1680 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
Probably specced by Ada Lovelace - took years to go through committee stage, then was cobbled together by Senior Mandarin's great nephew - 'cos he's got a GCSE in woodwork.
I suppose it's just (but ONLY just) possible that a few are going to ridiculous extremes to bring things to a head, so patent law is overhauled, being totally unfit for purpose in the US of A, and not a lot better in most other places.
Furthermore, we could all indulge in a little schadenfreude at the sight of hordes of laid-off or skint patent lawyers signing on for unemployment benefits, or retraining as Burger servers, parking attendants etc. - the brighter ones, that is.
No, they're LibDems on holiday...
But then again...
Respect scientific research in 1880 stated that with the projected increase in traffic, both London's and New York's streets would be 14 feet deep in horse manure by the year 1915.
I don't suppose...
...I can just repeat the phrase "Caveat emptor"...
Also, Mike Lynch DOES have a point:- there's nothing like a lovely distraction when you're about to release some bum trading figures.
Re: Oh for glod's sake!
There were sufficient young ladies who were happily accommodating, without one having to spend hours/days/weeks months on those who were unwilling.
Rape was viewed much as it is viewed today - if not rather worse.
Yes, I was there - I'm a 1950 model.
Re: Missing the Christmas season?!
One "thumbs down" for agreeing that a major PC show in January isn't the best idea for capitalising on Christmas sales?
Sometimes I REALLY wonder about the mentality of some commenters...
Re: Missing the Christmas season?!
It would appear so...
This might do a little to wipe the smug grin from the terminally-irritating Mrs Bercow, and her equally offensive mini-spouse.
Enough of this already - unless you have an unexhaustable supply of keyboards to divvy out...
Re: Had a little giggle at our US reporters perspective.
"...Browett was used to selling value-for-money products..."
That must have been BEFORE he worked for Dixons, then
Re: OK so you agree with the analyst then.........
Thanks Big_Ted. I stand corrected.
Perhaps I should have said "..anything from the ONS, or any Party Manifesto...".
I still believe the vast majority of analysts do little more than cast chicken bones, with results about as credible as that exercise.
"...so says an analyst..."
Therefore I immediately rate it as having all the validity of any of the works of The Brothers Grimm.
Re: LOL ...
You, Sir, are a wicked man.
Keep it up, please.
Trollfest 1: Real news 0
I rather think...
...that it's somewhat more than a fortnight old.
Still, nothing gets in the way of a Leach trollfest.
Re: @ Tchou (@Ted Treen)
You may well be right, Sir!
Re: @ Tchou (@Ted Treen)
Evidently, I'm thinking rather more effectively than you, sir.
"Think different" not "Think differently" was an Apple slogan. Some years ago.
It really never ceases to amaze me that the anti-Apple mouth-foamers delight in pointing out that in smartphones, Apples marketshare is <30%, and in computers, <20%. Yet they claim that those who purchase a minority product are sheep.
Now let me get to grips with this idea...
The minority who purchase Apple products are sheep, and the majority who go along with what they consider 'mainstream products' are rugged individualists.
Go along with the crowd/majority, and you're an individualist: be part of a minority, and you're a sheep.
Well it looks like Orwell was correct in his writing regarding Newspeak. Evidently "War IS peace", "Freedom IS slavery" and "Ignorance IS strength".
Re: Even the most brainwashed iSheep can see the pattern now
Nice one Bob.
An article by Dan Crow (Who he?) in that well-known journal of technical excellence, The Grauniad, confirms that you are one of the elite cognoscenti, and anyone with the temerity to think differently is a sheep.
I'm quite happy with my iPhone, but I love it when Apple's competition introduce something that's good.
There's nothing like a bit of competition to act as a spur to ALL manufacturers, which generally results in a better product for the end user.
I LIKE Werther's Originals...
This could be a problem...
The world's last surviving neanderthal (John Prescott) might be advised he has a damages case against Homo Sapiens...
Re: Several decent, fully featured Office suites on Android already
Because if you don't, a certain simian CEO might find himself with whatever is the Merkin version of a P45...
...and you wouldn't want to be responsible - even in part - for that, would you?
Re: cynical ploy
Writing crap which thrills the Apple-haters and gets Apple zealots all of a quiver is a cynical ploy to ensure Leach doesn't become a bag lady sometime soon...
Re: They're stretching the definition of a VPN to breaking point
I think using "prey" instead of "pray" when commenting on a case involving Patent Lawyers would count as the granddaddy of all Freudian slips...
