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Immense Abuse, Sabotage and Vandalism in IRC Each Time We Mention Microsoft Crises

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Summary: Microsoft is having massive problems this year; computing LLMs and showering the media with bribes (to pretend that LLMs are the best things since sliced bread) isn't sufficient to distract from Microsoft's problems

THE layoffs at Microsoft aren't the full story. There is a lot of debt and entire business units are failing. Some products are shut down completely, some divisions are dismantled, and even entire offices get mothballed while media doesn't pay attention. XBox might be the next casualty though the video above focuses on Azure and Bing (no, chatbots won't successfully replace actual search). Azure and Bing both suffered profound cuts (layoffs) this year and in the case of Azure those cuts have been going on each year since 2020. We've documented all this.

"...there has been unprecedented veracity of trolling in IRC lately, especially when we brought up Microsoft's trouble."Microsoft won't go away overnight. It's being 'bailed out' by presidents from both sides of the aisle. But generally speaking, it's not a sustainable strategy and Microsoft will be thrown under the bus when the government runs out of money (borrowed capital). Do not be misled by a bunch of chatter about the salaries at Microsoft; last week there were many layoffs at Microsoft, so the CEO needed some way to change the discussion and distract the staff, not to mention the media (as media might inform the staff, demoralising workers). Speaking of distraction, there has been unprecedented veracity of trolling in IRC lately, especially when we brought up Microsoft's trouble. The video above covers that too.

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