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10.14.19

No Calls to “Remove Gates” From the Board (Over a Real Scandal/Crime), Only to “Remove Stallman” (Over Phony Distraction From the Former)

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft at 4:11 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Microsoft will need to cut ties/links to Gates to avoid association with trafficking and pedophilia

Thin ice, fat ego

Summary: Jeffrey Epstein’s connections to Bill Gates extend well beyond Gates himself; other people inside Microsoft are closely involved as well, so Microsoft might want to cut ties with its co-founder before it becomes a very major mess

IT HAS rapidly become very obvious and abundantly clear that Bill Gates keeps lying. He has done that for decades and nothing is changing. When caught in a lie he changes the story. The deposition tapes are an epic reminder of that.

The ‘circle’ of Gates — a circle which includes Microsoft Corp. and his father’s law firm — is a lying machine. Consider what has happened this past month. It goes something like this, courtesy of Bill Gates’ lawyers and spokespeople:

Phase 1) Gates doesn’t know Epstein
Phase 2) OK, he knows him, but just barely
Phase 3) OK, yes, they flew together (Gates has his own plane!)
Phase 4) OK, he went to ‘pedoville’, but he didn’t do anything

Compare this to the Saudi regime’s stance on Khashoggi:

Phase 1) he left safely
Phase 2) OK, he did not leave safely, but we don’t know what happened
Phase 3) OK, we killed him, we don’t know where the body is
Phase 4) OK, we chopped and cooked him in tandoori oven that was prepared in advance, but it wasn’t MbS’ fault or idea

In the case of MbS, they eventually had to find some scapegoats to put on trial for Khashoggi ‘justice’; they also gave money to his kids to keep them more quiet and docile.

“In the case of MbS, they eventually had to find some scapegoats to put on trial for Khashoggi ‘justice’; they also gave money to his kids to keep them more quiet and docile.”In the case of Gates, it certainly seems like media chose to go after Richard Stallman and destroy his career instead of Gates’.

The simplest way to explain why Bill Gates had so much concern over the fate of Epstein (even after his conviction) was that Gates knew if Epstein goes down, he himself (Gates) will inevitably go down with him. Gates was born ultra-rich and released from prison by his wealthy parents, so surely he knows people can get away with anything when/if they have money and connections.

Speaking of MbS and Gates, there are photo ops aplenty, e.g.

MbS and Gates

MbS and Gates

The people above aren’t in prison and there’s not even a formal investigation against them!

There are lots more like these photo ops (many occasions). Gates has long been eerily close to the Saudi regime — a subject that we covered here many times in the past. Psychopathic mentality has long attracted Gates, who appears to have an awkward ‘taste’ for particular people who are linked to crimes and oppression. Consider what he has just done in India.

Epstein’s connections to Bill Gates are not some casual or innocent links. It is perfectly clear that they go a long way back and Gates spokespeople/lawyers refuse to say how many times they met (it’s a lot!).

“Epstein’s connections to Bill Gates are not some casual or innocent links. It is perfectly clear that they go a long way back and Gates spokespeople/lawyers refuse to say how many times they met (it’s a lot!).”“BTW,” a source told us, “Melanie Walker/Sinofsky’s wife(?) was mentioned in the NYT article along with her long relationship with Epstein; since 92’. She was the one that introduced Epstein to Boris Nikolic who was ultimately named as the backup executor of Epstein’s will. Nathan [Intellectual Ventures/Microsoft CTO] straight up went to his Island though… Old Gawker article involving Nathan…”

In Gawker’s words: “there’s plenty of pictures from gatherings of scientists that Epstein has hosted on his private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Here he is with former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold, for instance. There are also shots of Stephen Hawking hanging out on Epstein’s dime.”

Stephen Hawking was the supervisor of Nathan Myhrvold, so they’re closely connected as well.

Consider what we quoted from the NYT yesterday and consider again these passages a reader of ours sought to emphasise from this article: “In fact, beginning in 2011, Mr. Gates met with Mr. Epstein on numerous occasions — including at least three times at Mr. Epstein’s palatial Manhattan townhouse, and at least once staying late into the night, according to interviews with more than a dozen people familiar with the relationship, as well as documents reviewed by The New York Times. Employees of Mr. Gates’s foundation also paid multiple visits to Mr. Epstein’s mansion. And Mr. Epstein spoke with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and JPMorgan Chase about a proposed multibillion-dollar charitable fund — an arrangement that had the potential to generate enormous fees for Mr. Epstein.”

