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Re: [News] Open Source (and Linux) in Telecommunication

  • Subject: Re: [News] Open Source (and Linux) in Telecommunication
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 12:25:58 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / ISBE, Manchester University / ITS / Netscape / MCC
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__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Monday 23 October 2006 07:24 \__

> begin  oe_protect.scr
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> __/ [ Jim Richardson ] on Saturday 14 October 2006 22:34 \__
>>> On Sat, 14 Oct 2006 00:52:41 +0200,
>>>  Peter Köhlmann <peter.koehlmann@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Kier wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, 13 Oct 2006 16:54:48 -0500, Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
>>>>>> Aint it just?
>>>>> Yes, it's just astonishing how petty you can be, Erik.
>>>> Erik thinks that by quoting whole posts, without snipping anything, and
>>>> adding single lines of garbage, he will "show us"
>>>> He does. He is showing us that no matter how dumb you think MS using
>>>> cretins really are, you are way off base. They are *much* dumber than
>>>> you can imagine
>>>> Add to that his "me too" relationship to flatfish, and you get an idea
>>>> how low this scum has sunken
>>> It's really looking like Erik went on a bender, and is posting while
>>> drunk, or maybe he's on some meds that affect higher brain function?
>> Okay, the local news server is back online, so I can finally catch up with
>> posts. Brilliant!
> Ahh, excellent.  Wilkommen!

I suspect that all messages between the 17th and the 22nd are lost though. I
read quite a few through G2, but missed the majority of those followups
(including direct ones)... an uneasy feeling.

>> Erik's benders seem to have been replaced by depression and his recent
>> absence indicates that he has been sent to a rehab clinic. I continue to
>> wonder where Microsoft finds these people and how/why the recruiters have
>> them hired. Also, looking at this week's stats, the Microsoft shills
>> budget appears to have increased. They must be feeling the heat. They
>> pulled these dirty tactics before and they probably do it again.
> I'm sure your right!

To elaborate,  after a decade or so of overcharging for software that locks
in the consumer, shilling is just petty cash. Microsoft puts its money on
the pony while a Linux horse strides strong. So it slings mud at the

Best wishes,


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