OK, I can understand a joke in poor taste, but since I got modded immediately to Troll I gather than Slashdot doesn't appreciate black humor, probably due to its relatively large Apple fanbase. Time to break my login so I don't bother with comments again.
The Dead Collector: Bring out yer dead.
[a man puts a body on the cart]
Large Man with Dead Body: Here's one.
The Dead Collector: That'll be ninepence.
Steve Jobs: I'm not dead.
The Dead Collector: What?
Large Man with Dead Body: Nothing. There's your ninepence.
Steve Jobs: I'm not dead.
The Dead Collector: 'Ere, he says he's not dead.
Large Man with Dead Body: Yes he is.
Steve Jobs: I'm not.
The Dead Collector: He isn't.
Large Man with Dead Body: Well, he will be soon, he's very ill.
Steve Jobs: I'm getting better.
Large Man with Dead Body: No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment.
The Dead Collector: Well, I can't take him like that. It's against regulations.
Steve Jobs: I don't want to go on the cart.
Large Man with Dead Body: Oh, don't be such a baby.
The Dead Collector: I can't take him.
Steve Jobs: I feel fine.
Large Man with Dead Body: Oh, do me a favor.
The Dead Collector: I can't.
Large Man with Dead Body: Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
The Dead Collector: I promised I'd be at the Robinsons'. They've lost nine today.
Large Man with Dead Body: Well, when's your next round?
The Dead Collector: Thursday.
Steve Jobs: I think I'll go for a walk.
Large Man with Dead Body: You're not fooling anyone, you know. Isn't there anything you could do?
Steve Jobs: I feel happy. I feel happy.
[the Dead Collector glances up and down the street furtively, then silences Jobs with his a whack of his club]
Large Man with Dead Body: Ah, thank you very much.
The Dead Collector: Not at all. See you on Thursday.
Large Man with Dead Body: Right.
FFS people, just hibernate or if you really need minimal boot time, put it on standby.
Don't give me that rubbish about how these power saving modes don't work reliably. They work fine in Vista (for me anyway, heck they work fine for me in Ubuntu), and resuming from hibernation is much faster than Ubuntu's startup time. If they don't work on your Linux rig, well sucks to be you, but that doesn't mean your hardware isn't capable of it, just your distro for whatever reason.
Flamebait post, perhaps, but I wish people would appreciate the fact that fast boots are completely feasible these days, just not necessarily from a cold boot.
Hmmm... I've yet to get the shit beat out of me on the internet
Won't stop people from trying to make it a reality.
There were accusations of hacking and all, but it conveniently left out the discussion that it was a pretty obvious and blatant flaw.
Oh my God. Are you saying that changing one digit in a completely accessible URL is enough to be accused of hacking?
Humanity is hopelessly lost when it comes to common sense.
Big deal. If Windows gets ideas for its UI from OS X, isn't that a good thing?
Means I can continue to enjoy the great commerical software support of Windows with an improved GUI, making it less of a need to bother switching operating systems. Sounds good for the customer.
For goodness sake, the majority of comments I read about Win 7 are almost overwhelmingly positive. Why must Slashdot continue to moan when Microsoft appear to have learnt from their mistakes with Vista? It's fucking annoying.
Frankly this is the reason why I keep using Word. I'm not prepared to waste my time dealing with the politics of NOT using Word. Just install Windows on at least one machine and life will be simpler. It's not a battle worth fighting.
Does this mean Broadcom can finally stop acting like precious little bitches, resign themselves to the enviable and open-source their officials drivers so we can have complete support?
Why must they insist on holding out? It's obvious that if they don't open source their drivers, someone else will. Might as well supply official drivers in that case.
if I were your boss, I'd fire you, because you're clearly lacking in ethical stability
Lacking in ethical stability?
At my place of work this would be cause for a promotion!
Virtual machines baby, boot it up, run the keylogger, run the install up to the point where it gives you whatever you need to install, and then reset the hard drive state.
That works. My tactic is also to write the serial that is produced by a keygen into a text file so that in a future install I don't have to re-run the keygen, I just copy/paste the data safely from the file. Doesn't work for the more advanced keys which are based off a unique hash of the system's architecture, but for every else the text file is perfect. Heck, sometimes a key or keys are listed by someone in the comments of the torrent so that you don't HAVE to use a keygen, which is nice.
The bit about having to public disclose the method used for recovering the data is something I missed, which is probably not worth $500 if it was part of a company's secret strategy for recovering drives. You make a good point.
How the fuck was this modded Informative? What non-geek, who can barely be encouraged to use something other an IE is going to go to the effort of setting up their own email server? And how can you measure the tangible benefits when they could just use something like GMail and get on with their lives?
Do any of you geeks mingle with non-geeks once in a while?
Really, there's no need to wipe it more than once unless you honestly think it will matter. At least these guys think so: