Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 23:13 UTC
Apple Well, this is an interesting double standard. Remember Apple's reaction to Palm trying to tap into iTunes? They were pretty pissed, right? Well, it seems that in Apple's world, it's not okay to access their services unauthorised, but when Apple needs to do the same to someone else's services, it's suddenly not a problem. As it turns out, Apple violated Facebook's terms of service, knowingly, and willingly.
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Your an idiot
by sigzero on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 02:18 UTC
sigzero
Member since:
2006-01-03

"In the end, both Facebook and Apple are companies which are pretty pure embodiments of evil"

That is the most stupid statement I have heard today.

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RE: Your an idiot
by WereCatf on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 03:39 in reply to "Your an idiot"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

"In the end, both Facebook and Apple are companies which are pretty pure embodiments of evil"

That is the most stupid statement I have heard today.


I've never understood Thom's obsession about these things. A company is a company, and sure, larger companies are often run by people who only care about money. But smaller companies are not necessarily so. Many small owners are actually very humane and warm and actually do care about their customers and their needs. I see absolutely nothing evil in that.

So, I do agree with you. But alas, this really has nothing to do with the issue at hand. Just learn to ignore the frogs that Thom lets out of his mouth sometimes.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I agree, the majority of small companies retain there humanity. But between Facebook and Apple, which one is a small company?

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RE: Your an idiot
by sithlord2 on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 06:53 in reply to "Your an idiot"
sithlord2 Member since:
2009-04-02

I agree...

OSNews used to be one of my favorite news-sites, but Thom seems to have this uncontrollable urge to throw insults at everybody (apple, ms, facebook, you name it).

I guess that's the real difference between a "real" news-site, and a hobby blog, and the primary reason why bloggers are not considered as real reporters in the first place ...

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RE[2]: Your an idiot
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 07:11 in reply to "RE: Your an idiot"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

If you've been here for that long, then you should also be aware of how I write. Don't take everything so literally, go out, and enjoy the sun.

Is Steve Jobs a hobo for always wearing the same clothes? Of course not. It's his style.

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