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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm

Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
responsibility : which as his employers they must do.

Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
previously have imagined.


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Hadron wrote:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>
> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>
> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
> previously have imagined.

"We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"

Says nothing of a payday.

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"Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:

>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>
>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>
>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>> previously have imagined.
>
> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>
> Says nothing of a payday.

Duh ...


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Hadron wrote:
> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>
>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>>
>>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>>
>>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>>> previously have imagined.
>> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
>> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>>
>> Says nothing of a payday.
>
> Duh ...
>

Oh right you meant after the lawyers and the threats and the submissions
to this court and that. Try saying what you mean.

Yeah right. "Christmas" windfall indeed.

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"Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:

>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>>
>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>>>
>>>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>>>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>>>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>>>
>>>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>>>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>>>> previously have imagined.
>>> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
>>> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>>>
>>> Says nothing of a payday.
>>
>> Duh ...
>>
>
> Oh right you meant after the lawyers and the threats and the submissions
> to this court and that. Try saying what you mean.
>
> Yeah right. "Christmas" windfall indeed.

Are you really this naive?


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Hadron wrote:
> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>
>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>
>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>>>>
>>>>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>>>>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>>>>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>>>>
>>>>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>>>>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>>>>> previously have imagined.
>>>> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
>>>> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>>>>
>>>> Says nothing of a payday.
>>> Duh ...
>>>
>> Oh right you meant after the lawyers and the threats and the submissions
>> to this court and that. Try saying what you mean.
>>
>> Yeah right. "Christmas" windfall indeed.
>
> Are you really this naive?
>


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"Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:

>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>
>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>
>>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>>>>>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>>>>>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>>>>>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>>>>>> previously have imagined.
>>>>> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
>>>>> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>>>>>
>>>>> Says nothing of a payday.
>>>> Duh ...
>>>>
>>> Oh right you meant after the lawyers and the threats and the submissions
>>> to this court and that. Try saying what you mean.
>>>
>>> Yeah right. "Christmas" windfall indeed.
>>
>> Are you really this naive?
>>
>

No detail?

So MS admit to be at fault, they suspend their contractor and all for
stealing and using another companies code and you have "no clue" about
what I suspect will be the outcome?

OK.

Thanks for confirming a long held belief that you are an automaton.


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Hadron wrote:
> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>
>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>
>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>>>>>>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>>>>>>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>>>>>>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>>>>>>> previously have imagined.
>>>>>> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
>>>>>> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Says nothing of a payday.
>>>>> Duh ...
>>>>>
>>>> Oh right you meant after the lawyers and the threats and the submissions
>>>> to this court and that. Try saying what you mean.
>>>>
>>>> Yeah right. "Christmas" windfall indeed.
>>> Are you really this naive?
>>>
>
> No detail?
>
> So MS admit to be at fault, they suspend their contractor and all for
> stealing and using another companies code and you have "no clue" about
> what I suspect will be the outcome?

Nope. Other than your rather pathetic assertion that a "christmas
windfall" is in the offing. Trouble is, you neglected to mention which
christmas. Or are you suggesting that MS' legal department will get
their hands in their pockets to make an [as yet] nonexistent problem go
away in the next 9 days?

> OK.
>
> Thanks for confirming a long held belief that you are an automaton.
>

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On 2009-12-16, Hadron <hadronquark@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>
>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>
>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>>>>>>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>>>>>>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>>>>>>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>>>>>>> previously have imagined.
>>>>>> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
>>>>>> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Says nothing of a payday.
>>>>> Duh ...
>>>>>
>>>> Oh right you meant after the lawyers and the threats and the submissions
>>>> to this court and that. Try saying what you mean.
>>>>
>>>> Yeah right. "Christmas" windfall indeed.
>>>
>>> Are you really this naive?
>>>
>>
>
> No detail?

....he is what you could call a "clueless layman" when it comes to
legal matters. He apparently think that courts aren't a venue for
dispute resolution or justice but that they are some sort variation
on Vegas.

