On Sun, 23 Nov 2008 05:44:50 -0600, Sinister Midget wrote:
> On 2008-11-23, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> First, you lie when you say Microsoft *IS* entering debt. As teh above
>> quote you supplied says "It hasn't happened yet", and it may not even
> I bet you were slapped around a lot as a kid for being anal. The
> bullies had to love seeing you coming because you made the perfect
> target to demonstrate why others should respect their bulliness.
Roy said the same thing about the Yahoo deal, proclaiming debt as if it
were a done deal. That didn't happen. So far, Roy's predictions of
"entering debt" haven't materialized.
> People can believe all sorts of things. They might even spin
> circumstances to make things appear better than they are. Don't make it
> so, y'know.
The part you keep forgetting is that the article Roy is quoting does not
say what Roy claims it says. Regardless of whether or not you can come up
with a way to justify the general claim doesn't change the fact that Roy is
misrepresenting his "news".