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Perspective
08-27-2004, 12:24 PM
Clicky (http://news.com.com/How+eight+pixels+cost+Microsoft+millions/2100-1014_3-5316664.html)

my favorite part of the article...


A Spanish-language version of Windows XP, destined for Latin American markets, asked users to select their gender between "not specified," "male" or "bitc h," because of an unfortunate error in translation.

Waldo2k2
08-27-2004, 01:23 PM
See, I wish more people knew about that, so that they could see that ms isn't some perfect company that deserves $300 for a new OS. No one should be allowed to charge that much money, and have a slip up so huge in the software....losers.

whackaxe
08-27-2004, 01:23 PM
fun read :)
thinking about it, it might sound petty to us, but it probably means alot more to the people in question.

Waldo2k2
08-27-2004, 01:41 PM
>>but it probably means alot more to the people in question.

that's kind of an understatement, calling every spanish speaking woman a beotch is kind of a big deal...

whackaxe
08-27-2004, 02:15 PM
yeh apart from that one. i was thinking mainly about the indian example. at first it didnt strike me as very important, but imagine the same scenario with texas in dashed lines during the american civil war for example

Thantos
08-27-2004, 02:24 PM
Well from dealing with Latin American women I think its a pretty accurate translation :)

Perspective
08-27-2004, 02:32 PM
Well from dealing with Latin American women I think its a pretty accurate translation :)

my girlfriend is from argentina, if i tried to make her choose between "unspecified", "male" or "beotch" id be deaf in one ear and singing suprano for the rest of my life. ;)

(disclaimer: shes actually a sweetie, but the point still stands)

whackaxe
08-27-2004, 03:03 PM
actually, brazilians in france have a reputation of being unspecified. :p

Perspective
08-27-2004, 08:20 PM
ok, i hate to be the one to vear from latin girls to the OT but this ones pretty interesting too....

Clicky2 (http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5313402.html)


According to the researchers, an unpatched Windows PC connected to the Internet will last for only about 20 minutes before it's compromised by malware, on average. That figure is down from around 40 minutes, the group's estimate in 2003.

[...]

One of Conti's administrators tested the center's data recently by placing two unpatched computers on the network. Both were compromised within 20 minutes, he said.

EvBladeRunnervE
08-27-2004, 08:32 PM
I got compromised in 5 minutes with winxp, faster than I could download the AV patches.

whackaxe
08-28-2004, 03:20 AM
how were you "compromised" exactly?

moi
08-28-2004, 05:22 AM
I got compromised in 5 minutes with winxp, faster than I could download the AV patches.

first rule of any new xp install is never expose the machine to a network until you have all the security patches on it. even after that, probably best not to; keep it behind a firewall or something.