I’ve mentioned before my amazement that Microsoft allows Steve Ballmer to speak to anyone, much less to someone with a tape recorder.
From an interview concerning Microsoft’s new mobile phone software:
“Free is not a business model,” he said. “We are a commercial company, we will look to gain revenue and profit from our activities. You’ll have to ask our competitors if they’ll make money on free things.”
So it’s Microsoft’s official stance that free isn’t a business model, huh Steve? Maybe he meant aside from browsers, search apps, malware removers, and the hundred or so other downloads that Microsoft themselves offer.
Ok, maybe he meant “free as in speech” isn’t a business model? I guess not.
Either Steve has been calling in sick for a very, very long time or as I’ve long suspected, he’s just a complete idiot that is still employed only because he knows the boss.
Way to go, Steve.
Morrisey would like to ask you not to purchase the boxed edition of his music being released by EMI. All of the listener-rights blogs picked it up and ran with it as another example of an artist championing the rights of the listener. From the linked article:
that he wouldn’t receive any money from the reissues, released on November 2,
“Morrissey does not approve such releases and would ask people not to bother buying them. Morrissey receives no royalty payments from EMI for any back catalogue, and has not received a royalty from EMI since 1992.”
and in case you’re not clear on his stance:
“Morrissey last received a royalty payment from Warners ten years ago and, once again, he would ask people not to bother buying the reissued LPs or CDs.”
Cheney Mason, a lawyer, went on Dateline and dared anyone to try to prove that his client was able to drive across two states and commit a crime in the time that prosecuters all alleged. In fact, he offered one million dollars to the person that could prove it.
Dustin Kolodziej proved it. He went so far as to video tape the trip.
I can’t adequately describe why this made me giggle as hard as it did.
The first thing I thought of after it happened was this guy.
If I dwelt on this for an extended period of time, I would quickly realize that there’s a part of me that didn’t develop sufficiently somewhere along my intellectual growth cycle. So I choose not to dwell on it, instead giggling every time I look at that picture. In fairness, it could be worse. It could have resulted in my being a serial killer, but it didn’t. I cause no more than the most minor of inconveniences in the lives of a few people. In exchange, I get a warm-fuzzy. As well, in most occasions, I brighten the lives of others. Maybe the guy who posted below bannedalt said it best:
Lol, this bannedalt guy was pretty funny while 4u2nv was pretty hostile and got banned. Wonder why bannedalt was banned as well
I was forwarded a security notice by one of my competing webhosts(one of the few that I have yet to crush in my quest for world domination) concerning DaGoog. Yes, it seems that there is another incredibly severe vulnerability, this time nefariously perpetrated by the same company that promised you that they would do no evil.
Nah, I’m just kidding. It’s just a bunch of blow-hard asshats that have found yet another scenario that will never actually happen to hear themselves talk.