbye to 10,000 temps and permies < http://www.theregister.co.uk/20… > (ping kentma) Nov 13 15:13
schestowitz On the other hand, here’s a criminal company whose stagnation will only help this planet: Intel shocks with profit warning < http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2… > Nov 13 15:14
schestowitz < http://www.p2pnet.net/story/17566 > Microsoft denies $400,000 anti-Linux bribe “Governments in Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa have, “deployed Linux in departments and schools, but Hansen said that Microsoft has strong relationships with the governments in these countries,” the story adds.” Nov 13 15:26
schestowitz In Nigeria, Microsoft employs the former president’s son, who attacks critics of Microsoft. Nov 13 15:27
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twitter good morning Nov 13 15:28
twitter nice patent article Nov 13 15:28
twitter I barfed my machine last night, is anything interesting going on this morning? Nov 13 15:29
schestowitz The funny thing is that Microsoft has been accused of bribery for almost a year now… only about 7 months later Microsoft goes on the record with an IDG PLACEMENT that serves — in my eyes — as revisinism. They want to point at that article any time someone accused them of bribery or shows some evidence. Nov 13 15:30
schestowitz “it’s not bribery, we call it ‘marketing help’” Shame on IDC for doing their history rewrite. Nov 13 15:30
schestowitz Snake oil? BitDefender Announces Beta Release of BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices < http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/BitDe… > Nov 13 15:36
schestowitz bb Nov 13 15:38
shyam_k Gratis softwares to all IEEE student members is an example.. Nov 13 15:45
shyam_k ops tht sentence is not full!:_ Nov 13 15:46
shyam_k ofcourse it should be  m$’s new strategy to enter through educational systems..Gratis softwares to all IEEE student members is an example.. i had a blog on that.. http://swatantran.blogspot.com/2008… Nov 13 15:46
twitter AV for Unix makes sense on a mail server with Windows clients.  It’s the Windows clients that don’t make sense. Nov 13 15:59
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_doug hi there …. Nov 13 16:08
shyam_k _doug: hi Nov 13 16:08
_doug hi ther shyam Nov 13 16:12
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trmanco http://blogs.computerworld.com/worl… Nov 13 16:29
trmanco :| Nov 13 16:29
trmanco I like some of the comments Nov 13 16:30
trmanco like this one “This article is sheer bullcrap… world without UNIX is a sad world indeed.. Ballmer has always been a, dum, ill-informed, maniac… not to mention always in a state of denial. Nov 13 16:30
trmanco How much has M$ payed you to write this POS.” Nov 13 16:30
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twitter Shyam, thanks for sharing your opinion of the IEEE.  It is important for organizations like that to hear what people think. Nov 13 16:46
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shyam_k yeah.. we should be having a platform for that.. Nov 13 16:49
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twitter troll brags about scrubbing wikipedia http://slashdot.org/comme… Nov 13 18:44
twitter here’s my collection of ACPI sabotage stuff for anyone interested http://slashdot.org/~twitter/journal/183403 Nov 13 18:46
schestowitz shyam_k: I’ve just gotten back. yes, I read your IEEE months ago and linked to it in some places. Nov 13 18:51
schestowitz twitter: trolls of shills? Microsoft employees subvert Wikipedia too. Microsoft was caught even HIRING for it. Nov 13 18:53
twitter It is impossible to tell the difference between trolls and shills, they are often the same people. Nov 13 18:57
twitter Oh well, it was a nice time to update both the Vista failure log and the Power Management Poison entry to include Vista hibernation and sleep issues.  http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl… Nov 13 18:58
twitter Those are important to consider when you read about “4 second” Windows 7 boots that use some form of hibernation. Nov 13 18:58
twitter Bill Gates ordered ACPI to be “Windows only”, so the design has all the complexity and lack of standards as a Word Doc. Nov 13 19:01
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schestowitz Vista Seven Will Fix Everything(R) Nov 13 19:22
twitter The sooner M$ goes bankrupt, the better off everyone is. Nov 13 19:23
schestowitz Heh. Nov 13 19:23
schestowitz Well, my family lost heaps of money too (just been on the phone) Nov 13 19:23
twitter I’m sorry to hear that. Nov 13 19:23
schestowitz On the other hand, fortunately enough, my bank account is dollar-based, so the sinking of the bank didn’t whack me. Nov 13 19:23
schestowitz When families lose money, people get closer. It’s back to culture, which is reason to be happy Nov 13 19:24
schestowitz I know people who are deep in debt Nov 13 19:24
twitter the market is wild today.  it sank 4.5% and is now up 2% Nov 13 19:24
schestowitz I spent like an hour at the gym explaning this to people and learning new things. Nov 13 19:24
schestowitz The prince of Dubai just bought one of the major banks here. Nov 13 19:25
schestowitz Countries with defecist seem likely to be bought by the east Nov 13 19:25
