The wonderful porn world of Miranda

Well, check this out. I was just chatting with a friend of mine and he misspelled “sec” for “sex”. Automatically, Miranda changed his last word to the symbol below depicting two individuals performing 69. The symbol does NOT exist in the smiley database as you can see. It is part of the “symbol” library that is enabled by default in Miranda — possibly after installing its most popular plugins, IEView or tabsrmm. Enjoy software responsibility.

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On other news, a Miranda maintainer emailed me trying to defend the excessive plugin architecture of Miranda. Well, the thing is, if one plugin is a bit buggy, it takes the whole app down. And from the moment you have to install 10 plugins just to bring the app to a sane usable condition (himself told me that he uses 42!!!), you increase the risk of making the application unstable 10-fold. And my Miranda installation is currently unstable already.

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Oliver Herold wrote on February 1st, 2007 at 3:05 AM PST:

Yeah but it’s a Windows application, bashing open source because of ignorant developers is just nonsense. You can take Windows and MacOS and you have tons of ignorant developers, but guess what? Instead of bashing them, you do pay them for being ignorant :D


mikesum32 wrote on February 1st, 2007 at 3:47 AM PST:

okay, I take it back.

I thought it was a port like gaim.

There is something to be said for software that is unified in the way it looks and they way it works.

Linux is bad in this regard.


mikesum32 wrote on February 1st, 2007 at 2:54 AM PST:

It’s the linux wayâ„¢


l3v1 wrote on February 1st, 2007 at 11:12 AM PST:

Well, I use miranda on win32 for about 3 years now for all networks I use, with only the plugins I need (e.g. no extra smiley and emoticon junk), and I had a hard time remembering when it crashed on me. It’s my favourite im app on win32, for good reason.


Edwin wrote on February 1st, 2007 at 11:31 AM PST:

I agree with l3v1… Love Miranda, I don’t need all these additional plugins apart from the ones that come with the basic download, no useless avatars/emoticons/smiley bs, no sounds, etc, and it’s damn stable. One area it needs more focus on is better file-transfer support IMHO, too flaky atm. YMMV ofcourse.


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