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[5]: :)
by middleware on Sat 4th Jul 2009 03:45 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: :)"
middleware
Member since:
2006-05-11

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...


German wanted Hitler and they got him.

I think it is definitely important to discuss what people really want, as long as you treat yourself as one of the people you talking about and you have people learn and talk in the discussion. So nothing wrong with getting what people really want by thoroughly discussion.

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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[7]: :)
by middleware on Sat 4th Jul 2009 04:14 in reply to "RE[6]: :)"
middleware Member since:
2006-05-11

Your response is within my expectation. Maybe too extreme my example, but it is a lot extreme to say "when people say want something they want something" and make it unarguable, too.

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RE[7]: :)
by drstorm on Sat 4th Jul 2009 10:37 in reply to "RE[6]: :)"
drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

So, Godwin's law is true... ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

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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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