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  • #16
    Originally posted by cl333r View Post
    Well, I think it's due to inflation

    Seriously though, this increasingly looks like a legal robbery by a desperate corporation which is using its last and (probably) dirtiest trick. M$ is not only charging for Android, but also increasing the tax 300% - that's gross..
    M$ is a corporation, it exists to make money. So it's really no surprise they're trying, but it is somewhat surprising HTC seems willing to play along.

    One thing is sure: it's great to be a lawyer these days.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by bug77 View Post
      One thing is sure: it's great to be a lawyer these days.

      and that proves how shitty the world we live in is


      when i come to power i will kill lawyers and then HR people

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      • #18
        Originally posted by bug77 View Post
        M$ is a corporation, it exists to make money.
        All companies have a set of values to guide their actions, and obviously Microsoft's values aren't all that ethic and fair. Just because all companies exist to make money, doesn't mean that all means are valid, because if it was like that there would only be drugs and prostitution "companies" :P

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        • #19
          Originally posted by devius View Post
          All companies have a set of values to guide their actions, and obviously Microsoft's values aren't all that ethic and fair. Just because all companies exist to make money, doesn't mean that all means are valid, because if it was like that there would only be drugs and prostitution "companies" :P
          If action X yields a net profit, a company will take it regardless of what values it may say it upholds.
          E.g. company A makes planes and a flaw is discovered that takes a billion to fix. If statistically that flaw may cause about 5 crashes over the lifespan of the affected model and the company figures it may pay .4bn as damages and another .1bn to authorities not to force them to fix the problem, it will not fix the problem.
          No company that I know of ever fired a high-ranking executive because of lack of ethics, without a prior public scandal. It's always a cost-effective measure rather than upholding ethics.
          Of course, this is mostly human nature, not some company inherent evil.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by devius View Post
            All companies have a set of values to guide their actions
            Dude, wait, what?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by devius View Post
              [Most] companies have a set of values to guide their actions, and obviously Microsoft's values aren't all that ethic and fair.
              Fixed. It's only the companies that are small enough that they can't afford to spend money on a bunch of PR guys that need a set of moral values. The big guys just try to avoid the Sunday news as much as possible and pull out the PR guys when news of something bad does get out...and spend a lot of money on ads that say they're "the best". ;-)

              Of course, I'm not saying Microsoft is "a bad guy", but I certainly don't see them as "good guys" either. They're just another company out to make money, like most others.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Nobu View Post
                Of course, I'm not saying Microsoft is "a bad guy", but I certainly don't see them as "good guys" either. They're just another company out to make money, like most others.

                the problem with microsoft is that has quite much control over the computer industry (desktop at least) and noone does something to stop that.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                  S3 Graphics are currently attacking Apple because of the S3TC patent and just yesterday a lawyer decided Apple is indeed injuring the patent and is guilty.
                  Last time I checked a lawyer doesn't rule on whether a party is guilty or not. In every case however there is lawyers saying a party is guilty and another saying they are not. It is the judge/jury that ultimately says if a party is guilty or not.

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