I wonder if any Van Halen fans at MS pushed for "UI812".
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the chose to use Bing to check. Shoulda used Google!
Microsoft would pay small rebates for every patch for Windows they released...
DVI can support the same HDCP protection as HDMI because it's the same fucking thing with a different connector shape. The anti-HDMI fud here is idiotic.
Making HDMI ports requires a license/royalty (whereas things like DisplayPort is an open VESA standard and requires no royalty payments).
The reason why diamonds are so expensive isn't the result of De Beers, but rather the governments of the western world refusing to sell diamonds unless they are certified as "conflict free" and the government of many diamond producing nations having laws in place to limit the harvesting and exporting of diamonds.
... because De Beers has influence over these governments to maintain the market conditions that De Beers wants. The problem with free market puritanism is that it attempts to completely separate the private entity with the government entities they manipulate. Some would even go so far as to try to victimize De Beers. The fact remains that De Beers is just as complicit in all the bloodshed in those regions. Playing the "only blame the governments involved" is shortsighted.
So what? Cartels will naturally fall apart given no government interference. It is in their best interests to cheat on this agreement. Its just like the prisoner's dilemma, while it might be best for all of them to cooperate, they won't because they want an advantage over their competitors. Cartels never last so long as there is a lack of government involvement.
Ludwig Von Mises and his ilk (which while they had good ideas they don't really apply to real world human behaviors).
in the form of IP laws.
we need that money to fuel the lawyers for all our patent violation lawsuits against each other.
Yes, but it's terribly nerdy to blithely dismiss these stories if you don't use/like/know-anything-about the software, isn't it?
Yeah, I work in an Oracle shop. I've also been on
Not by much, "Corporate Expensiveware Has Bug, Film At 11" isn't interesting nor very "nerdy" on its own. If you watch what gets frontpaged and who the submitters are lately, it should become obvious that modern
...brought to you by InfoWorld! Submitted by InfoWorld! Seriously, how much is
If you relativize "good" and "evil", you end of having nothing.
For the evil the good is evil.
Good and evil *are* relative, unless you have some sort of universal definition that everyone can agree on.
Soulskill, you are advancing your political and world views at the expense of slashdot's quality.
What quality? It's a sure way to generate page hits, which is all that the Geek.net overlords care about.
Pray you do not anger Him further.
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