schestowitz Loan slaves to the people whom they once exploited… Nov 13 19:25
twitter When the middle class is screwed, they start to understand the bad deals given to others. Nov 13 19:25
schestowitz My dad turns very sour about the US administration that let this happen. Nov 13 19:26
twitter It’s been brewing for 30 years. Nov 13 19:26
schestowitz Which is interesting because he finally understands and sympathises with my rants. Nov 13 19:26
twitter That is good. Nov 13 19:27
schestowitz RMS live off his award. :-) Nov 13 19:27
schestowitz *lives Nov 13 19:27
schestowitz I can’t recall where he wrote this, but he arranged it such that he can continue to preach about Freedom for many years to come. And that’s a job worthy of an award. Nov 13 19:28
twitter The old saw about greed bites.  Companies have obligations to customers, employees and shareholders.  When they screw one for the sake of the others, they will get around to the other two sooner or later. Nov 13 19:28
twitter Executives are still stuffing millions into their pockets and partying while they can. Nov 13 19:29
schestowitz http://www.stallman.org/archives/2008-sep-dec.html#1… “Australian internet censorship plans are running into powerful opposition from citizenry that know perfectly well what the internet does (and what it doesn’t do).” Nov 13 19:29
schestowitz Partying or parting? Nov 13 19:30
schestowitz Some executives escape to avoid prosecution, AFAIK. Nov 13 19:30
twitter M$FT broke $20 and is still down while the market is up.   52Wk Low: 18.74, whack. Nov 13 19:31
schestowitz Whack indeed. Nov 13 19:31
schestowitz Be prepared for Novell to do something nasty. Nov 13 19:32
schestowitz I got a leak this morning. Nov 13 19:32
twitter They had better hurry.  As you pointed out, M$’s patent position is a laughing stock. Nov 13 19:32
schestowitz I still have several posts with very ugly stuff about Novell, but I can share that publicly… not yet anyway… one is over a year old. Nov 13 19:32
schestowitz Given the opportunity for a good substantiated smear I can pull that out. Nov 13 19:33
schestowitz Microsoft yet: “we’re.. we’re… $18.7… we sell Windows for just $0 because of GNU/Linux and netbooks… but.. but… we have many patents” Nov 13 19:33
twitter What kinds of things can you know that would not be worth sharing with the public? Nov 13 19:34
schestowitz Like SCO… “yes, we lose business like a motor… but that Lunix thing stole from us… and we’re certain [NOT!] that we own UNIX” Nov 13 19:34
schestowitz twitter: they could expose the source of the leak. Nov 13 19:35
twitter Oh… I hope they get a better job soon. Nov 13 19:35
twitter Like I said yesterday.  I wonder how much M$ is losing to keep it’s stock price propped up. Nov 13 19:37
schestowitz http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php… “One thing that the article does not talk about is Microsoft’s reasons for helping Novell try to win customers from Red Hat. I think that Microsoft’s main reason is to try to pressure Red Hat into signing a disadvantageous software patent agreement with Microsoft. Nov 13 19:37
schestowitz Nov 13 19:37
schestowitz twitter: some professor tells me that Microsoft just buys and sells its own stock, but I doubt it. Nov 13 19:38
schestowitz Office is still profitable in the few countries that actually pay for it. Nov 13 19:38
twitter They can do that but the costs will add up. Nov 13 19:38
schestowitz Wow! Nov 13 19:39
schestowitz Michael from Red Hat… Nov 13 19:39
schestowitz Head of OSI too… Nov 13 19:39
twitter They have to pay transaction costs, if nothing else, to sell back and forth to themselves.  Also, others can jump into it and take their money. Nov 13 19:39
schestowitz “Tell Microsoft/Novell “no!” and reward Red Hat’s good behavior with continued business. I think it’s pretty obvious to say that the more strongly you vote your values by buying from Red Hat, the faster we can change the status quo in the software marketplace.” Nov 13 19:39
schestowitz http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php… Nov 13 19:39
schestowitz That’s the first time I hear it from Red Hat… a senior one no less… Nov 13 19:39
schestowitz Michael Tiemann Nov 13 19:39
twitter Red Hat has been kicking Novell’s ass anyway. Nov 13 19:39
schestowitz Yes, but Mcirosoft is trying to pressure them. Nov 13 19:40
schestowitz They lock them out of stuff. Nov 13 19:40
schestowitz I’ll highlight that comment from Michael later. Nov 13 19:40
twitter cool Nov 13 19:40
schestowitz http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.p… Nov 13 19:41
schestowitz “So far Microsoft’s attack on Red Hat seems to be bearing insignificant results. Red Hat is doing great financially and shows no fear of Microsoft’s software patent attack.” Nov 13 19:41
twitter They also have both larger market share and better growth. Nov 13 19:41
schestowitz Back in November 2006… before Boycott Novell was born I got some polite E-mails from Red Hat Nov 13 19:41
schestowitz It happened after I had protested politely in the Opensusue mailing lists (I was a SUSE user for  along time) Nov 13 19:41
schestowitz Red Hat’s growth if about 305 Nov 13 19:42
schestowitz 30% Nov 13 19:42
schestowitz I can’t recall Novell’s for sure (revenue vs profit), but it’s similar, IIRC. Nov 13 19:42
