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Work with Microsoft's stuff for a living? Its reorg will mean NOTHING to you

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I would do none of that

I would give Ballmer another 5 years - he's doing a fantastic job for the whole computing industry,

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Azure inhales open source Java implementation

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Sigh

One day you're using lots of big fancy words and diagrams trying to figure out how a calendar works, the next you're trumpeting the very thing you tried to destroy when it seemed such a threat.

What a topsy turvy world it must be in the Microsoft marketing department these days as they attempt to show a leopard can change its spots by somehow rewritiing history. Good job there's no one around to remind everyone of what's really going on.

Oh, wait...

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SAP CEOs are like Highlanders - there can be only one

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Re: Only one?

That's 'cos its a kind of magic.

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Google who? Samsung announces its first developer conference

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"leading windows tablets...even if Samsung execs have been less than pleased with sales"

You're having a laff!

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Surface RT: A plan worthy of the South Park Underpants Gnomes

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They scoffed when Bob called 2013 Microsofts year of hell

No one wants their PC OS.

No one wants their phone OS.

No one wants their tablets.

But never mind it's not all bad news - at least soon Chrome OS users will be able to natively edit Word and Excel docs. Love to see the furniture repair bill in Seattle when that comes to the Chrome browser.

Extoring the Android manufacturers seemed such a great idea at the time. Arrogant Microsoft needs no friends, you see. They won't ever fall on hard times, and even if they did they can just bully their way back out. Can't they? Well, if not, here's some sound advice for them.

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UK parliament presses for pardon for Alan Turing

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Guy Fawkes too

He was right.

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Fever pitch as Dublin tar drop fall captured by webcam

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As pointless as a lib dem manifesto

Whilst the same colour and shape as what the torys are full of.

Perhaps this should be televised instead of PMQ's?

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Nokia wrings Lumia bling fling, but feature-mobes ding stings

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Micosoft similarly bling, fling, ding, springs etc

Funny headline, but not as funny as this :-)

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7.4 million phones = 5 days for Android

A quarters sales is being touted as a success when Android activates that number every 5 days?

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PEAK APPLE: 'iPhone sales STALL' at first sniff of fresh droid competition

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iOS7

And all this is before the royalties to Google are due when they cough up to lifting wholesale Androids look and feel.

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Microsoft lathers up Windows 8.0 Surface RT for quick price shave

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Summertime 2013, and the weather is lovely

We're now halfway through Microsofts year of hell, and it's stories like this and the other one today about them throwing in the towel when it comes to competing with Google in the cloud, that makes me want to crack open a sixpack, pull up a deckchair in the garden, relax and enjoy the show.

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Poor iPhone sales mean Verizon could owe Apple $14bn

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Ahh the quaint old iPhone - that takes me back a few years

There was a time all phones had tiny screens, could only do one thing at once,were totally locked down by the nanny that made them and cost a fortune. You say they're still for sale? That's amazing, but then again I guess there's always some level of demand for a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

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Apple files patent for refrigerator-magnet iPads

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Think fucking different

Remember folks, the patent system Apple bought has the credibility of an MP's expense claim - it allowed the stick through, for Gods sake, so all those fridge magnets you thought you stuck up first are in fact your delusion caused by the famous Cupertino reality distortion field.

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Asperger's and IT

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Re: Asperger's and IT

Seems to affect cops, too.

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Dead STEVE JOBS was a CROOK - Judge

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"dig him up, burn him then pee on his ashes."

Is there an app for that?

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Sleek Nokia Lumia details EXPOSED ahead of Thursday's disrobing

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Re: Several Questions:

Helpful Bob here to remind everyone of all the fun.

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Me got new one, me got bright yellow one

Me show new fone.

People run away. Come back I cry. Me show how brite yellow new fone is future.

People no understand. Brite yellow best fone ever.

Get a brite yellow fone. Show world you are special.

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Samsung asks for retrial on rubber-band

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Remember who started all this

Payback can be such a bitch. And when you're plumb out of innovation, you're merely a one trick pony reduced to bullying n bribing courts on your own doorstep to earn a crust. And that horse is about to leave town...

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Apple creeps up on Android in US smartphone sales

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But ... iOS7 *is* Android

Ok, a cheap copy of the ICS Android of a couple years back but Android all the same.

Paris, for she knows all about fake imitation knock offs pretending to be the real deal.

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Apple files patent for 'Waze-plus'

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Re: Patent(ly absurd)

And to do if after everyone else has done it, but prettier and more expensively.

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Apple - you're mapping it wrong

We've been here before, so why not just leave it to the experts?

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Apple back in court as Shanghai firm takes offence at Siri

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"Siri - define hypocrisy"

"Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie."

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HP confirms it's back in the smartphone business

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Tee hee, snigger snigger, chortle chortle

"Windows Phone 8 might offer some tie-ins with HP's desktop portfolio, but if you're looking to make a splash in the smartphone arena it's better to use an OS people actually want to buy."

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Firefox OS starts third-place race against Windows Phone

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Re: But... but...

Microsoft are in the mobile space?

Why hasn't anyone heard of this - you 'd have thought with all the windows users out there there would be some level of interest.

Oh, wait...

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Apple 'iWatch' trademark filing hints Cook's make-or-break moment looms

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IWatched Sony, Pebble I'm watch etc

Then as usual decided it's about time to catch up, err innovate one so I can get on with my real business of filing lawsuits against those who dared innovate them before me.

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Sony unveils latest attempt at an Android SmartWatch

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Aren't Apple about to innovate one of these any year now?

