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  • #31
    I still think that taking someone to court is a big waste of time for both parties because the names sound the same.

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    • #32
      Microsoft has said that they are softening their stance and will not sue, and I guess they're letting him keep the name. That's great news for Mike, as had they decided to take him on, they would have won.
      "63,000 bugs in the code, 63,000 bugs, you get 1 whacked with a service pack, now there's 63,005 bugs in the code."
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      • #33
        Originally posted by CeleronXT
        Microsoft has said that they are softening their stance and will not sue, and I guess they're letting him keep the name. That's great news for Mike, as had they decided to take him on, they would have won.
        If M$ could have won, they'd still be pursuing it.
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        • #34
          Originally posted by noppid
          If M$ could have won, they'd still be pursuing it.
          Not necessarily... sometimes winning costs more than losing. In this case I wouldn't be surprised if the powers that be decided they didn't need any more negative publicity right now. Nobody applauds when Goliath beats David...
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          • #35
            Originally posted by the Sandman
            Not necessarily... sometimes winning costs more than losing. In this case I wouldn't be surprised if the powers that be decided they didn't need any more negative publicity right now. Nobody applauds when Goliath beats David...
            I'm not convinced it's over. Time will tell.
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            • #36
              Originally posted by the Sandman
              Not necessarily... sometimes winning costs more than losing. In this case I wouldn't be surprised if the powers that be decided they didn't need any more negative publicity right now. Nobody applauds when Goliath beats David...
              That's my guess too, seeing the support he's getting (for the right reasons or not) I think MS will walk opposed to becoming more of a Goliath .
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              • #37
                Originally posted by noppid
                I'm not convinced it's over. Time will tell.
                Everything has an oppportunity cost
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                • #38
                  If Microsoft has dropped this issue of taking Mike to court over this domain issue. I think it is because he went public with the whole deal. Microsoft doesn't need any more bad Publicity. Doesn't look good in the public eye to sue a 17 year old kid. It would do more harm then good. jmo

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                  • #39
                    Anyone want to divulge their sources that say Microsoft is dropping their case?
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Raz Meister
                      Anyone want to divulge their sources that say Microsoft is dropping their case?
                      It was on televisted news this morning, so I don't have an online source yet.
                      Microsoft concedes taking case 'a little too seriously'
                      "63,000 bugs in the code, 63,000 bugs, you get 1 whacked with a service pack, now there's 63,005 bugs in the code."
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                      • #41
                        Yeah, MS was getting tons of bad publicity going after a kid, who was using his REAL name. Anyways, he helped design www.wholycow.com and that's been getting crazy traffic the last few days. WC is a VB board too, which I thought was cool!
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                        • #42
                          To be honest, I don't think this situation is really the David and Goliath it is being made out to be. The guy is clearly trying make money out of Microsoft's name. There is nothing "heroic" about that, and nothing justifiable to defend.
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Raz Meister
                            To be honest, I don't think this situation is really the David and Goliath it is being made out to be. The guy is clearly trying make money out of Microsoft's name. There is nothing "heroic" about that, and nothing justifiable to defend.
                            EXACTLY! This story should have NEVER made the news.. It's sick. Because the news picked it up, this guy is making more money now than ever all because he thought it'd be cute to rip MS's name.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by fasteddie
                              Yeah, MS was getting tons of bad publicity going after a kid, who was using his REAL name. Anyways, he helped design www.wholycow.com and that's been getting crazy traffic the last few days. WC is a VB board too, which I thought was cool!
                              Nice site.
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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Raz Meister
                                To be honest, I don't think this situation is really the David and Goliath it is being made out to be. The guy is clearly trying make money out of Microsoft's name. There is nothing "heroic" about that, and nothing justifiable to defend.
                                As Jerry said, the public is supporting Mike Rowe, whether for the right reasons or not. In business, perception is everything...
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