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JEDIDIAH wrote:
>>
>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>
>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>
>>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>>>>>>>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>>>>>>>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>>>>>>>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>>>>>>>> previously have imagined.
>>>>>>> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
>>>>>>> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Says nothing of a payday.
>>>>>> Duh ...
>>>>>>
>>>>> Oh right you meant after the lawyers and the threats and the submissions
>>>>> to this court and that. Try saying what you mean.
>>>>>
>>>>> Yeah right. "Christmas" windfall indeed.
>>>> Are you really this naive?
>>>>
>> No detail?
>
> ...he is what you could call a "clueless layman" when it comes to
> legal matters. He apparently think that courts aren't a venue for
> dispute resolution or justice but that they are some sort variation
> on Vegas.
>

?

I'm very much aware of the ramifications of the court system and what
the eventual outcome will most likely be [a deal] however given the
timetable a "christmas windfall" is highly bloody unlikely.

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On 2009-12-16, Phil Da Lick! <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> JEDIDIAH wrote:
>>>
>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>
>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>>>>>>>>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>>>>>>>>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>>>>>>>>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>>>>>>>>> previously have imagined.
>>>>>>>> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
>>>>>>>> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Says nothing of a payday.
>>>>>>> Duh ...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> Oh right you meant after the lawyers and the threats and the submissions
>>>>>> to this court and that. Try saying what you mean.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Yeah right. "Christmas" windfall indeed.
>>>>> Are you really this naive?
>>>>>
>>> No detail?
>>
>> ...he is what you could call a "clueless layman" when it comes to
>> legal matters. He apparently think that courts aren't a venue for
>> dispute resolution or justice but that they are some sort variation
>> on Vegas.
>>
>
> ?
>
> I'm very much aware of the ramifications of the court system and what
> the eventual outcome will most likely be [a deal] however given the
> timetable a "christmas windfall" is highly bloody unlikely.

The "clueless layman" I was referring to was Hadron.

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JEDIDIAH wrote:
> On 2009-12-16, Phil Da Lick! <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> JEDIDIAH wrote:
>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>
>>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>>>>>>>>>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>>>>>>>>>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>>>>>>>>>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>>>>>>>>>> previously have imagined.
>>>>>>>>> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
>>>>>>>>> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Says nothing of a payday.
>>>>>>>> Duh ...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Oh right you meant after the lawyers and the threats and the submissions
>>>>>>> to this court and that. Try saying what you mean.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Yeah right. "Christmas" windfall indeed.
>>>>>> Are you really this naive?
>>>>>>
>>>> No detail?
>>> ...he is what you could call a "clueless layman" when it comes to
>>> legal matters. He apparently think that courts aren't a venue for
>>> dispute resolution or justice but that they are some sort variation
>>> on Vegas.
>>>
>> ?
>>
>> I'm very much aware of the ramifications of the court system and what
>> the eventual outcome will most likely be [a deal] however given the
>> timetable a "christmas windfall" is highly bloody unlikely.
>
>     The "clueless layman" I was referring to was Hadron.

Oh right. Well your reply was to him so it was a wee bit ambiguous.
Interesting him extolling the virtues of this as a "jackpot". Says a lot
about his thinking really. This'll be tied up for donkey's - even if the
company infringed upon decides to pursue it. They may not.

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JEDIDIAH <jedi@nomad.mishnet> writes:

> On 2009-12-16, Phil Da Lick! <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> JEDIDIAH wrote:
>>>>
>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>
>>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>>>>>>>>>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>>>>>>>>>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>>>>>>>>>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>>>>>>>>>> previously have imagined.
>>>>>>>>> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
>>>>>>>>> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Says nothing of a payday.
>>>>>>>> Duh ...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Oh right you meant after the lawyers and the threats and the submissions
>>>>>>> to this court and that. Try saying what you mean.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Yeah right. "Christmas" windfall indeed.
>>>>>> Are you really this naive?
>>>>>>
>>>> No detail?
>>>
>>> ...he is what you could call a "clueless layman" when it comes to
>>> legal matters. He apparently think that courts aren't a venue for
>>> dispute resolution or justice but that they are some sort variation
>>> on Vegas.
>>>
>>
>> ?
>>
>> I'm very much aware of the ramifications of the court system and what
>> the eventual outcome will most likely be [a deal] however given the
>> timetable a "christmas windfall" is highly bloody unlikely.
>
>     The "clueless layman" I was referring to was Hadron.