We'll see one as soon as the photocopiers in Cupertino have been replaced - they were worn out after the hammering they got making iOS7. Well, Android ICS has been out for two years now, so that's a hell of a lot of innovatin' to catch up on.

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Apple said to dump Samsung as chip-baking partner – again

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"Apple said to dump Google Maps for its own internally developed solution"

Hmm, how'd that work out for you then?

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Tokyo beak rules against Samsung in Apple 'bounce back' case

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Re: Score?

Is this like some wierd countries drug/porn/weapons laws where it's legal to own or sell them but illegal to use them? This has been in Android since Gingerbread (2.3) yet Apple dare not, for some inexplicable reason, try their asshat rounded corner bullying shit with Google.

Let's lighten the mood a little by remembering the hilarious embarrassment we all enjoyed when Apple had to apologize in the British Press for pulling exactly this kind of stunt there. Oh but wait... then there was one more thing. They had to think different and apologize again when they were told they were apologizing wrong. Now *that's* genius.

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Google erases G8 venue from Earth: Microsoft doesn't

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Whereas Apple maps has it in a car park in Grimsby?

"Siri, Apple Maps are clearly a vastly inferior attempt to copy what Google does best. Have you any suggestions regarding what we could do for IOS7 in a similar vein?"

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SCO vs. IBM battle resumes over ownership of Unix

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Re: Oh you gotta be kidding....

How Can Any Company Ever Trust Microsoft Again?

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Re: Oh you gotta be kidding....

Once again, the most important feature in all this - who is *really* behind SCO - is totally left out. There's so much FUD involved it's enough to make you want to throw your chair across the room and bury someone.

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Microsoft to open Windows Stores inside 600 Best Buy locations

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Microsoft botnet smackdown 'caused collateral damage, failed to kill target'

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There's only one thing to do...

FTFY

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Nokia, Microsoft put on brave face as Lumia 925s parachute into Blighty

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Are Windows phones still being outsold by Symbian?

No wonder the burning platform asshole wants to kill it off completely.

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Magpie Apple plunders the competition for cosmetics, as egos run wild

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And iOS9, due in 2 years, will have the features of Android 4.2, out last year

It's all so tediously predictable.

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Apple unveils hints of Monday's new-product announcements

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It'll just be the usual Apple catchup fest we've seen in their last few handsets

Now they've had time to photocopy the flat icons from Androids ICS of 2 years ago, its suddenly their newest, greatest innovation.

As will be NFC, which miraculously transformed itself from being something their users "don't need" when only the competition had it, to another of their stunning breakthroughs essential to every smartphone from now on.

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Exclusive Halo game coming to Windows 8 and WinPhone 8

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Windows - now that *is* a name from the past...

Thanks for the reminder - it's always fascinating taking a trip down memory lane. Also, few people outside Redmond are aware Microsoft once attempted to break into the mobile market, but unfortunately failed miserably, so this historical footnote is also of minor interest too.

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Sacked Zynga bods learn their jobs are gone via Facebook

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"The company’s reliance on Facebook for revenue"

Spock: "Fascinating".

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Former Microsoft Windows chief: I was right to kill the Start button

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So, on a brighter note...

Let's see how the new, shiny, improved Windows 8 is doing when compared to that evil crappy old nasty who's name no Microsoft exec is even allowed to utter: Vista. Oh dear...

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Microsoft offers free keyboard covers for Surface RT

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Re: More lipstick...

"Have you loaded Linux onto your iPad?"

Genuine question - since that device is only designed for the primitive one-thing-at-a-time kind of operation seen in legacy systems from years ago, is its hardware even capable of the kind of multitasking a modern OS like Linux offers?

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Re: No chrome

HTC will be pleased then.

Oh, wait...

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Microsoft's Windows 8.1 secrets REVEALED ... sort of

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Redmond orders turd polish by the tankerful

But it's still not enough.

It's nice to see their new official Windows 8.1 line though - "It's like having a ping pong bat shoved up your ass while you try to get on with your work.".

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Microsoft caves to Google, pulls YouTube app from WinPhone Store

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Re: I can hardly believe

@TheVogon "The install base is in the millions."

As is Androids. Every day in fact.

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Re: I can hardly believe

"Haha don't make me laugh."

Well, I'm reminded of the reply Russell Brand got after him and Woss made their obscene phone call prank and he said "All I ever wanted to do was make people laugh".

Reply: "Well Russell, any time you're ready to start".

Same with Microsoft. When they do get round to launching something other than a comedy burning platform, we'll see if its any use.

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Re: I can hardly believe

That's shocking.

Microsoft have some kind of mobile phone out? Why doesn't anyone know about this?

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Euro PC shipments plummet into bottomless pit of DOOOOM

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Re: Amen to that

@Corborg

Microsoft sends its sincere thanks to you and all their other beta testers for helping them fleece you each time you thought you were being such a heroic trailblazer.

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2013: Microsoft's year of hell rolling along nicely I see

I'm quite enjoying watching this slow car crash in a schadenfreude kind of way.

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Apple adds Galaxy S 4 to Samsung patent suit

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Re: When did Apple patent "being better than Apple"?

The S3 is a generation ahead of the iPhone5. The S4 is two.

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Lets see if they get their newspaper apology right this time

It would be so embarrassing if they were told they apologised wrong and had to do it again. And again.

Oh, wait...

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Microsoft splashes big bucks to blast Google Apps

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2 words regarding this famous Microsoft compatibility:

Quirks mode

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