October 19, 2004

Apple's edge: fewer choices

Apple's edge: fewer choices interesting, according to the article not having to carry a price/performace comparison of hundreds of different components and there combinations inside your head has a monitary value. So long as your free time is worth something I guess the difference in the amount of time it takes to price up and compare all the bits that go into making you cheaper DIY machine, instead of going "I want the brushed metal one", should be taken as part of the cost.

So Apples lack of a large product range apparently has other advantages than making sure that they test all the possible combinations, something microsoft can never do (due to costs of hardware) and Linux distrobutions cannot do in a systematic way (being reliant on volunteers for bug submissions), and make it "Just Work".

October 12, 2004

Which OS Are You?

BBspot - Which OS Are You?

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Which OS are You?

Bush cheats in TV debate

suspicious evidence that Bush was getting coaching during the presidential debate, which is the reason that he didn't end up looking like a complete cretin, as he normally does when he opens his mouth without a script.

The evidence being:

Stills taken from the broadcast clearly showing a box and wires that would retransmit the signal up into a wireless earpeice.

Verbal slips, but not the usual enoumous gaffes, as if he was talking to someone else other than the audience, his opponent, or the chairman.

The simple fact that he was performing so much better than normal.