Archive for Weekly WTH

Weekly WTH: July 3, 2007

Google’s Next Stop $600 a Share?: One site to rule them all.

Sprint’s Not Afraid of the iPhone: Yeah, right. “We also have PDA phones that are MP3 players if you want to combine lots of features.” ?

Austrailian ISP Deletes Media Files Nightly: Nice. How long until we see the headline “New version of Windows Deletes Media Files Nightly”?

This Guy Got Eleven Broken XBox 360s Before One Worked: One actually exploded? Okay, don’t keep your Zune in your pocket…

Weekly WTH: June 26, 2007

Microsoft Kills Unofficial Project: So….Microsoft really does want us to be stuck with a bad operating system. I knew it!

iPhone Bets: You’ve just got to laught at the last one. “iPhone spontaneously combusts”?

Sony PSPs being Sold For Over One Grand Each: WTH?

Weekly WTH: June 19, 2007

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Book exec steals Google laptops to “teach lesson” about theft: Bad move, you do NOT want to annoy Google. Page rank of zero for Macmillan.com, anyone?

Email Senders Can Pay to Bypass [Spam] Filters: Too bad, DorkMail users (a.k.a. AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail). Get a GMail account!

Wordpress Wins Webware 100 Award for Publishing Software: WOOT! Wordpress rules!

Weekly WTH: June 12, 2007

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ATI Downgrades It’s Tuners: The courts killed the “Broadcast Flag” two years ago. but guess what? It’s back from the dead.

Dreamhost Leaks 3,500 FTP Passwords: Maybe they should change their name to “NightmareHost”. You hear complaints/mishaps a little too often.

Extended Warranties on Dell’s Ubuntu Systems Returning: Now Linux users, too, can be protected from theoretic flying bricks.

Asus to Offer a $299 Laptop by August: “It runs circles around a Commodore 64″ could be their marketing campaign.

Weekly WTH: June 5, 2007

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Google Buys Feedburner: As Aaron M. said, “I just hope they don’t start adding Feedsense on your feeds…”

EBay Snatches up StumbleUpon: Why would EBay want to buy StumbleUpon? WTH! Let me guess, you’ll stumble upon auctions, right?

Second Life “Land” Dispute Moves to Federal Courtroom: WTH? It’s virtual! Hmm…They’d better update their TOS. Otherwise, people could Linden Labs for banning them. After all, they’d lose all their “valuable” virtual stuff, right?

Dell Quietly Drops Extended Warranty Support For Ubuntu Machines: The whole Dell/Ubuntu thing has “Marketting Stunt” written all over it…

Weekly WTH: May 29, 2007

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One Million Zunes Sold, 99 Million to Go: “iPod Killer”? I think not…

Google Turns a Page…In a Bad Way: What happened to “Don’t be evil”? Oh well, they’re still way better than Yahoo. My advice: Don’t buy Dell.

Microsoft Deal Makes Yahoo Buy More Likely: After buying Yahoo, maybe Microsoft will buy MySpace and some other sites I don’t like.

Illinois Raids Wellfare to Pay for Failed Videogame Violence Legislation: I can’t think of a comment for that. Make one yourself (post it in the comments if you want).

Weekly WTH: May 22, 2007

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Flickr = Censorship: Bad, Yahoo. One of Flickr’s founders apologized, but….are the images and comments back?

ReadyBoost is Pointless: Why am I not surprised? How many “innovations” in Windows have actually been useful? Fools, you should’ve bought macs! You picked the wrong company to rule the world!

$139 Linux PC: Wow! 13.5GB of storage? That take only a week to fill up! Now, if they’d add a bit more RAM and storage, it wouldn’t be too bad of a deal.

How dumb does Microsoft think we are?: Very dumb.

Microsoft Integrating Live Search Pages: Cool! Where did they think of that? Oh yeah, here’s where they got the idea.

PHPBB3 Release Candidate 1: How long have we been waiting? I’ll check Wikipedia… What? Only five years? It seems longer than that. You’re too late, SMF is king now.

Weekly WTH: May 15, 2007

It’s time for….the Weekly What The Heck! In case you didn’t already know, the Weekly WTH is where we comment on/make fun of recent happenings in tech.

Microsoft Claims Linux Violates 235 of Their Patents: Patents infringed upon include double-clicking, the lighting of pixels, keyboard input, and the error dialog. Wait…Linux didn’t “copy” the last one, never mind.

MySpace News Not A Success: Really? Who would’ve thought…?

KDE 4 Alpha Gets Cool New GUI: Microsoft will then sue them for infringment of patents.

3 New “Get a Mac” Ads: That makes 3064, right?

Weekly WTH: May 8, 2007

Welcome to the Weekly What The Heck. Today we have some WTHs about Digg, and one about MySpace (bleh!).

Microsoft Tries to Buy Yahoo for $50 Billion: Luckily, Yahoo declined. The last thing we need is a huge “MicroYahoo” taking over the web.

Microsoft Patents the Unix/Linux command “Sudo”: Okay, that idea has been used in *nix OSes for a looong time, and the idea has been implemented in the Mac OS since 2001. How can Microshaft get away with that?

New Laws Make It a Big Pain to Sell CDs: They take your fingerprints and record a ton of info about you…and you can’t sell a CD if you’ve had it for less than 30 days. WTH? What’s next? A photo-ID requirement to buy fries at McDonalds?

MySpace Buys Photobucket: Hang on a minute. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Okay, now what was I saying? Oh yes, is Photobucket insane? Sure they get several million, but they sold out to MySpace. WTH? MySpace is the number one contender for the Redwall_hp Most Irritating Website Award. Most of Photobucket’s users don’t do MySpace anyway? Do you honestly think they’ll continue using Photobucket if they have to become a MySpace user?

Weekly WTH: May 1, 2007

Welcome to the Weekly What The Heck. So, WTH is going on?

Verizon Trying to Patent VoIP, Sues Vonage: How the heck can Verizon sue an established company over something like that? VoIP shouldn’t belong to anyone anyway. In case you were wondering, services like Skype are considered to be VoIP. As FreeToCompete.com says: “Send Verizon an Orange”.

Microsoft Employee Blogs About Switching to Linux: Be careful, you’ll invoke the wrath of Bill Gates. On second thought, send him an email. Tell him about your blog. :)

How to Stop Digg-cheating, Forever: I don’t think so. That would make Digg even less useful.