Linked by lucas_maximus on Fri 21st Dec 2012 00:09 UTC
Microsoft "In a move that has raised eyebrows, Microsoft has submitted a patch to the WebKit project to extend the open source rendering engine with a prototype implementation of the Pointer Events specification that the company is also working on together with Google, Mozilla, and Opera. WebKit is the rendering engine used in Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome browsers, making Microsoft's work a contribution to products that are in direct competition to its own."
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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 21st Dec 2012 15:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
BallmerKnowsBest
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2008-06-02

This is awesome, and not bad, but I do await the reasons as to why this will be the death of everybody's firstborn.


Well it's Microsoft, the company that's cool to hate*. Since when has the Anything-But-Microsoft crowd ever needed a better excuse than that?

*Excepting iFanbois, who have done a complete "Ministry of Truth"-style flip-flop in the last few years. After more than 2 decades of impotent sound and fury at directed Microsft, Google is now the company that's cool to hate - and Microsoft is now the bee's knees, because they're at odds with Google too.

It's kind of like having someone spend years advocating for the eradication of something they see as a terrible problem... and then doing a 180-reversal of that position, because someone they dislike becomes afflicted by said problem.

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Fri 21st Dec 2012 18:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

After more than 2 decades of impotent sound and fury at directed Microsft, Google is now the company that's cool to hate - and Microsoft is now the bee's knees, because they're at odds with Google too.


What are you talking about?

We are at war with Google... We have always been at war with Google.

Also, the chocolate ration is about to be reduced from 30 grams to 20 grams.

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Tony Swash on Fri 21st Dec 2012 22:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

" After more than 2 decades of impotent sound and fury at directed Microsft, Google is now the company that's cool to hate - and Microsoft is now the bee's knees, because they're at odds with Google too.


What are you talking about?

We are at war with Google... We have always been at war with Google.

Also, the chocolate ration is about to be reduced from 30 grams to 20 grams.
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Personally I am a huge fan of Apple and delight in every Microsoft misfortune because I despise them. Unlike the Microsoft ugly kludgey shite that I was forced to use back when they mattered I quite like a lot of the stuff Google gives away for free. I don't particularly want the tech world dominated by an advertising agency but Google is not much of threat to anything I hold dear and are facing some big structural challenges. I wish they could come up with something new that was a commercial success, they have only ever had two great ideas, PageRank and Adsense, and both are over a decade old and only one actually makes any money (although admittedly it does make a lot of money).

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