Netscaper vs microsoft

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  1. stripes

    stripes New Member VIP

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    saw a show on bloomberg this morning which highlited the browser wars of the 90's. netscape really got illegally run over by microsoft. it was a real eye opener as to what a phony dikhed bill gates is & how illegal microsofts business practices were. anyway it was interesting as hell how microsoft really acted like thugs from the mafia. microsoft was later fined $750 million paid to aol which had acquired netscape by then & it was too little too late. netscape is the precursor to fox mozilla by the way.
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    LonghornJ Well-Known Member VIP

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    Government fines and settlements on corporations are just a cost of doing business these days, not a punishment.
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    DarkFriday Meh Staff Member

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    I remember when people used to pay for a browser :giggle:


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    ya i was reading in bloomberg mag (love bloomberg for some reason) about all the corp espionage & thefts going on now, they estimate china alone is responsible for more than half of all worldwide corp espionage & proprietory theft. one story was samsung i think was shipping 50 super thin tv's not ready for the market yet to another location by rail, hired 14 security guards to watch this shipment & at the destination 4 came up missing with no one seeing anything. they speculate that the company that stole them would take apart to see how the electronics were arranged to make it so thin & thus speed up their own products time to market skipping all the engineering r&d steps it would otherwise need....
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    Firefox dummy
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    zhukov His brain is gone, Jim VIP

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    stealing is innovation
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    stripes New Member VIP

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    ya, thanks, its also not netscaper:facepalm:, i'm on my 3rd beer after not having any for a couple months..
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    DarkFriday Meh Staff Member

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    Don't you go driving.

    Be safe and enjoy the buzz :burp:
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    Stew Nod Hello

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    Netscape and napster FTMFW....good times
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    stripes New Member VIP

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    napster:cheer: now everyone just rips youtube i guess:dontknow:
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    :coffee:
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    DarkFriday Meh Staff Member

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    [video=youtube;BdtXjRPF2DI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdtXjRPF2DI[/video]
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    Donkeyboy2190 Well-Known Member VIP

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    God I hated that.
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    Donkeyboy2190 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Anyone remember the prodigy commercials they used to have at halftime of Monday Night Football in the mid 90's?
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    stripes New Member VIP

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    its funny that sound wasnt that long ago, its weird how quickly we adapt like our ancestors going from buggys to model t.
    or porn rentals to interwebs:cheer:

    why did the model t come before the model a?
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    stripes New Member VIP

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    jeesass, havent heard the word prodigy in awhile. how did aol survive so long, dumbfuks with their aol emails cracked me up.
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    I remember that being on the news.

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