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(Mac|Life)   Apple's new Mac OS makes it extra easy to find Windows machines on your network: their icons all look like little Blue Screens of Death (pic)   (maclife.com) divider line 101
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2007-11-01 01:19:56 PM  
That is actually kinda funny.
 
2007-11-01 01:26:07 PM  
They should leave that in.
 
2007-11-01 01:32:29 PM  
nods smugly.......
 
2007-11-01 01:34:35 PM  
Are they still making Lewinsky jokes too?
 
2007-11-01 02:30:13 PM  
Juvenile.

I chuckled.
 
2007-11-01 03:21:24 PM  
Pocket Ninja: That is actually kinda funny.

This
 
2007-11-01 03:48:51 PM  
I wonder what they have for Linux...
 
2007-11-01 05:13:42 PM  
Scienceman123: I wonder what they have for Linux...

"No route to host, your computer's OS is far from pretentious enough!"
 
2007-11-01 05:15:56 PM  
Scienceman123: I wonder what they have for Linux...

Nothing, actually, since Linux doesn't "do sharing" in the same way as Windows/Mac ... the icons for Windows only show up when it finds a SMB/CIFS share (windows shared files). If you use samba on Linux, you'll show up as a blue screen PC.. if you're using NFS (with zeroconf advertising it), it's a little NFS logo..
 
2007-11-01 05:16:33 PM  
On my network, all Macs are represented by paper clips for all the farking paper clips I ever had to stick into a Mac to reboot it, get a floppy out, etc.
 
2007-11-01 05:18:37 PM  
As a proud window user....that is freaking funny!
 
2007-11-01 05:18:42 PM  
FlatusJones: On my network, all Macs are represented by paper clips for all the farking paper clips I ever had to stick into a Mac to reboot it, get a floppy out, etc.

It's even worse now. They got rid of the hole to eject DVDs.. now you have to get some really thin needlenose pliers and destroy the disc to get it out... or take it in for repair.
 
2007-11-01 05:20:00 PM  
Too bad it's not this version:

www.coolest-gadgets.com
 
2007-11-01 05:22:35 PM  
The guys I know at Apple said that no one had really noticed it before -- because it's normally a small little icon that you can't read. It's only visible in CoverFlow mode, which a lot of people (including myself) find incredibly annoying, so we don't use it.

I'm betting someone put that in there as a joke, and didn't mean for it to go into the final release. I wouldn't be surprised if the icon 'magically' changes after the first software update.

/which had better be soon
//jesus, apple. do you people even QA software anymore?
 
2007-11-01 05:27:23 PM  
FYI:

The newest apple OS also breaks SciFinder Scholar. So, if you're a student or in a research or technical field, you probably want to avoid upgrading.

//Not that you do your work on a mac if you're in a research or technical field anyway (because of shiat like that), but I figured it would be good to warn any undergrads in the audience.
 
2007-11-01 05:32:52 PM  
The REALLY funny thing is that Mac users are so stupid that they have to have a tutorial on something as simple as changing an icon.

Good DAY sirs.
 
2007-11-01 05:44:39 PM  
The only time I ever got the BSOD was back when I used win98. That was almost ten years ago. This might have actually been funny back then.
 
2007-11-01 05:45:14 PM  
Jim_Callahan: FYI:

The newest apple OS also breaks SciFinder Scholar. So, if you're a student or in a research or technical field, you probably want to avoid upgrading.

//Not that you do your work on a mac if you're in a research or technical field anyway (because of shiat like that), but I figured it would be good to warn any undergrads in the audience.


yes, that's right, people in research or technical fields NEVER use macs.....except when they do, which is now most of the time.
my research, as a geophysicist: on a mac
my work, at the USGS: on a mac
my hubby's CS research: on a mac

welcome to 2005, where a good deal of the research and CS work is done on a mac....since it has the unix core. update your trolling references please
 
2007-11-01 05:46:53 PM  
Smug and unprofessional.
 
