65 posts • joined Monday 15th November 2010 21:20 GMT
Re: State Protectionism
Wow, Henry Reardon raises his head to speak to the unwashed masses.
Re: That's it in a nutshell
Uh, there aren't any new trade secrets, with rare exception. Most patents jigger something already in existence. Many patents cover the same idea. In the US, the patent office doesn't have enough well trained staff to deny blatant copies, nor do they care. Corps have abused the patent system from both sides. Many patents don't produce anything, just enough to sue somebody.
Since software is basically an algorithm, it shouldn't be allowed as patents. Many were initially filed as copyrights. On one hand we need patents for companies to produce usable things, on the other some companies make their living form trading and shuffling IP.
Some days, finding your "kit" is more important. The cut will let you know it is there. Ask a morbidly obese man when was the last time he saw his winkie w/o using a mirror.
Re: Err, what?
thx 4 the suggestion, I can't wait
Re: A much cheaper method
Until a kid shows up and the mother goat says ur the daaaaddy.
You have to specify of which sodomy u reference.
Incidentally some believe that is how STD's originated.
Re: video adverts
Check out adblock, I don't get hardly any ads and it tells you how many ads are being blocked
I doubt blokes will care, the birds might have an issue tho.
ICAHN is not an idiot
Carl is actually ringing the bell for another stock collapse. Companies like Apple and others should pay dividends. That is the reason people invest in companies, for a payoff. So much is made of stock price which is totally irrational. Anyone that actually believes Apple is the most valuable company on the planet might reconsider if the electricity went out for week or more. Then water and petrol would be more valuable. You can always eat your (unfortunate) neighbor, but water is essential. energy sources are essential for civilization. While on one hand, the i(product of choice) is a fancy toy, it is very useful in civilized society.
Re: @Don Jefe
Being on several meds for a number of ailments/ conditions, I find coffee does very little in the morning. Later in the day, it does have an effect. I am also conscience of the fact that the body builds tolerance to any stimulant. So coffee is reserved for special occasions in general or if I really need to get the lead out late in the day.
New web game features chuck norris and Vlad the sad pooter.
I can see it now, Vlad tries a sniper shot but chuck eats the bullet and spits it back at him. Kick punch, bam crunch. It would be as cheesy as the old Batman TV show.
Re: Black holes have no basis in General Relativity
How did Hawking support his "black hole" assertions?
It has been decades since I studied quantum mechanics and Einstein's equations, but I do recall that Einstein's equations predicted gravitational lenses which has been substantiated. Tensors were not available at my schools when I got my degrees so I will not argue ur assertions in that respect.
My big question is has anyone tried to compute how much mass is necessary to form a black hole (this has been answered) however, what would be the critical mass before the reversal (bang, if you will forgive the inaccurate reference).
Political life might be saved now
Anthony Weiner (Aptly Named)just tweeted "Damn, where was that app when I needed it?"
at lest those kitten pics will self erase. Makes one think of the mission impossible theme. But can you wait to view the kitten or will it time out whether u watch or not. I mean if I was landing a 747 and I got a new kitten pic from my bestie, can I wait?
Start- virtualization errorr - Stop
we're all living in someone else's fantasy.
rampant anti-goat bantor
why are you people goat bashing? They have a right to live as they choose with whomever they choose. Besides they are cousins to cows and I like cows, especially as hamburger or T-bones. btw goats make great BBQ
and the lines on the map
moved from side to side
Obviously somebody else's famous words
So you haven't seen that syfy classic - plughead. While the premise was interesting the movie wasn't. Johnny Mnemonic was much better.
All the OS rehash existing tech.
All the OSes borrow and steal and then claim it's new and improved. Patent trolls like MS and Apple prevent any attempt at true innovation. While Linux is close to a full featured OS, the lack of unity within the community prevents it from becoming mainstream.
The problem with all the geniuses (seriously bright folks) working in the alternative (Linux) environment is their egos exceed their IQ. Why can't we all just get along? While diversity is a strength, it is also the greatest weakness in the community. Just because someone is a good programmer doesn't make them a good project manager. While the community is maturing, there is a need for some consolidation, if we want more general acceptance.
Remember, the lesson from Intel and MS, technology doesn't win, marketing does. SO get ur selves together and get a fully functional desktop OS on the table, then work the improvements.
Anyone really surprised from this barrage of patent infringement lawsuits? Especially from some of the most contentious corps. MS who sued their way into Linux, apple who like a mini MS has little original tech, but sues everyone. I remember when Apple tried to sue Palo Alto Research over the mouse (GUI) and GUI.
IBM taught the tech industry well, just sue until the cost of fighting is unsustainable.
M$ shafts partners? where's the news?
Any one NOT see this coming?
The subject was rape NOT grammar
No wonder the US gets a black eye in education and social issues.
This is referencing a sexual assault of a 14 year old and the first 10 posts argue grammar?