Clueless layman?

LOL. Meanwhile its panning out as I predicted.

You really are clueless Jed.


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"Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:

> JEDIDIAH wrote:
>> On 2009-12-16, Phil Da Lick! <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> JEDIDIAH wrote:
>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>>>>>>>>>>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>>>>>>>>>>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>>>>>>>>>>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>>>>>>>>>>> previously have imagined.
>>>>>>>>>> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
>>>>>>>>>> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Says nothing of a payday.
>>>>>>>>> Duh ...
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Oh right you meant after the lawyers and the threats and the submissions
>>>>>>>> to this court and that. Try saying what you mean.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Yeah right. "Christmas" windfall indeed.
>>>>>>> Are you really this naive?
>>>>>>>
>>>>> No detail?
>>>> ...he is what you could call a "clueless layman" when it comes to
>>>> legal matters. He apparently think that courts aren't a venue for
>>>> dispute resolution or justice but that they are some sort variation
>>>> on Vegas.
>>>>
>>> ?
>>>
>>> I'm very much aware of the ramifications of the court system and what
>>> the eventual outcome will most likely be [a deal] however given the
>>> timetable a "christmas windfall" is highly bloody unlikely.
>>
>>     The "clueless layman" I was referring to was Hadron.
>
> Oh right. Well your reply was to him so it was a wee bit ambiguous.
> Interesting him extolling the virtues of this as a "jackpot". Says a
> lot

I did not extol anything. I pointed out that there is a fair potential
for a payout for the people hurt in this.

> about his thinking really. This'll be tied up for donkey's - even if the
> company infringed upon decides to pursue it. They may not.

There will be no tie up. What part of MS admitting responsibility
confuses you? This will be a quick payout and thank you very much. Lets
wait and see ....


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On 2009-12-17, Hadron <hadronquark@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>
>> JEDIDIAH wrote:
>>> On 2009-12-16, Phil Da Lick! <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> JEDIDIAH wrote:
>>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>>>>>>>>>>>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>>>>>>>>>>>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>>>>>>>>>>>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>>>>>>>>>>>> previously have imagined.
>>>>>>>>>>> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
>>>>>>>>>>> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Says nothing of a payday.
>>>>>>>>>> Duh ...
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Oh right you meant after the lawyers and the threats and the submissions
>>>>>>>>> to this court and that. Try saying what you mean.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Yeah right. "Christmas" windfall indeed.
>>>>>>>> Are you really this naive?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>> No detail?
>>>>> ...he is what you could call a "clueless layman" when it comes to
>>>>> legal matters. He apparently think that courts aren't a venue for
>>>>> dispute resolution or justice but that they are some sort variation
>>>>> on Vegas.
>>>>>
>>>> ?
>>>>
>>>> I'm very much aware of the ramifications of the court system and what
>>>> the eventual outcome will most likely be [a deal] however given the
>>>> timetable a "christmas windfall" is highly bloody unlikely.
>>>
>>>     The "clueless layman" I was referring to was Hadron.
>>
>> Oh right. Well your reply was to him so it was a wee bit ambiguous.
>> Interesting him extolling the virtues of this as a "jackpot". Says a
>> lot
>
> I did not extol anything. I pointed out that there is a fair potential
> for a payout for the people hurt in this.

...after a very expensive and time consuming legal battle.

OTOH, if Microsoft is using their stuff then they should be paid.

[deletia]

It's not a "jackpot" if someone steals your house and throws you out of
it and then is later after a lengthy legal fight is forced to pay you fair
market value for it.

