Recently there has been a lot of news about the security of Mac OS X. A lot of the press would like to sell the idea that the Mac isn't fundamentally any more secure than any other operating system (read Windows). The reasoning is based upon popularity. Surely the less popular operating system has fewer problems because it naturally has fewer attackers.
Whenever I hear that message I often come to the same conclusion. If my call really was important then they would increase their service staff so I could speak to a human being right away. Instead you wait. You wait while your children fight. You wait while someone rings the doorbell. You wait all the way through an episode of some program you'd never watch on TV except for the fact that you are sitting around waiting. Of course if you finally get service of some sort it ends up being no better than a voice menu system that doesn't have any options you want.
I was reading the news feeds as I sometimes do and after reading an article entitled Bush Defends Calling DeLay Not Guilty I just started laughing out loud. Then it hit me. I have not seen a single comic do a funny imitation of George Bush. I've seen a few body doubles, but they were just NOT funny. Jon Stewart does a lame Bush satire at best. Yet he is hilariously funny. Why? Because he plays off of news footage of George Bush just being himself.
Why didn't I realize this before? All the Bush administration really has been doing is catering to his buddies in Texas. I knew that from the first line dance at the inauguration ball. Did they have a mechanical bull in there? I can't remember. So now that we've taken back the oil "stole" from Texas oil companies isn't it time to remember the Alamo? This article in the Washington Post is just the beginning.
OK, this ranks up there with addiction to video games, addiction to football, and addiction to having sex. Another great New York Times article points the way to the latest fad illness. Quick go read this and get your fix!
By appointing Susan P. Kennedy. In an article in the New York Times Arnold Schwarzenegger is, for a change, essentially called stupid by Dave Gilliard, one of the conservative leaders of the recall movement.
Quoting from the article:
You probably think I am writing about the fact that our Vice President seems to be in favor of torture. But I'm not. Sure it is obvious that Dick has watched too many episodes of "24" and it is obvious he should be punished. He did, after all, swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States and uphold its laws. But for most of the politicians in our government "swearing-in" is just a quaint ceremony.
Does Microsoft Deliberately Crash On Macs?
Spencer Critchley on O'Reilly Net
Tell The Truth Pt 2: Microsoft Deliberately Crashes On Macs by Spencer Critchley -- Wow! Big response to my post, made with tongue only partly in cheek, accusing Microsoft of designing Office apps to crash on Macs. More on my experience as a crash test dummy, plus other perspectives.