Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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Malaria affects 225 million people each year and kills 800,000 (mostly children) every year.

The first ever effective malaria vaccine has just been announced. The vaccine research was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation because virtually every other medical research team has considered this an impossible acheivement.

Eliminating malaria will rate as an achievement on par with the development as the printing press.

JD Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie are still immensely influential long after they died because of their charitable contributions. Bill Gates will be too.

Jobs will (at best) be remembered a a self-centred arsehole who sold overpriced consumer junk to the gullible. Steve Jobs - the PT Barnum of the early 21st century.

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tylerdurden Member since:

First off, some research on malaria vaccines is funded in part by Bill Gates' foundation. Stretching that to assign the eradication of the disease with Bill Gates himself is a magnificent leap IMO.

Rockefeller and Carnegie are two names associated with unmitigated greed, corruption, and power.

Getting your history from press releases from the interested parties provides a very flawed and partial vision. FYI.

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unclefester Member since:

1. Scientists can't do research without funding. The Gates Foundation is the largest single source of funding for malaria eradication. Bill Gates has stated on a number of occasions that the total elimination of malaria is his primary goal. He has raised the profile of malaria research so that that funding has increased 15-fold in less than a decade.

2. Rockefeller University, Carnegie-Mellon university etc.

There would have been no Renaissance if it wasn't for the "evil" Borgias, Medecis etc.

Don't let a few inconvenient facts get in the road of your anti-capitalist rant.

Edited 2011-10-22 10:33 UTC

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