...that without joining the brouhaha over what is and what isn't a valid patent, that not only is the US patent system intrinsically broken, but US patent attorneys have all the morals of hyenas, and the Texas Patent Courts seem to exist in some peculiar little space warp of their own, frequently making decisions which completely fly in the face of logic and rational thought.
I recall Goldman Sachs being described in Rolling Stone as "...a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money."
They must be related to Patent Lawyers - the resemblance is unmistakeable.
Re: Love these lawyers
During the early '80s, I installed WP equipment there, and I recall the Partner/Manager with whom I dealt was one Tony Payne.
Yup, I had to send letters to A Payne, of Wright Hassell.
You couldn't make it up...
Re: The never-ending David Blunkett effect
...and he didn't see it coming...
Re: It's time for this circus to end..
Gary didn't make them look stupid.
They've being doing that for years quite successfully, all on their own, without any outside help.
As has ours, before anyone accuses me of partisan bias.
Re: lets see someone sacked for this.
Out in the real world it would happen - but not, of course, in the public sector.
It's only taxpayers' money, so who cares?
There's plenty more where that came from.
"Licking the hand that feeds IT - but give the kiddies a 'Yar Boo Sucks' session if we can even vaguely allude to Apple."
That's about it:- under the auspices of El Reg's very own Troll Queen...
Re: Highly respected online forum????
"...the register declared highly respected in a court of law..."
So are lawyers - and these days, the degree of comprehension, veracity and useful information is much the same from both.
Troll? to 'honour' Leach - the Troll Queen if ever there was one
Re: Simply becuase
Judging from their spoutings, I seriously doubt that the majority of analysts could count the fingers on one hand and come up with the same answer twice running.
I also believe that if an assistant janitor in an obscure public toilet made a less-than-complimentary comment regarding Apple, The Register would splash it as a headline:- 'bigging up' the aforementioned janitor as an "industry watcher", "technical guru" or "respected commentator" or some such meaningless tosh...
Re: Bristol is Broken - EE 4G related?
At work in Derby:- "Unable to activate mobile data" since around 0930 today.
It's just come back on.
"...and is a mealy mouthed six-paragraph account..."
Unlike Leach's effort - which is a mealy mouthed seven-paragraph account
"...MS could have done better with 8 year olds as advisers..."
But you've got to find an 8-yr old who's the intellectual equivalent of Balmer.
Where d'you find a kid that dim?
Re: Next time
I use a desktop at work and at home.
After half an hour of reaching out to tap a vertical screen, my arm's going to be aching like hell.
Touchscreens are OK for mobies, tablets, and things of that ilk - but for desktops?
Do me a favour!
Proving what, exactly?
Ford sells rather more than twice the number of cars that Jaguar or Aston Martin sells.
Am I supposed to infer therefore that a Fiesta is a better buy than a V12 Vantage?
Re: Really disappointed
If you don't like it, then don't buy one.
Or are you omniscient, thus everything you dislike is unworthy of existence?
Or are you just a twat with an undeserved and unearned sense of superiority?
Re: Surprised still around as well
I started with Burroughs at the start of the '80's as a techie - specifically for the launch of the B20 (CTOS powered desktop micro).
Happy days - and a good time too!
I suspect that at some time in the future, much of the highly esteemed Ms Leach's output will be viewed in the same light as Michael Dell's "Liquidate Apple & give the cash to the shareholders" pronouncement.
No doubt Ms Leach is far more attuned to running a high-tech company than Apple's management is:- it must be all that time spent scribbling for the Grauniad - who, I must admit deserve a prize for their offshore-centred tax avoidance, and their sheer chutzpah in slating anyone else for it.
From such a school's ethos, we judge its graduates
And of course...
...you reported your windfall to the Inland Revenue...
Three down votes already? I thought the Leach fan club would still be at school until 4.00pm...
Leach hasn't blamed Apple...
"I don't think the Government are at all in touch with the strength of feeling around these issues."
Too many words.
"I don't think the Government are at all in touch."
There. That's better
I'm beginning to suspect "Anna Leach" is a pen name used by one S. Ballmer.
"...a statute of limitations on computer crime?..."
In the UK, there is only a statute of limitations for CIVIL claims.
There is no statute of limitations for any criminal act.
Re: AC 07:10
"Anyone ever thought these patent snippets are just journalistical trolling?"
Frequently - and I believe it's beyond doubt when the article carries a Leach by-line.
Re: Or it could be ...
...and your memory earns you The Order of the Boot.
"I hope the sue his ass"
Any chance of that again in English?
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