On 2008-11-22, Terry Porter <linux-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 04:57:44 +0000, Gregory Shearman wrote:
>> On 2008-11-21, amicus_curious <ACDC@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> "Terry Porter" <linux-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> Or maybe you folk out in the far bush struggle to get news from the
>>> civilized parts of the world! MS has been buying back stock for a
>>> couple of years now with, if I recall correctly without looking it up,
>>> some $40B or $50B dedicated to that purpose. Also, they have been
>>> paying dividend quarterly and paid a one-time $3 per share dividend.
>>> For 10 billion shares outstanding, that was another $30B in a lump sum.
>>> It is not much of a mystery if you are actually interested.
>> It's not called "the far bush". It's called "The Outback",
>> four-wheel-drive access only. Take plenty of water or you'll die out
>> Over 90% of Australians live in cities so I doubt Terry Porter lives in
>> the Outback.
> Nah, it's the Northern Rivers, NSW for me.
Nice... get my coffee from the volcanic soils at the back of Byron Bay.
Northern rivers is a long day's drive from my place here in Newcastle.
>> I also don't live in the Outback. You have to use satellite
>> to get internet access out there. You *might* be able to get by with
>> packet radio if you had a neighbour within a 100 kilometers or so.
> Most Americans have no clue about Australia. mucus_curious needs to watch
> "Quigly Down Under" ;-)
Huh? Haven't heard of that one. It looks like a pretty bad one.
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