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Useless birthday analysis

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Whether we believe in horoscopes, numerology, and the like, there's one thing we can probably all agree on: MB Birthday Number stinks.

Rarely do we come across a piece of software that is so abjectly useless. The program promises to "give an insight into the middle years of your life. It also tells you about the various talents you possess." The program allegedly accomplishes this by analyzing your date of birth, and it has you enter your full name and the month, date, and year you were born, we suppose to create the illusion that users are entering "data" that's going to be "analyzed." In fact, the only piece of data that MB Birthday Number "analyzes" is the day of the month. If you were born on January 8, 1942, or July 8, 2007--or any other month and year on the eighth--you get the same four-sentence description of yourself. And so it goes for the other days of the month. The fact that the four menu options at the top of the interface are File, Help, Donate, and Make Money Online says a lot about the true purpose of this program. Users are encouraged to "co-brand" the software with Mystic Board, the software's publisher, to drive traffic to the user's Web site. The program is really just a thinly veiled advertisement for Mystic Board.

The program has a 30-day trial period, which is 29 days too long. It installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal. We do not recommend this program.

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