1654 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
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.
...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: 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?
"...the perfect example of Leach doing her usual Apple bashing..."
I would have described it as sophistry - but that's possibly beyond Leach & her acolytes, so I'll just describe it as "the usual bollocks"
Re: No different from a Frankie Boyle joke
"...a Frankie Boyle joke..."
Frankie Boyle's a comedian???
...the same curmudgeon (i.e. me) who, upon reaching 60, has been heard to mutter "Youth is wasted on the young!"
"Security researcher Michael Kemp found a list of the Middle East nation's leased lines..."
AND went public with it...
So that's a fatwah on him then...
I think (I'm open to correction here) that Orange & T-Mobile users will have to switch to EE - this shouldn't be any trouble - but I believe that EE's 4G will only be available on contract, and not PAYG.
The latter may well be a problem for many, if I'm correct.
"(There are) Lies, damned lies, and statistics"
Is this an outbreak of common sense?
No - common sense tells me that's highly improbable.
Re: Don't Be Evil
No-one READS the Sun - they just look at the pictures...
Re: Could we build a mausoleum to house him?
No-one today has heard of Sir Frank Whittle, but the names of Rolls Royce's MDs and Pratt & Whitney's CEOs trip readily of everyone's tongue. No-one recalls Igor Sikorsky, but we all recall Bell's CEO, Westland's MD, don't we?
"All they're going to remember are smart businessmen who stole or bought ideas, were masters of hype, and turned profits. (It is pathetic.)"
Do I detect just a smidgeon of intellectual snobbery and soi-disant superiority there?
Perhaps we also need to stop and reflect on the wider situation here, too. After all, who did more to introduce mobility to the masses?
Benz for his invention of the ICE-powered automobile?
Ford for his invention of mass-production of (comparatively) inexpensive cars? - thus making car ownership no longer the exclusive privilege of a wealthy few?
"...indigenous Icelandic animals..."
That include Björk?
Re: “are literally talking all the time about everything”
Now you're just being ridiculous.
Why in God's name would they be talking about Tuesdays?
Been eating worms?
In suspense, I await with bated breath for confirmation or denial.
"So quoting him isn't going to win me over to anything."
I can only quote Mr Rhett Butler - "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn". I'm stating my point of view, not preaching to win converts. You disagree? - I am, like the esteemed Mr Mandelson, intensely relaxed about it.
"If you think that the Guardian and the BBC are left wing you be rather young."
Not at all, old lad.
I'm well into my sixties, and still view the Grauniad as Pravda or Isvastia.
As Mr Orlowski writes, "Leigh doesn't quite see it like that. As far as he's concerned, his work has a higher moral purpose - so any taxation to keep him in work can be justified."
This smug arrogant conceit, matched with an overwhelming but misplaced sense of entitlement - shared in spades by Ms Toynbee & other Grauniad writers - could well be the reason why its circulation is moving like a lemming at the seaside.
There are enough taxes spent on twats already, without adding to them.
Re: Tim Cook fail
Where's the asdf foundation to help humanity?
What voluntary work does asdf do?
To what charities does asdf contribute, and how much?
What proportion of asdf's time and income is dedicated to serving or helping the less fortunate?
Feel free to prove me wrong, but I suspect asdf is the usual "all mouth & trousers" arrogant child...
"...the author evidently just took a few completely unrelated sentences and stuck them on the end of the article. It doesn't say anything coherent and there is no explanation..."
Note the by-line.
Par for the course.
Adolescent 'look-at-me-I'm-ever-so-clever' scribbling masquerading as grown-up journalism.
Re: iMuppets @JDX
Can't really blame him or her for not doing so.
I haven't - because once I see the by-line "Anna Leach", I tend to look for other items which might at least have intelligent comment and rational discourse.
Re: Errr... @cocknee
6 upvotes? Maybe that says more about the standards of the Reg's readers.
"Puritanical fanboi diatribe"? Geez - what a putdown - could it be a "puritanical anti-Apple diatribe"?
Using (or liking) any Apple kit does not automatically put you in the realms of "fanboi".
I do not know what you use, or why you prefer it. And frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Neither do I gather all Android users & fans, and all Windows users and fans into one group and patronisingly put them down because their choice differs from mine. Maybe you'll learn there's more to the big wide world than that - possibly after you've taken your GCSEs.
Beer? - well it's nice - when you're old enough to go into pubs, of course.
"I believe that you are crediting the general populous (sic) with levels of intelligence that they do not posess."
And you, of course, possess (note spelling!) a level of intelligence far higher than anyone who could ever want/use an Apple device.
Geez, it must be incredible to be so superior.
@AC 10:17 & TeeCee
Populous:- adjective, "having a large or densely gathered population".
Populace:- noun, "The people living in a particular area"
iPhone users on T Mobile and Orange care. So do those who use iPhones but aren't bothered about changing network.
If, in your great geeky superiority, you don't care, then just don't get one.
Don't assume you speak for the UK population as a whole, don't assume that everyone who thinks differently to you is beneath you, and above all else, don't assume that anyone is impressed by, or even gives a damn about, your own little opinion.
@AC 12/9/12 at 11:50
Ms Leach writes (?) for The Grauniad.
"...iPhone labour camps at Foxconn,,,"
No mention of Samsung:- BBC News 6 September 2012
"A campaign group has accused Samsung of "illegal and inhumane violations", days after the firm promised to widen its own checks on its factories in China.
New York-based China Labour Watch (CLW) says it has evidence of long working hours, under-age workers and poor conditions in eight Samsung factories.
In response, the South Korean firm said it would "re-evaluate working hours".
But then if it weren't snidey anti-Apple scrawlings, it wouldn't be El Reg, would it?
Re: @Dougal 01:11 Customer satisfaction......
"...and have refused to have one for work in favour of a humble Nokia.."
Intellectual snobbery at work here?
Along the lines of "I'm too damned cool and too smart to have what you perceive as consumer-oriented
Thy name is Ozymandias...
Here we go again...
"... for the less technical savvy person they are great... very little to get confused with. It does what it does very well in a simple way..."
Utter tosh. I (and all of my IT department at work) have an iPhone. So does my Nephew, who's a Senior Analyst/Developer IT Infrastructure for a national organisation.
Do I assume that your car has a starting handle, carburettor tickler, manual advance/retard, manual choke, crash gearbox and acetylene headlamps - as those are the sign of the "technically savvy"?
Or is it the usual intellectual snobbery showing?
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