Microsft could (should?) help

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    Hamster without a wheel iain's Avatar
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    Microsft could (should?) help

    I read an article on slashdot that the US Red Cross are seeking computer equipment, desktops, storage media, network systems cat5 cables, msce engineer etc.

    i think it would be nice if microsoft donated these to the relief.
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    MS donated 10,000,000 in money and equipment.

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    That was nice of them.
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    VERY nice of them

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    i wasnt aware of that
    sorry ms
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    If this is so, why hasn't it been in the news (or news paper) for example? $10.000.000 is quite a bit of dough, well, not for 'ol Billy at least...

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    Bill Gates often gives a lot of money to charity without it being splashed all over the 6 o'clock news.

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    TAX break?

    A lot of companies donate a lot to charities for tax breaks as I understand it.

    OR maybe I'm wrong and they are just full of human goodness.

    Its all in your mind...

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    i think thats a little unfair, ten million dollars is a hell of a lot of money, i think that was genuine.
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    >A lot of companies donate a lot to charities for tax breaks as I understand it. <

    I thought charaties were not tax deductable, hmmm

    Anyways I was shooked when I discovered I had not recive an email from them (i use hotmail) consernig the atacks. I gusss I just expected them to send something. (I even get MSDN flash).
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    paid to think: a prereq to posting...

    hmmm... i think that's great in and of itself. i wonder what right we have to evaluate it though... [nonflame] hmmm... that's tricky...
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