“Terrorists in Iraq are becoming proficient at blowing up oil refineries. Similar plants in a handful of American cities represent our greatest vulnerability. We could easily be making them less dangerous. But we’re not.” And one of the key players in keeping things that way happens to be Dick Cheney’s son-in-law.
what really counts, Cheney’s son in law has a ridiculously low power bill…
The European Commission has warned Microsoft that it could impose further penalties in its ongoing antitrust case against the software giant.
The EC claimed on Thursday that Microsoft wants to charge too much for interoperability protocol licences that enable third-party software vendors to develop software compatible with Windows servers. In a damning statemement, the EC claimed that the protocols “lack significant innovation”, even though Microsoft has been awarded patents on much of the technology in question.
“Microsoft has agreed that the main basis for pricing should be whether its protocols are innovative,” said EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes. “The Commission’s current view is that there is no significant innovation in these protocols. I am therefore again obliged to take formal measures to ensure that Microsoft complies with its obligations.”