I don't usually forward forwards, but this one was pretty good :-)
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Subject: Fw: Microsoft Legal
careertrek=14&fromleftnav=1>, this amusing annotated ad
for a legal flunkey at Microsoft India:
|Attorneys and Paralegals at Microsoft thrive in an environment
|unique to the world of corporate law.
No other company has quite this much disdain for the law, so I guess
"unique" is justified. Though these days, with Enron, Worldcom,
Imclone and AOLTW, ms is getting some competition in this.
|Involved from beginning to end in the decision-making process,
|*our lawyers are an integral part of the business*
Well, if they didn't fight all those piracy suits and stave off those
liability lawsuits, we'd sink, wouldn't we?
|And act as solution providers at every juncture
H4X0R5 getting you down? script kiddies cracking IIS every other day?
Sue 'em to bills, er, bits!!
|All professionals in the law department enjoy a high level of
|responsibility and accountability while being part of a supportive
|and knowledgeable client service team.
That's the same thing the big law firm ads say. Dont ya get it, we're
shooting to be in the same league.
|Then there's the work itself. Licensing,
Aka gouge as much out of impoverished businesses as we can afford to.
At least before they turn to cheaper, technically superior solutions.
Aka kick the cheaper, technically superior solutions in the groin
with legal blocks and tackles even as they make fledgling attempts at
compatibility, interop and user-friendliness.
|Intellectual Property Protection,
Aka send black copters after all those who share XP ISOs on Gnutella.
Aka work towards imposing ms hegemony over all nations.
|Government and Community Affairs.
Aka bribe our way into the corridors of power, and let those who hold
the keys make the decisions -- in our favor, of course.
|We're talking a breadth and depth of opportunities within our
We have a legal battle of every sort to fight -- so we need all kinds
of legal footsoldiers.
|and an unparalleled opportunity to apply your creativity to solve
|some very unique and cutting edge questions of law.
Considering that we operate at the bleeding edge of legality, it's not
unlikely that you will be facing some *very* unique situations now and
|Plus, you'll be in the company of some of the best legal minds in
Oh, they're in action all right, in courts across the US and Europe.
But hey, we're kinda need more manpower, there's just too much
|And there's the added bonus of knowing that the work you've done
|has a major influence on the development and delivery of the
|world's most sought-after software.
Just as soon as we figure out it's legal to sell Longhorn by tying it
to your genomic sequence, we can say it was a "major" influence, all
|Ready to fly?
Raring to sue?
On Fri, 9 Aug 2002, R.Dhanagopal wrote:
In a Zenith PC (P IV with Intel 845 Original Board 128 MB DDR RAM 17"
Monitor 40GB HDD) when I installed Redhat 7.2 Video Memory (32Mb) and
Sound Card are not recognized. The particular video drive is not
listed. I choose the unlisted driver and tried. Viedo memory was not
and that is what you need to work on. what is the video card you have? the
845 chipset does not include graphics and so, you must be having some
video card or on-board video. you need to find out what the video card is
and then post this query. if you dont have any docs, you try a lspci or a
cat /proc/pci to see what video card is there.