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  1. The Music Thread.

    Have you listened to Magnificent? I'm so in love with that guitar riff. It 'feels' better than How To Dismantle... ! Solid quality throughout, but except Magnificent and Get On Your Boots, nothing keeps sticking in my mind.
  2. The Music Thread.

    Guilty pleasure I guess. U2 got me into music with Vertigo But to be honest, it's easy to hate U2 because of Bono being such an incredible prick. Doesn't mean their music is bad though. The new album is pretty great.
  3. The Music Thread.

    U2's new album has been leaked. Finding it on the street right now.
  4. Google Knows Where You Are

    Google doesn't track what you read in e-mail, and doesn't track your location. No-one at Google has access to this, and no advertiser partnering with Google has it either. It is encrypted so that it can only do automated context aware ads, that no other human can ever access this information besides you. Google has no interest in having this information anyway; as long as the ads are automated everybody is happy. If Google did do this, they would've been sued to oblivion already.
  5. Windows 7

    Vista Starter was meant for that. But Microsoft is planning to use Windows 7 Starter on netbooks as well, which I think is a horrible choice. Even Vista can run more than three applications on a netbook.
  6. Windows 7

    It says it'll be "available in limited retail stores". To create a feeling of exclusivity for an animated wallpaper I guess... Also, I think Windows 7 Starter is really disrepectful to the consumer, crippling your OS to three open applications, and still have them pay for it... I'll probably be happy with Home Premium or Business.
  7. Microsoft Silverlight

    Yeah, it's included with Windows Live Messenger now too. Microsoft is making sure you're getting their product.
  8. Microsoft Silverlight

    It's pretty annoying Linux has meagre support as well. Although the open source implementation pleases the nerd community, the closed source versions of Flash and JavaFX are actually up snuff in capability with their Windows counterparts. It's surprising how influential Linux users are on the internet sometimes.
  9. Microsoft Silverlight

    It's a mess with the internet now Adobe (Flash), Microsoft (Silverlight) and Sun (JavaFX) have something for rich internet content. Now you need a zillion plugins to surf around properly. To be honest Adobe needs to get their act together because apparently Silverlight and JavaFX are pretty capable packages. Silverlight will be included default in Windows 7 and is available on Mac and mobile devices, and JavaFX is included with Java (including the VMs on mobile phones), so the competition might get rough for them.
  10. The Music Thread.

    What's so shit about Coldplay? Far from the best band ever, but certainly listenable imo.
  11. The sterling is finished?

    I don't see the Titanic as being sunk, but just in need of a lot of duct tape! (Just kidding, it's not that bad). The whole point of the Euro is greater financial stability. You don't need to manage stuff when things are going great, like in the rest of the EU I doubt the Euro will drop as much as the pound; its the currency of the most stable economies in the world combined. We might not have as much control over the currency, but that only means that you can't mess it up for others. Besides, there's a power shift - because of the weak US Dollar, the Euro is becoming more and more the preferred international coin.
  12. Formula 1 2009

    Fail Whatever happened to: ING should really come up with a better color scheme. That new rear wing makes everything look so childish, and has somehow made every team switch to a ridilously huge nose!
  13. Windows 7

    It's somehow not working in Linux either anymore. Really weird, you'd think it's hardware, but it connects to other WLANs fine. It can't connect to the special security which I thought was only a different software implementation. And the WLAN hasn't changed either because my phone can still connect to it with similar settings (and all my flatmates still connect fine)
  14. Windows 7

    Windows 7 is magically incapable of connecting to my uni's WLAN while Vista could do it perfectly. I don't want to change back to Vista
  15. The Music Thread.

    I really like the style sort of industrial, heavy but danceable (kind of like Pop again?). But the song itself doesn't really get to me so far.