Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Jan 2013 18:55 UTC
Apple Well, this is either incredibly sad or utterly hilarious. Apple will stop selling the Mac Pro in Europe on 1 March... Because it doesn't comply with "new" European regulations that will come into effect that day. I say "new" between quotation marks because said regulation was announced four years ago. The regulation deals with increased protection requirements concerning electrical ports and fan guards. "The new requirements necessitate fan guards and some increased protection on the ports on the electrical system," explained Apple, "Because Mac Pro is not compliant with the regulations, we do want to meet that regulation and therefore not offer Mac Pro beyond 1 March." So, a standards body is faster at updating its standards than Apple is at updating its Mac Pro. It illustrates just how much Apple cares about pro users. The last significant update to the Mac Pro occurred in 2010, but Tim Cook did promise an update to the product later in 2013.
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RE[2]: Blaming the wrong party
by andrewclunn on Fri 1st Feb 2013 18:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Blaming the wrong party"
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Meh, ethnocentric Europeans with their USA hate are easy to get going. No different from the nationalists we have here really. Can't and won't see the draw backs to their way of doing things. It's a tribalism pride thing. Though my original comment was wrong about the 'why' of Apple doing this, as I later pointed out, so I understand it getting voted down for that reason, but based on the comments, it's clear that it wasn't voted down because of that.

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RE[3]: Blaming the wrong party
by ndrw on Fri 1st Feb 2013 21:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Blaming the wrong party"
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I've voted you up on the basis that you made a good point about regulations inhibiting entrepreneurship, so there was something factual in your comment. But, frankly speaking, the rest of it was incorrect, hateful and generally rubbish. Somehow it doesn't stop you from calling others (Europeans) "nationalists" just because they didn't like your rant. Go back to AOL or wherever you came from.

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Reduced entrepreneurship may be the cause of regulations that protect the general public, but we're OK with that. Anyone saying that they're over the line, has really not worked in a regulated field.

Are there overbearing regulations? - Yes.
Are there a lot of overbearing regulations? - Not by a long shot.
What are the reasons for reduced entrepreneurship in EU? - Strong employee protections, not regulations.

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