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Old 20th March, 2007, 05:37 PM
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"Microsoft prepping its move into Voice over IP"

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The Microsoft-TellMe hook-up: it's about beating Google
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By Ken Fisher | Published: March 18, 2007 - 07:21PM CT

Last week Microsoft announced the acquisition of TellMe Networks, a deal believed to be in the $900 million to $1 billion range. It's easy to overlook this acquisition as "yet another Microsoft buy," but given that this is the biggest purchase Microsoft has made since 2002, a closer look is merited....
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Hmmm, didn't MS have problems with voice recognition in Vista just a few weeks before release? Although it's a completely different thing, they could do with killing two birds with one stone.
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I wish a stone would kill Micro$.
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No need, they always commit suicide in time...
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Something about evil being inherently self-destructive, right?
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Old 21st March, 2007, 08:16 PM
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Something inherently self-destructive about being evil , right? ":O}

"Evil exits only as a negation of the good. Once it has wholly over come the good to which it owes it's duration, it inevitably turns upon and consumes itself. After the darkness the good shines all the more brightly in the morning sun."

I-Ching (more or less":O}

If evil could refrain, even if only from self destruction, it would have a place in the good in time. It is precisely because evil knows no limitation that is become destructive and evil. It can't stop itself. It either must be stopped or if it achieves it's victory, a self destructive chaos ensues untill the last good thing is gone...or hidden away where none can find it....

But morning always comes and the Good has a trick evil will forever perish in envy of untill time ends. The good can re-generate itself and all that is good in life.

This is the spite that evil bears the good. the good can create and it's creations are enduring. Evil can only impersonate, consume and take the place of the good that came before it.

But having no roots in life, born only in distressed excess, evil can not exist once the good is overcome. Evil is delusion in place of clarity Fantasy in place of responsibility. Departure from the middle to pursue vain-glorious extremes. At the extremes evil becomes cut off from the good that supported it.

It is in extremity that evil is born of the good. Evil is born an orphan the world will soon abandon, For nature does not support what lies beyond extreamity.

Men who live in the middle giving and taking equal to them, avoid the extremes and give rise to nothing evil. When evil finds them, it comes to them from without and it passes of it self having found no extreme in them in which it might continue dwell.

There is no good thing that cannot be made evil by extremity. There is no extremity that cannot be returned to the good by limitation to what is right. The right is always found in the middle.

GW is falling because the good can no longer sustain his error in the extremity to which he clings

Nature nourishes men. But Nature can only do this if men abide in their place. If they, in turn, work on nature in a way that furthers both. Standing in the middle where giving and taking are equal.

When men forget this limitation set upon all that lives, they go beyond what nature can or will support. They go beyond what men can or will support. Nature cannot chase us down and nourish us in our fantasy's.

Nature cannot abandon the middle. When she does,... Volcano's explode and the great weaves of waves come ashore cutting up the knots binding the fabrics of life making men beg for moderation and temperate climates.

Nature has incredible healing powers at every level of existence. But we must cling to our place in nature to receive them. Evil is always ill!

Limitation means we return when we have gone far enough. That we take only our share returning the rest. That we only work so long, then return to our rest. Limitation stands in the middle and keeps life in balance.

Evil, knows no limitation and there by it is born in extremity and all it's works lie in extremity. Evil will not submit to the natural order of things.

So Nature who nourishes all things in her greatness, cannot nourish evil.

Evil is born in human hearts dwelling out of balance and in extremity. Where "nothing" stands in the middle moderating giving and taking,

Where "nothing" stands in the middle, the end is near...

Sorry, did I say to much again? ":O}
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Sorry, did I say to much again? ":O}
Oh, probably, but I opened the door knowing full well the consequences.
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Well yeah! ":O}
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