“Maybe it’s true — not entirely a joke — that the term “Micro-Soft” referred to something other than microprocessors and software.”If any of our readers can give us links/more information about this, we’ll look into it. We’ve long researched these people and surely there’s a lot of stuff they don’t want said, let alone verified

Some people with connections inside Microsoft tell us stories; having ‘smoking gun’ material (proof) to accompany these stories would be ideal. Over the years we’ve mentioned quite a few stories about pedophiles who worked at Microsoft or for Microsoft (from the outside) — surely an inconvenient truth to those looking to guard Microsoft’s image. In ‘damage control’ or damage-limiting efforts some of them approached me over the years in an effort to suppress or remove what we had published (not because it was false but because it harmed their employment prospects). Maybe it’s true — not entirely a joke — that the term “Micro-Soft” referred to something other than microprocessors and software.

10.13.19

Firm of Microsoft’s Former Litigation Chief Uses Microsoft-Connected Patent Lawsuit Against GNU/Linux (GNOME Foundation) for New Breed of FUD Campaigns

Posted in Bill Gates, Free/Libre Software, FUD, GNOME, Microsoft, Patents at 11:39 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

There’s also an apparent connection to Epstein’s notorious pedophile/child trafficking ring — perhaps a subject to explore another day

Birds of a feather...
Birds of a feather… Nathan Myhrvold with Epstein

Summary: The patent troll of Bill Gates and Nathan Myhrvold has fed a patent troll that’s attacking GNU/Linux and a firm owned by Microsoft’s former litigation chief says it proves “Open Source Software Remains a Target”

WHAT do the men at the top have in common? Both are close friends of Bill Gates, the famous criminal with his scam/sham ‘charity’. We keep gathering new and interesting facts about Gates. “Both of his “Science” advisors were Epsteinites,” told us an anonymous source close to Microsoft, “one of which is shacked up with Steve Sinofsky, the other was the backup executor of his will. Even Nathan Myhrvold got caught hanging out with him. Such a small world…”

“Firm of Microsoft people celebrating (or leveraging for FUD) a lawsuit against GNU/Linux by a patent troll armed by a Microsoft proxy? If Groklaw was still around, PJ would have something to say about it.”We were also sent the above photo. So even Intellectual Ventures (IV) — the world’s largest patent troll created by a close friend of Bill Gates — is possibly connected to this pedophile ring.

Last month GNU/Linux was sued by a troll that this bigger troll had armed and supported. This hasn’t been mentioned in a while, but here’s all the media/blog coverage. Notice how nobody except us [1, 2] took note of the connection. Are they blind? Are they unwilling to research a little? It’s not hard. It’s right there in the public domain.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, a firm headed/created by Microsoft’s former litigation bigwig (we wrote about this before, e.g. in [1, 2, 3]), has just weighed in by saying “Open Source Software Remains a Target as GNOME Foundation Hit with Patent Infringement Lawsuit” (the words between the lines are, “FOSS is dangerous!”).

“The GNOME Foundation is the non-profit organization that coordinates the development and operation of the popular open source desktop environment with which it shares a name,” they said. “The GNOME desktop environment supports many free and open source software applications.”

The USPTO granted a likely bogus patent and the likes of OIN plan to leverage against it prior art instead of 35 U.S.C. § 101 (typical IBM).

In a move that evidences an emerging pattern, Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC, a non-practicing entity (“NPE”), has filed a complaint asserting patent infringement against the open source software organization, the GNOME Foundation. The GNOME Foundation is the non-profit organization that coordinates the development and operation of the popular open source desktop environment with which it shares a name. The GNOME desktop environment supports many free and open source software applications. Rothschild alleges in the only count of the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, that the GNOME image management software “Shotwell” infringes their U.S. Patent 9,936,086, directed to “a wireless image distribution system and method.” Rothschild Patent Imaging did not just single out GNOME Foundation, but cast a nationwide net in asserting the ‘086 patent – since July 2019 it has filed five other cases against various defendants (Magix Computer, Cyberlink, Zoner, QNAP, and Monument Labs) in Nevada, Delaware, Illinois and California.

Firm of Microsoft people celebrating (or leveraging for FUD) a lawsuit against GNU/Linux by a patent troll armed by a Microsoft proxy? If Groklaw was still around, PJ would have something to say about it. But all we have left is so-called ‘media’ or ‘press’ better skilled at diverting all attention from a Gates scandal to a phony Stallman ‘scandal’.

