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Re: [News] Microsoft Hires "Analysts" to Attack GNU/Linux, Open Source, and Open Standards

It was on, or about,  Tue, 04 Sep 2007 12:07:53 +0100, that as I was
halfway through a large jam doughnut, Mark Kent wrote:

> Peter Köhlmann <peter.koehlmann@xxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Mark Kent wrote:
>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>> ____/ [H]omer on Tuesday 28 August 2007 19:15 : \____
>>>>> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>>>> Working behind the scenes to orchestrate ?independent? praise of
>>>>>> our technology is a key evangelism function. ?Independent?
>>>>>> analysts? reports should be issued, praising your technology and
>>>>>> damning the competitors (or ignoring them). ?Independent
>>>>>> consultants should write articles, give conference presentations,
>>>>>> moderate stacked panels on our behalf, and set themselves up as
>>>>>> experts in the new technology, available for just $200/hour.
>>>>>> ?Independent? academic sources should be cultivated and quoted (and
>>>>>> granted research money).
>>>>> [...]
>>>>>> The document admitted into evidence also says, ?The key to stacking
>>>>>> a panel is being able to choose the moderator,? and explains how to
>>>>>> find ?pliable? moderators?those who will sell out.
>>>>> [...]
>> http://antitrust.slated.org/www.iowaconsumercase.org/011607/3000/
>>>>> Well there it is, straight from the horse's mouth; Microsoft buys
>>>>> Shills to spread lies on their behalf. Let the cynics cry "paranoia"
>>>>> now.
>>>> Yesterday, someone brought this up in BN again:
>>>> http://www.inlumineconsulting.com:8080/website/msft.shilling.html
>>>> And this:
>>>> http://lists.essential.org/1998/am-info/msg01529.html
>>>> When you spot a rise in trolling activity at a particular time or on
>>>> a particular topic, be suspicious. Microsoft is still bribing
>>>> bloggers for PR in disguise. The criminal mind hasn't bounds and it
>>>> has a lot of cash (slush funds) to spare.
>>> It's all rather sickening, really, but the technique does work, very
>>> well indeed.  The oil companies and tobacco companies have also done a
>>> very very good job of this.  There was some interesting coverage
>>> yesterday of how the world's biggest lakes have shrunk over the last
>>> 40 years to less then half their previous size... now how has that
>>> happened without anyone noticing?
>> Because it did not happen, perhaps?
> You believe that the satellite photos have been doctored?

And as was reported on the BBC News, *that* wasn't down to "global 
warming". It was *mainly* due to the water being increasingly used for 
irrigation, & heavy industry which uses *huge* quantities of water. Over 
49 years, it's bound to take its toll. Unless the oil companies bribed 
the BBC to say that.

Surely you are not comparing the non-existent Linux (at that time) with 
98? - Hadron aka Hadron Quark, Hans Schneider, & Damian O'Leary 
comp.os.linux.advocacy - Thu, 16 Aug 2007 
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