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Bass Bass Knows the way the wind is flowing.
  • Microsoft posts record profit, blames Windows 7

    ScanIAm said:
    Bass said:
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    too bad for me.  I sold all my MSFT shares a few months ago to pay off my car Smiley

     

     

    MSFT has so many shares out that even $6 billion dollars in profit gets split to many times over the dividend check wouldn't be that high anyway (unless you had a ton of stock, and if that true, nice Ferrari).

  • !!@!THE APPLE TABLET EVENT!@!!

    elmer said:
    phreaks said:
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    Especially when you can get a multi-touch enabled HP Slate with Windows 7 for less.

     

    I predict that the HP Slate will be a failure.

     

    People do seem to want the larger device with pad/slate-like input options, even if only because it’s trendy now that Apple is in the market.

     

    However, IMHO, a fully featured O/S like Win-7, without a keyboard, will quickly become a P.I.T.A. to use.

     

    Screw the 3rd product tier B.S. of the netbook/iPad/Slate, I just want a better design of light-weight, slim-line, convertible notebook, with a quality 13” wide-screen, long battery life, running Win-7... and I’d be prepared to pay over the odds for the right product.

    Companies are already lined up to offer "alternatives" to the iPad. MSI has a very similar looking device that will be out on the market for $500. Unlike iPad, it includes a camera. Might be worth checking out.

  • Bill Gates: We will continue to support Chinese censorship

    CreamFilling512 said:
    Bass said:
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    It's a law, and any ISPs or Google or whoever have to comply with the laws.

    I don't really agree. Not if those laws aid in the violation of universal human rights.

     

    Natural law trumps local laws, even in practice. People have been tried, convicted, and put to death doing things that were "perfectly legal" in their locality.

  • Bill Gates: We will continue to support Chinese censorship

    CreamFilling512 said:
    Bass said:
    *snip*

    It's a law, and any ISPs or Google or whoever have to comply with the laws.

    dbl post

  • Bill Gates: We will continue to support Chinese censorship

    CreamFilling512 said:

    China's not the only country that censors stuff.  Are they going to pull out of Turkey too because they censor Youtube?

    The censorship is happening at the corporate level.

  • Enough is enough! This MS vendor is driving me nuts!

    Sounds like a 419 scam. 

  • Microsoft posts record profit, blames Windows 7

    Harlequin said:

    *puts hand out for a share*

    Apparently 85% of this quarterly results will be paid as part of a dividend, so if you are MSFT shareholder, that is probably not out of the question. If you are a MSFT employee, I hope you weren't one of the 800 they laid off though. Sad

  • Bill Gates: We will continue to support Chinese censorship

    Bas said:
    Bass said:
    *snip*

     

    They're still censoring Chinese search results. How is that refusing to aid Chinese censorship?

     

    That's twice you made stuff up about Google's heroics, and you're even admitting that you don't have a source for this stuff. Please stop trolling. Smiley

    Google is not "negotiating censorship", the are "negotiating the elimination of censorship". You are the one who needs to stop trolling and making up lies. Google has actually taken a strong stand on this issue, I don't see why you have the need try and diminish what they said. It's incredibly lame and fanboyish. This is all while Microsoft's upper management went out of the their way to give a reach over to China's totalitarian government. Fact.

     

    This is Channel9 after all, a place were supposedly can have a two way conversation with Microsoft, including stuff we don't like about what they are doing. I'm sorry not everything Microsoft does is flattering. No need to be so apologetic about it.

  • Microsoft posts record profit, blames Windows 7

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/microsoft-surprising-q2-fueled-by-windows-7-2010-01-28?dist=afterbell

     

    After several quarters of lackluster performance, Microsoft posts $6.66 billion in profit, the highest ever.

  • Bill Gates: We will continue to support Chinese censorship

    Ray7 said:
    Bass said:
    *snip*

    You seem to have difficulty reading what you quoted. From my understanding.

     

    'No longer willing' doesn't mean they've pulled out yet, which is further implied by the fact that they are still negotiating and haven't yet exited the market.

     

    Bas is right, it's not a done deal.

     

    Just a quick correction: He might be right about that.

     

    Google isn't refusing to aid in Chinese censorship.

     

    ^ And he is clearly wrong about that.