Sep. 18th, 2006

oneirophrenia: (Mad Scientist 1)
OK...the new Scissor Sisters album, Ta-Dah!, wasn't exactly impressing me until I got to track three, "I Can't Decide". The lyrics are just awesome.

For the most part, the album is very enjoyable retro-'70s disco/glam kitsch...and that's all good and stuff, but it's nothing to go batshit crazy for like some hipsters have. It's just not all that memorable. Kind of like ELO's first two albums or Paris Hilton's album. Good stuff, but it doesn't really stick with you.

You want memorable, let me tell you: Camouflage's best-known single, "The Great Commandment", has got memorability in spades. ([ profile] aidinslevel, I'm making you a copy of this album as well.)
oneirophrenia: (Victorian Zevon!)
Cisco Systems' chief tech officer Bob Gleichauf calls Windows Vista "scary".


"Parts of Vista scare me," Gleichauf said at the Gartner Security Summit here on Monday. "Anything with that level of systems complexity will have new threats, as well as bringing new solutions. It's always a struggle in security, trying to build for what you don't know."

So, basically...because Windows Vista is a new operating system, it will solve a lot of problems, but no doubt cause others.


Welcome to the World of The Completely Fucking Obvious.

Sure, Microsoft is making the usual noise about Vista being absolutely necessary for the commercial sector, but that shouldn't fool anyone: Vista is being aimed squarely at the home-computing sector. People like me, for instance. I'll upgrade to Vista the second the OS hits the market, because I haven't a large-scale network that I'm worried about bricking due to compatibility or upgrade issues. Vista may be MS's excuse for a "cutting-edge" OS (and, yes, it's very nice and I like it a great deal, but it's not The Next Big Thing in OSes), but the commercial sector could care less as long as the crap they're currently using continues to work, more or less. The entire Waynesburg network is run on MS Windows 2K. Penn State Fayette is still running NT 4.0, I believe. And guess what? There are ATMs Out There still using OS/2 Warp! Businesses don't upgrade until it's absolutely, absolutely necessary. So who cares what security problems Vista may bring about? Businesses won't be the people dealing with that--average end-users like me will be.


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