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Windows

+ - Windows XP Updates haven't passed Windows Logo->

Submitted by ericrost
ericrost (1049312) writes "When updating a Desktop install of Windows XP that I use at work, the following amusing error came up in the initial download of patches from Windows Update (while updating Windows Update itself).

Is it just me, or is Microsoft completely broken in how they condition their users to blindly click boxes that pop up. Is anyone surprised that the botnets run on Windows boxes?

Sheesh,

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2053/1695373550_ac93bfd4bd_o.jpg"

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Microsoft

+ - MS Works Adware->

Submitted by ericrost
ericrost (1049312) writes ""Microsoft Corp. said on Wednesday it will offer a free, advertising-supported version of its basic productivity software, Microsoft Works, as part of a test program with computers manufacturers."

http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUS N0121019020070802

Well, we all knew it was coming. How do we feel about our Free applications competing with adware?"

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Television

+ - Tammy Faye's Cancer Treatment Ends

Submitted by ericrost
ericrost (1049312) writes "Tammy Faye Mesner's (formerly Bakker) doctor's ended her cancer treatments. I ran across her during her season of The Surreal Life on VH1, and she really surprised me with how genuinely nice she was. Just thought it was a sad story to pass along.

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN0 927384020070509?src=050907_1532_ARTICLE_PROMO_also _on_reuters"
Media

+ - Response to the Orson Scott Card "Climate"

Submitted by ericrost
ericrost (1049312) writes "realclimate.org has had responses to this FUD up for awhile. There have been several links and journals submitted to http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2007-03-04-1 .html over the last few days. Digging through the comments on that site led me to http://www.realclimate.org/index.php?p=11#myth2 basically showing that the claim that every point brought up in that essay is long analyzed and defunct FUD. Unfortunately, its also the crap that's going on in the congressional hearings."

Nobody said computers were going to be polite.

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