Chris Pietschmann

husband, father, hacker, entrepreneur, futurist, innovator, autodidact

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OS-tans - these are like Anime mascots for the OS's

A small Internet phenomenon on Futaba Channel, the OS-tan (OS for Operating System, and the Japanese "-tan" (??) which is an overly cute mispronounciation of, specifically a child's slurring of "-chan" (???), a diminutive honorific for a person) or simply OS Girls are the personification of several OSes, most famously Windows, by various amateur Japanese artists. A pure fan creation, the appearance of each character is generally consistent across artists. OSes are almost always portrayed as wome... [More]

XBox II...

1) Hard Drive... Yes!  There was some speculation that MS was going to take the HD out to make it more difficult to Mod. 2) Flash based HD... Yes!!!  It was told to me that the HD was going to be flash based... small size fast access... BAM! 3) No Stupid Dongle DVD playback... Yes!!!  The reason that the first Xbox didn't have built in DVD playback is a simple one, Sony owns the Intellectual Property rights for DVD playback.  Nuf said... 4) Xbox II at E3... Hell Yes!!!&nbs... [More]