Microsoft can never win in a competitive marketplace. Unless they're operating from a monopoly position, the world can see that the emperor has no clothes. I just can't believe that it has taken this long for them to be exposed for the inept yet evil little bastards they are.
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These cocksuckers and any judges who approve of their methods must be killed.
We'll sell a million bottles!
Kinetic sculpture by Arthur Ganson.
Nah, they'll just turn them upside-down. Hey, on second thought
Wow! You too?
The American people have a right to know who did this. I'm sure the guy will eventually get his boat, but he'll have no recourse for any damage they do to it. We're paying those bastards big salaries to fuck us over. And they wonder why citizens are seeing red.
I think we need a new reality tv show where, each week, a leading corporate or government scumbag gets dragged into Times Square and bludgeoned by the public at large.
Are you threatening me? I AM THE GREAT CORNHOLIO. I modify the corn with my bunghole. YOU WILL EAT THE CORN. Then you will join me in my quest to conquer all the bungholes. Bungholio!!!
They could still show ads to generate revenue even without invading the privacy of email. Targeting could be based on their users' geography, time of day, etc. Or, they could allow users to specify what types of ads they're most interested in.
As I mentioned in a previous response, it's particularly egregious that they are parsing third-party correspondence, i.e. that of people who never even agreed to their POS TOS.
I'm not a gmail user, yet they're parsing and analyzing any correspondence I have with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maybe they do this just to show ads to their own users. That's bad enough. But, maybe they're responsible for some of the spam that gets sent to me. And who knows what they're collecting in hopes of someday adding a record to a join table. In any case, I'm angry that the googleplex is reading my private correspondence.
Even though MS is the meanest, nastiest father-stabber and mother-raper on the group W bench, I'm with them on this one.
My 3 year old Sony does. Plus it has a flaky power supply for the backlight.
That reminds me of these things:
How about we put the bastards pushing this change on a slow boat to India? Then we sink the boat.
Dateline: Ship sinks. Shark eaten by Orrin Hatch.
Until recently I've been one of those guys who was always defending free trade, immigration, multiculturalism and the like. Crap like this doesn't change my views incrementally, it makes me see the polar opposite. These immigrant workers are not "friends". They're here to take whatever they can from us. The government isn't working to improve conditions for the average citizen. They're just making shady deals with companies whose only philosophy is "greed is good".
I've been a fool, but I won't get fooled again. Who said that?