[Beowulf] Sidebar: Vista Rant

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Jul 19 12:22:42 EDT 2007


What you DON'T want is to know what else that radiologist is doing while 
interpreting your x-ray images!

Peter St. John wrote:
> The critique with the line "The Vista Content Protection specification 
> could very well constitute the longest suicide note in 
> history" [Gutman,  "A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content 
> Protection"] is at  
> http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.html
> Peter
> 
>  
> On 7/19/07, *Jim Lux* <James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov 
> <mailto:James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov>> wrote:
> 
>     At 04:20 AM 7/19/2007, andrew holway wrote:
>>     http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2007/01/20/windows-vista-content-protection-twenty-questions-and-answers.aspx
>>
>>
>>     the other foot
> 
> 
>     Note well the following phrases:
>     "...scenario for consumers who are looking to enjoy great next
>     generation content experiences on their PCs "
>     "In this way, the [Vista] PC functions the same as any other
>     consumer electronics device."
> 
> 
>     That's it.. a Vista PC is a TV/DVD player that can also run office
>     applications.
> 
>     (I do find humorous all the references to viewing medical imagery
>     simultaneously with watching protected HD-DVD content.  Yeah, that's
>     what *I* want the radiologist  on call doing.. watching a movie
>     while he/she studies my CAT scan.)
> 
> 
> 
>>     On 19/07/07, Tim Cutts <tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
>>     <mailto:tjrc at sanger.ac.uk>> wrote:
> 
>     James Lux, P.E.
>     Spacecraft Radio Frequency Subsystems Group
>     Flight Communications Systems Section
>     Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 161-213
>     4800 Oak Grove Drive
>     Pasadena CA 91109
>     tel: (818)354-2075
>     fax: (818)393-6875
> 
> 
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