* Posts by Jiminy

19 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010

Apple eyes virtual reality goggle game with patent filing

Jiminy

iTv

Sounds more like they are making a head mounted screen for watching tv, maybe this is the iTv device everyone keeps expecting

something like http://store.sony.com/wearable-hdtv-2d-3d-virtual-7.1-surround-sound-zid27-HMZT3W/cat-27-catid-3D-Personal-Viewer

Far too many vague claims in it like:

"[0008] In some embodiments, the outer layer may include one or more surfaces covering the frame. The surfaces may be curved or flat, and may include one or more features for customizing or enhancing the appearance of the outer cover. ... "

The only actual technical detail they seem to have added is that the lenses will be moveable by motors, No idea if that is a new idea or not, but they could have easily made that claim without all the other waffle

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Japanese boffins make a splash with bath-based touchscreen

Jiminy
Childcatcher

great idea

Let's all install web cams in our bathrooms!

Sounds like a cool idea, but I wonder how well the projection deals with the distortions to the surface

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‘That’s not art’ says Apple as it pulls nudes from AppStore

Jiminy

a country founded by puritans escaping from rules preventing religious persecution actually

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'Natural health' website apparently hacked by sinister forces

Jiminy
Holmes

meh

I would not be surprised to find out they hacked their own servers as a way of getting free press for their website. Much cheaper than paying for your own advertising

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Nutter bans Apple purchases over environmental fudging

Jiminy
Facepalm

so claim you have 100% recycled plastics then, it would be perfectly true or just write N/A on the form.

You still have to do the paperwork, you can't just ignore government mandated standards and expect no consequences

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Apple's new iPad set for July 20 China launch

Jiminy

New iPad

Stupid name for a product, I saw this and thought it was news about a new iPad, but no it's just the old new iPad

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UN deploys ITU to seek FRAND patent peace treaty

Jiminy

my proposed rules

1) All patents submitted to a standard will be properly investigated, trivial ones should be invalidated

2) Royalties to use the standard will be paid to the standard body and then split between the contributors based on number and importance of patents (decided when forming the standard)

3) Owners of 'Submarine' patents cannot sue companies that have paid to use the standard, they must apply to the standard body for a cut - they have to give very good reasons why they didn't declare earlier.

4) People who implement a standard without paying the royalties should get huge fines / products banned (money to be split between contributors as in rule 2 )

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Australia sanguine on Assange-to-Ecuador, would fight US extradition

Jiminy

Re: Rather obvious, all that.

What would this Swedish legal team have been doing since making the request? The appeals have nothing to do with the Swedish system

I somehow doubt they are paying a handful of people to phone up the UK constantly saying "can we have him now?" I'm sure even government departments wouldn't be that wasteful.

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Re: Rather obvious, all that.

"The fine the alleged offense carries would not cover _one hour_ fee from a qualified attorney. Compared to the cash Sweden and the UK are currently spending (not to mention the US, most certainly)"

Why would this be costing Sweden any money? They just filed in the form requesting extradition.

It's the UK government and Assange that are the only ones actually spending money on dragging this out.

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Apple drops '4G' label from new iPad

Jiminy
WTF?

I don't get it

How are so many people failing to understand this?

Apple make a product incompatible with most of the "4G" networks around the world but claim it is, they get told off for false advertising.

"4G" might be a confusing term if you look at the world as a whole, but surely Apple can afford to tailor their advertising to each country they are selling it in. I'm pretty sure they give a different plug on the charger to match each countries sockets, how hard could it be to change the wording on the box.

They were deliberately telling lies on their advertising and they got called on it.

No stupid misleading analogies about cars or anything else are required to understand that

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Google ads 'misleading and deceptive'

Jiminy

Sounds like a sensible judgement, you can't really stick with the defence that it's someone else's fault when you took payment to help them do it

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Most EU states sign away internet rights, ratify ACTA treaty

Jiminy

Watched the anonymous video explanation and there description of Counterfeiting is sooo bad

Fair enough, the intrusive monitoring is very bad, but you can't claim that there is nothing wrong with making copies of someone else's work and distributing it without permission

Claiming that it's not stealing because the original is still there is not a good enough justification for pirating music and movies

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Apple accused of starving French reseller of hot stock

Jiminy

RTFA

If you read the article it clearly says they are "the largest reseller in France"

So i think they probably sell more than 20 iMacs in 3 months

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Apple flat-screen TV rumor rises yet again

Jiminy
Trollface

siri controlled tv

Does that mean that anything that anyone says on the TV would get interpreted as a command by Siri?

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Apple versus Samsung: key points in the ruling

Jiminy
Unhappy

justice?

Well, apple have won now no matter what the courts eventually decide

Just keep your opponents tied up in the court room till the product is obsolete

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CEOP claims success for Facebook 'panic button'

Jiminy

alternative headline

CEOP button causes huge rise in paedophile numbers

we should ban CEOP now, if banning it saves just one child from an imaginary paedo then it will be worth it

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Trident, nuke energy looking poorly under LibCons

Jiminy

trident alternatives

"The only major bill to be paid would be that for a new British warhead to go on them. "

Are we able to develop a new warhead to fit on a tomahawk missile?

Do we have the capability to do that still, and are we allowed to develop new nuclear warheads under non-proliferation treaties?

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Royal Navy starts work on new, pointless frigates

Jiminy

been there...

they have tried joint european ventures many times in the past.

The eurofighter was vastly over priced and late as the different countries could never agree on anything.

The T45 destroyers started out as a joint european project but that all fell apart as nothing was ever done, the only part of it left that is still a joined up effort is the missile system which still does not work

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Airbus: We'll cancel crap A400M unless we get more £££

Jiminy

the benefits of american tech

The C-17 does sound like a great plane, except that for all but the most minor repairs the only way to get it fixed is to return it to Boeing in the US at your own expense

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