Down wid da DRM! PSA via Eris!
July 31, 2006 2:55 PM   Subscribe

Platform Security It’s time for a helpful primer on platform security. Also, our good friends at MoFi want to remind you: don’t buy anyone’s C.R.A.P. Always sound advice, except for you coprophiliacs out there. You guys are on your own.
posted by Unregistered User (10 comments total)

 
Opps, NSFW. sORRY.
posted by Unregistered User at 2:59 PM on July 31, 2006


The first video is funny. The second one is ok. Not sure why you needed to link to, and quote verbatim, the blog post collecting these links.
posted by brain_drain at 3:10 PM on July 31, 2006


The video is complete shit. Devoid of thought.

Here's a transcript:

Mac: Hi, I'm a Mac.

PC: And I'm a PC. You know, today's PCs come equipped with security features like firewalls to regulate network traffic and prevent malicious access.

Mac: Yea? Well. Macs don't get malicious network traffic.

PC: Well, yea, but Macs are like 3% of the market share, so if there's nobody, out there... Oh look, it's Linux.

BSD: No, I'm BSD, I'm not fucking Linux. I'm sick and tired of people confusing us.

Mac: Whoa, sorry dude, it's just you look exactly like Linux.

BSD: Oh do I. I'm as much like Linux as Windows is like OS/2 Warp.

PC: Actually OS/2 was originally developed by Microsoft.

BSD: Yea, I know.

PC: You know you look just like Linux.

BSD: Shut up!

Voice: Macs don't get viruses? I wish somebody told me that before I fucked twelve PCs.
posted by odinsdream at 4:04 PM on July 31, 2006


To all my little coprophiliacs out there, train hard, say your prayers, take your vitamins, believe in yourself and you will never go wrong brother!
*rips shirt off, flexes*

...er...am I thinking of the right guy?
posted by Smedleyman at 4:17 PM on July 31, 2006


Ya know frankly im getting quite tired of this misrepresentation of the facts. Mainly this non-stop tirade against apple/ipod. But I suppose this is the side effect of being the market leader.

The plain and simple fact is that the media companies will not allow stuff to be sold without DRM.

DRM is in fact out of control, and not reality based. And its a sied effect of a failing business model. But the whining against apple is just damned annoying. Let me know when you can go buy a non encrypted movie from a major studio.

The odd thing here is that (well not so odd) that ZDNet is a long standing MS apologist, and anything they say is really suspect. But if they think its bad now.. boy howdy, wait until MS starts selling music with DRM.... how do you like them apples?
posted by MrLint at 4:41 PM on July 31, 2006


MrLint, huh? How is the video more against Apple and not Microsoft or Sony, all of whom are implicated in the non-interoperability morass by it? Is it that he pulls an iPod out of his pocket at the end?
posted by zsazsa at 5:22 PM on July 31, 2006


But I suppose this is the side effect of being the market leader.

I know Bill & Co say the same thing about operating systems.
posted by mkhall at 5:59 PM on July 31, 2006


I do love how the RIAA and MPAA types forced Apple to apply DRM to the music and now they bitch about iTunes being a closed system.
posted by eustacescrubb at 6:49 PM on July 31, 2006


I never saw what the big deal with the apple DRM was. If they didn't allow you to burn it onto a c.d. and rerip it, I'd see why people would throw a fuss. But they allow you to do quite a bit with the music. Without that in place, the music industry never would have allowed legal downloads. The DRM is really just a bone thrown to the music industry.

The only annoying thing about it is that they can change your rights after the fact.
posted by milarepa at 7:43 PM on July 31, 2006


But, Macs don't get viruses. Surely 3% of the viruses out there should be targeting them, or at least .01%!

I love that fallacy.
posted by Sukiari at 9:07 PM on July 31, 2006


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