It matters. Don't confuse "the media" with the public.
The matter of the emails only confirms and aggravates what we've known of Hillary since 1992 or so -- she thinks the rules don't apply to her. For her, that is a very deep conviction. I suspect she will be elected and soon impeached.
Innovations of a different order. Building a toilet is easy. Laying municipal sewage systems and builing sewage treatment plants is much harder. Just as building a non-mobile telephone system is hard.
It isn't always unintentional. In another case Microsoft lent out one of its execs to a company, and the immediate result was to shut down all that company's involvement with Unix, resulting in the ruin of the company and the elimination of a competitor. The sequence of events is so similar, one can only suspect the resemblance is more than superficial. Still, it's hard to imagine why Microsoft would have meant to destroy Nokia.
"Plouenty of evidence to the contrary."
None that I know of, but none is necessary, since there is no evidence at all for the existence of a God. The question never even comes up in the course of a rational person's life, except in the mouth of a believer. Ask why a believer believes and you get basically that he/she was brought up that way by believing parents. Ask if the parents gave any evidence, and the answer, if honest, is that they did not, but were themselves brought up by believing parents. It's sorta like having parents who told you about Sana Claus, so you think you're supposed to lie to your own kids, or they will be missing out on something or other.
I suppose this is as good a place to post as any. At least it's about Microsoft, which is more than I can say about most posts here. I don't think that by posting here you are likely to get through to anyone at Microsoft who can deal with your complaint. Perhaps on on Microsoft's own website there are forums you could post on.
"if there is a movie of a car crash, that was staged and fictitious but car crashes happen every day."
To be convinced of anything, one must refer to the actual crashes, not the movie.
"Synopsis of the movie it about drones with hellfire missiles above. Upon God's (Obama these days) authority deciding how much collateral damage is acceptable, i.e. who will live and who will die along with the targets the God deems unacceptable sinners."
Um... If one were already firmly convinced there is a God, I suppose one might draw such an analogy.
If one thought of God as being just, I suppose one would think there is never any collateral damage. A human commander-in-chief must accept that the means at his disposal are imperfect.
"The logic that the physical surroundings we detect had to be created is the proof."
Back to that, are we? I dealt with that, succinctly, months ago. Can elaborate, if there is any good reason to, but I don't think there is.
Since about a century ago, we haven't been limited to what our senses can detect. Ever hear of X-rays, or gamma rays? Or radio? Or the Large Hadron Collider?
Since over a century ago our mathematics has not been limted to spaces with a finite number of dimensions.
In recent years I have been amazed to learn that there are people who actually think a product of Hollywood can "prove" something about life or reality. Their idea of what life is about must be very limited indeed.
"OCP Summit Put down your coffee gently. Microsoft has today released the source code to an open-source operating system, based on Debian GNU/Linux, that runs on network switches.
"The software is dubbed SONiC, aka Software for Open Networking in the Cloud. It's a toolkit of code and kernel patches to bend switch hardware to your will, so you can dictate how it works and what it can do, rather than relying on proprietary firmware from a traditional networking vendor.
"It also pits Redmond against white-box network operating systems from the likes of HP, Dell, and Cumulus Networks.
"SONiC builds upon the Windows giant's Linux-based Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) operating system that we learned about in September.
"ACS is the brains of switches in Microsoft's Azure cloud: the code can run on all sorts of hardware from different equipment makers, and uses a common C API – the Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) – to program the specialist chips in the networking gear. This means ACS can control and manage network devices and implement features as required regardless of who made the underlying electronics.
"This underlying hardware must therefore implement the SAI, an API that Microsoft contributed to the Open Compute Project (OCP) in 2015. The OCP, launched by Facebook in 2011, encourages hardware manufacturers to produce generic gear to the project's open standards and specifications so large organizations can buy the machines cheaply in bulk and use software to customize and control the gear as they wish.
"Redmond – backed by Arista, Broadcom, Dell and Mellanox – now hopes to contribute ACS's sibling SONiC to the OCP so organizations can pick and choose their switch hardware and shape their networks as needed using Redmond's software."
Judge for yourself whether anything but Linux has a future...
If that is "obvious" to you, it must mean Linux is the only thing on your "mind".
The future of Linux is not in doubt. The future of Windows hangs by a thread, since Microsoft is no longer favoring or protecting it.
As usual the shillbot can't tell the difference between a question and a statement. No semantic analysis at all, at best a little keyword searching.
Deserting a sinking ship? Quite possibly. We will never know the whole story of what goes on in the executive suite.
The controversy is just getting started. E.g. two lawyers went at each other hammer and tongs on the air, about the laws applicable to Hillary's "extreme carelessness with classified material". It doesn't matter whether there was intent to violate the law, nor whether any such material was actually stolen. That's a good thing, because by now such questions may be impossible to determine.
I'm very unhappy at the prospect of Trump becoming President, but not much happier at the prospect of a President who for twenty years has demonstrated very clearly the attitude that the law just doesn't apply to her.
"Putting Surface Pro 4s into students' hands complements the discontinuation of the Surface Pro 3 later this year, and helps Microsoft expand into the education market. Since Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Chromebooks now account for about half of all U.S. classroom devices, Microsoft needs to respond by putting Surfaces into students' hands. Otherwise, those students will likely grow up tethered to Google's cloud-based ecosystem.
"The Xbox One and Surface Pro 4 promotion makes strategic sense, but it could be a costly play. Many of Microsoft's other recent strategies have revolved around giving away products to grow market share -- it offered Windows 10 as a limited-time upgrade, bundled free Office 365 trials to new Windows devices, and even gave away free Lumia 950s to customers who purchased the larger 950 XL.
"Those moves all reduce Microsoft's margins. That's why Microsoft is expected to grow its annual earnings at an average rate of 9% over the next five years. That's much lower than the average industry growth rate of 17% for enterprise software and services companies, and indicates that investors should be wary of any more big promotions from the tech giant."
Making BOGO offers inevitably cheapens Microsoft's brand, but perhaps that is all Microsoft can do at this point.
LOL As usual, the softie shillbots confirm whatever I say. I remark that there is nothing on this message board about MSFT, and they rush to post some nonsense that is not about MSFT. Go figure...
Now is the time...
Maybe it's time for a Constitutional Convention, but I really hate to suggest that, because I remember what happened when Illinois had one. They imposed on themselves a system of government that amounted to totalitarianism.
"Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it." The EU is analogous to the USA. It is even comparable in size. The tension between state and federal government echoes similar struggles in the USA. Now one country (i.e. state) is threatening to secede.
No wonder Microsoft is backing off. The wonder is that they didn't back off sooner.