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Not a good day..

Not a good day for the net today. Google is folding from the pressure from The Church of Scientology and pulling references to anti-Scientology websites from their websites: Google Yanks Anti-Church Sites. Of course, we can thank the great “Digital Millennium Copyright Act” for the feat.

And in the anti-spam department, another big resource bites the dust – after being targeted for crashing a buggy Lotus Notes mail server in Michigan.

Spam Showdown at Battle Creek . – Read the interesting Usenet debate at Google Groups

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More golden quotes from Microsoft

“I’m thinking of hitting the OEMs harder than in the past with anti-Linux. … they should do a delicate dance,” Kempin wrote to Ballmer, in what is sure to be a memorable addition to the phrases (“knife the baby”, “cut off the air supply”) with which Microsoft enriched the English language in the first trial. Unlike those two, this is not contested.

The bullets aimed Spaghetti Western-style at the feet of the dancing OEMs translate to Microsoft withholding source code, according to the memo.

The Register : Microsoft ‘killed Dell Linux’ – States

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Balmers idea of a warmer, friendlier Microsoft

Balmers idea of a warmer and friendlier Microsoft seems to be about complaining about competitors and getting them kicked out of the CeBit exhibition …

PlayStation 2 gets kicked out of CeBit – rc6.org

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Leave it to the germans..

.. to invent a videogame where the whole point is to literally shock, burn and lash your opponent into submission..

No Pain, No Game