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  • I hate computers: confessions of a sysadmin

    I hate computers: confessions of a sysadmin


    I often wonder if plumbers reach a point in their career, after cleaning clogged drain after clogged drain, that they begin to hate plumbing. They hate pipes. They hate plumber’s putty. They hate all the tricks they’ve learned over the years, and they hate the need to have to learn tricks. It’s plumbing, for goodness sake: pipes fitting together and substances flowing… Read More

  • Science tries to explain why you love Apple (and hate Microsoft)

    Science tries to explain why you love Apple (and hate Microsoft)

    Why do people who love Apple hate Microsoft? Conversely, why do people who love Microsoft hate Apple? Science, that wonderful abstraction, may have an answer. A professor at the University College London, Semir Zeki, has proposed the following: love is a blind emotion while hate takes conscious effort to produce. Think of it in romantic terms: Why do you find that girl or guy attractive? You… Read More

  • Hell Hath No Fury Like A Potter Fan Scorned

    Hell Hath No Fury Like A Potter Fan Scorned

    Looking to download a pirated copy of “Evan Almighty”? Better hope you don’t care about what happens to Harry Potter and friends in the final book of the series. Some guy named Len sparked a wildfire of internet nerd rage when he sprinkled the story’s spoilers into the scenes of the “Evan Almighty” download. Now he’s receiving death threats from… Read More

  • You Could Be So Much Better, Opera

    Hey Opera, is your marketing dude freebasing crack-cocaine? Are you sure he’s not? Because I was convinced he was after watching this particular video on your website. I don’t hate you or anything. In fact, I enjoy your Opera Mini browser. But your desktop counterpart leaves much to be desired. That aside, why in hell are you comparing Opera Mini to the iPhone? The iPhone is a piece… Read More

  • Things We Hate About Apple

    Things We Hate About Apple


    Since its founding over 30 years ago, Apple has been one of the most important companies in the tech industry. Having defined the personal computer, mainstream GUI-based operating systems and an arsenal of other gear, Apple has been instrumental in advancing technologies. But for all its accomplishments, Apple also manages continually to be one of the most inflammatory companies trading today. Read More