HP still screwing with warranty

So, the printer (an HP C6380) says that it’s currently “Wednesday, 2010-08-04 21:23:33″.  I just installed two new “564XL” ink cartridges (black and photo black).  It says that their first installation date is “2010-07-30”.  Once again, the date on them is the date that they were shipped out.  I find this disturbing, and a little irritating.  Not that I’d use the warranty on an ink cartridge, but it’s still annoying.

Also, I noticed that these new ones are made in Malaysia (the previous were Irish), and they’ve removed the little clear section on the bottom which you could look at to tell if there was still ink inside.  Everyone reasonable already knows that inkjet ink is a racket – do the manufacturers really have to make it even more blatant?