Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Jul 2009 00:40 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Now this is interesting news that hit my inbox at 2:22 AM (don't ask). It seems like the concept of selling Mac clones is more lucrative than many have anticipated, as I've just been informed via email that the German PearC has expanded its business into the BeNeLux (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) and France. Together with the news that Psystar emerged from chapter 11, it looks like the market for Mac clones is more lucrative than many of us had imagined.
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RE[4]: :)
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 4th Jul 2009 03:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: :)"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

It reminds me of a friend who swore he 'needed' a tower; 3 years later and the most he did was upgrade the memory and hard disk - all of which you can do with an iMac. Games? get a console - if you're that into games and you're hitting 30, then god help you; you might as well be down at the skate park with a skate board trying to be 'cool' with the teenagers. It smacks of desperation.


If people want a tower... Then people want a tower. Who are you to dictate what people should buy? What right do you have? I thought you were a libertarian...

...not very libertarian of you to impose upon people what they should buy, or to protect a company.

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RE[5]: :)
by kaiwai on Sat 4th Jul 2009 03:45 in reply to "RE[4]: :)"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

If people want a tower... Then people want a tower. Who are you to dictate what people should buy? What right do you have? I thought you were a libertarian...


Where did I dictate what someone should and shouldn't buy?

...not very libertarian of you to impose upon people what they should buy, or to protect a company.


Who said anything about protecting a company; libertarians uphold contracts and protect private property.

Again, Where did I dictate what someone should and shouldn't buy?

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RE[6]: :)
by dylansmrjones on Sat 4th Jul 2009 09:36 in reply to "RE[5]: :)"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Who said anything about protecting a company; libertarians uphold contracts and protect private property.

Again, Where did I dictate what someone should and shouldn't buy?


But not all libertarians agree on the scope of private property. At least don't count me in as a supporter of IP-monopoly, nor as a supporter of contracts between two parts where one is in reality more equal than the other part.

In Denmark there's no problem in selling Mac-clones. Actually it's a protected right (you are free to dirty room reengineer and so on), and rightfully so. You shouldn't have the possibility to decide what I do with stuff I buy. You only get to decide whether to sell it or not. If you sell it you accept that I can do whatever I want. Otherwise, don't sell it. Period.

P.S. What's that crap about being too old to play games just because you've passed 30? ... what!? Come again....

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v RE[5]: :)
by middleware on Sat 4th Jul 2009 03:45 in reply to "RE[4]: :)"
RE[6]: :)
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 4th Jul 2009 04:02 in reply to "RE[5]: :)"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You're comparing a this to Germany and Hitler?

I'm out of this discussion. We've clearly left the land of reason and moved into nutjob whacko land.

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RE[6]: :)
by Andre Siegel on Sat 4th Jul 2009 05:48 in reply to "RE[5]: :)"
Andre Siegel Member since:
2005-08-12

German wanted Hitler and they got him.


Hitler became chancellor even though the NSDAP party, of which he was a member, received only 33 percent of votes in November 1932.

In 1933, the NSDAP supposedly received 44 percent of votes. However, this happened while Hitler was already in power. Considering what other shady practices had been used by the NSDAP in the past, it is reasonable to be sceptical of this number.

Either way, the hypothesis "Germany wanted Hitler" is difficult to prove with factual data. Since the 1930s were long before the dawn of perpetual opinion polling, there is not much data besides official election results, which, if anything, prove the exact opposite.

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RE[6]: :) - recheck your history
by jabbotts on Sat 4th Jul 2009 21:17 in reply to "RE[5]: :)"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

15 assassination attempts by his own citizens and military officials.. yeah.. your grasp of history is a little shakey. The fact that you would bring such politics into a computer discussion pretty much voids anything you thought you could add.

(seriously, I truly hope you never actually voice such ignorance to a German citizen.)

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