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  1. #101


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    There can't be a conspiracy without conspiring parties. Without those, there can't be a conspiracy theory.

    Who do you imagine are these conspiring parties and what are they conspiring to do?

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  2. #102


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    There can't be a conspiracy without conspiring parties. Without those, there can't be a conspiracy theory.

    Who do you imagine are these conspiring parties and what are they conspiring to do?
    You sir, have made it into my quote book with this. Brilliant
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  3. #103


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    I am glad it of some use /amusement.
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  4. #104


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    There can't be a conspiracy without conspiring parties. Without those, there can't be a conspiracy theory.

    Who do you imagine are these conspiring parties and what are they conspiring to do?
    How does this statement make any sense? There are plenty of people believing in the men in black conspiracy theory where they would go around covering evidence of aliens. They interview these conspiracy theorists on the syfy channel all the time. Does this mean these men in black and the aliens are real, since there's a conspiracy theory about them and there must be conspiring parties?
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  5. #105


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    There can't be a conspiracy without conspiring parties. Without those, there can't be a conspiracy theory.

    Who do you imagine are these conspiring parties and what are they conspiring to do?
    How does this statement make any sense? There are plenty of people believing in the men in black conspiracy theory where they would go around covering evidence of aliens. They interview these conspiracy theorists on the syfy channel all the time. Does this mean these men in black and the aliens are real, since there's a conspiracy theory about them and there must be conspiring parties?
    In your example, there are no conspiring parties; there is only one party that believes in these men in black and aliens. Has anyone interviewed any man in black or alien?
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  6. #106


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    There can't be a conspiracy without conspiring parties. Without those, there can't be a conspiracy theory.

    Who do you imagine are these conspiring parties and what are they conspiring to do?
    Ok. Perhaps I'm reading into your posts, but it seems to me you keep making statements in your posts that MS is planning to "eventually lead everyone into the cloud" via their OSs beginning with 8, for 8 is more cloud-centric. Correct me if I'm wrong, but "getting everyone to the cloud" implies to plan or to "conspire" to do so. You imply that it's like "leading blind sheep to the slaughter". You post this concern often and I'm not going to take or waste the time to search your posts to reference. You know what you post.

    Once again, it is hearsay. Opinion without proof or reference to fact.

    BTW, a conspiracy is a plan by at least two people or entities.

    http://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/conspire
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  7. #107


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    I have zero use for the cloud as I have no smartphone, never use my tablet, and all my computers are in one location. Plus I have a good backup plan using spare hard drives.
    As for conspiracies requiring two people, you don't have to worry about it if one of them is dead.
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  8. #108


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Like Google, Microsoft does want people to move to the cloud, the one they manage: Microsoft SkyDrive - Microsoft Windows and Cloud Computing: Microsoft's Viewpoint. It is their absolute long-term plan. It's not a conspiracy, it's a business plan that they are pursuing in order to maintain and grow revenue.

    For years, Microsoft with their desktop, fought Oracle with their thin client, in the corporate world, Microsoft predominantly won. Now the situation has changed and they want a piece of the 'new thin client' world that has become the cloud. Adobe has already taken a major step in this direction, Google has done so with Chrome OS, and we have Facebook etc and Microsoft is in hot pursuit.
    Last edited by Ray8; 23 May 2013 at 22:22.
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  9. #109


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Like Google, Microsoft does want people to move to the cloud, the one they manage: Microsoft SkyDrive - Microsoft Windows and Cloud Computing: Microsoft's Viewpoint. It is their absolute long-term plan. It's not a conspiracy, it's a business plan that they are pursuing in order to maintain and grow revenue.

    For years, Microsoft with their desktop, fought Oracle with their thin client, in the corporate world, Microsoft predominantly won. Now the situation has changed and they want a piece of the 'new thin client' world that has become the cloud. Adobe has already taken a major step in this direction, Google has done so with Chrome OS, and we have Facebook etc and Microsoft is in hot pursuit.
    It's the "End Game" for most, if not all, commercial software companies (computing related service companies).

    Companies haven't been able to convince people, that they own the software that the user has bought.
    The "Cloud" eliminates the physical possession problem.
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  10. #110


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    I think you're absolutely right. But if they are becoming service providers like utility and phone companies, then they had better be prepared for the same shopping and swapping that people do now with the utility and phone companies (and some software providers like AV). Customer loyalty has gone out the window and encouraged a lot more competition. I wonder if Microsoft et al have considered the potential unintended consequences?
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