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I'm still scraching my head about how they got to this number, 75 trillion omg I wonder if they know it looks like this $75000000000000.00 then maybe they will figure how absured this is.
    
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post #42 of 201
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Well when your product reliably sucks and no one wants to buy off your failing business model...you must investigate...other means...of ....acquiring currency.
Why are you... talking... like William... Shatner?
post #43 of 201

Maybe they're picking a number this large so they can bargain. "Ok guys, we'll be reasonable....we're reasonable people. Lets just take off a couple zeros and call it good. $750 billion sounds ok."

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Why are you... talking... like William... Shatner?
He's the rocketman.

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Edited by lordikon - 3/24/11 at 7:51am
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post #44 of 201
To put trillion into perspective, if you laid 1 trillion dollar bills end to end, it would reach the sun from a land mass on earth. So you'd be able to reach the sun 75 times with the amount of money they want.
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Wonder is Lars caught a sniff of this yet. He'll say tallica alone is owed at least 10 tril.
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post #46 of 201
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Why are you... talking... like William... Shatner?
Very good. Here's another one on the topic:

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post #47 of 201
But why Limewire? Its just a tool. Might as well sue Microsoft for all of the people that downloaded Limewire (since anyone stupid enough to use it is probably still using IE)

Why stop there? All of that pirated music probably went through a router. Why not sue Cisco for all of the piracy that their Linksys routers are obviously responsible for.
    
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To put trillion into perspective, if you laid 1 trillion dollar bills end to end, it would reach the sun from a land mass on earth. So you'd be able to reach the sun 75 times with the amount of money they want.
Do you work for CNN?
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post #49 of 201
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Do you work for CNN?
I wish. It's just something I remember from highschool when the only Math teacher I had that was worth a crap told us about perceiving a "trillion."

He also mentioned that 1 trillion minutes ago the earth was barely around, and 1 trillion hours ago that the universe as we know it didn't exist.

Pretty smart guy.

This whole thing is laughable. I hope the court throws this out as frivilous.
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But why Limewire? Its just a tool. Might as well sue Microsoft for all of the people that downloaded Limewire (since anyone stupid enough to use it is probably still using IE)

Why stop there? All of that pirated music probably went through a router. Why not sue Cisco for all of the piracy that their Linksys routers are obviously responsible for.
Because businesses don't want to fight each other if they're on the same weight class or if they think they're the light-weight compared to their competition. Even if they're the heavy-weight they still would be risking more money than they think they could get back.

So they won't go after MS because they feel it's a fight they couldn't win. The same with Cisco.
     
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