schestowitz Ubuntu gains on servers too. Nov 13 19:42
twitter So, the story is BS because it implies Novell took 3% from a fixed sized pie. Nov 13 19:43
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twitter http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.co… Nov 13 19:46
twitter http://linux.slashdot.org/article…. Nov 13 19:47
twitter Joining forces with M$ has not been good for Novell. Nov 13 19:47
schestowitz Well, it depends Nov 13 19:48
schestowitz Without the deal, they would probably be troubled too. Nov 13 19:48
schestowitz Although their public inage would not have been tarnished like this. Nov 13 19:48
schestowitz “There is nothing wrong with “voting with your wallet.” I liked and supported SuSe until the secret patent agreement between Microsoft and Novell. (Since then we no longer use Novell products.) Nov 13 19:49
schestowitz People forget that a corporation is basically a “fake individual” – It is time that we held our corporations to the same standards that we hold our citizens.” Nov 13 19:49
schestowitz http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php… Nov 13 19:49
twitter No, you need to punish the guilty, not innocent bystanders. Nov 13 19:57
schestowitz IK Nov 13 19:59
schestowitz Oops. I’ll send RMS a quick mail. Nov 13 19:59
twitter Ubuntu moving readies ARM distro http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS9527593286.html Nov 13 20:01
twitter Bout time. Nov 13 20:01
schestowitz Yes, I wrote about it this morning. Nov 13 20:06
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trmanco http://marc.info/?l=linux-kern… Nov 13 20:09
schestowitz http://techdirt.com/articles/200… “Earlier this year, we pointed out that if you’re a broadband provider implementing some kind of broadband cap, and you’re hyping it up by showing off just how many emails can be sent under the cap, there’s a problem. Obviously, ISPs are using the number of emails as a criteria because emails use up almost no bandwidth — so no matter what the cap is, the answer is “a lot.”” Nov 13 20:09
schestowitz Palin and Africa is a HOAX! “And it seems I’m still left somewhat puzzled — due to the reports that MSNBC fell for a hoax in which Martin Eisenstadt claims to be the source for the rumor that Sarah Palin didn’t know if Africa was a country or a continent.” < http://techdirt.com/articles/2008… > Nov 13 20:11
schestowitz Unite has hit out at Hewlett-Packard for making more job cuts in Britain – mostly among its EDS staff – than anywhere else in Europe. <  http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2008/1… > Nov 13 20:18
schestowitz Legalised bribery from Microsoft: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jM… (Microsoft’s lobbying tab dwarfs Google’s tally) Nov 13 20:21
twitter bbl Nov 13 20:22
trmanco http://gregdek.livejournal.com/38775.html: “The reason these 10,000 systems had to be customized? Simple: Windows can’t even boot on open firmware. Can’t even boot! Which means that the other 990,000 XO (or so) systems in the wild CANNOT EVEN RUN WINDOWS with the firmware installed on them.” Nov 13 20:34
schestowitz We need more MIPS out there too. Nov 13 20:35
schestowitz Weaken Intel, support ARM. Nov 13 20:35
trmanco http://digg.com/linux_unix/OL… Nov 13 20:35
trmanco my router is a MIPS :-P Nov 13 20:35
trmanco My cellphone has an Arm CPU Nov 13 20:36
schestowitz They did a stunt Nov 13 20:36
schestowitz They wanted to do a ‘showcase’/case study on “Linux can’t make it” Nov 13 20:36
schestowitz For similar reasons they tied up ASUS (the word of ASUS were “tied up”): http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/… Nov 13 20:37
trmanco dirty tricks… Nov 13 20:39
schestowitz “Bixnix as usual” to the Vole Nov 13 20:40
schestowitz I’ll do an article later about IDG rewriting their crime stories. Nov 13 20:40
schestowitz I’m getting sick of IDG/IDC. They need to go the same way as Ziff/Gates/Davis (dodo) Nov 13 20:41
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schestowitz Wintel press has a role in misleading the public ans shape tech perceptions until they are assumed to be reality. Nov 13 20:42
schestowitz IDG: http://www.pcworld.com/article/153802/… ( Obama Won the Web Uptime Race, Too ) Nov 13 20:46
trmanco http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9527… Nov 13 20:49
trmanco lol Nov 13 20:50
trmanco FOSSA Nov 13 20:50
trmanco LOL Nov 13 20:50
trmanco disgusting word in Portuguese but funny in this context Nov 13 20:50
schestowitz What does it mean? Nov 13 20:51
schestowitz I know about FOSFA in Africa. Nov 13 20:52
schestowitz Or FOSSFA… Free Open Source Software For Africa, IIRC. Nov 13 20:52
trmanco how can I say this Nov 13 20:53
trmanco Nov 13 20:53
trmanco the word fossa in Portuguese translates into a sewer Nov 13 20:54
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schestowitz FOSSA is not out yet. But Novell is going right into the FOSSA soon. :-) Nov 13 20:55
trmanco LOL Nov 13 20:55
schestowitz Adeus, RonH. Nov 13 20:57
trmanco ? Nov 13 20:58
trmanco who is RonH? Nov 13 20:58
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twitter back Nov 13 20:59
twitter Solder works better than y splitter for IDE power Nov 13 20:59
