I have just seen something which makes no sense whatsoever.
At www.divx.com you can now download version 5.0 of their software. There are, in effect, two versions - the Basic and the Pro. Basic is free. Pro costs $30, unless you're willing to put ad/spyware on your system, in which case it's free.
Now, think about their target population for a second.
DivX format is primary used for making illegal copies of video.
Say it again: ILLEGAL COPIES.
How many copies of DivX pro do they honestly think they can sell to this crowd?
What happens when you take an artificial intelligence bot and throw my quotes file through it as source material.
Start at: [2002/03/05 15:27:23] MegaHAL: <Kcronos> 18.104.22.168 l:roms p:roms port:21. User: hello megahal MegaHAL: <Assmanhoe> that class will define "hello" will be---->word b = MegaHAL: "hello. User: speak! MegaHAL: <Aerith_ga> speak of the pics are rotfl! User: this is highly surreal. MegaHAL: <Dach1nk> his father looks like a fat girl... Embarrasing to be MegaHAL: highly rewarded. User: Display your artifical intelligence to me. MegaHAL: <Penisman> hey, inferno, i heard you had to turn up MegaHAL: intelligence, the one marked brightness doesnt seem to be able MegaHAL: to kill you. User: but why would it want to kill you? MegaHAL: <Vano> zorbathut: i bet you at 3am) and after like 10 minutes MegaHAL: kissed me and i'll give you the url if you want to kill you. User: I didn't kiss you! MegaHAL: (Bigboi) my uncle says i kiss better than that, i fixed this MegaHAL: guy's computer up the other day, and from the back of a lot of MegaHAL: music. Believe it or hunt that down and burn it for you. User: mmm, fire MegaHAL: <Zorbathut> printf("\"good god!\", betty exclaimed. \"Sam, your MegaHAL: pants are on fire!\"\n\t\"what, again?\" sam replied irritably. MegaHAL: \"This is the center for sexual arousment only. User: oh, go around yourself. MegaHAL: <Gremlin> oh ya i got your e-mail thankyou. Now i just realized MegaHAL: that korman reminds me of myself a lot, and skrekki reminds me MegaHAL: of myself a trip around town and talk all hours of class, i can MegaHAL: refuse, seeing as he'd have to kill you. User: I mean "arouse", not "around", but why are you so obsessed with User: death? MegaHAL: <Aeris_afk> compn:you just lost your ass but if you point it at MegaHAL: the death. User: Even Aerith was never that illogical. MegaHAL: *** Aerith_ga is backie! User: did she ever leave? MegaHAL: <Yuhjn> she would say, "see, there is none. You read from it. MegaHAL: It was really impressive that he didn't leave his real name MegaHAL: first. User: that's not impressive at all. MegaHAL: (Mystic1) monday morning, i go over to the insurance company MegaHAL: where i never found it. It was really impressive that he didn't MegaHAL: fall down. (He was walking backwards, too. User: okay, that's a bit more impressive, agreed. MegaHAL: <Gambit-> moebius, i think they are going to be a bit more MegaHAL: impressive, agreed. User: So show me something of your new-found impressiveness. MegaHAL: <Painbreak> my head is fucking you in the arena... I just sat MegaHAL: there, captivated by its quick, jerking movements, that looked MegaHAL: unbelievably graceful and humanlike... Very unbefitting of your MegaHAL: new-found impressiveness. User: I think it's time for this interview to be over. MegaHAL: You have been greeted not by the time of the interview... I MegaHAL: almost fell ouita my chair. User: Any last words, megahal? MegaHAL: (Swamp|fox) so what did i write my 40 words on? Sun wu kong the MegaHAL: monkey king!@ oh yes, sun wu kong, the monkey king's 67th (out MegaHAL: of 72) magical power is to know about this development nezumi. User: If anyone wishes to talk to megahal, just leave a comment and User: I'll see what Hal has to say about it. MegaHAL: <Mystic1> hahahahahahah zorba i should talk, i have a talk MegaHAL: about this guys i really am. User: Adios! MegaHAL: <Aerith_ga> kinky kabuki wannabe kowaii spicegirl ninja neko MegaHAL: neko wai wai!!
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