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Braindead TechCast EP 113: Real men can pet their mouse

Our English may suck and our grammar may drive people nuts but at least we do what we do with passion and without destroying any movie or television analogies.

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Braindead TechCast EP 109: Bored with Flipboard but is it legal?

I’m not sure what happened to Sean at one point during the show but he managed to fight his way out of the fog and return just in time for a fun conversation about movies. Don’t worry they are tech related.

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You just had to know this kind of crap was coming

One of the more interesting arguments I have heard lately comes from Charles Arthur at the Guardian where he suggests that the closed system typified by Apple and its recently released iPad is the way that the web should be going. His reasoning of course is because of all the badness that the openness of the Windows platform has caused us.

In short, closed proprietary systems are good.  Open inexpensive systems are bad. The iPad is the answer to our security concerns. Windows is to blame for everything that is going wrong (never mind the people using it).

WTF?

Look I agree that Windows has been a major weakness with web security but that has to be looked at with the understanding that the Windows platform has the largest user base in the world. Anything with the kind of attention that Windows has is bound to be attacked.

But to suggest that we should all give up the openness that comes with that platform in favor of using computers and other electronic gadgets from Apple just because it is ruled with an iron fist is … well .. brain dead and to suggest it as a viable alternative is just plain stupid.

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