schestowitz http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0… “The websites form a blacklist of unspecified “unwanted content”, Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy revealed in Federal Parliament.” WTF is a Broadband Minister? Sounds like a fancy name for “propaganda minister”. Nov 13 21:00
schestowitz trmanco: Ron Hovo Sapient. Nov 13 21:00
trmanco Novell CEO Nov 13 21:01
twitter Hovo Sapient?  Homo Stultus? Nov 13 21:02
twitter :) Nov 13 21:02
schestowitz “Hopefully Novell will ditch MS the second it can. Novell truly does have the best OS in existence right now, but its deal with the inept Microsoft is hurting it badly.”  < http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505… > Nov 13 21:03
schestowitz On management: “I can’t help but come to the conclusion that Novell management has absolutely zero leadership and is either chasing other peoples strategies or leaving their future in the hands of others completely like M$.” Nov 13 21:03
schestowitz Asay lives in Utah and Novell sucks up to him, but the comments are better than the post. Nov 13 21:03
schestowitz Does CNET Networks (?) own ZDNet now? Nov 13 21:05
trmanco http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p… Nov 13 21:08
trmanco Microsoft dropped $1.20 to $20.88 at 4 p.m. New York time in Nasdaq Stock Market trading. The stock has declined 41 percent this year. Nov 13 21:09
schestowitz The stock was below $20, but it says too little. I’ll get you an image, hold on… Nov 13 21:10
trmanco ok Nov 13 21:10
schestowitz http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com… Nov 13 21:11
schestowitz This is from August. It shows you that Microsoft bought about $70,000,000,000 of its OWN stock. Nov 13 21:11
trmanco :o Nov 13 21:12
schestowitz Given the value of the company, I reckon MSFT would be near $`10 right now had there been no buybacks. Nov 13 21:12
schestowitz Microsoft WAS rich. Now Apple is richer then Microsoft. Nov 13 21:12
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trmanco http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/po… Nov 13 21:13
trmanco Russia looks good :-) Nov 13 21:13
schestowitz Microsoft is a barrier to IPv6: http://boycottnovell.com/2008/08… ; http://boycottnovell.com/2008/08/20/apa… (I wrote a lot more about it in USENET) Nov 13 21:17
trmanco yes Nov 13 21:17
trmanco More BS from MS : http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-1009… Nov 13 21:17
schestowitz http://schestowitz.com/UseNet/2007/Dece… http://schestowitz.com/UseNet/2008/July_2008_… http://www.schestowitz.com/UseN… Nov 13 21:17
schestowitz I just ignore MS damage control Nov 13 21:18
schestowitz jontherun just did some damage control for them along with the Microsoft shills (Ina Friedshill et al) who responded to proof that Vista 7 is Vista. Nov 13 21:19
twitter food for thought, M$ friendly Computer World says non IE use at 26%.  http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?comm… Nov 13 21:20
schestowitz Moto joins the Big Boys: http://www.linuxdevices.com/new… Nov 13 21:29
schestowitz Publications owned by IDG: InfoWorld, CIO, ComputerWorld, CSO, Demo, GamePro, Games.net, IDG Connect,IDG World Expo, Industry Standard, IT World, JavaWorld, LinuxWorld, MacUser, Macworld, Network World, PC World and Playlist. Nov 13 21:30
schestowitz For the Microsoft connection see: http://boycottnovell.com/2008/09/0… Nov 13 21:30
schestowitz The list about is not complete. Nov 13 21:31
schestowitz Anal-ysts: “Companies such as Merrill Lynch, American Technology Research and Credit Suisse all upgraded their share price target for Google to $740 from $590, $815 and $900 respectively.” < http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/… ( Google shares slump to lowest in three years ) > Nov 13 21:36
schestowitz Canadian sues Microsoft for $2 billion < http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/ne… > Nov 13 21:42
schestowitz Good news: Nvidia loses market share to AMD < http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer… > ATI is the one to advocate now because they play ball with free software. Nov 13 21:45
twitter Interesting, the NYT had a story about “mind control” and delusions today as well. Nov 13 21:57
twitter Crazy stuff in the mainstream media these days. Nov 13 21:57
schestowitz Can you find it? Maybe some Scientology getaways… :-) Nov 13 21:59
schestowitz The Wintel press does a lot of Windows Live peddling today. Given the lack of new things, I can’t help but suspect that Microsoft’s agencies are hammering on journos again. Nov 13 22:02
schestowitz RelaxOS – Help Needed! < http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-n… >; then again.. DeLi Linux Development Stalled < http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux… >. The code and the pertinent package not only live, but they continue development. Nov 13 22:06
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schestowitz Google experiences downtime, so does faith in cloud computing < http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/11… > Nov 13 22:37
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wispy hi guys Nov 13 22:41
schestowitz Hey, wispy. What’s up? Nov 13 22:42
wispy hi roy! Nov 13 22:42
wispy i decided to drop by Nov 13 22:42
