396 posts • joined Thursday 17th September 2009 15:31 GMT
Patents bad thing....
So if "scientific" patents are so bad (do you cover medical studies in this?), how are the likes of Glaxo-SmithKlien going to recover the $7billion research budget? In perspective that's about the same as this country invests in science.
Why bother spending that much money when some knock off shop in India or China will rip of the product and put buuger all back?
Ahhh you mean thing such a hard science, maybe computing perhaps. So where will Intel get it's $5 billion investment if some other Fabrication factory can bang them out for 1/2 the cost?
So feel free to abolish all patents and watch people just not bother as it's not worth the effort
What's you point?
This was patched years ago.
So your story is, 15 million unpatched machines are infected two years ago?
Or in 2009 there are proberbly as many infected Windows desktops as there are Linux pc's?
Idiots desperate to try and prove a point, get 2 year old information from Wikipedia without doing any sort of research?
Should swing both ways....
...it BT open up their infrastructure (and they should), so should everyone else. I don't want to hear others moaning, unless they are willing to match.
...one massive plant is a much better idea, just can it be located in Scotland, then when it goes bang, no one will care.
...2nd hand one's are no good, the money-grabbing bastards change 1 page in the book and declare the old one out of date, so you can't use it.
So why are the insurance company suing Sony.....
It's the USofA.
Need I say more?
Take one fundamentally dodgy technology. Ideally, this should exhibit at least 2 complex failure modes: i) random failures which exist at the point of manufacture, ii) random failures which develop over random time.
So drive head failures, motor failures, platter damage..etc etc..
2) Add a complex software layer to mask failures from application.
Of course traditional disk drives have no error masking, that's right, you just carry on writing to bad sectors, oh hold on no you don't
3) Slowly realise that complexity reduces reliability and speed.
Yup as does bits outlined in point 1 & 2.
4) Suddenly realise that software layer makes secure deletion impossible.
Welcome to 2009.
5) Stop and wait for something better.
Yes I hear the new 286 is being launched soon.
Sigh, Windows one again...
The term "Windows" was not common when refering to a software product.
Just like Apple in computing
Just like McDonalds in "food"
Just like Amazon in online retail.
App Store is common to a "store" that sell "applications"
However I'm in shock as common sense seems to have won here.
A sample purchase indicated Sprint ii was £7,700 more expensive than existing contracts, for the same items," it stated
One sample is not even mentioning and could easily be rigged.
I wait for the comparisions, "I bought something from M&S that was 10% cheaper than Aldi, therefore M&S is 10% cheaper than Aldi...."
@the the biggest bully
, explains so much about the rapidly increasing downwards descent of American attitude to the rest of the world
And so results in the rapidly increasing downwards descent of the rest of the worlds attitude to the USA.
(Please use USA), as we don't want to lump the poor Canadians and Central and Southern Americans with this lot.
Internet Explorer and Safari users are now second class web citizens
really, have you seen the shit on Youtube?
Many would think it's a bonus not to be able to view that crap!
@ Dr A Troll....
..feel free. As I own the patent on the method of receiving payments from a court for infringements of patent, I will then sue you for infringement. As you are willfully infringing my patent I claim 3x your award and fees.
As I also own the method patent of defending agains a patent lawsuit, so therefore willingly defending yourself will also result in a wifull breach of patent, so therefore, we will sue you for that as well.
A.S.S. Wipe and Sons.
...I know a set of lights that if you do 57 mph you get every light (all 10) on green, so it is possible.
Now all they need to do is raise the speed limit from 30 to 60 and everyone can benefit.
One one strech of road I know, they claim speed cameras have cut accidents by 90%.
So the reducing of speed limits, changing a dual carriage way into a single carriageway at certain points, closing central reservation crossing points, adding two new sets of lights, making 2 side roads oneway only and lengthing slip roads have had 0 effect then?
Lie, damn lies & statistics.
...please point out the patents they are suing over, I'm struggling.
Oh you mean copyright infringement.
..."Big suppliers have been able to insist on such secrecy as a pre-condition of bidding for contracts"
Dear Big Supplier,
there will be no secrecy, so either deal with it or fuck off.
He's pointing out that these are talented people and their skills would be better used elsewhere.
As for the coding, not everyone is a programmer, so shut up.
Did you build your car? No? Then don't complain about anything about it, same goes for your TV, fridge, carpets,house, in fact ANYTHING you own that YOU personally didn't make, don't EVER complain about.
You are the sort of arse that make Linux for geeks.
"Ooo so what, you can't write your own driver for your HP printer. Well that's your problem."
...don't let them read that...
You know what...
...I don't care. Sue the fuckers into oblivion.
An utterly flawed article....
...Ok I accept the arguements against open source, but the writer keeps mentioning a FULLY CLOSED platform i.e Apple.
