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Re: Question (AKA WTF?!)
I have an idea........ Samsung should sue the US patent office for false representations which led Samsung to spend money of a court case and also placed it in a position where it could be sued by Varia. Then Varia could sue the patent office for the same false representation that caused it to spend money suing Samsung. Then Apple could...... oh, wait a minute.
Re: Just wait for Round 2 - CC
It sounds like the Assistant Manager of Communications needs to be moved to Assistant Manager of Floor Cleaning.
The made for TV series adaptation of Dune was quite good and true to the book(s), even if some of the acting was a bit wooden. The film looked like they'd put the book's ideas through a blender and poured it into a script.
.... this is just a very inefficient substitution cypher?
"... that we didn't anticipate this would happen..."
... and they didn't bother to test for it, despite knowing that privacy breaches are an important concern.
Then again, maybe they knew what would happen.
Are you sure that you were holding it properly?
Relative sizes .....
With a 5-8 nm diameter 'pipe', how does the physical size compare to the lattice size of silicon? I'm wondering about quantum and lattice edge effects starting to affect the behaviour.
Re: What the hell does this have to do with the bloody useless BMI?
If you're a medical worker carrying out health screening of a large number of people and you don't have time to give each of them a detailed prodding and poking, or do further tests; then BMI is a useful indicator of the possibility of weight related health issues.
Doctors know that heavyweight boxing champions, international-level rugby players and similar types of people have a large BMI, due to the great big slabs of muscle they develop and doctors know that they have to analyse other measures and other factors besides BMI.
For the general population of 'normal/ordinary' people, BMI is a good first stage indicator of possible obesity related issues.
My God; it's full of stars!
You're not seeing through it, you're looking into it.
Now for something nearly different.....
Have a look at this:
androidme.org seems to be an Android news site that lifts articles from other sources, then runs them through a doubleback translator, maybe to disguise the source.
An alternative explanation is that Bill Ray copied his article from androidme.org and did a very good job of rewriting it - which I'm sure he didn't :)
Re: "alien ship fuelling up on solar plasma"
",,, probably criminal! "
Admit it; you'd done at least five assasinations. (They were exciting, we do understand.)
Did he put the GPS monitoring devices underwater? If so, how deep can they be and still work?
The purpose of copyright on the logos and 'anthem' is to prevent me (and anyone else) using it in my own production. To have the logos seen and the anthem heard by a group of people in a pub is not damaging to the holders of the copyright since it is a 'genuine' production.
The purpose of the logo and anthem is to identify the source or owner of the content to the audience, which it accurately does; so what is the (legal) problem?
... trick Proview into selling it the IPAD patents
I thought Apple bought a trademark, not patents.
"... a settlement is effectively an admission of guilt ..."
Is it? If you can demonstrate a clear cost-benefit for settling over fighting a case, then it's your duty to reach a formal settlement for the benefit of your shareholders. In the accounts, it can be noted as 'Protection payment to a bunch of Euro-trash gangsters (unavoidable cost of doing business)'
The next stage ....
Some analysis of our history and our posts could be used to categorise us, then we could have a little symbol by our names with a shape/colour dependent on our determined category; to let other commentards know what to expect.
@Miek - Re: Well, at least the buyer's been warned.
I still have my old, original HTC Wildfire - now usurped by an Incredible-S and relegated to 'spare phone' with a t-mobile PAYG SIM in it. It plays videos just fine with a high volume from the built-in speaker. I use Any Video Convertor to squash videos down a bit for playing on my phones.
Having your cake and eating it...
"... as well as stopping the Google News snippets the internet giant also stopped displaying links to the newspaper websites via its search engine results."
Which is exactly what I'd do in that situation.
"The newspapers had complained that Google had been "unnecessarily aggressive" in removing them from the search engine."
So they want free advertising and also to get paid for being advertised.
Re: So for all you guys out there...
We'd all like that if we were gay men with a liking for tight revealing clothing on other men.
I assume that Agent Provocateur know their target market and have designed the advert to appeal to them.
Re: What kind of deal was that?
Yes, it does sound very strange. Without looking at it in detail, the only explanation I can think of is that Microsoft had some kind of IP input into the patent when it was first granted; or did own an interest in the patents at one time but has sold them on with a 'percentage of future yield' condition attached to the sale.
(I know it sounds weird, but stranger sounding things happen in the financial instruments markets).
Those were the days
"The Victorian based company ..."
I imagine colossal racks of steampunk style servers filling a great vaulted hall. Frock-coated sysadmins rush around checking pressure guages, writing on clipboards as technicians lubricate brass valves and pistons.
Ok, I'm going; but it was too good to miss.
Re: Isn't the point of an indicator light...
