654 posts • joined Monday 10th March 2008 14:53 GMT
Re: US Tech Industry ..
Agreed, but at least it shows the rest of the world that software patents should be bannished, exiled and excommunicated from society.
Re: Bravo the NZ PM!
Words are cheap.
Complete fuckwit more like.
The facts are:
1. he's the Prime Minister;
2. he should have ensured this never happened in the first place;
3. he should now allow a public, independent investigation into EXACTLY how this happened and ensure it can never happen again.
Accept anything less and you get the politician(s) you deserve.
a load of shite
A particularly offensive, steaming pile of shite.
Re: BEHEAD THOSE
Ordinarily, I'd say "stop being so damn picky" but as Apple charges a HUGE margin on ANY of its products I feel consumers are right to moan about even the smallest problems with Apple products.
Re: Who's supposed to be paying for this?!
Or the Communist Chinese looking to screw the "Immoral" West.
Re: No Comment...
This is the coming of The Apocalypse for Apple. They've started the Android "Jihad" and now it's coming back to haunt them my friends. I am finding it difficult not to go to the toilet these days as I patiently await the successful Appeal of Samsung in Apple v Samsung "II". That's "2" for our American brothers. Allah Akbah. I am so excited by this prospect I have taken to wearing incontinence pads underneath my high explosive vest and underpants. I am looking forward to the day when the Apple Infidel will be cut down by this weapon of its own making and I will will have 72 virgins.
"One guy looked around for other GIS work and ended up at Apple when a recruiter contacted him...Still, despite the insider's account of lukewarm salary offers of $85,000 (£52k) plus moving expenses"
Fuck me. At those rates hee must've been an intern.
"the wound it inflicted on Samsung"
I'm sick to death of the media's use of hyperbolae. It's beginning to have the opposite effect on me, ie. a sensational head/byline - to me - is a mask for a crap story. And this is just that - a crap story. There is no "wound" - the damages are less that 1.5% of Samsung's global revenue and relate to phones which Samsung is no longer marketing and are at least a generation old.
Furthermore, Samsung is appealing the jury verdict and the overwhelming majority in the educated press (not the mainstream media) have been heavily critical of the jury decision even suggesting it will be reversed.
Who gives a fuck.
Never mind that
What a fucking waste of taxpayers' money.
At a time when we're all being asked to tighten our belts we have the Government giving away silly money to these morons to pursue their pointless bee fetish.
No. The minister responsible should be taken to the middle of Parliament square and summarily shot for stealing taxpayers' money.
No, not a Sexually Transmitted Disesase, but a Samsung-Transimitted-Disaster.
There ya go El Reg. A smutty innuendo in your end-oh!
This is great. The US population needs a wake-up call so that they can realise just how brain-damaged their patent system is.
The "thermonuclear war" needs to happen because, as we all know, no-one wins a thermonuclear war. So Apple, et. al. will be financial destroyed just like those two fucking idiot lawyers who completely squandered their wealth in an acrimonious divorce battle.
Go thermo, Go thermo...
"and sometimes illegal ways to avoid the taxes"
Be careful. EVASION and AVOIDANCE are two different things. Tax evasion is the ILLEGAL non-payment of a legally due tax liability. Tax avoidance is the LEGAL structuring of your affairs to ensure that they LEGALLY comply with tax law.
Tax avoidance has been around for centuries - ever since the creation of the 'Trust' (or 'Use' as it was then known). Hundreds of years have shown that you'll never eliminate people's desire to structuring their affairs so as to LEGALLY minimise the amount of tax they must pay.
If you don't like then tough. Complain to your MP that the Government's legislation is not up to the task. Don't forget: it's their legislation that is allowing this to happen.
I must be part of those who think his designs aren't that great. Sure, he's a better designer than me but the camera looks shyte... which suggests he's more of a show pony and can't really do much outside of brushed aluminium.
It kinda reminds me of that twat who keeps cutting things in half and dropping them in formaldehyde. Another one who's more 'PR' than substance.
If I had their PR people on my case, I could dump in a Tesco bag, call it 'art' and sell it as a 'one off' for £££s. I just need the PR people. 'Jony' and whats-his-name have them. I don't. That's what separates them from us.
"One iPad owner who uses Google Maps for close-up viewing of archaeological sites said: 'With iOS 5, I had generally very good resolution, colour imagery of ancient sites, enough to see features not readily seen on the ground. Now the resolution is lower, so I can't zoom in to examine a feature so closely as before, and many areas are presented in black and white.'"
Using an iPad for viewing archaeological sites?
Talk about shooting themselves in the foot, but with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 now being sold it makes lifting the injunction on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 a point of principle more than anything else.
Who would waste their time queuing for something that, in the grand scheme of things, is an irrelevance?
Looking at them makes me sad.
The facts are:
1. More wars have been fought over religion that any other form of dispute;
2. God/Allah/whatever is mankind's greatest invention.
3. The Catholic Church is a safe haven for peados.
Re: More caution...
This doesn't make sense. I've looked at the iPhone 5 specs and it doesn't compare favourably to other top-end phones that are on the market now or will be in the next few months. While I can understand why someone wouldn't want the hassle of changing OS platforms, I can't understand why they wouldn't just hold on to their existing 3GS, 4, 4S and wait for the 6 (to see if that's any better). Save for contract churn, I can't see Apple selling many more of these in any significant quantity and I think all of the media speculation is just Apple-compliant bloggers trying to talk-up the market for what is a lack-lustre release. I think Apple's next few earnings announcements will be humbling for those who recently bought in.
"For some reason he doesn't want to submit to that process"
He's been on the record numerous times stating that he's willing to submit to the Swedish trial PROVIDED he won't be abducted by US Agents.
I'm surprised that you don't know this and can only conclude either:
1) you have not paid even cursory attention to the case;
2) you are simply trolling; or
3) you are a fucking retard.
As a BT headset doesn't have a user interface then this could be still counted as something new.
Agreed, but I think it's plausible to suggest the presence of the UI element is just a natural extension of the Jawbone patent and, therefore, there is very little that's 'innovative' to warrant a 20-year right to exclusive exploitation.
This is just another example of the brain damage that is the US patent system.
I love predictions from analysts. They're always accruate and worth reading.
"The lesson is, if you want to get relief against Apple, it's going to have to be in a foreign forum where it doesn't have the clout or the cachet it has at the ITC or the northern district of California."
LMFAO. So justice is NOT blind in the USA? I thought it was just their brain-damaged patent system that was the problem, but if this guy is to be believed (and it's a big IF) it's the entire US Justice system that's SNAFU.
Economics and Economists
The story highlights the fact that no-one has a monopoly on the truth.
If Economists could forecast with ANY reliability, the word 'recession' would feature in our language. Yet, here we are, in the worst economic downturn since records began. Economists never saw it coming and years later they still can't get us out of it.
Sadly, people still give credence to these people and their 'predictions'.
A Hero's ransom more like. They're just too expensive.
screen ripple effects
"Give the tablet a twist, or poke the screen too fiercely and you can see ripple effects but, again, it’s easy enough to not do either, so I wouldn’t want to make too big a deal of it."
So why mention it?
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