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Old 05-09-2003, 11:44 AM   #16
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Oh, but it's "Butter with a better fly"
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Old 05-09-2003, 11:50 AM   #17
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Burned by Slashdot again. I think about 90% of their stories are outright false, and the other 10% are misleading.
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Old 05-09-2003, 11:53 AM   #18
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Slashdot == fucktards. I only visit http://apple.slashdot.org now, and that's only because they occasionally have links to informative articles. Slashdot, on the whole, sucks.
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Old 05-09-2003, 12:20 PM   #19
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Well, if this is a fake, it's a well-embedded one; I checked news.google.com for stories on it before I posted the entry, and there were quite many of them. Amongst them is Wired, ZDNet, major newspapers.

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ed...nG=Search+News
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Old 05-09-2003, 12:28 PM   #20
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Hmm.. there's even a story about it on microsoft's site.

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/press/co...05/PR03049.asp
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Old 05-09-2003, 12:45 PM   #21
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Hmm, now that link is interesting juju. I'm researching what I can internally now.
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Old 05-13-2003, 10:01 AM   #22
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Now, a week later, MS UK is saying that they did it as a hoax.
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Old 05-13-2003, 10:56 AM   #23
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Even within some of the internal MS mailing lists there was TOO much speculation whether it was a hoax or not. Here's a link I found stating it's a hoax
http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/interne....ap/index.html
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Old 05-13-2003, 08:29 PM   #24
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And now it reverses AGAIN! It wasn't a hoax, but now it's cancelled. MS itself said it was a hoax when it actually wasn't. The whole thing is a PR mess:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...928EDT0358.DTL
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