…as if we all needed one.
Translation mine.Fortunately, there’s an easy way around this: Simply change your settings so that it says you’re not in an embargoed country, such as Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria or Sudan. Tell them you’re a Canadian. Problem fixed–embargo lifted!Being a Mac user, however, I prefer to just go on avoiding them and all their endless bugs-disguised-as-features…and feeling damned smug about it.
Microsoft, the informatic giant founded by Bill Gates, has decided suddenly to cancel its Messenger service to those countries against which the United States maintains a commercial embargo.Among those affected are Cuba, Iran and North Korea, who have all openly rejected the policies of the US. Also included are Syria and Sudan.Right now, all cybernauts of those countries trying to log on to the popular Windows program have begun to receive the error 810003c1, which prevents them from going online in Messenger.“Microsoft has cut Windows Live Messenger IM for all users in countries embargoed by the United States. Microsoft will no longer be offering service for Windows Live in your country,” reads the support page in Windows live when anyone looks up the error in question.