Bill’s Media Strategy Amid GatesGate

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft at 8:26 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

2018: Bill Gates in the White House? Trump offered him a job as White House science advisor, he says

Bill's media strategy: New Bill. New distraction from my latest scandal.

Summary: There are many ways by which to game the media’s news cycle — an art mastered by the groper in chief

Hard-Core Micro-Soft

Posted in Deception, Microsoft at 8:06 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

They never speak about freedom

Open Core

Summary: The word “core” is increasingly being (mis)used to portray user-hostile proprietary software as something more benign if not “open”

YESTERDAY in the IRC channels there was this discussion about how Microsoft had leveraged the word “core”. It’s so flexible a word. Just about everything has a core. Consider Microsoft’s Open Cloud Summit and the infamous Open Core Summit which censors people. Be very wary and suspicious of the word “core” (e.g. “.NET Core”) unless it refers to a processor. Otherwise it’s a shrewdly-marketed trap.

“When you speak about interoperability [...] He meant among different versions of Windows.”

Joe Wilcox, Microsoft Fan, 14 June 2006

Projection Tactics

Posted in Bill Gates, Deception, Microsoft at 5:55 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

From last night's article of the New York Times:

Bill Gates' mail

Summary: The corporate media hasn’t been doing its job lately; it has systematically defamed the wrong people, perhaps in an effort to distract from ‘big fish’

Projection tactics are pretty (in)famous, as they’re closely related to a bunch of other tactics and aren’t so far apart from googlebombing. It’s one form of damage-limiting PR. The core premise is that debates can be shifted from one topic to another or one subject (e.g. person, company) to another, sometimes pro-actively. Sometimes a legitimate issue is thus substituted with a lesser one, a virtual one, or a fabricated (fake) one.

“Bill Gates will meanwhile suffocate the media (which he pays about $100,000,000/year) with noise and misdirection because nothing his lawyers and spokespeople say can distract from what he said, did, and sometimes put in writing (see the above).”Here in Techrights we make extensive use of RSS readers. We’re looking through and analysing a large number of headlines, summaries and sometimes full bodies. We do this every single day. We can understand some trends and make assumptions about those trends. We try to sort of reverse-engineer the motivation of particular articles or waves of such articles. Media isn’t a collective of lone wolves; it’s interconnected and media ownership binds together many publishers/executives, who typically assign authors to cover particular themes or very specific stories.

We predict that Microsoft will do whatever it can to stigmatise FOSS as a legal and security liability. Bill Gates will meanwhile suffocate the media (which he pays about $100,000,000/year) with noise and misdirection because nothing his lawyers and spokespeople say can distract from what he said, did, and sometimes put in writing (see the above). He’s not even denying what he did, he is just ‘apologising’ at this point. He repeatedly got caught lying.

Gates animation

10.12.19

The New York Times About the Real Epstein-Software Scandal (Nothing to Do With Stallman)

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft at 2:08 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

2015: Thousands of Child Rape Photos Traded Out of Bill Gates’ Mansion

Summary: The media is belatedly catching up with and covering the real MIT scandal which extends far beyond MIT

FORGET about Dr. Richard Stallman and that phony ‘scandal’. This has just been published by a newspaper that has historically been eerily close to Gates and his sham ‘charity’:

In fact, beginning in 2011, Mr. Gates met with Mr. Epstein on numerous occasions — including at least three times at Mr. Epstein’s palatial Manhattan townhouse, and at least once staying late into the night, according to interviews with more than a dozen people familiar with the relationship, as well as documents reviewed by The New York Times.

Employees of Mr. Gates’s foundation also paid multiple visits to Mr. Epstein’s mansion. And Mr. Epstein spoke with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and JPMorgan Chase about a proposed multibillion-dollar charitable fund — an arrangement that had the potential to generate enormous fees for Mr. Epstein.

“His lifestyle is very different and kind of intriguing although it would not work for me,” Mr. Gates emailed colleagues in 2011, after his first get-together with Mr. Epstein.

[...]

Two members of Mr. Gates’s inner circle — Boris Nikolic and Melanie Walker — were close to Mr. Epstein and at times functioned as intermediaries between the two men.

