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November 17, 2005 6:31 PM   Subscribe

dont pirate software cos if you do the cd will keep coming out of the drive and then you will look silly and injure your employer by making him trip over ADOBE RECOMMENDS GENUINE SOFTWARE THXBI [flash]
posted by Pretty_Generic (36 comments total)

 
If you are stupid and L33T, using burned copys are bad?

Is that news? Was that marketed to the stupid L33T crowd?
posted by Balisong at 6:41 PM on November 17, 2005


One of the best Onion headlines: "Adobe Photoshop bought."

Would Adobe be as powerful and ubiquitous a company today if they had put strong copy-protection measures on Photoshop? I bet not.
posted by fungible at 6:43 PM on November 17, 2005


The mouseover sound for the links section scares me. Scares me bad.
posted by Josh Zhixel at 6:45 PM on November 17, 2005


FUCK ADOBE AND THEIR STUPID FLASH WEBITE. THEY CRASH MY FIREFOX AND MAKE ME LOSE MY DATA. I WILL TYPE INCAPS SO THEY CAN UNDERSTAND BECUASE THEY ARE STOOPID.

AAggghh.
posted by lalochezia at 6:49 PM on November 17, 2005


To this, I offer a hearty "FAAAAAAAAAART."
posted by stenseng at 6:50 PM on November 17, 2005


Oh, apparently it's made by the French subsidiary. Everything is now clear.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:51 PM on November 17, 2005


It's odd, the flash doesn't take ten minutes to load. Must be the first Adobe product that loads quickly.
posted by bonaldi at 7:14 PM on November 17, 2005


I enjoy manipulating images of Domukun and kittens with a cool, refreshing glass of Adobe Blue viral advertising.
posted by interrobang at 7:28 PM on November 17, 2005


Who is the target audience for this, exactly? Does anyone really think that people who pirate software will poke around a goofy Flash site that tells them they're gonna go to jail? Not that I... you know... do that... or anything.

By the way, bonaldi wins.
posted by brundlefly at 7:31 PM on November 17, 2005


Adobe makes the Baby Jesus cry.
posted by JeffK at 7:56 PM on November 17, 2005


It's not piracy - it's a "deferred purchase decision".
posted by fleetmouse at 8:02 PM on November 17, 2005


fleetmouse - How very apt. Flagged.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 8:04 PM on November 17, 2005


So is this what's running non-stop in Adobe's Board of Directors?

Whiskey
Tango
Foxtrot
posted by Busithoth at 8:04 PM on November 17, 2005


the best part is that the computer that guy is using is running some pseudo version of OSX, but the video is only available for download in WMV...
posted by keswick at 8:08 PM on November 17, 2005


Who's the hot girl in the background?
posted by afroblanca at 8:16 PM on November 17, 2005


My head hurts.
posted by shagoth at 8:24 PM on November 17, 2005


Doesn't Adobe realize that if we hadn't been pirating their software ten years ago, there wouldn't be required Photoshop and Illustrator courses in colleges today?

To Adobe, I say: Thanks for the great software. I'll pay for it when I can afford it (never).
posted by Jon-o at 8:26 PM on November 17, 2005


Would Adobe be as powerful and ubiquitous a company today if they had put strong copy-protection measures on Photoshop? I bet not.

That, and they just outright bought whole companies to squash competition.

/me misses Aldus and Aldus Photostyler.
posted by loquacious at 8:32 PM on November 17, 2005


Now we'll have to look for copies of this video in the decompiled code for Sony's next DRM rootkit. MALWARIEEEEE.
posted by VulcanMike at 8:41 PM on November 17, 2005


why is there no Adobe OS? or Adobe Bundle add on when you purchase a computer?
posted by Hands of Manos at 10:30 PM on November 17, 2005


That, and they just outright bought whole companies to squash competition.

Have ... bought. Present perfect.
posted by moonbiter at 10:50 PM on November 17, 2005


Man. I remember the last time I tried to install pirated software at work. Such hijinks! The disk kept forcefully ejecting itself across the office! The resulting mayhem was such a source of hilarity for me, my boss, and the tripped up receptionist.

I tell you, once you get a mouthful of home burnt Memorex, you'll think twice about copying a file. Legit software is the new straightedge. I'll get a Nautical Star tattoo to back it up (no pun intended). No drugs, no alcohol, no leather, no piracy.
posted by sourwookie at 11:58 PM on November 17, 2005


The Nautical Star (the new straightedge "X") for those that don't have spikey hair, a castro hat, and a grommeted belt.
posted by sourwookie at 12:06 AM on November 18, 2005


abysmal slapstick
Nice tags!
posted by magpie68 at 1:33 AM on November 18, 2005


what about a video of someone not being able to eat for a month because they bought a legit copy of photoshop ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 1:35 AM on November 18, 2005


Who's the hot girl in the background?

That's Tracey, the account manager! She loves taking coffee breaks with Kevin! She "has the delicate job of pleasantly keeping customers waiting while 'How come Kevin's bozzo printing never want to function properly.'"
posted by EarBucket at 3:10 AM on November 18, 2005


That was awful in about nine different ways. When he said "Adobe" in that sing-song voice I cringed deeply even though I was the only one in the house. Even thinking about it now is embarrassing.

The whole thing is just such a failure it makes me want to stand on a street corner and pass out DVDs with the full Adobe lineup on them.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 3:38 AM on November 18, 2005


Um.

That was just stupid.
posted by jaded at 4:12 AM on November 18, 2005


Wouldn't a Nautical Star have six points?
posted by Joeforking at 4:23 AM on November 18, 2005


Is it only people in the UK that pirate software? Why does this site focus on us Brits?

And what is "the players" section for?

Why did Adobramedia waste its money on this site?


In other news; Home Taping Is Killing Music
posted by 13twelve at 4:29 AM on November 18, 2005


Wouldn't a Nautical Star have six points?

No, the 5 points are to do with an acronym "TPWSK"

Which mean "Tight Pant Wearing Silly Kids"

(which I just made up right now)



I've seen 8 pointed nautical stars on maps near the sea.

I had thought it was summin to do with a stylised way of drawing the stars from the sky which came from the maritime days of past. But it would seem its actually to do with showing your sexuality in a covert way (link1, link2)
posted by 13twelve at 4:37 AM on November 18, 2005


I should point out that TPWSK is an emo joke.

Pish. Just remembered I have some nautical stars on my homepage. Shh!
posted by 13twelve at 4:39 AM on November 18, 2005


I loved when he said Adobe in that singsong voice. It was my favorite part.
posted by OmieWise at 6:18 AM on November 18, 2005


That's Tracey, the account manager!

Y'know, she IS pretty hot. I think I'm gonna go buy a copy of Photoshop now...
posted by afroblanca at 6:52 AM on November 18, 2005


fleetmouse and bonaldi are tied for first.
posted by keptwench at 7:44 AM on November 18, 2005


Open source parody coming in 3...2...1..
posted by craniac at 5:54 AM on November 19, 2005


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