2007-11-01 05:49:10 PM  
friendly fire isn't friendly Quote 2007-11-01 05:44:39 PM
The only time I ever got the BSOD was back when I used win98. That was almost ten years ago. This might have actually been funny back then.


THIS
 
2007-11-01 05:57:53 PM  
Holy shiat, I knew Mac users were out of farking touch, but JESUS I haven't seen a BSoD in at least ten years!
 
2007-11-01 06:04:52 PM  
My college campus "Switched" this year to Apple, only selling apple computers and laptops in the tech shop, the few Sony laptops they have left are out of date and are on super sale.

Which is funny, because every program that a class may require to be on your computer...doesn't work with any operating system other than XP and Vista, the "course compass" online courses require windows and IE7 to work.

I can't wait till they switch out the lab computers to macs and no one can use them for homework.
 
2007-11-01 06:05:34 PM  
On another note, blue screen of death icon is a winner.
 
2007-11-01 06:13:29 PM  
Jim_Callahan: FYI:

The newest apple OS also breaks SciFinder Scholar. So, if you're a student or in a research or technical field, you probably want to avoid upgrading.

//Not that you do your work on a mac if you're in a research or technical field anyway (because of shiat like that), but I figured it would be good to warn any undergrads in the audience.


god i remember having to try and network mac's in with NAS systems... what a pita.

and don't even bring up the servers- you think rebooting a windows or linux production host to implement changes is a pain, imagine when your production server's support advised a re-install of the OS everytime something goes wrong. you'll want to kill yourself.
 
2007-11-01 06:19:45 PM  
I love Macs but that is cheesy and unprofessional. Totally weak.
 
2007-11-01 06:28:38 PM  
xtex.org

;-)
 
2007-11-01 06:29:04 PM  

I'm usually one to bash apple. but calling this unprofessional is automaton like.

I long for the days when we saw in jokes in mac software. When do we get boris the talking moose back?

ozymandias.com

static.flickr.com
 
2007-11-01 06:30:43 PM  
RandomLurker999: friendly fire isn't friendly Quote 2007-11-01 05:44:39 PM
The only time I ever got the BSOD was back when I used win98. That was almost ten years ago. This might have actually been funny back then.

THIS


Whatever. I've had them with all Windows versions that I've worked with (from OE Win 3.0 to OS XP). I don't expect the blue screen to stop. Linux gets kernel panics, OS X gets .. similar (though the smiley face is funnier), and even flavors of unix crash on occasion. Face it, they happy.
 
2007-11-01 06:31:06 PM  
There's no smug like ismug
 
2007-11-01 06:31:18 PM  
rppp01a: Face it, they happy.

hehe. Happen. Doh!
 
2007-11-01 06:31:22 PM  
Lighten up, Francises. (Francii?) You guys complain that Mac users have no sense of humor, then you get your knickers in a knot over this little joke. Relax.
 
2007-11-01 06:32:27 PM  
puuukeey:

I long for the days when we saw in jokes in mac software.


On Windows machines, the jokes are the software.
 
2007-11-01 06:38:30 PM  
I can't tell you what a mac icon looks like on a windows network... no one around here uses them.
 
2007-11-01 06:38:48 PM  
It could be worse. It could be this:
i45.photobucket.com
 
2007-11-01 06:54:41 PM  
Yeah, they can't exactly use the Windows logo to represent a PC in their CoverFlow unless they feel like paying Microsoft a small fee for each copy of OS X. So they should've done what they did for Boot Camp:

img340.imageshack.us

I mean, it's cute and funny and all, but that really should be an easter egg and not production.
 
2007-11-01 06:59:45 PM  
puuukeey:
I long for the days when we saw in jokes in mac software. When do we get boris the talking moose back?


Where oh where did you get those? That's just... excuse me, there's something in my eye
 
2007-11-01 07:05:38 PM  
Raddamant: puuukeey:
I long for the days when we saw in jokes in mac software. When do we get boris the talking moose back?

