Microsoft single-play DVD story was a hoax

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by randomiser, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. randomiser

    randomiser Guest

    http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1061

    Nice one Mutley, Matt Poole etc. The only thing funnier than an anti-MS
    circle jerk by the usual suspects is one that's kicked off by a hoax story.
    See the indignation ! Read the conspiracy theories ! Watch open source cure
    cancer !

    Don't go giving up those day jobs for investigative journalism boys :)
    randomiser, Oct 5, 2005
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  2. randomiser wrote:
    > http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1061
    >
    > Nice one Mutley, Matt Poole etc. The only thing funnier than an anti-MS
    > circle jerk by the usual suspects is one that's kicked off by a hoax story.
    > See the indignation ! Read the conspiracy theories ! Watch open source cure
    > cancer !
    >
    > Don't go giving up those day jobs for investigative journalism boys :)


    heh, I can't see any comment from MS either way... so whos to say that
    this wasn't a hoax message stating it was a hoax?

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    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Oct 5, 2005
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  3. randomiser

    Chris Hope Guest

    randomiser wrote:

    > http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1061
    >
    > Nice one Mutley, Matt Poole etc. The only thing funnier than an
    > anti-MS circle jerk by the usual suspects is one that's kicked off by
    > a hoax story. See the indignation ! Read the conspiracy theories !
    > Watch open source cure cancer !
    >
    > Don't go giving up those day jobs for investigative journalism boys :)


    While this just goes to prove you can't trust anything you read, the
    same goes for the blog entry: how do we know the blog entry is the
    truth?
    Chris Hope, Oct 5, 2005
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  4. randomiser

    randomiser Guest

    "Dave - Dave.net.nz" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > randomiser wrote:
    >> http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1061
    >>
    >> Nice one Mutley, Matt Poole etc. The only thing funnier than an anti-MS
    >> circle jerk by the usual suspects is one that's kicked off by a hoax
    >> story. See the indignation ! Read the conspiracy theories ! Watch open
    >> source cure cancer !
    >>
    >> Don't go giving up those day jobs for investigative journalism boys :)

    >
    > heh, I can't see any comment from MS either way... so whos to say that
    > this wasn't a hoax message stating it was a hoax?
    >
    > --
    > http://dave.net.nz <- My personal site - redesign in progress


    Nice try Dave. Ed Bott's been blogging for quite a while and has a lot more
    cred than the formerly unheard-of business site Mutley etc were quoting
    from.
    randomiser, Oct 5, 2005
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  5. randomiser wrote:
    >>>http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1061
    >>>Nice one Mutley, Matt Poole etc. The only thing funnier than an anti-MS
    >>>circle jerk by the usual suspects is one that's kicked off by a hoax
    >>>story. See the indignation ! Read the conspiracy theories ! Watch open
    >>>source cure cancer !
    >>>Don't go giving up those day jobs for investigative journalism boys :)


    >>heh, I can't see any comment from MS either way... so whos to say that
    >>this wasn't a hoax message stating it was a hoax?


    > Nice try Dave. Ed Bott's been blogging for quite a while and has a lot more
    > cred than the formerly unheard-of business site Mutley etc were quoting
    > from.


    they both have the same "cred" in my opinion... I'd never heard of
    either of them.

    Google seems to know more about Ed Bott though, although Google also
    knows a lot about penis enlargement and herbal viagra... draw your own
    conclusions.

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    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Oct 5, 2005
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  6. randomiser

    AD. Guest

    On Thu, 06 Oct 2005 07:40:27 +1300, randomiser wrote:

    > http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1061
    >
    > Nice one Mutley, Matt Poole etc. The only thing funnier than an anti-MS
    > circle jerk by the usual suspects is one that's kicked off by a hoax
    > story. See the indignation ! Read the conspiracy theories ! Watch open
    > source cure cancer !
    >
    > Don't go giving up those day jobs for investigative journalism boys :)


    I didn't actually comment on the story (because well yawn), but Paul
    Thurrott's Windows IT Pro newsletter was where I first heard about it (as
    that blog post mentioned).

    It didn't jump out at me as a hoax because a) companies have tried to
    pull shit like that in the past and b) PT usually has pretty good info on
    what MS is up to. I hadn't heard of the edbot before either.

    I notice you weren't exactly jumping in to say it was obviously a hoax,
    and seeing as though you had obviously read through the aforementioned
    circle jerk, I assume you were taken in by the hoax too?

