Intel Receives Record Fine By the EU
Indeed, it barely slowed Microsoft down a bit.
Hell, they have 25 Bil in cash in the bank, and just raised another 5 yesterday. And the thing is, Intel actually has some competition. Microsoft has essentially none, got a smaller fine, and continues to do exactly what they have ever done.
If the sky isn't falling, it should be.
Microsoft Raises $3.8B in Bond Sale
They're buying the USA. 30 billion is overpriced for us right now.
How To Keep Rats From Eating My Cables?
Good call. Specifically http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_Terrier
Utah Mulls a Database of Bar Customers
Yeah, there are bars, but nowhere near the numbers in the real world. When you go to a bar, the lady at the front door asks if you have a "sponsor". You say "oh, that guy is sponsoring me". And they let you in. People mostly roll their eyes at the silly, inane law, but it makes the good little Mormons happy. And, it only makes the Mormons happy because for the most part they don't socialize at bars (that's what church is for). If they realized how stupid and backwards the whole process is, and how it makes Utah (continue to) look like a bunch of 19th century Puritans, they might get rid of this sillyness.
Couldn't help but rant for a second.
Incidentally, at restaurants you can order drinks but only as long as you order food.
Comcast Facing Lawsuit Over Set-Top Box Rentals
I feel like griping.
I have a Tivo with two cablecards. When I first got the Tivo, one of the cards that Comcast gave me was bad. It was an insanely painful process to figure this out. The one card wasn't just "bad" it would work, then not, then work. Call after call to "troubleshoot" the problem was a complete waste of time. I finally pulled one out, ran the Tivo for a few days, then repeated. My hell, finally. Comcast happily replaced the bad card, and to their credit, it has worked fine ever since.
Moral? Ditto to what everyone says. Cable sucks as bad as Windows. Sadly, however, there's no GNU/Cable.