Where oh where did you get those? That's just... excuse me, there's something in my eye


Haven't seen Clarus the Dogcow in a while....
 
2007-11-01 07:07:01 PM  
Is it just me or do the Mac servers icons look like flat panel BSOD's also
 
2007-11-01 07:33:02 PM  
Amusing, maybe. Hilarious? You need to get out more.
 
2007-11-01 07:37:28 PM  
I think it's funny. Engineers are people, too, it's good that they have a sense of humor.

Scienceman123: I wonder what they have for Linux...

That's how SMB shares appear, so if your Linux share is using Samba it will get the BSoD, too.
 
2007-11-01 07:58:52 PM  
FuturePastNow: That's how SMB shares appear, so if your Linux share is using Samba it will get the BSoD, too.

My 1TB NAS running god knows what (probably an embedded *nix) shows up as a BSoD.
 
2007-11-01 08:08:46 PM  
No_One_Special: I haven't seen a BSoD in at least ten years!

Three weeks ago. XP Professional. I should have saved the pic I snapped with my phone, but I needed to free up space on it.
 
2007-11-01 08:10:35 PM  
I think it's somewhat funny. On the other hand, though, I haven't seen a blue screen for years now.
 
2007-11-01 08:17:16 PM  
puuukeey: I long for the days when we saw in jokes in mac software. When do we get boris the talking moose back?


I still miss my Oscar the Grouch wastebasket icon for System 7. That was such an awesome feature.
 
2007-11-01 08:18:12 PM  
elpants

My college campus "Switched" this year to Apple, only selling apple computers and laptops in the tech shop, the few Sony laptops they have left are out of date and are on super sale.

Which is funny, because every program that a class may require to be on your computer...doesn't work with any operating system other than XP and Vista, the "course compass" online courses require windows and IE7 to work.

I can't wait till they switch out the lab computers to macs and no one can use them for homework.


This is what happens when the buisness office is getting a reacharound from Apple and doesn't care what crap they cause. Who would have thought that they might want to involve technology people with that sort of decision?

At my school the buisness office signed a non-competition contract with a vending machine company and in the process removed the free soft drinks for everyone in the division. Furthermore, anytime anyone wants to bring food to the office they have to get it OKed as "special event" food. It's pretty stupid when the secretary gets called out for bringing peppers from her garden because it's "competing" with the vending machines.
 
2007-11-01 08:24:38 PM  
Hi,

The Talking Cow Lives!

Click for Talking Cow (new window)
 
2007-11-01 08:28:41 PM  
orrinbloquy: Three weeks ago. XP Professional. I should have saved the pic I snapped with my phone, but I needed to free up space on it.

Used to see them all the time at work. Of course, this was a training job. 16 or so computers in a room, 40 hours a week, 50 weeks a year- you're just betting the odds there. I've seen every crash that can crash.
 
2007-11-01 08:30:50 PM  
Moof!
 
2007-11-01 08:32:44 PM  
Fubini: At my school the buisness office signed a non-competition contract with a vending machine company and in the process removed the free soft drinks for everyone in the division. Furthermore, anytime anyone wants to bring food to the office they have to get it OKed as "special event" food. It's pretty stupid when the secretary gets called out for bringing peppers from her garden because it's "competing" with the vending machines.

You must work at University of Gestapo.

But, yes, this is asinine and juvenile. And I join in the I haven't seen a BSOD in about a decade crowd. Besides, I thought Vista had a RSOD (hasn't crashed since Longhorn 2, so I wouldn't know). Let it go, Apple, let it go.

Do you see Microsoft taking not so subtle jabs at Macs or Linux distros? Do you see Linux distros doing so attacking Windows or Macs?
 
2007-11-01 08:51:52 PM  
Where's a good irony tag when you need one?

/installed 10.5 yesterday
//first blue screen had my attention
 
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