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> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Despite filters, tidal wave of spam bears down on e-mailers
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>> | "Two years from now, spam will be solved."
>> | — Microsoft's (MSFT) Bill Gates, 2004, World Economic Forum in Switzerland
>> | [...]
>> | "I never said it would be solved," Gates said in an interview with USA
>> | TODAY last month. "I said it would be substantially reduced, and in fact
>> | it has been reduced a lot."
>> Nope. Journalists wrote down what he said. More Bill Gates lies below.
> Yeah, we all remember laughing are asses off when he said that. Has it
> been two years already?
> This is what happens when there's no community to check and verify the
> cathedral approach that big businesses take.
> Well, could have been worse I suppose. He could have said that the chair
> ground to air ratio would be solved.
Mind the fact that he didn't just contradict his own quote. Oh, no; he said
that SPAM has been reduced... "a lot".
You're in the network admin biz. How much has SPAM increased between 2004 and
2006? Like 10 times?
Microsoft also lies _as a company_, as usual. The article says that Microsoft's
estimate is 20-10%/80-90% (ham/spam ratio). Now, watch this:
Hotmail still riddled with spam
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| Microsoft has admitted that up to 98 per cent of messages sent to
| Hotmail addresses are spam.
Has Microsoft contradicted itself, just like the CEO?
Microsoft and OOXML: when lies become a (ISO) standard.
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