Sunday has been rather interesting.   I hope you enjoy this light relief, tongue in cheek look at the silliness some will engage in whilst promoting a Microsoft cause.  Remember the girlfriend of a faithful MS poster coming here?  I can’t promise you anything as funny or tragic as that (it will be difficult to beat) but heres a little entertainment.  Today we met some new “characters” in the World of baseless Windows promotion.  Whilst I appologise now on behalf of Mr Hussain et al regarding their inability to control their vulgar language, I think inclusion of such behaviour proves a valid point, that being that when many of the Microsoft faithful are challenged, they have to resort to it.

Manan is going to "rip apart" this article.  I hope everyone is looking forward to his impending arrival.
Manan is going to "rip apart" this article. I hope everyone is looking forward to his impending arrival.

Nothing though would prepare me for Mr Hussains “supporters” and without further ado, lets meet the first one: Here’s Manan, he’s going to “rip apart” this post (his words) once he recieves a link, as he doesnt seem yet able to identify where my blog is)  Here’s looking forward to the “ripping” talking of which, we move on to supporter number two of Mr Hussain:

Lets meet, http://twitter.com/Waisybabu you can find his website here: http://waisybabu.wordpress.com/ now Waisybabu is a very brave individual and if you agree with him or not, I want you to take a moment and celebrate the fact that he stands up for his belief.  His belief?  Copyright infringement is OK because in his country he can’t buy the products legally.  Mail order?  The real brave part of his conviction though is that he posts a photo of himself😉 whilst fully admitting to infringing copyright. Coincidental that Manan mentions ripping the article apart and Waisybabu is downloading a rip at roughly the same time!

Unfortunately he does seem to have lost his bottle somewhat, since he posted:

“better to be safe than sorry. There go all my tweeets!”

I presume in respect to his infringment addmitions.  Don’t worry though, I have screen dumps of them, should anyone be interested,  Including (but not limited to) his admition of downloading “How I met your mother” at over 300k per second.  I wonder if he would like me to forward these details onto the TPB cause?  I’m sure they would be happy to champion someone who is so fearless in the face of copyright law.  Who knows, they could use his photo to champion their campaign.

Now meet Waisybabu.  He's got no problems telling you about his infringing on copyright...that is until you point out he can't justify it.   If any agencies want his details (and screen dump evidence) please just email.  This is the second of Mr Hussains "supporters" that came to his defense.
Now meet Waisybabu. He's got no problems telling you about his infringing on copyright...that is until you point out he can't justify it. If any agencies want his details (and screen dump evidence) please just email. This is the second of Mr Hussains "supporters" that came to his defense.

Now finally lets get onto Mr Hussain, the man who I have to thank for introducing me to such a nice range of people.  You can check out his blog/site (which certainly does live up to its name of thinking differently) at http://www.ithinkdiff.com and remember, dont be lazy or ignorant, upgrade your XP at its earliest convenience.

Mr Hussain did make one valid point, I am about to quote some comments Ive recieved by readers of his blog, which as Mr Hussain implies I have no way of proving if they are real.  With that in mind, I ask you to judge Mr Hussain et al on what they have already said.

“…….after upgrading from xp to Vista on the promise of a better system I won’t make that mistake again”

“….who the hell does he think he is, I love XP why should I upgrade”

“…..i moved to mac and have not regretted it…”

“…you’ve found another one Goblin.How do you do it? :)”

As I say though, judge Mr Hussain and friends on what they have typed.  Got an opinion? Please feel free to email.  Please also accept my appologies, I canot respond to all the emails simply because I didn’t expect to recieve so many.

The original article on OpenBytes in regards to XP – 7 can be found here: https://openbytes.wordpress.com/2009/06/27/too-lazy-to-upgrade-to-7/

Ive seen some badly thought-out sites, but Mr Hussain does’nt appear to hold with the idea of free speech and until I took to screen dumping my comments, he had taken to deleting the ones he didnt like and I’m not sure why, since my comments sparked a rare occurance on his blog – people actually started posting on it.  I would hope they keep in mind for the future Mr Hussains views on censorship though.

Now all we can do is wait for Manan.  I am genuinely interested in seeing this ripping apart.

I hope you’ve enjoyed todays characters, judging by the hits I’ve recieved I’d say you have.   Maybe Manan and his blog can carry on the legacy of Mr Hussain.  We will wait and see!

**Update**

Mr Hussain seems to think my latest post was worth deleting, although he has now decided to link to the twitpic.  I have removed that twitpic for two reasons as I would hope people read the discussion here, and secondly one simply has to look at his blog to see who has stimulated interest.  Mr Hussain needs to learn to stand by his decisions, if he thought my post was worthy of deleting then why link it?  It seems Mr Hussain certainly does “think differently”

Goblin – bytes4free@googlemail.com