    --
    Cheers
    Anton
    AD., Oct 5, 2005
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  7. randomiser

    randomiser Guest

    "AD." <> wrote in message
    news:1128546481.9484c8894b4bf57819ca339fdb7b6bc6@teranews...
    > On Thu, 06 Oct 2005 07:40:27 +1300, randomiser wrote:
    >
    >> http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1061
    >>
    >> Nice one Mutley, Matt Poole etc. The only thing funnier than an anti-MS
    >> circle jerk by the usual suspects is one that's kicked off by a hoax
    >> story. See the indignation ! Read the conspiracy theories ! Watch open
    >> source cure cancer !
    >>
    >> Don't go giving up those day jobs for investigative journalism boys :)

    >
    > I didn't actually comment on the story (because well yawn), but Paul
    > Thurrott's Windows IT Pro newsletter was where I first heard about it (as
    > that blog post mentioned).
    >
    > It didn't jump out at me as a hoax because a) companies have tried to
    > pull shit like that in the past and b) PT usually has pretty good info on
    > what MS is up to. I hadn't heard of the edbot before either.
    >
    > I notice you weren't exactly jumping in to say it was obviously a hoax,
    > and seeing as though you had obviously read through the aforementioned
    > circle jerk, I assume you were taken in by the hoax too?
    >
    > --
    > Cheers
    > Anton


    Taken in ? What's to be "taken in" by ? Mutley et al were all going off the
    deep end about the supposed evils of something that was nothing more than a
    21st century version of a movie ticket. It was pathetic to watch a
    self-righteous frenzy fuelled solely by the identity of the alleged
    perpetrator i.e. MS. If this had been a Google or Apple announcement it
    would have treated completely differently. Personally I think it's not a bad
    idea and I wouldn't mind paying a reasonable sum for the right to watch a
    DVD movie just one time. Thinking about it a bit I would estimate that I'd
    only watch 1 in 10 movies more than once anyway.

    Cue angry denials, corrections, retractions and anti-MS bile from the usual
    suspects.
    randomiser, Oct 6, 2005
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  8. randomiser

    randomiser Guest

    "AD." <> wrote in message
    news:1128546481.9484c8894b4bf57819ca339fdb7b6bc6@teranews...
    > On Thu, 06 Oct 2005 07:40:27 +1300, randomiser wrote:
    >
    >> http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1061
    >>
    >> Nice one Mutley, Matt Poole etc. The only thing funnier than an anti-MS
    >> circle jerk by the usual suspects is one that's kicked off by a hoax
    >> story. See the indignation ! Read the conspiracy theories ! Watch open
    >> source cure cancer !
    >>
    >> Don't go giving up those day jobs for investigative journalism boys :)

    >
    > I didn't actually comment on the story (because well yawn), but Paul
    > Thurrott's Windows IT Pro newsletter was where I first heard about it (as
    > that blog post mentioned).
    >
    > It didn't jump out at me as a hoax because a) companies have tried to
    > pull shit like that in the past and b) PT usually has pretty good info on
    > what MS is up to. I hadn't heard of the edbot before either.
    >
    > I notice you weren't exactly jumping in to say it was obviously a hoax,
    > and seeing as though you had obviously read through the aforementioned
    > circle jerk, I assume you were taken in by the hoax too?
    >
    > --
    > Cheers
    > Anton


    Would it be pedantic to point out the illiteracy of the original post
    subject:

    "MicroSsoft is loosing their marble with this product"

    D+ for correct use of "their"

    Sorry, couldn't help myself :)
    randomiser, Oct 6, 2005
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  9. randomiser

    AD. Guest

    randomiser wrote:

    > Would it be pedantic to point out the illiteracy of the original post
    > subject:
    >
    > "MicroSsoft is loosing their marble with this product"
    >
    > D+ for correct use of "their"
    >
    > Sorry, couldn't help myself :)


    Wait a sec - you obviously have no appreciation for what it's like to
    have a tight marble!

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    Cheers
    Anton
    AD., Oct 6, 2005
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  10. randomiser

    Max Burke Guest

    > AD. scribbled:

    >> On Thu, 06 Oct 2005 07:40:27 +1300, randomiser wrote:
    >> http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1061


    >> Nice one Mutley, Matt Poole etc. The only thing funnier than an
    >> anti-MS circle jerk by the usual suspects is one that's kicked off
    >> by a hoax story. See the indignation ! Read the conspiracy theories
    >> ! Watch open source cure cancer !
    >>
    >> Don't go giving up those day jobs for investigative journalism boys
    >> :)


    > I didn't actually comment on the story (because well yawn), but Paul
    > Thurrott's Windows IT Pro newsletter was where I first heard about it
    > (as that blog post mentioned).


    <quote>
    Microsoft Denies Single-Play DVD Plans
    Microsoft has refuted earlier reports that it plans to introduce single-play
    DVDs aimed at curbing music piracy. A Microsoft representative told me the
    company doesn't have a single-play DVD initiative, denying a report that
    first appeared in "The Business."

    "It appears there is considerable confusion coming from [the] article in
    'The Business' about features within Windows Media DRM [Digital Rights
    Management] that allow for single-play of promotional digital materials," a
    Microsoft spokesperson told me. "This has been an option for content owners
    to use for some time with the Windows Media format--but not for the MPEG2
    format found on DVDs. Windows Media DRM technology allows for a wide range
    of business models and scenarios,
    but it's important to realize that this is at the discretion of the content
    owner to implement and that the market will dictate whether or not these
    features are compelling enough for consumers to make a purchase."
    http://www.windowsitpro.com/windowspaulthurrott/
    <end quote>

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    Max Burke, Oct 6, 2005
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    Peter Guest

    Peter, Oct 6, 2005
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