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What is wrong with Batman Movies

I am a HUGE Batman fan, and have been one since as long as I can remember. Batman, to me, is one of the most awe-inspiring and amazing person (fictional or real) that exists in the history of mankind. Though we all may interpret Batman differently, this is the Batman we know from the DC comics. ...

The new UI of Thunderbird 5 is horrendous!

So last night Thunderbird notified me about an update. I was excited about it and did the update. Once the update was applied I was expecting to see some new features or improvements in the user interface of the application. Instead of anything I was expecting, I was greeted by the shockingly horrendous new UI of the Mozilla Thunderbird! ...

Nokia’s Ovi Suite is a Worthless piece of Crap

I have been a long time Nokia loyal. My first mobile phone was a Nokia and still have a Nokia. No other phone manufacturers' could ever shake my loyalty to Nokia, not even the iPhone. But now it looks like it is being shaked violently like a tree in a hurricane, the hurricane being Nokia itself. Nothing pisses me off more than badly engineered and badly documented software; and to me Nokia's Ovi Suite looks like a product engineered by a bunch of retarded ...

Adobe’s greatest blunder – Adobe AIR

A long time ago, I am not sure maybe four, maybe five years ago Adobe announced they were developing a cross-OS desktop application platform, naturally using Flash and ActionScript as the tools. That got me really really excited - finally I was gonna be able to create desktop applications. I had always felt like an incomplete developer because I didn't know any programming language using which I could create desktop applications, but Adobe's upco ...

Firefox: Content Encoding Error. What’s Up?!!

Since sometime (after I upgraded to Firefox 4.0.1), I often encounter this weird Content Encoding Error. This happens especially on YouTube and some other blog sites for me. And I think it is most likely a bug in Firefox. The whole error message looks like this: The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression. ...