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Sweeter than discount chocolates the day after Valentine's Day, it's RCPU reader feedback! We're hoping that you're either savoring a post V-Day glow or at least capably explaining to the wife why you came home empty-handed again this year. (We're big fans of, "Valentine's Day is just a retail scam! I love you every day!" Eventually, that's got to work. Oh, and ladies -- we're guessing that 90 percent of our readers are married guys, so please excuse the one-sided attempts at humor.)

Anyway, Jeff opens with a note chiding us for being bummed about the Patriots' Super Bowl loss:

"In regard to this line: 'Remember, the Patriots were supposed to win the Super Bowl by a couple of touchdowns (and, no, we're not over it yet here in Boston), and we all saw how that turned out.'

"Perhaps Microsoft is cheating. Remember, the Rams were supposed to win Super Bowl 36 by a couple of touchdowns (and, no, we're not over it yet here in St. Louis), and we all saw how that turned out.

"I just had to say it."

If you think people in St. Louis are upset, imagine how fans in Los Angeles feel about the Rams. But, seriously, Jeff -- cheating? Microsoft? Bill Belichick and the Patriots? Surely not. They wouldn't do that, would they? Why, that's like suggesting that Roger Clemens might have used steroids...

RCPU also got a couple e-mails this week on Vista SP1. Apparently, somebody out there is waiting for it. Tom writes:

"I'm already running Vista and having no real issues. SP1 could, of course, do nothing but help."

Good to hear, Tom. It's nice to get some positive Vista feedback. Serial e-mailer Mike, we're afraid, isn't so enthusiastic:

"Instead of Vista SP1, why don't they name it Vista SP-ME, or Vista ME+8? That way they could package two of their OS debacles together."

Mike, we're thinking that you might have hit on the greatest...idea...ever. Instead of a Greatest Hits compilation, we're thinking of coming up with a list of Microsoft's greatest misses. Stay tuned.

That's all for now. Thanks to those who took time to write. Have something to add? Add it at

Posted by Lee Pender on 02/15/2008 at 1:21 PM


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