Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jul 2013 14:09 UTC
Legal "In a decision that could reshape how books are sold on the Internet, a federal judge ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books in violation of antitrust law, and called for a trial on damages. The decision by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan is a victory for the U.S. government and various states, which the judge said are entitled to injunctive relief." Yet another ruling confirming that virtually all technology companies are criminals. But don't worry, there's nothing wrong with how companies are run and the immense power they have, no sirree!
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WereCatf
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2006-02-15

I really have to say that such an extreme hyperbole only serves to make you look silly, not to actually further your agenda at all.

1) Does "technology companies" include software houses? Small-time shops that only build custom computers and repair them? Various small-time retailers? Does this definition of yours also include Indie - devs, then?
2) Where do you get the figure for "virtually all?" "Virtually all" would be like 90% or more of all such companies, but alas, I doubt you have even heard of even 20% of all such companies, so where does this figure come from?
3) Criminal? I know many companies do short-sighted, anti-customer moves and mistakes, but many of these do not fall under any criminal laws. Besides, would e.g. a mistake -- an unintended consequence or action -- that then fell under criminal laws render this company inherently criminal within your definition?

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

2) Where do you get the figure for "virtually all?" "Virtually all" would be like 90% or more of all such companies, but alas, I doubt you have even heard of even 20% of all such companies, so where does this figure come from?


class Corporation
{
virtual bool is_evil() {return true;}
private:
int64_t offshore_account_balance;
friend class CEO;
friend class Banker;
};

class NonProfit : public Corporation
{
virtual bool is_evil() override {return false;}
};

class ReligiousNonProfit : public NonProfit
{
virtual bool is_evil() override {return true;}
private:
friend class ChildMolester;
friend class Jesus;
};

Edited 2013-07-11 02:15 UTC

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