Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jan 2012 22:45 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google It really hasn't been Google's week. First the entire internet exploded because of some uninteresting nonsense regarding social networking (really internet?), but today something happened that's actually a bad thing and worth talking about: in Kenya, Google has been caught accessing the databases of a competing business, and offering Google's own product to the people in the database. Google has already apologised, and is currently investigating the matter.
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RE[4]: monopoly abuse
by Tony Swash on Sat 14th Jan 2012 11:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: monopoly abuse"
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Got chased away from DailyTech again, I see.

Leaving aside our differences - have you noticed something wrong with the commenting system at Dailey Tech in recent days? Its seems to have frozen up. I wanted to know it wasn't a problem at my end. I tried accessing the site via different browsers and different OS's but the comments system seems to have locked up. Are you seeing this as well?

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RE[5]: monopoly abuse
by gan17 on Sat 14th Jan 2012 11:42 in reply to "RE[4]: monopoly abuse"
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Yes, I was rather crude there, excuse my behaviour.

Regarding DT, I don't know and couldn't care less. I'm not signed up there and just click on DT articles linked on AnandTech every once in a while. OSnews is the only site I come to troll on. The comment system at DT is probably as flawed as the voting system on OSnews, but no tech-site does this right anyways.

Blame Apple for the advent of the tasteless hipster (hipsters in the past had taste, at least) and I'll get flamed by you, insult WP7/MS or the general uptightness of .NET devs and I'll get flamed by that maximus fellow, insult Android and call it a bloated Java-VM that took the freedom it promised the people and gave it to OEMs and Carriers instead (becoming the Windows of the smartphone world in the process), and everyone else here will flame me.

Doesn't change anything.

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RE[6]: monopoly abuse
by Tony Swash on Sat 14th Jan 2012 14:31 in reply to "RE[5]: monopoly abuse"
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Yes, I was rather crude there, excuse my behaviour.

That's OK. Generally it's always better to attack the ideas rather than the person but we all slip sometimes. I know I do. There is some thing about internet text based discourse (email, commenting etc) that seems to militate against civility.

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RE[6]: monopoly abuse
by Neolander on Sun 15th Jan 2012 08:40 in reply to "RE[5]: monopoly abuse"
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You are being unfair.

For such a large amount of quality trolling on any kind of company fanboy, I would give you a +1 (Insightful).

There is really no such good OS product on the market today that any OS-manufacturing company deserves its users' protection. Which is why maintaining computer hardware open to new OS actors is so important...

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