They had to switch from conspiracy theorist when so many horrible things turned out to be true... CT came after crackpot and was then followed by truther...
How many of those valuable patents are FRAND?
Windows is losing ground in the mobile sector. The return rates are insanely high on Windows phones. The app selection is losing ground as the ones already made sit aging without updates. Win 10 ubiquity of apps etc is the same claim they had for 8/8.1 and 7 etc.
How about that time when Starbucks stacked the ISO committees to get a ratified undocumented XML as a standard? Or that time when Starbucks had the FUD campaign threatening to sue corporations and home users who used other coffees, due to the Non Disclosed coffee patents they all were infringing?
Starbucks sucks, I won't step foot in one, but MS has a special sort of evil that has fostered a long term distrust and disrespect, that has only been achieved by precious few companies.
The reason Apple's margins work are because of the scale to which they operate. The less than 2% market share which MS owned at the time of purchasing Nokia was no where near enough to operate at those scales, and the equation on their ledgers would and did look nothing like what Apple had. MS was desperate to get a hardware manufacturer, to make their phones which most others refused to touch. The math in buying Nokia was not entirely unlike putting out Win 8/8.1 in a touch format to force their entry into the tablet sector. You can't necessarily buy your way into a market sector. Look at Bing/Nokia/WinRT/Surface Pro's/MS Stores etc.
How can that work with GPL'd software: PGP etc.?
You know they fired Sinofsky because of Windows 8... Is that because consumers are all petulant assholes? Perhaps if MS wasn't so desperate to try and force their way into the tablet space, Windows wouldn't feel like a bipolar experience. Win 8/8.1 reeks of desperation. I give credit to MS for trying to push the OS forward, but I do not agree that the way forward was forcing in a touch interface to get to the desktop application which is anything but touch friendly.
Verizon takes the subsidies offered by the city/state/county/township, and is beholden to commitments made in order to get the subsidies knowing full well that they will hold up the lawsuits for failure to meet those arrangements in court long enough that no fines will get levied.
The control freak nature was an attempt to control and prevent competition. It served/serves them directly to stifle competition thereby protecting revenue and preventing change. So in short, they are consumed by money and the best way to protect their revenue is through being control freaks. Control of a means of communication is power and money.
A bird does the same if not more damage than a drone does/would. That is for a drone under 55 lbs. How many drones do you see in that weight class?
Yes, but liberty and constitutional republics.democracies have always come with a known cost/risk. It is a signifier of respect for the citizens and their capacity to reason what is right/wrong and act thereupon. It is a citizens right to operate within a law or not. (Civil Disobedience). What she is asking for is akin to statist control. We don't need controls when we already have a fully functional judicial system of laws and penalties.
A law is different beast altogether, than preventing your liberty to break those laws. This is a software limit enforced by the state. Put a law in place, don't put statist controls in place.
The FAA is already doing this. What part of Diane Feinstein needs to put input about what the updates to the software will be? I trust her lying Surveillance State pushing anti liberty perspective in no way whatsoever. The software and hardware I use is open source so people like her cannot control yet another aspect of my life.
If I drink and drone, and do something illegal I deserve the punishment. People like her would mandate we cannot drive our own cars, because what if we do something that endangers the children.
This is why the Flight Controller I use is Open Source. Control mongers like Diane Feinstein have no say in the software. This is the same lady pushing for back doored encryption. There is nothing in the interest of citizens that runs through her veins. One day she will attack open source as an enemy of the state.