Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:00 UTC
Microsoft Well, paint me red and call me a girl scout, I totally did not see this one coming at all. This is so utterly surprising it made my brain explode. Hold on to your panties, because this will rock your world. After pressuring several smaller Android vendors into submission (and yes, HTC is still relatively small compared to other players), Microsoft is now moving on to the big one: Redmond is demanding $15 for every Samsung Android device sold. Samsung's choices are simple: pay up, or face another epic lawsuit.
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Comment by dacloo
by dacloo on Thu 7th Jul 2011 12:45 UTC
dacloo
Member since:
2006-07-22

Last article:
"Well, paint me red and call me a girl scout, I totally did not see this one coming at all. This is so utterly surprising it made my brain explode. Hold on to your panties, because this will rock your world"

Article before that:
"No, your eyes aren't deceiving you - we have actually have not one, but two news items on hobby/small operating systems on the same day! You thought the day would never come again, but hey, here we are. You're welcome. Now, what are we talking about"

And:
"This make me a sad little facepalming unicorn."

A few others:
"Well, this just got interesting."
"Well, here we have another attempt."
"Well,"


... Let's stop at trying to be funny, original or whatever, and stick with the facts? It's really annoying.

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RE: Comment by dacloo
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 7th Jul 2011 13:05 in reply to "Comment by dacloo"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

... Let's stop at trying to be funny, original or whatever, and stick with the facts? It's really annoying.


It's who I am. Sorry. I like to goof around. It's like asking Ferrari not to make red cars anymore.

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RE[2]: Comment by dacloo
by Lousewort on Thu 7th Jul 2011 20:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by dacloo"
Lousewort Member since:
2006-09-12

Of course, the bit I really enjoyed was (Freudian slip?):

"This is so utterly surprising it made my brain explode."

...closely followed by...

"Of course, this is hardly surprising to anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together."

Really nice article though, and I for one like your writing style.

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RE: Comment by dacloo
by tomcat on Sat 9th Jul 2011 04:00 in reply to "Comment by dacloo"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

... Let's stop at trying to be funny, original or whatever, and stick with the facts? It's really annoying.


LOL. Don't be a douche. Sometimes, humor is the only thing that you can salvage from some of these sad, sordid stories...

Edited 2011-07-09 04:02 UTC

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