Ms. Walker met Mr. Epstein in 1992, six months after graduating from the University of Texas. Mr. Epstein, who was an adviser to Mr. Wexner, the owner of Victoria’s Secret, told Ms. Walker that he could land her an audition for a modeling job there, according to Ms. Walker. She later moved to New York and stayed in a Manhattan apartment building that Mr. Epstein owned. After she graduated from medical school, she said, Mr. Epstein hired her as a science adviser in 1998.

Ms. Walker later met Steven Sinofsky, a senior executive at Microsoft who became president of its Windows division, and moved to Seattle to be with him. In 2006, she joined the Gates Foundation with the title of senior program officer.

At the foundation, Ms. Walker met and befriended Mr. Nikolic, a native of what is now Croatia and a former fellow at Harvard Medical School who was the foundation’s science adviser. Mr. Nikolic and Mr. Gates frequently traveled and socialized together.

[...]

Mr. Gates, in turn, praised Mr. Epstein’s charm and intelligence. Emailing colleagues the next day, he said: “A very attractive Swedish woman and her daughter dropped by and I ended up staying there quite late.”

Mr. Gates soon saw Mr. Epstein again. At a TED conference in Long Beach, Calif., attendees spotted the two men engaged in private conversation.
Later that spring, on May 3, 2011, Mr. Gates again visited Mr. Epstein at his New York mansion, according to emails about the meeting and a photograph reviewed by The Times.

The photo, taken in Mr. Epstein’s marble-clad entrance hall, shows a beaming Mr. Epstein — in blue-and-gold slippers and a fleece decorated with an American flag — flanked by luminaries. On his right: James E. Staley, at the time a senior JPMorgan executive, and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. On his left: Mr. Nikolic and Mr. Gates, smiling and wearing gray slacks and a navy sweater.

[...]

Some of the Gates Foundation employees said they had been unaware of Mr. Epstein’s criminal record and had been shocked to learn that the foundation was working with a sex offender. They worried that it could seriously damage the foundation’s reputation.

In early 2012, another Gates Foundation team met Mr. Epstein at his mansion. He claimed that he had access to trillions of dollars of his clients’ money that he could put in the proposed charitable fund — a figure so preposterous that it left his visitors doubting Mr. Epstein’s credibility.

[...]

Days before Mr. Epstein hanged himself in a Manhattan jail cell on Aug. 10, he amended his will and named Mr. Nikolic as a fallback executor in the event that one of the two primary executors was unable to serve. (Mr. Nikolic has declined in court proceedings to serve as executor.)

Mr. Nikolic, who is now running a venture capital firm with Mr. Gates as one of his investors, said he was “shocked” to be named in Mr. Epstein’s will. He said in a statement to The Times: “I deeply regret ever meeting Mr. Epstein.”

Update (11PM): “Bill Gates had much cozier relationship with ‘intriguing’ Jeffrey Epstein,” says one new report (citing the above), whereas another was entitled “Bill Gates Praised Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Lifestyle: ‘Kind of Intriguing’,” stating that “Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, and Epstein met repeatedly starting in 2011, including at least three times at Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse, according a Times report compiled from interviews with more than a dozen people familiar with the relationship, photographs, emails and other documents.”

Microsoft Tweets in Linux Platforms

Posted in GNU/Linux, Humour, Microsoft at 8:30 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

I don't always promote Microsoft in my tweets. When I do, it's only because the Linux Foundation pays me for it, simply because Microsoft bought tweets through event sponsorship.

Summary: This observation about the Linux Foundation seems very appropriate (and true) now that Linux.com’s sole editor is (re)posting Microsoft tweets (shades of Jono Bacon)

10.10.19

Azure Apparently Losing Money and Microsoft Lies to Shareholders, in Effect Breaking the Law

Posted in Deception, Finance, Law, Microsoft at 1:35 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Reprinted with permission from Mitchel Lewis

Azure

Summary: Decades down the line Microsoft continues to lie about its financial performance, as it did before, according to a former insider

New lines of business are seldom profitable out of the gate. Some take years to break even and cloud solutions are not exceptions to this. Although Amazon was able to extend its existing infrastructure to its customers with AWS which kept their break-even to a minimum, others such as Microsoft were not equipped to do the same with Azure and had to break new ground to meet would-be demand. As a result, Microsoft incurred substantial infrastructure and development burdens which dramatically extended Azure’s break-even to 5+ years.

