December 04, 2008

Apple Yanks Antivirus Advice*

Steve Jobs is a little bitch:

Apple Inc. late Tuesday yanked a controversial support document from its Web site that had urged Mac users to run antivirus software because the recommendation was "old and inaccurate," a company spokesman said today.

The document, which had become the focus of considerable discussion among Mac users and security experts this week, is no longer available on Apple's support site. Instead, browsers directed to its location display a generic message: "We're sorry. We can't find the article you're looking for."

"We have removed the KnowledgeBase article because it was old and inaccurate," Apple spokesman Bill Evans said in an e-mail Wednesday.

Bill Evans is a little bitch, too.

I prefer the explanation provided by the article's first commenter:

Apple yanked it because it's bad PR and that's all they've got behind them. They care about their users security less than their image.

When you're selling an overpriced product on the back of a cult of hype, PR is all that matters.

* - I wasn't impressed with the previous flame level so I'm asking for it double this time.  Also, while I'm knocking Apple, I figure I should link my favorite slam ever:  One thing PC users can do that Mac users can't.

His slam on the iPhone is pretty sweet, too.

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December 03, 2008

Apparently the Mumbai terrorists had help

But not just the kind we've been thinking of.

Officials said drug paraphernalia, including syringes, was recovered from the scene of the attacks, which killed almost 200 people.

The heavily built men, who had undergone training at a special marine camp established by the Lashkar-e-Taibat (LeT) terrorist group in Pakistan, had also used steroids to build a tougher physique."

We found injections containing traces of cocaine and LSD left behind by the terrorists and later found drugs in their blood," said one official.
I'm sure no one here has ever done any of those drugs, and so cannot imagine how incredibly out of their skulls bugfuck crazy they must have been.  It does seem to explain how they managed to go on for so long without sleep, though.

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December 01, 2008

Ah Shit! Here We Go Again!

Another bomb blast in India. This time on a train.

The explosion occurred shortly after the train arrived at Diphu railroad station, about 200 miles (300 kilometers) south of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, said District Magistrate M.C. Sahu.

The train was heading from Lumding in central Assam to the eastern commercial hub of Tinsukhia, Sahu said.

While no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, an intelligence official said an ethnic insurgent group, Karbi Longri National Liberation Front, fighting for wide autonomy in the state for the past five years was suspected. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not speak publicly about the details.

The front is one of the three groups active in the region; the other two groups have reached cease-fire accords with the government.

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Are you ready for Senator Bill Clinton?

We could only be so lucky.  The policies wouldn't be any more horrifying than Hillary!'s, and think of the comedy gold.

That being said, I don't think he wants the pay cut.

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