Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Jun 2006 21:15 UTC, submitted by brewin
Legal The European Commission is ready to impose a fine of 2m Euros ($2.5m; 1.4m) a day on Microsoft. The Commission is expected to rule that Microsoft has failed to fully implement its 2004 antitrust decision. Under the ruling, Microsoft had to supply rivals with information about its Windows operating system.
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by butters on Wed 28th Jun 2006 07:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
butters
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2005-07-08

Just a kind reminder: There are Americans who read these comments, and you should realize that the vast majority educated Americans don't know enough about history to understand your metaphor. Many Americans probably think that Serbia is in the Middle East, somewhere near Rand McNally.

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by Jedd on Wed 28th Jun 2006 07:08 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
Jedd Member since:
2005-07-06

That's wrong, just wrong. As and american I understand, and I am offened by your comment sir.

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by butters on Wed 28th Jun 2006 07:33 in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
butters Member since:
2005-07-08

Ouch, I'm sorry I offended you... I'm an American, too, you see. I grew up in middle-class NY-metro suburbs and went to a prestigious university, so I'm fully aware that not all Americans are ignorant. However, you're deluding yourself if you think that most American high school graduates would understand that the parent poster was referring to the first World War, with or without the Microsoft/EU context, let alone understand the comparison being made. Have you ever seen that reality game show "Street Smarts" or Jay Leno's "Jaywalking" segment? It's hilarious how Americans can be so oblivious to the world around them, and it's a testament to our economic machine how they can still do alright for themselves.

That was my first negative mod in a long, long time. Maybe I should be more provocative from now on...

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