Friday, December 31, 2004

Things your new PC does NOT need

PCIe - This AGPx16 was just way too slow.
DDR2 - This Ram is like ... slow, but hell - it's new!
shader 3.0 - Imagine, those stupid ATI card users do not have this!
64bit CPU - It's like ... err ... the double of 32!
ATX 2.0 - Forget 20 pins. Go for 24 pins!
SLI - Real men need at least two GPUs...
BTX - It's not like they just turned the mainboard around...
24 bit audio - I think my mp3s will just sound way better with it.
GigabiteLAN - Imagine: highspeed Internet and gaming!
SATA for your 7200rpm HD.
SATA for your "optical drives".
At least 10 USB ports.
Nforce4, with a small fan. - RISE EXEEM!: "start the new generation of p2p software."

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Michael's Minutes - Open Bid For Netherlands Government (Or how to save 150 million euros) So the dutch administration wants 260,000 desktops software. Linspire costs 5,915,000 euros. Microsoft's is 156,000,000 euros. Quite a difference!!!

Monday, December 13, 2004

Friday, December 10, 2004

Miranda IM v0.4 RC 1 Release Announcement I am using it and works better with MSN

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Why Nerds Are Unpopular : "If you're too cool for school, you're probably not very smart. Some of us would rather build rockets than friendships. [...] It's no wonder, then, that smart kids tend to be unhappy in middle school and high school. Their other interests leave them little attention to spare for popularity, and since popularity is a zero-sum game, this in turn makes them targets for the whole school. And the strange thing is, this nightmare scenario happens without any conscious malice, merely because of the shape of the situation."

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Slashdot | Firefox Users Bad For Advertisers: "during the months of October and November, Internet Explorer users were more than four times as likely to click on ads than Firefox users were."

Saturday, December 04, 2004 - P2P here to stay: Music companies must get real "The international music recording companies are spending millions of dollars in legal fees these days. Their target - the online file swapping business that is allowing consumers around the world to avoid buying CDs by downloading songs and even complete albums for next to nothing. But the aggressive tactics of the record companies' lobby group, the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and its US counterpart in trying to close down file swapping of music seem doomed to failure. Until the music recording industry comes to grip with the fact that its product is too expensive, the file swappers - P2P traffic as it is called - will grow their market."