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The real truth about Microsoft

By Jim Phelps ·
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One of Microsoft's finest techs was drafted and sent to boot camp. At the rifle range, he was given some instruction, a rifle and bullets. He fired several shots at thetarget. The report came from the target area that all attempts had completely missed the target. The tech looked at his rifle, and then at the target. He looked at the rifle again, and then at the target again. He put his finger over the end of the rifle barrel and squeezed the trigger with his other hand. The end of his finger was blown off, whereupon he yelled toward the target area: "It's leaving here just fine, the trouble must be at your end!"

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Thanks Jim

by Oz_Media In reply to The real truth about Micr ...

Hey Jim, that's not bad, unfortunately, at MS it could be true and they would have the entire team try it.I've seen so many people shoot themselves in the foot that I can see reality in his actions.

Do you have any of your music in MP3 or WAV format? A guy at work plays Christian music in his van, home and office all the time, it would be neat to get him listening to something made by a peer at TR.

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My music

by Jim Phelps In reply to Thanks Jim


Thanks for the reply. As soon as I copyright my music, I will get you a copy of it in MP3 or WAV format, at no charge. I plan on copyrighting it really soon (within a month).


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Goo dot hear

by Oz_Media In reply to My music

Finaly someone who actually copyrights their music!
Most people feel that if a studio records it and adds the copyright to the recording that they have copyrighted the music itself. Actually it is the recording that is protected so you can't redistribute it with another label.

Look forward to hearing from you when you're ready.

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Gates is an enigmatic man ...

by jardinier In reply to The real truth about Micr ...

On the one hand Bill Gates is a megalomaniac determined to control the bulk of the computer world. In fact is has been suggested that if it were not for his driving force, the computing would not have progressed nearly so far as it has (read that as"moved forward" rather than "improved").

On the other hand the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest charitable organisation in the world. My cousin, Gus Nossal, is strategic adviser for Gates's program to immunise children in poor countries. Gus has told me, and I have heard this from other sources, that Gates is on record as saying they he will eventually donate his fortune to charity.

So the question is, when will he slow down on producing shitty software, and focus more on his altruistic endeavours?

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I conceed

by Oz_Media In reply to Gates is an enigmatic man ...

I must agree with you Jules that Gates has been putting his money toward th egood of mankind. I despise Micosoft software and don't think I could possibly think less of a company then MS.
As a business owner I spend most of my time in B2B meetings(when I'm not pissing my day away here)and criticize many businesses for bad motives, Microsoft is the WORSt exuse for a company I have ever seen. From the developer level to the operations level, it is really pathetic. MS could be worth double what it is today, and that's a tidy sum to say the least.

What I have noticed is that Gates does spend an incredible amount of money trying to improve the world, feed the hungry and develop programs to better life for many people. Hats off to him for his contributions to society. I think that's what I'd do if I had that much money (or even a lot less). his kids, grandkids, and so on for the next several hundred years are taken care of, now he's putting it back into the country.

NOW....we have to realize that with his MASSIVE income it would only make sense to donate as much as possible, his taxes must be higher than most companies annual gross income, this is as much of a business decision as it is humanity, if not more. BUT the bottomeline, no mattre what his motives for donating money are (I believe it is a business decision) he is still giving it to people and organizations that need it.

It is nice to actually be reminded that MS isn't completely useless and today I feel better about MS. Please repost tomorrow so I can feel good about them once again.

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A little more warmth ?

by jardinier In reply to I conceed

Gus Nossal is probably the most widely known research scientist in Australia, as well as being recognised world-wide for his work on immunology. Gus also told me that on the various occasions that he had met Gates, the latter asked interesting questions.
I rather gather from my cousin's comments that Gates is dedicated to his charitable work, and would probably be doing it even if it were not a tax write-off.

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Bill Gates Charities

by Jim Phelps In reply to I conceed

I wonder if the Jim Phelps Debt Reduction Foundation would be eligible for a sizeable contribution from Bill Gates!

Now THAT would be a charity worth donating to!

(Just kidding. Bill Gates DOES do a LOT of good in his charitable endeavors.)

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by Oz_Media In reply to Bill Gates Charities

The OzMedia weight reduction system needs some dough too! Since I took to home networking, I don't get the exercise I used to when on the road or as a mechanic. The tire hit real fast for a guy who was always thin.

I'm sure BG's been hit from EVERY conceivable angle though.
I even get hit up by charities who figure I'm a big money pit when they see me on tour with one of my bands. Little do they know that I'm no high roller, as most music industry strugglers aren't.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

by zlitocook In reply to Gates is an enigmatic man ...

Is a big tax right off for some one who dose not need it! And he is owner of one of the companys that Bush is tring to give the big tax cuts to!

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Tax Cuts for the Rich

by Jim Phelps In reply to Bill and Melinda Gates Fo ...

A tax cut is when the government digs a little less deep into your pocket. It is not the same as welfare, which is when the government gives you some of the money it got out of my pocket.

If I somehow manage to get to the point where I earn $150,000 per year, the government, using pre-Bush standards, would take maybe 60% of my earnings (they would take $90,000, leaving me with $60,000). Using Bush standards, they might take, say, 50% of my earnings (they would take $75,000, leaving me with$75,000).

Why do certain people complain so loudly about this? Do these people actually believe that if I can earn $150,000 per year, that then it is my duty to open my pocket and let the government dig in?

As far as Bush "favoring the rich",those who say that are unethical and liars. I'm not rich, and I got a $600 tax rebate. The US government has NEVER done that before (given a break to the little guy). Even the self-proclaimed compassionate Bill Clinton gave me NOTHING but broken promises.

One time I got a Louisiana tax rebate - Louisiana had a surplus, and governor Dave Treen decided to give us back some of OUR OWN money.

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