Letters: Microsoft's Q4 earnings (a paltry $2.94bn) were not just unpopular
with Wall Street. The numbers didn't go over a bundle with you lot,
either. One particularly irritated chap emailed us, presumably to vent
So WHEN, oh WHEN will we start ignoring these 'Analysts' ???? They
should be second to be lined up against the wall when the revolution
comes. Right After Lawyers, and just before Marketing pukes.
When the WORLDS BIGGEST MONOPOLY cannot make enough money to SATISFY
these "Ar--Holes", then the "Ar--Holes" need to be scrutinized, VERY,
VERY, carefully !!!!
The M$ link you provided states that quarterly revenue is up to $
3.13 BILLION from $ 1.54 BILLION in last years Q4. Gee, THAT sounds
like more than DOUBLE !!!!!
Ah, What's the use ! B.T.W.: I'm also testing who you give my email address out to !! Jim
Visually, a very impressive Flame there, Jim, and great work on the
punctuation front. Content wise, it wasn't great - maybe 6/10? Mind
you, the levels of insanity are not bad. Maybe a 7/10 after all.
Also, to clarify once again, for the paranoid, it is Reg
policy that we will not publish email addresses of any private
individuals on our site. We will also withold the name of
correspondents, if it is asked of us
News this week that the government is wasting money on its IT projects may have shocked some people in Parliament, but not our loyal readers.
As an aside to your article on UK eGov being a load of b*llocks, can
I just point out that I have worked on the DWP (Department of Work and
Pensions) estate for EDS in Blackpool for the last year & the
entire thing still runs on Windows 2000 SP2! Microsoft have insisted
that EDS move it to SP4 or they are withdrawing support.
The testing team are still dragging their feet despite problems showing up every week.
I have worked on many systems for many companies & have never known a more unreliable estate than the DWP..
You really are a helpful lot, aren't you? A kindly soul among the Reg brethren (and sistren) thought that those visitng Vegas for DEFCON might like to know who else is in town next week:
SCOforum is scheduled for August 1 - 3, 2004. Perhaps some of the
DEFCON attendees might find it interesting to drop in and see how good
old SCO is doing. A. Lizard
Well, if you are in the neighbourhood, it would be rude not to say "Hi".
IBM's new supercomputer project with the US Navy has upset Army fans:
FYI, the US Navy's IBM supercomputer would not be the military's
fastest computer. At 20 teraflops, it is still slower than the 25
teraflop supercomputer that Colsa (http://www.colsa.com) is building
for the US Army.
To quote from information on Colsa's main page:
"Colsa is building MACH 5 for the Aviation and Missile Research,
Development and Engineering Center, a division of the United States
Army's Research and Development Command located at Redstone Arsenal.
The supercomputer is expected to be in use by the Army this fall."
Ah, the old Army vs. Navy rivalry. Some things transcend all borders.
Finally, a couple of thoughts on the whole RFID hospital tagging situation:
What was wrong with a NAME printed on a tag?
Oh well, technology for technology's sake isn't a new phenomenon. Mark
The RSPCA at the end of the road where I work also offers a pet
chipping service. Whenever I see the sign (most days) I think of the
Ian, you are a sick, sick puppy, and we mean that in a good way. Thanks for sharing. ®