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Comment Re:EEE (Score 2) 410

Clearly you never supported the Netware clients for Windows when they were engaged in destroying Novell. They are experts in this operation and have done it multiple times, each time obvious to everyone paying attention. They can and will pull this off, unless they are sued in such a way that the plot is laid bare in public. People will have to be called to testify about off the record conversations. I don't know of any private or corporate entity who could sue Microsoft in such a way. They are simply too powerful. Those of you who think you will resist...well...I'm afraid you will find that you can't. Either the market gets a state-level assist, or MS will get the result it's wanting.

Comment Re:Make them toys again. Watch them sell. (Score 1) 314

It sounds like you are describing a Nintendo (3)DS. I don't see Nintendo ever replicating the success of the DS/Lite/XL. Too many parents' old phones laying around to use instead.

Nah, I'm not describing anything from the DS line. Last handheld product I know that fits the description would be the Game Boy Advance. DS's are hardly disconnected. If there's a user agreement involved that applies to my kids, it's not the kind of thing I'm talking about. If there's a wifi antenna involved, it's not what I'm talking about.

My three year old already loves the Game Boy Advance. You know what he loves to do with it? Put in cartridges, turn it on, turn it off. He loves it. When I visualize being a kid and seeing this toy, I find this behavior easy to understand. I think anyone who is honest with themselves finds this easy to understand. This experience obviously cannot be virtualized, and kids love to do it. It is therefore easily predictable that this type of toy will return.

Comment Congratulations, guys! (Score 1) 442

ABP folks, this is a strong indicator of success. Time to consider charging users for licenses in some way. You're winning. Good luck. Almost every individual human entity using the Internet is on your side, even though they may not know it yet. I'm shooting $20 your way today.

Comment Re:Putting words into our mouths (Score 1) 353

Me too. That's not the reason we increase the use of encryption. That's politics. Encryption is practical technology for securing communications and transactions. It's part of the business of computing. We will be increasing its use regardless of whether stories of intelligence agency tactics leak to the world or not.

Comment Putting words into our mouths (Score 1) 353

What's this? The post says, "The revelations of the last few years about widespread government surveillance, especially that involving cell phones and email systems, has spurred device manufacturers to increase the use of encryption."

Really? THAT'S why we increase the use of encryption? POLITICS? I wonder if the Mr. Fisher believes that as a fact, or is just writing copy.

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