Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Sep 2011 15:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is the biggest one yet. Microsoft's professional extortion campaign - the third side of the same triangle it shares with Apple and Oracle - has finally hit Samsung. The two companies have signed a patent licensing agreement concerning Samsung's use of Android, in which a rumoured fee of $15 (!) per device will flow from Seoul to Redmond. Not entirely coincidentally, that's about the price of a Windows Phone 7 license.
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RE[6]: .
by Icaria on Sat 1st Oct 2011 09:40 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: ."
Icaria
Member since:
2010-06-19

First, how did $1-2 magically become $15?


Did you read the story?

Second, if you're so worried about how people spend their money, that was formerly your money, then you better stop paying taxes, putting gas in your car (which I assume you have), using electricity, and all of the other billion things that put "your" money in the hands of people who misuse it.


I vote, I use solar energy. Next.

And btw, companies don't have to justify their prices.. That responsibility is yours -- you justify prices to yourself by purchasing products & services. Everything for sale is worth what people are willing to pay. You, not a company, determines an items value to yourself.


Got any other obvious and irrelevant observations to make? 'The sky is blue', 'piss is yellow', that kind of stuff?

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RE[7]: .
by ilovebeer on Sat 1st Oct 2011 16:16 in reply to "RE[6]: ."
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Did you read the story?


Yes, I read your fairytale.

I vote, I use solar energy. Next.


Voting has nothing to do with anything here. Good job using solar energy though. However, do you use a gas powered car? Do you use grid electricity to any degree? Do you work and pay taxes? The list of questions, whose answers would easily contradict your supposed deep concern for where your money goes, can go on forever. Rather than waste time doing that I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that you participate in putting money in the hands of bad people and you likely aren't ignorant to that fact.

Got any other obvious and irrelevant observations to make? 'The sky is blue', 'piss is yellow', that kind of stuff?


That depends, are you going to continue to play dumb? This is the third time you've been told now -- there are plenty of worthy causes to spend your time on, go find one or a few. Unless you really enjoy looking like a fool that whines every time "Microsoft" is part of a discussion.

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RE[8]: .
by Icaria on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 04:59 in reply to "RE[7]: ."
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

Yes, I read your fairytale.


The two companies have signed a patent licensing agreement concerning Samsung's use of Android, in which a rumoured fee of $15 (!) per device will flow from Seoul to Redmond.


What was that you said about playing dumb?

Voting has nothing to do with anything here.


Second, if you're so worried about how people spend their money, that was formerly your money, then you better stop paying taxes,


Okay, maybe you're not so much playing dumb.

However, do you use a gas powered car? Do you use grid electricity to any degree? Do you work and pay taxes? The list of questions, whose answers would easily contradict your supposed deep concern for where your money goes

I'm not sure but I think we may need to invent a new informal fallacy to describe your reasoning, here. I'm not allowed to worry about where my money goes unless I worry about every last penny. Right, got you. Dumb is now officially an understatement.

Unless you really enjoy looking like a fool that whines every time "Microsoft" is part of a discussion.
Oh, the ridiculous lengths you've gone to to defend your original misapprehension. This must be a really high-stakes internet argument.

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