However, Microsoft wasn’t only tasked with having to build out or lease new data center space to meet this demand. They also had to consider future demand and capacity restraints since it takes approximately 3 years to develop an enterprise-class data center beginning to end that meets today’s stringent compliance requirements. Although leasing space allows them to get up and running faster than building new, 9 months on average, it creates another man in the middle which eats away at precious margin and does not accrue equity over time, unlike the property that they own.

If Microsoft undershot on these projections and didn’t build enough data centers, then they’d have to lease out additional space and extend their break-even. But if they overshot, then they stood to lose margin building unnecessary data centers which would take years to offset while also extending their break-even just the same. Needless to say, even a small oversight on this tight rip could prove to be anywhere from profit prohibitive to completely self-defeating.

To do this successfully, Microsoft had to hit a moving target while being in motion themsef. Not only did they have to build out new data centers, they also had to build them in accommodation with hardware that didn’t exist yet in an effort to maximize efficiency and profit. Since server technology is constantly evolving to do more with less of a footprint as time goes on, Microsoft would be able to leverage newer iterations of their old servers to a great benefit. They naturally would be denser with memory and processor cores while reducing their footprint as time goes on. But that understanding alone wasn’t enough and Microsoft needed to know how much space they would need to achieve these efficiency gains.

In order to anticipate future core density and project the efficiency gains associated with them, Microsoft and presumably others banked on Moore’s Law in 2012 which predicted transistor and core density to double every two years. As such, Microsoft projected how core-dense racks of servers could be 2–4–6–8 years in advance just as they have done successfully in the past. While a single 1×20 rack of servers could provide Microsoft with 10,400 cores to sell on Azure in 2012, Moore’s Law projected that this same amount of rack space would be able to host 20,800 cores by 2014, 41,600 cores by 2016, 83,200 cores by 2018, and 166,400 cores in 2020 (roughly). But this did not happen.

Processor improvements were already stagnating by 2012 which continued midway through the decade and the predictions made by Moore’s Law were falling short with no end to this on the horizon. Many were beginning to realize that it wasn’t a law at all, but an observation instead. While racks of servers became more dense over time, they indeed achieved greater efficiency with regard to their energy burden and their reduced footprint but this was nowhere near the rate predicted by Moore’s Law. Consequently, where Microsoft was anticipating being able to host 83,200 sellable cores in a 1×20 rack in 2018, they were only able to host roughly 28,000 cores, less than 1/3 of their projections.

As a result of undershooting their projected capacity by such a large margin, Microsoft was way off on their capacity projections with Azure and only built roughly 1/3 of the data center capacity that was actually necessary. Consequently, they had to over-provision their existing data centers to the point of tripping the breakers and rapidly fill the gaps with an excessive amount of leased space to meet the demand that they projected. All of which effectively doubled the amount of leased space in their portfolio from 25% to 50%, extended their break-even to nearly a decade, and killed their hopes of profitability any time soon.

While an honest mistake and not being able to foresee the future is forgivable, knowingly omitting a mistake of this magnitude is criminal when considering how much Microsoft is hedging its future on Azure. On top of supplying misleading revenue metrics in their quarterly 10K filings to fortify a position of strength and being second only to AWS, Microsoft seems to be wary about reporting Azure’s individual performance metrics or news of these failings that would enable investors to conclude this for themselves. Instead, Microsoft appears to be averaging out Azure’s losses with their legacy mainstays that are profitable by reporting its revenue within their Intelligent Cloud container instead of itemizing it.

Their incentive for hiding such a failure is obvious since much of their future is hedged on Azure. If it was proven to be woefully inefficient and unprofitable, then clients would expect price hikes and an influx of hidden costs on the horizon along with the potential burden of having to migrate away prematurely. Hosting services on an inefficient platform also puts companies at a tactical disadvantage in comparison to those hosting their services on more efficient platforms. That said, I can see why Microsoft would prefer to keep this quiet and why Amazon isn’t in tears when their competition opts to host their workloads on Azure instead of AWS.

Names/email addresses have been redacted

Between these capacity failings and its embarrassing ARPA relative to AWS, it’s difficult to see how Azure could be profitable at the moment. Microsoft seems to be attempting to bury this by omitting statistics while relying on financial containers that serve no purpose other than being a means of deception. Whether this is lying by omission and misleading investors on matters regarding major mistakes that threaten the long-term viability of their investment or simply creative accounting practices at work is ultimately up to the SEC. As an engineer, I can only report my findings to them and offer speculation to the three people reading my blog; done and done.

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