Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 17:31 UTC
Legal And yet another major Android vendor will pay protection money to Microsoft. "Microsoft and LG Electronics have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for LG's tablets, mobile phones and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome OS Platform. The contents of the agreement have not been disclosed." You know your technology sector is terminally ill when this sort of bullshit is considered normal.
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RE[2]: despicable behavior
by edvim on Thu 12th Jan 2012 21:59 UTC in reply to "RE: despicable behavior"
edvim
Member since:
2010-03-12

>> Why do you guys always think that businesses should play fair?
I disagree. In a civilized society 'playing fair' is the ultimate goal. Corruption and dictatorship in any community should never be encouraged or supported. Simply because some regressive aspect was culturally acceptable in our history is a very weak argument. There are reasons why we no longer view feudalism or slavery as a part of a modern society.

>> Basically capitalism works very much like evolution.
Well, sadly America's new version of capitalism does work like evolution, and the result is becoming very obvious it cannot sustain itself longer than a handful of generations. However, true fair-market capitalism, what we falsely claimed to endorse is a very different economic model.

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RE[3]: despicable behavior
by lucas_maximus on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:43 in reply to "RE[2]: despicable behavior"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Look I will leave this.

"Don't hate the player, hate the game" the game is never going to change.

The whole world my friend is about who has the biggest cock. Why do you think they keep on building higher skyscrapers? ... it is a massive cock that is fucking up the sky (it is in the name).

Why do you think there are twats that drive around in shit cars, with massive exhausts ... it is all to prove that they have massive cocks.

It has been going on since humanity has existed. Don't believe me? There was a Stone Age set of humans that was found recently, when they had enough of you, The males would wiggled their penis at you.

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RE[4]: despicable behavior
by tomcat on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:49 in reply to "RE[3]: despicable behavior"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Your words are crude, but you're essentially correct. The game isn't going to change. The players simply need to adapt and evolve.

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RE[4]: despicable behavior
by Alfman on Fri 13th Jan 2012 03:51 in reply to "RE[3]: despicable behavior"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

lucas_maximus,

"'Don't hate the player, hate the game' the game is never going to change."

They are not truly independent though. Corporations have more influence in government than the people which those governments are supposedly representing. As such, they do deserve blame for their role in creating "the game".

I'm a firm believer that corporations should have -zero- influence in government. If they want to push for change, then they'll have to push it through their employees and neighborhoods first.

The rest of your comment is quite colorful, but I'm not going to respond to it.

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RE[4]: despicable behavior
by Straho on Fri 13th Jan 2012 08:24 in reply to "RE[3]: despicable behavior"
Straho Member since:
2011-09-30


"Don't hate the player, hate the game" the game is never going to change.

The game is going to change every second.
In this game Bonano and Gambino are criminals, because extorts others businesses, MS is not. IRA are terrorists because want to bomb London, USA are not because want to bomb Teheran. Conservative muslims are fanatics and discriminate women, conservative jews are not fanatics and do not discriminate women (especially about N.Y. buses).

It's going off-topic and too political for my taste, so I stop here.

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