Then you might want to consider installing it on an Apple...
PC World - In Pictures: The Most Notable Notebooks of 2007:
The fastest Windows Vista notebook we've tested this year is a Mac. Try that again: The fastest Windows Vista notebook we've tested this year--or for that matter, ever--is a Mac. Not a Dell, not a Toshiba, not even an Alienware. The $2419 (plus the price of a copy of Windows Vista, of course) MacBook Pro's PC WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score of 88 beats Gateway's E-265M by a single point, but the MacBook's score is far more impressive simply because Apple couldn't care less whether you run Windows.
Being of the couldn't really care less brigade within the ongoing Holy War between Mac fanatics and the rest of the world (yes, there are Windows fanboys, I understand them even less, at least Mac fanboys have an excuse), well, that's just weird. A machine not designed in any way for the latest M$ release outperforms the best of the best of those that were?

I'm sure that there's some weird alterno-verse where this makes sense. And in this world, the only person I've ever killfiled in Gmail is probably worshipped as a deity of some kind.
OK then; I've got so behind posting stuff that hald the links I stored are done already. Meh, have some of the best/more recent while I keep sorting things out.

Softpedia reports that Windows Vista is essentially spyware and Microsoft will be able to track a big chunk of what you do; yes, they're unlikely to pick on individuals, but the EULA gives them carte blanche to give everything away.

Cthuugle--the H. P. Lovecraft search engine. Do Werewolves Roam The Woods Of England? Probably not, but some interesting stuff, even if the guy writing it is a bit, shall we say, touched? How about instead a bunch of 3-D Starmaps? So very very cool.

Reading this Register article on Conservapedia I discover the wonder that is RationalWiki, a slightly satirical riposte to the loons and their delusions. Conservapedia has managed to clean up all the blatant vandalism that it got hit with soon after it launched. Now the edits are much more subtle.

On the subject of wikis, anyone fancy a game of Wikington Crescent? Very very silly way to kill time, but you never know. [ profile] sunflowerkits recently attended a Gothic Bellydance workshop and has videos of some of the teachers dancing; it is actually very impressive, and I'm not just saying that because they're also quite hot.

On to a bit of politics. My old friend [ profile] paulatpingu compares Gordon Brown's position to that of Londo Mollari. Yes, that Londo Mollari, the one with the silly hair and the tentacle penis. Scarily, he's actually got a point, although as I commented there it's not going to happen any time soon.

Silliness. Turn the subjects from any feed (including your public LJ posts) and burn them into Lol!cats. Results can vary between the impressive, the funny and the downright stupid. And of course there's an online macro generator, which even works from LJ userpics. Yes, I've ued it, and it's actually not a bad overall tool for quick-and-dirty actual design work.

Lastly? How about a survivors guide to Doctor Who fandom? So very true, especially the Rose-fen; I only really started follwing the online fans since Torchwood started, and seriously, they scare me. Especially the Jack/anto shippers. SRSLY, they're warped. Not interested? Ok, how about an economic argument against the smoking ban combined with an assertion that passive smoking isn't actually dangerous. Ok, that last comes from the Torygraph, and is thus a little sus, but not hugely, the science he researches is real, and I remain of the opinion that car exhaust fumes do more damage than someone else's smoke ever will.

Not bad that, cleaned 16 links out of the folder. You really don't want to know how many there are in total. Trust me on this. Oh, look at that, I've managed to do that silly Doctor Who quote meme without even trying. Bargain.
But then I read this. [ profile] theweaselking writes a guide to unlocking your Nokia mobile:
For the record, if any of you ever get a Nokia CDMA phone locked with idiotware, such as those provided by Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile, intended to make you pay them $4 per use for the privilege of using a feature that's supposed to be built into the phone, the fix is simple
Yup, the guy I get half my links from just became the main link. No idea if it'd work anywhere but Canada, and it is for Nokia phones (I'm in the hate part of the love/hate thing on their UI) but still.

As we're at it: Time consuming and silly flash game. And by time consuming, I mean cool fun, naturally.

From [ profile] spiritof1976, I Just Wanna Look At Your Poo, a tribute to a certain, ahem, nutritionist.

Oh yeah. Three damn fine articles on why you should never install Vista, ever, nor buy a machine with it on. I'm thinking Ubuntu or similar will be ready to make a breakthrough into mainstream usage about, oh a month after Vista gets panned by everyone post-release? Michael Geist - Vista's Fine Print, Microsoft Vista tightens copyright rules & Vista Licence For Lawyers - Granizada.

I mean, seriously, they've installed stuff to degrade the quality of your stuff, slow you down and delete your software without asking? Ouch. Yes, I'm still on XP, and it's a year since I last failed to install Ubuntu. I'm thinking that they'll have an easier install by the time I'm ready to try again, but XP'll be fine for awhile yet. Vista's dead for power users, which mean it'll die in a lot of other uses after that.
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