wispy happy birthday btw Nov 13 22:42
wispy bn is 2, am i correct? Nov 13 22:42
schestowitz Oh, *that* Nov 13 22:42
*schestowitz thought he had missed his own birthday :-) Nov 13 22:43
wispy haha my dad forgets his birthday every year XD Nov 13 22:43
schestowitz Digg.com seems to have slowed recently. Nov 13 22:43
schestowitz I might neglect it for a while. Nov 13 22:43
wispy yeah, i don’t visit as often.  I go on slashdot more often Nov 13 22:43
wispy i’m on reddit, too Nov 13 22:44
schestowitz Reddit seems good. I don’t trust Slashdot anymore. Nov 13 22:44
wispy really? what happened Nov 13 22:44
wispy i go on about every 2-3 weeks, so i haven’t been seriously involved with the site yet Nov 13 22:45
schestowitz That they have many Slashvertisements and pro-Microsoft content is one thing, but the visit to Redmond and the funding from Microsoft through SourceForge is another. Nov 13 22:45
wispy it’s funny b/c they started off so pro-linux Nov 13 22:45
schestowitz And that’s just the posts. The comments are filled with PR agents, including Microsoft Munchkins of sorts (some of whom I’m aware of). Nov 13 22:46
schestowitz Yes, they hardly cover Linux now. They aim for  a browser audience, but lose all their regulars. The site is declining. Nov 13 22:46
schestowitz BoycottNovell made the front page of Slashdot last week. Nov 13 22:47
wispy that’s too bad, really.  at least we have other linux sites Nov 13 22:47
wispy nice! Nov 13 22:47
schestowitz The Slashdot effect is now what it used to be. Nov 13 22:47
wispy the reddit effect is catching up ;) Nov 13 22:47
schestowitz I wrote about Slashdot in http://www.google.com/search?source… Nov 13 22:47
schestowitz Reddit is pretty decent. Nov 13 22:48
wispy thanks for the link.  yep, i agree Nov 13 22:48
schestowitz It can drive almost as much as Slashdot, depending on the story. Nov 13 22:48
wispy now, i see reddit stories with more than 1,000 up votes.  when i joined in jan of this year, it was much less Nov 13 22:48
wispy i’m subscribed to the linux subreddit, BTW Nov 13 22:49
*schestowitz reckons it won’t be long before shills ruin that too Nov 13 22:49
wispy :( Nov 13 22:49
wispy aww Nov 13 22:49
schestowitz As soon as sites get popular they either sell out or get manipulated by companies that want to exploit and harness their effect. Nov 13 22:49
wispy if you tell the truth, no one can bring you down Nov 13 22:50
schestowitz Digg sickened me too when I found out about those underground manipulators of the site. Nov 13 22:50
wispy very true Nov 13 22:50
wispy buries shouldn’t be anonymous Nov 13 22:50
schestowitz They were not in Netscape/Propeller. Nov 13 22:50
wispy what’s worse is that they hold more weight than diggs Nov 13 22:50
schestowitz I have 4 people in Digg modding down EVERY comment of mine. Nov 13 22:50
schestowitz Same people that also spread libel about me in Slashdot and USENET. Same names. Nov 13 22:51
wispy that’s horrible.  :’( Nov 13 22:51
schestowitz It has gone on for well over a year. They decided to use lies to stir the crowd against me. Nov 13 22:51
schestowitz [calling me shills and stuff... spreading lies... modding me down while modding up criticism of me... like a pack of hyenas] Nov 13 22:52
schestowitz The regular IRCer, twitter, has a similar issue at Slashdor. Nov 13 22:52
wispy i feel for you. Nov 13 22:52
schestowitz They come chancing him to BN Nov 13 22:52
schestowitz They actually attack him just minutes after he leaves a comment in BN. Nov 13 22:53
wispy yeah, i did see some of that in the comments on this site Nov 13 22:53
schestowitz I should change the text that says “comments” to “flames” :-) Nov 13 22:53
wispy haha cute Nov 13 22:53
wispy not all of them would be flames.  you have some friends who agree with you Nov 13 22:54
schestowitz Yes. Nov 13 22:54
schestowitz I thought about separating it, but it needs coding and won’t hold with upgrades. Nov 13 22:54
schestowitz But I never really thought about it properly; it was more of a joke. Linuxhater did this at the time, but he actually flamed. Nov 13 22:55
wispy i saw that on his site actually lol Nov 13 22:55
wispy he has a new blog i think Nov 13 22:55
wispy about linux, of course Nov 13 22:55
schestowitz He quit Nov 13 22:56
schestowitz I don’t know who that is, but Miguel knows. It figures. Nov 13 22:56
wispy miguel?  who’s that?? Nov 13 22:56
schestowitz Two people who think that Java and Linux suck, so they need to bring SilverXAML and .NET to it. Nov 13 22:56
schestowitz NovelldeIcaza Nov 13 22:57
wispy yikes Nov 13 22:57
wispy java is free, since this past june Nov 13 22:57
schestowitz Yes, and Sun is willing to help Nov 13 22:57
schestowitz Wait until Novell drives Sun up the wall. They will. Nov 13 22:57
wispy sun also bought mysql, which i’m interested in learning Nov 13 22:57
schestowitz MySQL is the most popular Web site, AFAIK, based on certain criteria. Nov 13 22:58
schestowitz /s/Web site/db/ Nov 13 22:58
wispy cool Nov 13 22:58
schestowitz The Liars Microsoft employs lies about it by design. it’s horrid. Nov 13 22:58
wispy here’s the blog i was talking about: http://linux-haters-redux.blogspot.com/ Nov 13 22:58
schestowitz They go around India with ‘analyst’ hats saying MySQL has just 1% market share. Frost & Sullivan and Gartner… both in Microsoft’s pocket$. Nov 13 22:59
