Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Nov 2009 21:53 UTC
Legal We've got some progress in the other legal case Apple is involved in. The California case, Apple vs. Psystar, is more or less a done deal, but the Florida case, Psystar vs. Apple, is only just beginning. As it promised it would do, Apple has now asked the court in California to either dismiss the Florida case, or transfer it to California. Apple is also asking for a permanent injuction against Psystar. Through this motion, we also gain some juicy insight into Psystar's sales projections - and more interestingly, how many machines the clone maker actually sold.
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Hypocritical...
by JonathanBThompson on Sat 28th Nov 2009 02:12 UTC
JonathanBThompson
Member since:
2006-05-26

First, you feel Apple has no right to enforce their rights, and that Psystar, regardless of how much/little they profit, shouldn't pay for their violation of Apple's rights.

Then, you go into another thread about Apple and warranties related to smoke, and you completely censor (not vote down, but censor) 2 posts that remotely criticize your hypocrisy in your thoughts that corporations have less rights than any individual if the individual (less powerful than they are, or perhaps a corporate individual that's not remotely as strong financially) and think that's all well and good, and then you go and stomp all over those that would object (those that have lesser power than you in your representation of OSNews) and go and rewrite what they say, attempting to force words down their throat, or completely censor them: wait, and you even deign to consider yourself remotely journalistic? You promote hypocrisy with your editorializations where you put deliberate slants on everything, and then you go forth and practice it in censoring/smashing anything that remotely sounds too close to an inconvenient truth.

It's one thing to say things that cause people to hate you: what you're also doing is guaranteed to make people disrespect you, deeply, in addition. At least, in most cases, people learn to hate others but still respect them, because at least they have principles: you are demonstrating that you do not, and you're attempting to write the opinions of others that dissent. Your behavior is absolutely disgusting.

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RE: Hypocritical...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 28th Nov 2009 09:50 in reply to "Hypocritical..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You have some nerve calling ME a hypocrite.

OSNews, I, and the team have been VERY honest and open about how we moved from RSS-feed mode into a site where yes, we editorialise. We've never denied that, we've never been sneaky about it.

The real crux of the matter here is that you simply disagree with me. More specifically, you disagree with me one some matters relating to Apple. That's it.

Why do you never comment on any of the positive Apple stories? Why do you never complain when David or Kroc editorialise? Why do you never complain about me editorialising on the various other subjects that we cover day in, day out? Now who's the hypocrite here?

Yes, I removed those two comments. You want to know why? They were solely attacks on me, with NO substance whatsoever, no relation to the actual story at hand. That puts me, runner of this site, well within my rights to remove them. I'd do it again a million times if necessary.

Look, it's fine with me that you disagree with my views on specific matters relating to Apple - that's the whole point here, to discuss our differences of opinion. However, please do not make it seem as if OSNews claims to be completely unbiased and impartial and objective, when it is 100% clear to everyone - as we've said quite clearly - that we do not aspire to be any of those things.

This is only about your love for Apple, and how my differing opinion does not fall within your paradigm. Don't try to make it any more glamorous than it is.

Edited 2009-11-28 09:57 UTC

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RE[2]: Hypocritical...
by frood on Sat 28th Nov 2009 10:11 in reply to "RE: Hypocritical..."
frood Member since:
2005-07-06

Well said. The editor bashing that goes on round here is getting tedious.

The news is always presented as a short summary and a link to the external source with next to no opinion. You can read the news and even comment on the story without ever clicking the "Read More" link. If you click that link, you should expect to read Thom's opinion on it.

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RE[2]: Hypocritical...
by helf on Sat 28th Nov 2009 14:45 in reply to "RE: Hypocritical..."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Honestly, even if they are attacks on you, you would probably be better off burying them instead of completely deleting them. There have been several times where I've seen posts disappear before I could actually read them, and that is very off putting.

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