So in one sentance he berates MS for suing makers for infringments and then holds Apple (who sue just as much if not more) as a shining example of how to get things right.
If you are going to show how MS shoudl do things, don't use two utterly opposing examples.
'Is that the same password that you can remove by taking out the BIOS battery for 30 seconds?'
Really, on a laptop?
How f**king old / crap are your machines? Most decent ones you haven't been able to do this for 5yrs+
And as for cutting a 3mm toughened cable with snips, good luck. Bolt cutters yes, but then they could also hacksaw the desk coudn't they? It's to make it more difficult, not impossible.
"Given the work BM does as a Cisco Global Services partner in Unified Communications, it would be doubtful IBM would risk this relationship"
Cisco have entered the Server market and are now pee'ing off their partners, this could be a simple case of IBM getting ready to be shit on by Cisco, so are making preemptive moves and squaring up for a fight.
What a mess.....
...so glad I live in Windows land.
No get over yourself.
"JägerMonkey has crossed the streams,"
Don't cross the streams.
It would be bad.
I'm a little fuzzy on the whole "good/bad" thing, here. What do you mean, "bad"?
Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Total protonic reversal!
That's bad. OK, all right, important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.
Definition of bullying:
"Deliberate action or behaviour directed towards another person which may take many forms and can often occur over a long period of time"
Now remind me, who is the bully?
...it a big fibre optic link then?
Next you send sound further than your hi-fi by using a really big speaker and a powerful amp
Doesn't "Cyber Saftey" sound so much less sinister than Internet Filtering.
Spin, Spin, Spin.
Maybe people should hammer this site for searches for terms such as....
UK law states (distance selling act) that if a good is not fit for purpose and / or misdescribed, you are entitled to a FULL refund.
"The Regulations generally give you the right to change your mind and claim a full refund (including postage) up to the point where you receive the goods. After you receive the goods you have 7 working days (beginning the day after you receive the goods) to inspect the goods and, if they are not suitable, return the goods for a full refund."
Trust me I've used this several times, they sometimes still refuse, but I little warning of the small claims court always works.
Big tall structures out to see, now thats never been done before, I mean, next you'll be telling big things with lights in have been built out to see for over a hundred years. Ha Ha haa
Wow laying electric cables under water, must be difficult, ha, next we'll be laying massive pipleines from mainland europe and get this, we'll be laying a phoneline all the way across the Atalantic...God they are so thick..
"condoned it's hardly either theft or"
Are you totally thick? Let me explain how Magazines work.
They PAY the writers, photgraphs, models, printers, designers, the landlors of the properties, the electric companies etc etc.
They then, now pay attention this is the difficult bit.
They then SELL the magazines.
If someone gives away the content, then they people may NOT pay to BUY the magazines (keeping up)
If no one pays the company for the magazines, then they can't PAY the above people.
Hopefully that is simple enough for you.
When the PM owns the media, maybe it's the likes of Web2.0 crap that is the only way to get the other side of the story.
Then again, what could go wrong when the media is the leaders propoganda machine.
Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot......
"Doesn't Microsoft have a clause in their EULA that forbids you from running their (desktop) OS in an emulator?
I'm sure they do."
No it was an early badly written EULA that could be interpreted that way. It was quickly rewritten when it was pointed out. They did it to prevent 50 copies of Windows being run on a single box and only buying a single license, claiming that you are running it on a single pc. You can now happliy do this, but it's one license per instance.
@A/C....Don't know about you lot.... #
no point being A/C the Police have traced you and are currently desperatly trying to link your buying of bag of fertilizer in 2001 to a 2003 Terrorist plot in Durkastan.
Pant meet ankles...
Lets look at the titles of the people complaining.
"the website of a devastatingly handsome author, sporadic blogger, bbq junkie, and security strong man"
Sean Michael Kerner writes about.........Security (tools, attack vectors, vendors and exploits)
Sorry, these people punt themselves as experts, so don't complain when you fall for this scam. If these people said "Dave, total novie in the IT world" then I'd have sympathy, but no these people claim to be experts. So they should know better.
If a anti-fraud office got caught in a phising scam, or a policemans car was knicked because he left the keys in the ignition, they would deserve equal ridcule.
Sorry, but they are whining becuase it's made them look dumb, far from the "experts" they pretend to be.
...let get this straight, your comparing someone who decided that it was wrong to do something illegal, to someone that has sex with children and sells secrets to the "enemy".
Well no we know why people have no confidence in this country anymore...
@ Brian 6 and Chris C
Did I say it's quicker of the mark, I said faster, full stop. So on the Autobahn in it's home country of Germany, it's going to look pretty piss poor.
Oh and if we want to willy wave, just sold my kit car for 4 grand that a) was quicker of the mark and b) faster top end.
I have no problem with leccy cars, just don't pretend it's a supercar when it weighs so much and isn't even that quick.
It's a pretty city runabout at the end of the day, unlike the proper R8
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