Also, many front indicators on modern cars are swamped out by the intense, almost point source, light from xenon headlights (the function of which is supposed to be to illuminate the road ahead over a wide area, not to blind other road users).
I think that Virgin Media have copies of popular BBC iPlayer content on their 'local' network and avoid similar problems in that way. Is there a reason why Be can't do something similar?
Re: My Concept on the two-sided universe
I think this was covered in an old Star Trek episode where you passed through some kind of isolating protective corridor, that good old Mother Nature had set up to prevent mutual annihilation.
I'm sure someone will be able to give a suitable reference for this in a short time.
You're supposed to say ...
"Have you tried turning it off then on again?"
What would be interesting would be for you to find yourself alone among a group of aggressive and violent homosexual men with attitudes matching those displayed by these Australian soldiers.
I'm sure it would be a learning experience for you. You might even learn the meaning of the word 'empathy'.
As I suspected
"Uden later dropped in that it tended to be the leading universities who were the most difficult to work with."
These would be the places that believe it is their job to educate their students; not train up code bashers for MS.
@YorksinOaks Re: Re: Just another attempt
If I watch BBC iPlayer, I am paying my ISP to shovel the data from the 'internet' to my house. Also, the BBC is paying their provider to shovel it from their servers to the 'internet'. What happens on the 'internet', in terms of who pays for it, is an arrangement between ISPs and higher level organisations.
If I use an app that pulls down 200MB a day, the app is working for me, installed on my PC or phone. In the operation of the app, it is me who my ISP is shoveling data to and another operator is shoveling website data (see first paragraph example). The app is not an 'end', it is me who is the 'end'
As for 'either organisation (do you mean each end?) paying their way', it is up to the provider of the service (data storage and shoveling) to adjust their charges (and organise their investment and operations) to make a profit. The problem is that they didn't think it through and didn't adapt as their initial assumptions blew up on them. Imagine a postal service that offered an 'all you can eat' deal on sending parcels; they would soon run into problems. If the ISPs want to recover the situation, they will have to think up realistic charging structures and operate in a sensible way.
"You can't reject someone who has chosen to sit next to you,..."
So the early players have guarenteed victims? If someone has chosen to sit next to you, they probably have conversation in mind (unless they saw your heigth/weight stats and you're not very tall and not very fat).
re. the simulation
If it did actually tilt when turning, as illustrated, then it would drive into the lower wall of the blood vessel. 'Experience' of fixed wing aircraft, or maybe motorbikes, does not translate into other moving devices.
Re: "ride successful coat-tails into a the big corporate tablet market"
I did say 'corporate *tablet* market' and this article is about MS putting Office onto the iPad tablet; presumably because they don't have a sucessful tablet of their own.
What if .....?
If Microsoft want to ride successful coat-tails into a the big corporate tablet market, then why wouldn't they choose Android tablets shipping with Office as the way to go. They could form strategic partnerships with those Android using manufacturers who already pay them 'patent hush money' and maybe even produce their own version of Android (Microsoft Ice Cream anyone?)
That way, they could have influence in a crowded and fragmented market instead of getting crumbs from the massive monolith which is Apple.
They have lots of experience with 'embrace, extend and extinguish', so why not use Android like that? Hasn't Android been 'open sourced' by Google?
It's been a while since I bought a packet of Mr Brain's Faggots from the freezer section of my supermarket. I must go get some and gobble them down.
Re: Utter Testicles
Maybe the human metabolism breaks down vanilla and/or milk products so that some is exuded via the sweat glands and acts as a shark-attractant? This needs some controlled experiments and careful observation. Can I have a grant please?
Re: Re: "most Brits find it hard to understand why "Jap" is a racial slur in the US."
What I find amazing is that the Polish word 'polak' (meaning a male Polish person) is now used as a racial insult (but spelled 'polack') in the US against Poles in general. (As a matter of interest, a female Polish person is 'polka', in Polish).
We're all special now
The word 'retarded', used to indicate mental deficiency has been replaced by the word 'special', as I understand it.
In view of this, can we be called 'specialists'? (Have I got the wrong end of the stick with this one?)
"... Joyce, who was seen talking to a blonde"
It's good that he's on speaking terms with Boris Johnson.
I just had a look at their website and I think it has possibilities. After reading their 'About' section, I found myself trying to figure out the 'axes of relevance' for the collection of shoes and books and totally failing to see any order there. Perhaps I missed it or maybe they are just randomly arranged.
For something like a search on eBay, I can see how this would be helpful if it took item parameters into account, such as time left at auction, total cost, etc. and arranging them in 'space' according to those parameters. Then the question would be how to let the viewer know what the parameters are and how they are arranged.
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