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On 2009-12-17, Hadron <hadronquark@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>> On 2009-12-16, Phil Da Lick! <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> JEDIDIAH wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@SPAMMERSKISSMYARSE.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@REMOVETHISSPAMTRAP.hotmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>>>>>>>>>>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>>>>>>>>>>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Meanwhile I suspect the guys at Plurk are probably popping the champagne
>>>>>>>>>>> corks at the prospect of a Christmas windfall they could never
>>>>>>>>>>> previously have imagined.
>>>>>>>>>> "We will be reaching out to them [Plurk] directly to explain what
>>>>>>>>>> happened and the steps we have taken to resolve the situation,"
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Says nothing of a payday.
>>>>>>>>> Duh ...
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Oh right you meant after the lawyers and the threats and the submissions
>>>>>>>> to this court and that. Try saying what you mean.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Yeah right. "Christmas" windfall indeed.
>>>>>>> Are you really this naive?
>>>>>>>
>>>>> No detail?
>>>>
>>>> ...he is what you could call a "clueless layman" when it comes to
>>>> legal matters. He apparently think that courts aren't a venue for
>>>> dispute resolution or justice but that they are some sort variation
>>>> on Vegas.
>>>>
>>>
>>> ?
>>>
>>> I'm very much aware of the ramifications of the court system and what
>>> the eventual outcome will most likely be [a deal] however given the
>>> timetable a "christmas windfall" is highly bloody unlikely.
>>
>>     The "clueless layman" I was referring to was Hadron.
>
> Clueless layman?
>
> LOL. Meanwhile its panning out as I predicted.
>
> You really are clueless Jed.

...you are forever a legend in your own mind.

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On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 16:38:04 +0100, Hadron wrote:

> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>
> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.

This is a pretty funny comment considering Microsoft's origins.  As a
company, they were built on the code Bill Gates stole from another
company's dumpsters.

Has Microsoft changed their ways after all this time?

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Joe User wrote:

>
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8415597.stm
>>
>> Some contractor for MS stole a competitors code. The competitor found
>> out. MS has obviously suspended the code thief and have assumed all
>> responsibility : which as his employers they must do.
>
>This is a pretty funny comment considering Microsoft's origins.  As a
>company, they were built on the code Bill Gates stole from another
>company's dumpsters.
>
>Has Microsoft changed their ways after all this time?

Sure.  Now they use hired goons.   8)

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and how crap MS are doing."  -  "True Linux advocate" Hadron Quark

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There is a very popular book and seminar entitled "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" and while I acknowledge that it's grown into a huge infomercial, there are still many interesting parallels that can be drawn and compared to the FOSS movement. These are the things that I have learned over my 52 years on earth. My own thoughts . 1. NEVER give your work away for free unless it is to a verified charity. Ever...... Suckers in the FOSS world give their works away while IBM is making millions off of those same works. Suckers..... 2. NEVER compromise your standards just to please another perso...

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Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU Emily Jackson (Was RE: Looking for IE (Mac) 4 or 4.5)
My original message is long gone, and even your response has been deleted from the server I am on, but since I forwarded your message to my mailbox, I still have the links you posted. And THEY WORK!. Thank you so much. You have made me, and my friend with the old PPC (and a blank HD) very happy. Dave db5151@hotmail.com ...

about conversion of MS word to MS excel
hi, actually my job is to convert MS WORD tables into MS excel directly.......i.e. contents of 1 cell in word must come in 1 cell of excel......... but it does not happen by the conventional copy paste method..... i want to convert 4000 such pages........... can anyone help me out to do this thing with effective approach. chetan wrote: > hi, > actually my job is to convert MS WORD tables into MS excel > directly.......i.e. contents of 1 cell in word must come in 1 cell of > excel......... but it does not happen by the conventional copy paste > method..... i want to co...

MS Access conversion to MS SQL
Hi, I've been developing a database for a department in a local organisation. The database is in Microsoft Access and uses tables, queries, forms and reports. Written into the forms is vast amounts of visual basic. There are also a couple of macros. In the time I've been developing this database (a year now, as I went back to university, and then finished university and returned to finish off the DB) the organisation I've been working for have decided to start using MS SQL. The department I am working for aren't to happy as not only my database but most of theirs are in Access...

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letter of thanks to RedGrittyBrick for the help he extended me regarding nested layout managers. the sample source code really helped me in understanding how to nest layout managers. the main program to run the application was too advance for me though, but i'll decode it anyway as i learn more. thank you again. -wee ...

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When I started my diploma thesis (final year project) 5 months ago I had absolutely no experience with Matlab. So I was glad to get your support to learn it. At the end, I could actually help other people with their easy questions... Now my thesis is finished and I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all your help!!! You guys are great! :-) ...

