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I can't believe people fall for this!
Actual e-mail I received this morning:

Microsoft Award Team
20 Craven Park, Harlesden
London NW10, United Kingdom.
Batch number: 12/25/0340
Ref number: MSN-L/200-26937
Winning number: GQ-88790-D

Attention: Lottery Winner,

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND POUND (£950,000.00) for the New Edition 2009 Lottery promotion which is organized by YAHOO LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE in conjunction with a few other internet providers.

YAHOO & MICROSOFT WINDOWS, collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail we only select five people every Month as our winners through electronic balloting System without the winner applying, we congratulate you for being one of the people selected.

You are therefore advised to send the following information to the claims agent(Mr. Andre Bach) to facilitate the remittance of your winning prize to you at once.

1. Full name............
2. Country..............
3. Contact Address........
4. Telephone Number.......
5. Marital Status.........
6. Occupation.............
7. Company..............
8. Age....................

Msn Lottery Prize must be claimed not later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification after the Draw date in which Prize has won. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

Congratulations!! once again.

Please contact Mr. Bach for all necessary proceeds in receiving your prize.
Mr. Andre Bach.

Think it's real??!
Posted by registeredname on October 5, 2009. Tagged with
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Microsoft Revolutionizes Music
First, check out the commercial for songsmith:

then see what happens when people got the bright idea to put the vocal tracks from pop songs into the program. Here's an example:

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Shooting Fish In A Barrel
If Microsoft made the iPod

(Much wittier and better-executed than it sounds.)
Posted by goodladd on March 5, 2006. Tagged with
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Here's a good article about Microsoft's Longhorn OS:

a quote:
There is a case for saying that Microsoft has gone on way too long in the computer business. Would it be beyond the realms of possibility that a white knight could come to the rescue and design something new using some bright ideas that the usual suspects havenít even dreamt of?
Posted by James on May 2, 2005. Tagged with


Font of you
New fonts coming from Microsoft...


I like them, except the image for consolas looks blurry and the font used in the article looks like total crap on my monitor!
Posted by vinny9 on March 29, 2005. Tagged with


100 oldest domain names
I just saw an interesting list of the 100 oldest domain names. The stand-out missing domain is MICROSOFT.COM
Posted by dustin on December 28, 2004. Tagged with


free software v Microsft
There is an excellent debate on the 'morality' of charging for software in the comments on a lengthy weblog post by Robert Scoble.

Scoble (who works for Microsoft) takes the side of profits are good, and Jeremy Allison (an architect of Samba, a networking component of Linux) shows up to take the side of free software. Various other parties jump in as well.

For those of you who are unaware of free/open software might want to check out a definition of the free software movement. It's the current to next trend in the software industry.
Posted by dustin on March 22, 2004. Tagged with


the MS SQL equivalent to MySQL's 'limit' command
The MS SQL eqivalent of MySQL's LIMIT clause is TOP. Example:

SELECT TOP 10 * FROM stuff;

Will return the top ten rows, effectively doing the same thing as

SELET * FROM stuff LIMIT 10;

This was found here and has been verified by me that it actually works.
Posted by dustin on February 11, 2004. Tagged with
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Dear God
Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser is often derided as being unsecure. Well it is. Terribly so. There are so many holes in IE that you could fit one of those giant Dune worms inside of it. Sometimes there are patches to close these holes, but it's hard to keep track of them all. So why not just do what Microsoft advises:
The most effective step that you can take to help protect yourself from malicious hyperlinks is not to click them. Rather, type the URL of your intended destination in the address bar yourself. By manually typing the URL in the address bar, you can verify the information that Internet Explorer uses to access the destination Web site. To do so, type the URL in the Address bar, and then press ENTER.
That's right, DON'T CLICK LINKS. Hahahahahahahaha. Uh, isn't that the whole point of a web browser?

Why not check out the Mozilla Firebird browser instead.
Posted by dustin on January 29, 2004. Tagged with
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