schestowitz wispy: that’s a faker, I think. Nov 13 22:59
wispy i thought so, wasn’t sure Nov 13 22:59
schestowitz Waveriders.. like Ffake Steve Jobs. Nov 13 23:00
schestowitz Here you had the loser Dan Lyons. Nov 13 23:00
wispy and fake steve ballmer lol Nov 13 23:00
schestowitz He had a blog, but no-one gave a dman. Nov 13 23:00
schestowitz He was crazily jealous of Groklaw Nov 13 23:00
schestowitz His articles in Frobes got him pittance cause ol’ media is dying (I know cause he linked to BN in there) Nov 13 23:00
wispy do you know her? Nov 13 23:01
wispy yeah i saw some of his articles in forbes Nov 13 23:01
schestowitz So he took the image of a famous and liked person (Steve Jobs) and sort of stole his identity to gain attention, which he soon got. Nov 13 23:01
schestowitz Fake Steve Ballmer SPAMs sites. Nov 13 23:01
wispy i used to see spam for that blog all over the place Nov 13 23:01
wispy in the comments of other blogs Nov 13 23:02
schestowitz He leave junk comments in many sites (including mine) with the URL to the blog (not just under the commenter’s name). He does this in ZDNet too. Nov 13 23:02
schestowitz *leaves Nov 13 23:02
wispy can you block him? Nov 13 23:02
schestowitz I’m not sure if it’s a Ballmer wannabe or a Lyons wannabe. I don’t block him;. Nov 13 23:02
wispy so you pity him?  jk Nov 13 23:03
schestowitz Poor Bergy can’t find anything he fancies:  http://beranger.org/index.php?page=d… ( On Zenwalk, briefly) Nov 13 23:03
schestowitz wispy: these people live in other people’s shaddow Nov 13 23:03
schestowitz I try to just report things the media does not Nov 13 23:04
wispy he’s a wannabe Nov 13 23:04
schestowitz I happen not to echo the obvious, so some people think that being different makes it incorrect (which it is not) Nov 13 23:04
wispy so you don’t respond to peer pressure, that’s good :) Nov 13 23:04
wispy i just read the link you posted Nov 13 23:06
wispy he doesn’t see that having many distros give people choice Nov 13 23:06
schestowitz Which one? Nov 13 23:07
schestowitz Oh, Beranger. Nov 13 23:07
wispy yep Nov 13 23:07
schestowitz He rants for attention. As in, well… he trashes people’s work. Nov 13 23:07
wispy how rude Nov 13 23:08
schestowitz Trying to correct it is one thing, but he’s cursing and provoking. Nov 13 23:08
schestowitz I read him for the political stuff. He’s sharp. Nov 13 23:08
wispy let’s allow him to whine.  we can laugh at how he’s not doing anything productive with his time Nov 13 23:09
wispy he should stick to politics, i guess Nov 13 23:09
schestowitz He tries. Nov 13 23:10
wispy good, lol Nov 13 23:10
wispy so have you used ubuntu recently? Nov 13 23:10
schestowitz I haven’t, but my server at work runs it. Nov 13 23:12
schestowitz logger_bot too runs Ubuntu. Say “hello” to logger_bot. Nov 13 23:13
wispy hiya logger bot! Nov 13 23:13
schestowitz He’s deaf/mute Nov 13 23:14
wispy i hear a lot about how more and more places are using ubuntu as servers, wikipedia being one of them Nov 13 23:14
wispy awww that sucks Nov 13 23:14
schestowitz It’s all the same thing. Nov 13 23:14
schestowitz Linux+X=Apache+whatever Nov 13 23:14
schestowitz /s/=/+/ Nov 13 23:15
wispy interesting :) Nov 13 23:15
schestowitz Ubuntu has a good slogan though. Very inviting. Nov 13 23:15
wispy yeah, that’s what made me comfortable to use it Nov 13 23:15
wispy it was the first distro i ever heard of Nov 13 23:16
schestowitz “Linux for humans.. because all those ‘other things’ are not suitable for ‘human consumption’” Nov 13 23:16
wispy linux mint and mandriva are competition for ubuntu, though.  who knows who will win Nov 13 23:17
schestowitz There’s no winning. Nov 13 23:21
schestowitz Whoever contributes more to the pieces and less to integration that’s distro-specific. Nov 13 23:21
wispy good point :) Nov 13 23:22
schestowitz Mandriva contributes more than Canonical to kernel space, which helps everyone, Ubuntu included. Nov 13 23:22
schestowitz Novell is another bugger. Nov 13 23:22
wispy good for them Nov 13 23:22
schestowitz Novell take the pieces and infects them.. with patents.. with .NET, OOXML.. Nov 13 23:22
wispy did they used to help out? Nov 13 23:23
schestowitz Maybe Microsoft could have done a good SCO/Novell mix Nov 13 23:23
schestowitz Rather than ‘plant’ patents they could have Novell shove some UNIX code into Linux… then call “Wolf!” Nov 13 23:23
wispy true Nov 13 23:23
wispy sneaky Nov 13 23:23
schestowitz Novell’s motives used to be different, yes… now they obey the henchmen of Microsoft (Novell cronies and IBMers) Nov 13 23:24
schestowitz IBM gets too easy a ride. They are helping in ways, but harming too… not as much as Novell though. Nov 13 23:25
wispy i had to do an annual report project on IBM last year for my financial accounting class.  i chose IBM b/c they were involved with Linux, and i wanted to know more about them Nov 13 23:25
schestowitz And if I rant in Bob Sutor’s blog, then he read the comment but doesn’t approve. He’s afraid of disagreement getting visible *Boo HOO!* Nov 13 23:25
wispy he should allow all comments Nov 13 23:26
schestowitz I’m gonna do a post about MSFT in a moment (multi-tasking Nov 13 23:26
wispy ok np Nov 13 23:26
schestowitz Give me just 30 secs Nov 13 23:26
