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[8]: .
by Icaria on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 04:59 UTC 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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RE[9]: .
by ilovebeer on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 06:12 in reply to "RE[8]: ."
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

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?

Why are you wetting yourself over a rumor? And btw, don't assume that any time there's a licensing fee involved that it's always absorbed by the consumer.

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.

You only seem to care about where your money goes when any portion of it goes to Microsoft. Yet you seem to have no concern when it goes to far worse people in the world. So basically you just like to whine about Microsoft.

Oh, the ridiculous lengths you've gone to to defend your original misapprehension. This must be a really high-stakes internet argument.

Quite the imagination you have there. When you're ready to come back to reality, let me know.

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by Icaria on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 07:22 in reply to "RE[9]: ."
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

Why are you wetting yourself over a rumor?
Good job changing the subject. Never mind that that rumour is the best info we have to go on, I started out by comparing it to another rumoured figure and we know that the figure is somewhere in that ballpark.

And btw, don't assume that any time there's a licensing fee involved that it's always absorbed by the consumer.
No, that's a pretty safe assumption. Samsung aren't about to let their margins go to hell, especially while they're in a comfortable lead. Most, if not all of the ~$15 will be paid by the consumer, in one way or another.

You only seem to care about where your money goes when any portion of it goes to Microsoft. Yet you seem to have no concern when it goes to far worse people in the world.
Wow, that's a stupid assertion. I already demonstrated that this is false and even if I hadn't, through what crystal ball could you divine such an observation? Strawman much? While we're pulling shit out of our arses, you 'seem' to have a foot fetish and are a crappy driver. Just putting that out there.

Quite the imagination you have there. When you're ready to come back to reality, let me know.
Stop, just stop. That response doesn't even make sense; you've failed to provide any sort of context. It's bad enough that you're treating this like a game and flogging a dead horse without also making meaningless and irrelevant retorts.

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