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Re: [News] Microsoft's Security Guru Jumps Ship

__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Friday 04 August 2006 07:42 \__

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> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> __/ [ Mark Kent ] on Thursday 03 August 2006 13:38 \__
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>>> Bob Hauck <postmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>> On Wed, 2 Aug 2006 14:18:29 -0500, Erik Funkenbusch
>>>><erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> The simple fact is, Amazon used to be great.  You'd order a book, and
>>>>> within a few days it was delivered to your door, now it takes weeks
>>>>> and months to get them.
>>>> Maybe they just don't like you.  I ordered two books from them last
>>>> month and they arrived before the promised date.  My wife orders from
>>>> them all the time and I haven't heard any complaints.
>>>> The book business is tough.  Most profit comes from a few big sellers,
>>>> so profit can go up and down dramtically just because of luck.  Maybe
>>>> that's why their profits went down.
>>> Amazon seem pretty good here;  their prices are by and large better than
>>> the high-street, and their delivery is good.
>> http://photomatt.net/2006/06/28/amazon-grocery/
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomatt/194153573/
>> Comment snippet:
>> * So, the bigger question is: what are you going to use now? :)
>> * Duh: well, first he's going to print this email out...
> We use Occado for grocery, mainly.  Unlike Sainsbury & Tesco, they're
> delivered from a warehouse, not picked up off supermarket shelves, so
> you get fresher goods which have been handled less.  Also, their website
> is truly superior, and they have a good organic range (which is all we
> buy);  we also get organic veg from a farm every week, delivered.
> I /hate/ supermarkets...

I can't recall the name of the company that wanted to have me hired shortly
after I had begun my Ph.D. I suspect that it was a startup named Occado and
"wage expections were not an issue", the recruiter said. I could check my
E-mail archive to confirm if it was Occado or not... I wish them the best of
luck. I have been with Sainsbury's to you since June 2003 when they sent me
some vounchers for free deliveries. I have been hooked on that service
since. Oddly enough, there is no similar service in Miami. There was an
unsucessful attempt though.

Best wishes,


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