schestowitz OK, done. Nov 13 23:27
schestowitz It’s about Microsoft losing about half its value Nov 13 23:28
wispy tough for them Nov 13 23:28
schestowitz Why the ‘obsession’ with Microsoft? Well, no other company fights Free software nearly as hard. Nov 13 23:28
wispy they should focus more on working with free software if they want to do well in the future, but i’m not sure if that will happen! Nov 13 23:29
wispy look at google.  they are doing very well even though they deal with a lot of free software Nov 13 23:30
schestowitz It can’t. Nov 13 23:30
schestowitz It’s the disruption dilemma. Nov 13 23:30
wispy hmmm true Nov 13 23:30
schestowitz There are books with the theory about it… they ignore it until it’s too late and they can’t change without cutting themselves badly. Nov 13 23:30
schestowitz Google is what Microsoft should have evolved to become, but Google was faster and it’s more agile. It has no legacy to protect, unlike Microsoft and Novell (mostly Netware) Nov 13 23:31
schestowitz http://boycottnovell.com/2008/… Nov 13 23:31
wispy reminds me of what i’m currently learning in my business classes: a company needs to transform itself and do something completely different from what they were doing previously Nov 13 23:31
schestowitz Yeah, try telling this to SteveB Nov 13 23:32
schestowitz He still uses an Excel spreadsheet as a _DIARY_ Nov 13 23:32
wispy O_O Nov 13 23:32
schestowitz That’s known as being a technology dinosaur. They need a new CTO or something. Nov 13 23:32
wispy pronto Nov 13 23:32
wispy thanks for the lnik Nov 13 23:33
wispy link* Nov 13 23:33
schestowitz For some reason, BN attracts a lot of people who want Microsoft to pass away. Nov 13 23:34
wispy maybe b/c this site has a lot of info about free software, and that interests them :) Nov 13 23:35
wispy ooo i like this color Nov 13 23:35
schestowitz Which one? Nov 13 23:36
wispy the one i’m writing with Nov 13 23:36
schestowitz I don’t see colours in my IRC clients. Tried using GAIM? Nov 13 23:37
schestowitz Oops. Pidgin? Nov 13 23:37
wispy nope, i didn’t.  i’m using purple, btw Nov 13 23:38
wispy i just saw your post about booting Debian in 14 seconds.  pretty neat Nov 13 23:38
schestowitz Just got mail from the press. :-) Nov 13 23:41
wispy what does it say? :) Nov 13 23:41
wispy i get the wall street journal everyday delivered to my dorm.  since i’m a business major, i *have* to subscribe Nov 13 23:42
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schestowitz It’s an article they do with me in it. They need an explanation of GPLv3. Nov 13 23:43
schestowitz Wall Street Journal is a good paper… one of the best… it’s a shame they require subs to read online. Nov 13 23:43
wispy yeah, i hate it when that happens Nov 13 23:44
wispy cool, are you in the article? Nov 13 23:44
wispy the gplv3 one, i mean Nov 13 23:44
schestowitz Yes Nov 13 23:47
schestowitz Novell and Microsoft will be in it too. Nov 13 23:47
wispy and it won’t be pretty Nov 13 23:47
schestowitz I’m sure they’ll be ‘thrilled’ that the press gives attention to their ‘fan’ site. Nov 13 23:47
wispy i bet /s Nov 13 23:48
wispy lol Nov 13 23:48
schestowitz They throw mud at BN and try to prevent Slashdot from linking to it. Nov 13 23:48
wispy awww that’s too bad Nov 13 23:48
wispy hey, Roy, it was nice talking to you.  I have to go to dinner.  I wish you the best!  ^_^ Nov 13 23:50
schestowitz Thanks. Nice talking to you too. Nov 13 23:50
wispy feel free to message me anytime you want :) Nov 13 23:50
wispy i’ll be back on here soon Nov 13 23:51
twitter Banks cry about unilateral contract!  http://www.mondaq.com/article.as… Nov 13 23:51
wispy see ya! Nov 13 23:51
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twitter The same people who made all of those predatory loans with unilateral clauses now scream when Uncle Sam offers them the same. Nov 13 23:52
schestowitz Subs needed. Nov 13 23:52
schestowitz Is it just restricted to new readers who receive a ‘recommendation? Nov 13 23:52
twitter Boo, hooo, hooo http://www.aabd.org/publications/… letter on Section 5 3 of Securities Agreement.pdf Nov 13 23:52
schestowitz http://www.aabd.org/publications/letters/Paulson%2… Nov 13 23:53
twitter thanks Nov 13 23:53
twitter “Congress could do do just about anything it wanted.  For example, it could increase the dividend on the preferred, or require participating institutions to make loans at levels it decides are appropriate, require them to make certain types of loans on certain terms or to certain socio-economic groups, or stop foreclosing on properties securing past-due loans” Nov 13 23:56
twitter Thanks for the suggestions, assholes. Nov 13 23:56
twitter That’s just the kind of thing the country needs. Nov 13 23:57
twitter Something about this smells though.  I’d rather have laws than a unilateral clause that might not be used. Nov 13 23:58
MinceR gn Nov 13 23:58
schestowitz Greenspan should not have resigns/stepped down in 2006 Nov 13 23:58
schestowitz He should be brought back in… and be SACKED Nov 13 23:58
twitter He should first be forced to re regulate, then be fired. Nov 13 23:59
schestowitz They don’t regulate yet? Nov 13 23:59
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  1. Links 26/05/2022: KStars 3.5.9 and Chrome 103 Beta

