Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jul 2015 08:47 UTC
Microsoft

Summing up these 45 pages, one can say that Microsoft basically grants itself very broad rights to collect everything you do, say and write with and on your devices in order to sell more targeted advertising or to sell your data to third parties. The company appears to be granting itself the right to share your data either with your consent "or as necessary".

You done got Scroogled.

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RE[2]: Grant away
by judgen on Wed 29th Jul 2015 15:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Grant away"
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

EULA also have full legal standing in Burma and Jamaica. (Coincidentally also the other two countries still not on the metric system)

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RE[3]: Grant away
by Kochise on Wed 29th Jul 2015 15:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Grant away"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Ah, US and the metric system, protectionism at the worst level :

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/05/opinions/marciano-america-go-metr...

http://science.howstuffworks.com/why-us-not-on-metric-system4.htm

For a mere 360 million $, I'll do their metric conversion. A little batch script and voila.

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RE[4]: Grant away
by Alfman on Wed 29th Jul 2015 15:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Grant away"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Kochise,

For a mere 360 million $, I'll do their metric conversion. A little batch script and voila.


Haha. You know it's one thing to go back and update existing schematics - I say leave them as is. But that we're continuing to use english units with every new generation of products is what's holding us back in perpetuity.

What we need is a clean break. We must completely substitute metric for English units in schools. No more 12in rulers or yardsticks! Industry would adapt.

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RE[3]: Grant away
by tankist on Wed 29th Jul 2015 18:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Grant away"
tankist Member since:
2007-01-19

Jamaica converted to metric system: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrication_in_Jamaica

What you think is Liberia.

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RE[3]: Grant away
by jello on Thu 30th Jul 2015 16:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Grant away"
jello Member since:
2006-08-08

No, no, no.
You guys got it all wrong!

We already agreed to switch in 1975.

Look here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_Conversion_Act/

The transition just takes a little bit longer than anticipated...

;)

Edited 2015-07-30 16:34 UTC

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