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Comment Re:Microsoft is... (Score 1) 197

What if they were very solvent and could afford a bit of long-term debt, and were very confient that said patents were bullshit and would be invalided in court. Wouldn't they want to challenge them on it, kick their ass in court, get some good publicity, and in the end have their attorney's fees covered? Giving in to Microsoft is only going to encourage more bullying from Microsoft.

Comment Re:Wha? (Score 1) 346

Exactly. If there's an anti-trust issue with Google then it certainly should be dealt with. It sounds to me what Microsoft would like is to just be handed a huge chunk of Google's market, because they think it's unfair that new services should have to start at the bottom. Except in any business that Microsoft is leading-it's totally fair that new entrants can't get any market share.

Comment Re:Good. (Score 1) 289

But no matter how much education or whatever you give them, some people will try, indefinitely, no matter what you do or say. So it'd be a good idea if the system were set up to make it as hard as possible for them to defraud credit card holders in the first place.

Basically from a security perspective, you've got to layer on as many different kinds of protection as possible. Criminals should be prevented from becoming criminals, the system itself should be more secure, consumers should be more educated and aware... etc.

Comment You're kidding, right? (Score 5, Funny) 256

Just wait while I go infiltrate the Chinese government to determine if they are doing bad things through CNNIC, so I can come back with evidence. While I'm at it, I'll be travelling through West Africa and I have the sum of $1,000,000,000 USD of money stashed there and I need your help to get it out of the country. I will give you 10% guaranteed.....

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