Vista tries to catch up

Microsoft is issuing a patch for the troubled latest version of the windows operating system, Vista, to “address issues of reliability, performance, and stability.” Really? Is that all?

No doubt they’re worried now that Apple has released their latest OS, Leopard, to rave reviews.

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5 Responses to Vista tries to catch up

  1. LOL pwned

    Wondowz is teh sux!!1!1!!!11

  2. Eric Wolff says:

    The Oyster’s Garter is in no way sponsored by Apple or Apple products. But we do lurrrve them. :)

  3. kevin z says:

    The spineless raise tentacles, claws and cilia in avid support of Macs. Only dumb backboned furry lactating things use faulty spyware harboring inefficient waste of …. blah blah blah

    Just ordered the departmental license of Leopard for the lab! Can’t wait to try out Boot Camp. Parallels is so slow. Although i’m going to ditc using Win XP and move to Linux with WINE when I find the time.

  4. HI,
    I think it’s you, but is it ? Are you the masked Tuba player from Vestavia ?
    if it’s you , please let me know, I thought you would have a wbsite but I did not know that you where in San Deigo, I was in your super city back in 1995 but i think you where in D.C. If it you are you drop me a line.

    Thanks,
    Mouseman

  5. Ricky says:

    1. Today’s faith/religion might just become sicence in future centuries/millennia. Or it might not be.2. Scientists are not calm, rational, cool people in my experience. Some are extremely political, spiteful, greedy, hate-filled and jealous. To presume sicence does not enjoy some aspects of politics is to presume a black and white world, when the reality is shades of grey.3. Most scientists are not paradigm shifters for the simple reason that to understand when paradigm shifting is timely requires a great deal of insight, luck or both. Which means you are either a world-leading professor or a young arrogant know-it-all. Usually. So I wouldn’t trash all those who aspire honestly but won’t be Einsteins, Cricks or Krotos.4. If scientists are funded by politicians, then usually when the chips are down, the politicians win in the short term. It’s only if scientists are funded by independent wealth/foundations that true independence is possible. And those organisations too are not free of ego, agendas and power battles ..5. It’s possible to use scientific thought in politics. But only if you play the long game and are extremly astute in measuring the public mood. And if you are prepared to forgo personal power to remain true to sicence if the mood changes 6. When sicence is clearly applicable in society, business comes in in the way it should.7. But when the sicence is too early and may be for a whole generation, it is tempting to find a way to the end of the rainbow’. Particularly if the ICT and life sicences guys are now multimillionaires 8. Science sometimes goes down blind alleys. And if the powers that be did that, then as a young scientist you’d be courageous not to follow them if you want that postdoctoral fellowship.Not to put too fine a point on it, the scientific method is imperfect and imperfections can last a generation or more sometimes.But usually, in the end, sicence wins.Unless totalitarian states return.

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