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Was every programmer at Microsoft given a copy of Code Complete? [closed]

Did, at some point, every new programmer at Microsoft get given a copy of Code Complete by Steve McConnell?
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Do 95 percent of the world's ATMs use Windows XP?

Reuters claims: Windows XP currently supports around 95 percent of the world's ATMs. Is that true? In the same article, it is said: The U.S. software company first warned that it was ...
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Did deep learning start at Microsoft?

Bill Gates has recently said: The ultimate is computers that learn. So called deep learning which started at Microsoft and is now being used by many researchers looks like a real advance that ...
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Did Bill Gates tamper with his school's computer system?

There is a story around that Bill Gates tampered with his school's (or college's) scheduling system to get in class with all the 'hot' girls. Did this in fact happen? References I've found: 10 ...
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Did the Windows XP CD include Microsoft Bob?

Microsoft employee Raymond Chen says that an encrypted copy of Microsoft Bob is included on the Windows XP CD to take up space. But Windows XP doesn't take up the entire CD; there is a lot of free ...
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Can Skype wiretap your calls?

The Skype-Open-Source Blog speculates that Microsoft have changed the architecture of Skype in order to facilitate wiretapping: Two months ago, Skype replaces user-hosted P2P supernodes with ...
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Can Microsoft's success be attributed to their abuse of a monopoly

Can the success of Microsoft be attributed to their abuse of their operating system monopolies of MS-DOS through the various versions of Windows (and other related monopolies such as the Internet ...