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.... will get to experience some of the DFS magic. http://www.geocities.com/dfsmaxgreen/Invoicing.zip DFS wrote: > ... will get to experience some of the DFS magic. > > http://www.geocities.com/dfsmaxgreen/Invoicing.zip > > > > Got to the first line of INSTALL.TXT and gave up - what am I missing? Oh wait, I just remembered - I don't care. -- C. DFS wrote: > ... will get to experience some of the DFS magic. > > http://www.geocities.com/dfsmaxgreen/Invoicing.zip And we can all thank god that we are not among the few! -- Sinister Midget &...

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Hi -- I've looked everywhere, but I am still lost. Can someone help me out? I've changed my footnotes in the preamble like this: \makeatletter \renewcommand\@makefntext[1]{\noindent{\@thefnmark.~~}#1} \makeatother So that's just the mark, two spaces and then the footnote. Bu if I want to add a thanks, this does not follow the rules. I get an ugly little asterisk, indented, and the thanks text. Is there a quick way to have the thanksnote similar to the footnote -- that is, in my case, normalsize asterisk, two spaces and a thank you? Thank you! -- Hans In article <4a1...

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Thank you Quitchat and Touffy for the rapid feedback! Yes, it does work fine in Firefox afterall! When I saw your surprising responses, I checked my FF version. It was 1.0.6, so I uninstalled and installed the newest (1.5.0.2) and it works! Hurray! Thanks for the quick feedback, Ann Ooops... This last post should go on this thread: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.javascript/browse_frm/thread/8522ab6afbcc606a/ebf227adff232b1d#ebf227adff232b1d ("Resize table problem in Firefox for Web App", one post below this one...) I accidentally posted it in its own thread. :(...

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Worth the effort to test the Groups sincerity- virtually NIL ! Stay with PORN guys, the rest is beyond you ! You fall into the weido and "net junkie" catogory, same as APPLE DISCUSSION and CoolRunning. I will keep on looking ! Ernie Lee In article <1151519542.637734.37320@i40g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>, erniemac@comcen.com.au wrote: > Worth the effort to test the Groups sincerity- virtually NIL ! <http://www.rosswalker.co.uk/movie_sounds/sounds_files_20060519_3205813/p ulp_fiction/english.wav> (not safe for work) In article <1151519542.637734.37320@i40g2000...

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Thanks to all those kind people who offered suggestions to sort out the email glitch I reported on 9 March. I tried out many of them and my computer seems to have righted itself. But I was worried that my computer seemed so vulnerable, so I've invested in a new iMac and would be interested to receive suggestions about methods (free or pay- for) blocking viruses and other nasties. I know that Macs supposedly don't get viruses but what happened to my computer looked rather like one! One other thing. I'm puzzled to know how Oxford Macug members recieve notice of meetings, as I can&#...

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Tahnk you to all of you who reply to me : each idea helps me very much !!! Sincerly, Nathalie ...

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Hi Friends Last week i posted following questions related to C Language in this group 1> What is the difference between the standard C language and Non standard C language ? 2> which is better C Lanugage, C under Linux/ Unix or C under windows/ DOS ? 3> Under Linux Platform why Conio.h and and many other header files are not available in C Language Compiler ? 4> Which is latest version of C ? and who makes changes to the language Syntax and Add new features or upgrade the language ? I am thankful to all those members who posted reply to these questions and tried to solve my ...

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Five years ago this month I started writing for Micro Mart; it was a retro computer column I had undertaken, but unlike others, I was given a free hand as to what to write about. So, I choose to focus on home- brew software development, new(ish) hardware, hardware hacks and anything else "geeky" that interested me, and importantly not what would be considered as "commercial retro". So, I'd just like to say a thank-you to all of those people who work for free and have helped me fill the pages over the years. You know who you are. It has really been your column, and I...

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Thanks to all who provided solutions. Problem solved. ______________________________________________________ Get Paid... With Your Free Email at http://www.zwallet.com/index.html?user=leawellsolutions ...

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Sorry, I haven't said thanks directly to anyone over the past few days for answering my questions. I just want to say thanks and it's very appreciated, as I am going crazy with this conference paper which is restricted to 6 pages. Thanks. David ...