Re: "I think this guy was a genius "
Nay, Nay and thrice Nay!
1734 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
Nay, Nay and thrice Nay!
"Let's hire some management consultants!"
Consultant. Someone who knows 48 positions for making love - but doesn't know any girls...
Some patent lawsuits are no doubt valid:- Goliath shouldn't steal from David - OR vice versa.
Others are purely trolling and without any merit - judgements in the good ol' Lone Star State being particularly suspect.
Unfortunately the rest of us are heartily sick of these as many appear to be a variant of playground squabbles and if all of the time and cash thrown in their direction was instead invested in R&D, we could have more competition and improving products, whether it's Samsung, Apple, Microsoft or even old MacDonald producing them.
Innovators must have protection from the rapacious sharks, but Patent Lawyers are usually the most rapacious and shark-like. There must be a better way.
What happens when the ungodly just stroll/amble into a US base, 'cos the grunts are all playing 'Angry Birds' or similar..?
"I might as well argue that anyone Rightist stamps around in jackboots, taking money from poor people."
Of course we wouldn't - they don't have any to take. We'd take it from the middle/upper middle classes.
"... Baldies are manly men with testosterone fuelled, manly shaped appendages..."
---according to a rumour (unverified) spread by baldies.
You should not AC yourself:- had I thought of that line, I'd want to flaunt it.
Shame I can only send one virtual beer...
Standard use of English:-
"..."Except when it's the foil-lined plasterboard or polystyrene that seems to be cropping up..."
The descriptive 'foil-lined' refers to BOTH plasterboard AND polystyrene.
"..."Except when it's the foil-lined plasterboard or foil-lined polystyrene that seems to be cropping up..."
"...eventually Apple will become just a phone and they will have to play accordingly..."
Around the same time that BMW or Porsche become just another rep mobile, maybe?
Everyone so far is commenting as if this were an incontrovertible fact. Please read the article.
It's the 'reasoning' (guesswork) of an analyst (Mystic Meg II).
These analysts have all the track record of a seaside fortune teller - except some dumbo thinks they're worth paying a hell of a lot.
Marketing departments think?
"As for the fines, they should be paid by the people in charge, not the "licence payer"."
Can we expand on that one:-
Fines imposed on banks - split between the board in proportion to their pay.
Ditto fines on NHS bodies - split between management (same proportions)
Also fines on councils - ditto and ditto.
In face, fines imposed on ALL public and corporate bodies - make those running the show pay from their own pockets: with no 'bonuses' or pay rises permitted to cover the cost of fines.
I think they'd start behaving a little better then...
I don't really think you could have done more to back up LarsG if you tried:-
He has an opinion different to yours, and he may be somewhat less left than you - you say "...right wing nutters like you LarsG..."
You go on to say "...you condemn anything that doesn't serve up your jaundiced, paranoid twisted view of the world as left-wing-bias..."
Your name-calling and insulting anyone who has the temerity to hold a viewpoint different to yours is moderate, thoughtful and sensible, is it? It does have all the hallmarks of the Left's tendency to hurl mud at all opponents.
If you query unlimited immigration - the Left says "You're a racist".
If you don't want to be in the EU - the Left says "You're a little Englander living in the 1950's"
And many other examples too numerous to mention... although I WOULD refer to the true socialist ideals of those such as Blair & Mandelson, both of whom have property/properties and bank balances which show they're true followers of Kier Hardie...
You allude to LarsG (who only repeatedly the widely held viewpoint that the BBC is middle-class left biased) being "..put in a padded cell"
More Joe Stalin than Libertarian, perhaps.
I will not insult you - or even call you names - but writing as a sixty-something year old, who is a postgraduate of the University of Life & Reality, I sincerely hope your views mature somewhat in the coming years...
Inevitably this will be very down voted, as anything vaguely political on El Reg is generally judged from the viewpoint of the Students' Union bar during a meeting held by Danny Cohn Bendit & Tariq Ali - neither of whom have grown up in the years since they first came to public attention.
@My earlier post - 20/02 @16:53
Lots of downvotes - the loyal employees of Minitrue must be commenting...
You're absolutely spot on.
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" is not a phrase which trips easily off a leftie's tongue.
You're much more likely to get the shrill hectoring tones of Harridan Harman denouncing you as some sort of *ist, the slayer of babies & the fount of all the world's travails instead.
Classic leftie style: If you can't beat 'em, sling loads of crap and see how much sticks.
It's really rather frightening how often that a lie or inaccuracy is repeated a few times and then becomes effectively an incontrovertible fact - Are you listening, BBC, Grauniad, Citizen Toynbee, inter alia?
So how can we ensure around 650 instances of SHC in the Palace of Westminster?
C'mon, you know it makes sense...
No new clichés.
Both Parnell and Leach will still be spitting anti-Apple invective for years to come.
Regarding the stuff regularly based upon the ramblings of some third-rate analyst somewhere, as SimB stated "That's not what the numbers are saying". If only I had a tenner for every time some richard-headed analyst has spouted pure drivel and subsequently proved to be 100% inaccurate, I'd be able to retire.
Journalists pandering to the anti-Apple mob are not doing themselves, their employers or their readers any favours.
...but then there would have to be an office chair in amongst the broken glass, not a rock.
...the sentence could be "Off with their Coxes, and put them in the care of Granny Smith"...
I think my need for my coat is probably greater than yours, James.