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  2. Links 26/05/2022: AlmaLinux OS 9.0, MooseX::Extended for Perl Introduced

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  3. Links 26/05/2022: Kernel Events and Systemd-Free GNU/Linux Distributions

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  4. Links 26/05/2022: DuckDuckGo Increasingly Exposed as Microsoft Proxy

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  5. EPO Celebrates Software Patents Again, Dubbing Them 'Hey Hi' (AI) and '4IR'

    The ludicrous state of the EPO is demonstrated by yesterday’s puff piece about “four million” (merely requests for monopoly in Europe; most come from outside Europe) and L’Oréal, which claims to have “invented” something that was already done in the 1990s if not the 1980s

  6. [Meme] EPO's Monkey Business: Lowering the Patent Examination Bar

    As we shall show in a moment, EPO President António Campinos has lowered the quality of patents and applications; sooner or later he might outsource the job to ‘livestock’

  7. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    IRC logs for Wednesday, May 25, 2022

  8. Heads of Patent Offices Are Immune to Coronavirus

    The overconfident chiefs of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and EPO might love speaking about COVID-19 (in relation to patents), but they do not take it seriously themselves

  9. Links 26/05/2022: Plex Finally on GNU/Linux

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  10. The General Consultative Committee of the EPO Exposes a Disaster and a Lack of Genuine Dialogue

    The General Consultative Committee (GCC) at the EPO deals with unlawful proposals from António Campinos (he’s happy to violate laws, constitutions, protocols, conventions, just like Benoît Battistelli did) and once again the abuses by managers is covered up; it’s as if the Office is run by unaccountable gangsters who arrogantly curse at everyone whilst insisting they’re the nicest people ever

  11. The Latest Letter to Josef Kratochvìl and the Heads of Delegation of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation

    A week-old letter from the Central Staff Committee (CSC) to the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation highlights the nature of a crisis; there's no genuine dialogue and staff of the EPO (i.e. the scientists who do all the actual work) is constantly under attack

  12. [Meme] The Recordings Must Have Accidentally Been Lost While Breaking the Rules

    The EPO‘s “nicest” chief, Monopoly Tony, won’t even mention the recordings…

  13. Links 25/05/2022: ‘V Rising’ on GNU/Linux and Pearl Linux OS 11

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  14. Links 25/05/2022: Librem Tries Another Approach

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  15. IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    IRC logs for Tuesday, May 24, 2022

  16. Links 24/05/2022: nginx-1.22.0 and WordPress 6.0

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  17. [Meme] Divine Protection

    You won’t find Monopoly Tony (António Campinos) wearing a mask at the EPO because the rules of the Office do not apply to him

  18. António Campinos and the Alicante Clique (EPO Management, Appointed Based on Nepotism Despite Lack of Qualifications) Nowadays Exploiting Kids for PR Charades

    The sick old habit of exploiting kids for Public Relations (PR) and marketing purposes is all too common at the EPO (they’re constantly exploiting “the children” to associate criticism of the EPO with demeaning the young and innocent), but the management — which enjoys nepotism and immunity rather than relevant skills — carries on today and it’s being called “inaugural”

  19. [Meme] Snake on a Plane

    The EPO‘s President ‘Monopoly Tony’ (António Campinos), whom you never see wearing a mask (none of the photo ops; he does not even socially distance himself from peers, he wears sneakers instead of masks) during the height of a pandemic, is the "f***ing president"; don’t tell him to wear one…

  20. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XX — Entering Phase II

    We're about to resume the long-running series about the sick clique which ran GitHub until the assault on women became too much of a liability (among other wrongdoings and PR blunders)

  21. Links 24/05/2022: Fedora 37 Test Days and Tor Browser 11.0.13

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  22. Microsoft Vidal, as USPTO Director, Already Plays 'Political Cards' to Disguise and Deflect Away From the Corporate Agenda

    Microsoft Vidal, another corporate pawn in charge of the world’s most dangerous patent system, is using soft-spoken defle

  23. Links 24/05/2022: WAL-G 2.0

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  24. IRC Proceedings: Monday, May 23, 2022

    IRC logs for Monday, May 23, 2022

  25. Unethical Advertising, Published as So-called 'Articles', in CNX Software

    As we noted earlier this year, the CNX team is looking for money in the wrong places

  26. Links 23/05/2022: Broadcom to Buy VMware?

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  27. LibreOffice Conference 2022, As Before, Puts the Keynotes on Sale (the Rich Buy Influence, the Price Doubles)

    Discrimination against the community; talks and mentions are based on money, not merit ($2000 has become $4000 in just one year)

  28. Links 23/05/2022: Kdenlive 22.04.1 and New Alpine Linux Released

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  29. António Campinos Promotes Software Patents Using Buzzwords and Sketchy Loopholes With Dubious Legal Basis

    ‘Monopoly Tony’ (António Campinos) is shamelessly manipulating EPO processes at both ends (sender and receiver) to facilitate the illegal granting of invalid European software patents; we’re meant to think this former EU official and imposter (banker) is some guru in the sciences because he reads a lousy speech crafted for him with lots of meaningless buzzwords peppered all over it (he’s not good at reading it, either)

  30. [Meme] Jorgotta Be Kidding Us, Campinos!

    Monopoly Tony (António Campinos) runs the EPO by attacking the very legal basis of the EPO’s existence

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