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Comment: Re:there's a strange bias on slashdot (Score 2) 191

by sosume (#49491833) Attached to: Microsoft's Role As Accuser In the Antitrust Suit Against Google

Perhaps, if the companies were to pay their fair amount of tax, the EU wouldn't be chasing them for their money. instead these tech companies choose to employ the most drastic of measures to prevent paying up. I'm not surprised the EU takes drastic measures as well to recover these losses.

Comment: Re:so, the key to amnesty... (Score 1) 322

by sosume (#49285813) Attached to: Microsoft Offers Pirates Amnesty and Free Windows 10 Upgrades

> But sooner or later everything will move to some sort of desktop/app virtualization where the end user's comp can be anything. It's just a display/interface.

Always the same story since I started out in IT. First centralization, then decentralization. First coupling, then decoupling. First the terminal, then the fat client, then the thin client. First the server web apps, then the native client apps and so on and so on. It's just ping pong.

Comment: Re:It's not THAT much.... (Score 1) 529

by sosume (#49217703) Attached to: Apple's "Spring Forward" Event Debuts Apple Watch and More

Those watches don't need an extended applecare plan to be supported for decades. They are made by companies whose core business is making watches. And they are still in prestine condition after half a century. When you suddenly need funds, you can always sell that Rolex you inherited. Now try to imagine a Pawnstars episode with someone offering a 10 year old gold applewatch with a dead battery (not servicable ofcourse), for 10k.

Comment: Re:Bwahahahahahahwahahahaah (Score 5, Insightful) 529

by sosume (#49217585) Attached to: Apple's "Spring Forward" Event Debuts Apple Watch and More

It will be really cool to wear in a three years time, when the device is no longer supported for updates. Or in 5 years time, when the batteries are dead, the charger is no longer produced, and the owner realises that it would have been a better investment to buy a real watch for that money. 10k for a watch with a one year warranty, hopefully the owners can afford applecare. Bring out Nelson!

Comment: Re:Parody (Score 4, Insightful) 255

by sosume (#49174087) Attached to: Gritty 'Power Rangers' Short Is Not Fair Use

But in current copyright law, there is no longer a viable way to create a derivative work and benefit from it. In the past, when a new music or art style became popular, many people would start creating by copying each other. Even the last two major music styles to emerge, hip hop and edm, started by using existing samples and copying each other verbatim and not bothering other artists with royalty claims. This is now legally closed, the estates of deceased musicians will sue for use of specific words, a chord scheme or bass line and get rewarded. People are just too damn greedy. What happened to 'limited time' and 'public domain'?

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