Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jul 2013 14:09 UTC
Legal "In a decision that could reshape how books are sold on the Internet, a federal judge ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books in violation of antitrust law, and called for a trial on damages. The decision by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan is a victory for the U.S. government and various states, which the judge said are entitled to injunctive relief." Yet another ruling confirming that virtually all technology companies are criminals. But don't worry, there's nothing wrong with how companies are run and the immense power they have, no sirree!
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by andrewclunn on Wed 10th Jul 2013 14:35 UTC
RE: News vs Rant
by TM99 on Wed 10th Jul 2013 14:43 UTC in reply to "News vs Rant"
TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

Or it is this little thing in journalism called - an editorial. These have been around for quite some time and involve the facts of a particular news worthy situation and then an editor(you know like Thom) makes a comment or two about it.

;)

Back on topic, this ruling was as it should be given Apple's bullshit with e-books. Glad to see them lose this one big time.

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RE[2]: News vs Rant
by bentoo on Wed 10th Jul 2013 16:38 UTC in reply to "RE: News vs Rant"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

...OSnews not OSeditorials? ;)

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Do newspapers and online news sites
by TM99 on Wed 10th Jul 2013 16:48 UTC
TM99
Member since:
2012-08-26

also include editorials? ;)

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andrewclunn Member since:
2012-11-05

If Thom wants to do an editorial, then by all means, go for it. However an editorial requires that something be journalism. Thom does do some long write ups, and some reactions to news stories. However any post that could fit on twitter doesn't really qualify as an 'editorial' in my opinion, and so when such a short post is snarky, it will and should be met in kind.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

If Thom wants to do an editorial, then by all means, go for it. However an editorial requires that something be journalism. Thom does do some long write ups, and some reactions to news stories. However any post that could fit on twitter doesn't really qualify as an 'editorial' in my opinion, and so when such a short post is snarky, it will and should be met in kind.


Eh, Thom turned this site into his personal/political blog a long time ago. Fortunately, he's actually shown a bit of restraint and mellowed out some over time.

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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I really have to say that such an extreme hyperbole only serves to make you look silly, not to actually further your agenda at all.

1) Does "technology companies" include software houses? Small-time shops that only build custom computers and repair them? Various small-time retailers? Does this definition of yours also include Indie - devs, then?
2) Where do you get the figure for "virtually all?" "Virtually all" would be like 90% or more of all such companies, but alas, I doubt you have even heard of even 20% of all such companies, so where does this figure come from?
3) Criminal? I know many companies do short-sighted, anti-customer moves and mistakes, but many of these do not fall under any criminal laws. Besides, would e.g. a mistake -- an unintended consequence or action -- that then fell under criminal laws render this company inherently criminal within your definition?

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

2) Where do you get the figure for "virtually all?" "Virtually all" would be like 90% or more of all such companies, but alas, I doubt you have even heard of even 20% of all such companies, so where does this figure come from?


class Corporation
{
virtual bool is_evil() {return true;}
private:
int64_t offshore_account_balance;
friend class CEO;
friend class Banker;
};

class NonProfit : public Corporation
{
virtual bool is_evil() override {return false;}
};

class ReligiousNonProfit : public NonProfit
{
virtual bool is_evil() override {return true;}
private:
friend class ChildMolester;
friend class Jesus;
};

Edited 2013-07-11 02:15 UTC

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Pro Corp-Life
by fretinator on Wed 10th Jul 2013 18:21 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

Life begins at incorporation.

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Exaggeometry
by fretinator on Wed 10th Jul 2013 18:26 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

People are misunderstanding Hyperbolic functions. Perhaps it's a Sin of our times.

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Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 11th Jul 2013 00:22 UTC
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

So are we going to start referring to them as "Convicted Colluder Apple" for a decade like with Microsoft?

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RE: Comment by Nelson
by fretinator on Thu 11th Jul 2013 14:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

So are we going to start referring to them as "Convicted Colluder Apple" for a decade like with Microsoft?


Yes, but for brevity we are going to shorten it to Apple.

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