An illiterate alliterate.
I like it.
Have a beer - a beautiful brew bodaciously benefits...
Yes, I'm a Mac user, but Microsoft "pure evil"?
Might I refer you to Hanlon's razor? - ""Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."
I would agree on the whole that many of the criminals about whom we read do appear to be very "intellectually challenged".
Unfortunately that doesn't mean ALL the ungodly are cretinous morons:- I'm sure there must be very smart crims out there - we just haven't read of their exploits 'cos they're too smart to be apprehended or even discovered.
"like the pair of firms would be better off burying the blunt hatchet and getting on with making mobes in peace"
That's got to be one of the most sensible statements I've seen on El Reg - from either journo OR commenter - regarding this whole patentfest...
Starbucks complied with the law. The fault lies with the incompetents who make the law.
Vodafone's deal was almost certainly illegal - and was the acceptance of an offer made by Hartnett after Vodafone had bought him a lunch or two.
" Clearly bankers don't learn until you break their fingers, so maybe that's where we'd better start."
Excellent idea: and if they're still not sufficiently penitent then we continue on to other appendages/body parts...
I'm told there are no lifts in hell: once there, there ain't no getting out.
Unless you're like me, and consider the (maritally) obligatory trip to ASDA/TESCO/Sainsbury's/IKEA to be hell..
Couldn't agree with you more. Michael Dell has gone up in my esteem (and I'm a long-term Mac user).
Anyone who tells the vampires & parasites (commonly known as bankers, analysts etc.) to go screw themselves deserves many beers for that alone.
More power to his elbow and I sincerely hope it all works out well for him.
It must be terrific to be so intellectually superior that you can make such sweeping generalisations AND a) think you're smart and b) to expect anyone with an IQ greater than their shoe size to believe you and even praise you for it.
"Stupid is as stupid does" indeed.
"...rolling out lots of fibre would mean they lose money..."
Not if they flogged the copper cable which was replaced by the fibre - factor that income in, and the picture doesn't look anywhere near so bleak.
"...BT illegally intercepted the communications of thousands of their customers..."
Yes, I know it doesn't make it right and all OK, but that was rapidly dealt with.
However, such illegal shenanigans continue under the auspices of Google, Facebook inter alia and even Her Maj's Gov, courtesy of GCHQ.
Using the interwebs makes it damn difficult to remain private, without a whole load of effort.
I've had BT broadband on my Mac for well over 8 years.
My normal speed varies between 8Mb and 11Mb downstream. I'm on an "up to16Mb" deal, but I'm around 1 mile from the exchange, and my small estate is served by aluminium cables strung from poles!
I can only recall one temporary outage during that time and I'm happy with the speed I get, considering the infrastructure. I'm in a small-ish village some 7 miles outside Wolverhampton, and we're not in the current Infinity schedules unfortunately. Neither do we have any cable in the village.
All in all, I've had a pretty trouble-free time with BT so far (touch wood).
I don't work for BT, and can only speak as I've found. No doubt there will be a rash of down votes from those who dislike anything which doesn't back up their prejudices.
"The Chinese foreign ministry dismissed allegations of state collusion to reporters in Beijing."
Might I be the first to paraphrase the delightful Miss Rice-Davies and comment "They would say that, wouldn't they?"?
That's CDO (in alphabetical order as it should be!)
"...Eadon is about as funny as a very itchy scrotum...."
That's sexist: if a woman has even a mildly itchy scrotum then she has B-I-I-G problems...
If you want a valid argument for gun ownership by the law-abiding population, all you need to do is look at the Palace of Westminster.
There's around 650 damn good reasons why we should be armed...
Re my comment Monday 28 Jan 13:48,
Guess that's two Guardianistas who don't put much value on their wife...
If someone is that deranged - temporarily or otherwise, you have absolutely no idea whether or not there is a direct threat to your life or that of your wife.
And you don't risk your wife's life - or even your own - to fulfil some ultra-liberal touch-feely agenda. You can't value your wife greatly, if you do!
@several earlier commenters.
Trying to introduce rational reasoned comment on a Leach trollfest is a thankless task.
The trollkiddies don't like it.
As evidenced by the multitude of downvotes this will get.
I still remember 1200 baud...
Better latent than never...
"nonsence" is also simply wrong.
"Nonsense" isn't, however...
"What if slagging off a politician or a judge becomes a "hate crime"? :("
Like the student who got dragged in for telling a plod that his horse was gay? They already do it whenever they like, Dio...
The pics were posted: it's just that being invisible pics of invisible objects, they're easy to overlook...
You bait well.
Evidently you're a master...
"* Ant and Dec don't count"
Oh yes they do - all the way up to 11 (well, 10 1/2 actually) - if they keep their hands in their pockets
Correct, but they've probably been stirred up (as much as they're capable of being stirred) by one of Murdoch's comics...
Eat less, move more.
Thanks AC - it's a right I frequently exercise on the inter webs and in the press.
I just wish I could do it in person...
with several feet of hemp...
or something with a very pointy end...
or an AK...
Because they're worth it.
...that even though I dislike the protesters, anything that challenges the ludicrous laws proposed by our even-more-ludicrous ruling élite is OK by me.
Maybe sometimes the end justifies the means...
Don't be too hard on the lad - at least he knows the difference between 'licence' (noun) and "license" (verb) which is a common error that drives me potty...