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Re: [News] Amazon and NewEgg AstroTurf Confirmed; Is Microsoft Involved Too?

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____/ High Plains Thumper on Wednesday 21 January 2009 14:09 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Belkin boss 'extremely sorry' for cash-for-good-reviews plan
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> According to an open letter from Belkin big cheese Mark
>>> Reynoso, the "unethical practice" was conducted by "one of
>>> our employees", who offered cash in exchange for good
>>> reviews.
>> `----
>> http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/01/20/belkin_prez_apologises/
> At least one company seems to have an ethical focus.
> On a similar note, my reasonably new Microsoft USB Basic Optical
> wheel mouse, P/N X800898-132 recently went bonkers.  It started
> causing the cursor to randomly skip to the extreme corners of the
> screen, rather annoying.  It didn't matter whether in dual boot
> Ubuntu or Windows XP, so problem was hardware related.  Happened
> randomly about every 5 or 10 seconds or so.  At first I thought
> my Biostar motherboard might be going bad.
> I had a retired Belkin roller ball wheel mouse, P/N F8E812-PS2 in
> my spares bin.  Brought it out of retirement and am using it
> until I get another LED mouse.
> Belkin mouse is of higher quality, more heavy duty than
> Microsoft's.  I had a switch go bad on another Microsoft mouse.
> My next mouse will definitely not be Microsoft.

Complain in reviews/forums about that Microsoft mouse or Belkin mouse... maybe
you'll be flamed for 65 cents/hour, kind of like in Iomega's case.

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