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David Gregory, formerly Microsoft UK's enforcer and anti-piracy Tsar and now head of spin to the hapless local press, is clearly a switched-off kind of guy. How do we know? Well, we presume he's an avid (if sometimes would-be) reader of The Register Daily Update. He's certainly on the mailing list, because every now and again we get an automated message from him. Not unusual - no matter how many tweaks we make to the filter rules, every day we get a bunch of holiday auto response messages we have to delete manually. But David's is different. He wasn't able to read yesterday's issue, because "Thank you for your email to David Gregory in Corporate Public Relations at Microsoft Ltd. "His PC has a hardware fault. Could be Friday 12th Nov before it's back on-line." We can't help wondering whose software you're running there, David. ®

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