In other articles I read, one of the boys is a relative of the prosecutor, judge or policeman, don't remember just this minute. While the youths are juveniles, the action is very serious. Do they deserve incarceration? If guilty YES, but maybe over the summer in a wilderness program, not prison. And lots of community service, plus register as a juvy sex offender that would be expunged upon graduating High School. This will send a clear message to others that may think getting a 13 yr old drunk and taking advantage while passed out is OK. If the boys were 18, they could spend years in prison. The family of the boys should also be made to pay for any counseling the girl requires and pain and suffering.
Personally, I don't understand how anyone would WANT sex with someone that is not awake.
must be the brits
I find very little of your posts relevant in the US, except at Kroger. But the flaming hoops and platforms are not consistent from one retailer to the next.
getting unsoaked in the dark?
sounds like the pub was open late
Re: Compressed air?
I think UPS uses a variation on this theme in their new efficient hybrid delivery vehicles, but with hydraulics.
Re: Commercial fusion may not be as far away as you think
DOH! Hold my beer
Re: Commercial fusion may not be as far away as you think
What is the H2 consumption rate?
I wonder how you prevent the core from turning into nickel and iron and the resulting supernova?
Re: Slightly fruity comparison
at the restaurant at the edge of the universe. order menu item 42.
Re: re. "... forced to spend time rebuilding ..."
Really? Normally you have very good insight into issues and obviously know more than the average office/ cubicle droid. But A laptop provides so many more options than a desktop. My laptop (medium power) has a quad core CPU, 8 GB ram (expandable to 16) and space for 2 2.5" hard drives. 1 could be flash. The I7 2630QM CPU seems more than adequate for any of my school programming tasks and watching video. It even plays a few online flash games well, although I don't play very much. The 17" screen seems sufficient for most tasks even as my vision is getting weaker. AND it is portable. 6 hour battery life. I have worked with computers for 30 years and Unless there is a specific demand for a desk side or tower, I only use laptops which I suspect will soon give way to the larger Phablets coming out.. Soon, our TV's will have an ARM (maybe MIPS) based CPU running linux or similar for web access (which most ppl think is their computer), and only serious professionals will need dedicated units.
somehow I hear the Jetson theme, his boy elroy ...
COSH - where's my calculator?
COSH seems similar to an idea i had about adding to full industrial size quad copters. Never calculated the feasibility. But the pressurized helium would be in rigid tanks and the envelope would be flexible and retractable. It would aid in take off, hovering and landing. Saving fuel in the most thirsty portions of a jaunt.
Teaching people to pass lie detector test is illegal?
The police lie all the time, so do judges and lawyers. I guess they don't like the competition. A lie detector test is not even allowed as evidence in court, so what is the real problem? This fascist regime in which we live just can't allow anyone to even hint that they are smarter than the idiots who run everything.
I am not a lawyer, but I bet a few carefully placed words could have averted all of this legal infarction.
So a corp that has made it their business model to abuse their monopoly suddenly wants you to pay to install software on their OS? HAHAHA. This is worse than COSTO or Sam's charging you to shop at their "WAREHOUSE". I guess M$ thinks their monopoly is so strong that they don't care.
Linux CAN do everything MS can and more. This IS the TIME to switch. I use Linux on ALL my boxes, although sometimes in VirtualBox. I even had one computer that had a legal windows license that wouldn't load windows, yet Linux installed quickly w/o any problems. MicroSucks knows the desktop is fading and their main business is enterprise environments. Normally I say Good Luck with that, but this time merely you reap what you sow.
an unlimited universe would have unlimited possibilities.
While this exo-planet may not fit into our solar system theories, it obviously does just fine elsewhere. The basic theory isn't bad, it just doesn't apply to every instance. interstellar goop is all over the place, stuff happens where it is, not where we'd like it to be to fit a certain theory. We need a theory that covers planets like these.
Re: Good News?
In a perfect world, we would ALL be Libertarians. We don't live in that perfect world so we have to do the best with what we got. The game is rigged.
Re: Is Tor really secure?
"...the government spook agencies and probably some criminal outfits [is there a difference?]..."
The spook agencies have seemingly unlimited resources. Some of them wear badges.
Re: So seems that it's effectively CyanogenMod with some functionality removed
It really doesnt matter how close to google they stay as long as they have needed and useful functionality. I have a 3.5" screen and wonder how anyone over 30 can read the screen. Maybe some different visuality is needed. The voice functionality is also sorely needed built in.
Hype vs performance
Intel is back up to the game it knows too well. Hype and marketing trump technology in the marketplace. Motorola and DEC (if it still existed) and even AMD can all testify.
Intel can outspend anybody in the chip biz. They can spend the most on R&D and then advertising to market it. Ever hear of itanium. I don't believe they broke even on it despite trying to shove it down everyone's throat.
Intel has reason to worry, the decline of the PC biz and the rise of the mobes. It is essential for them to play in the big pool, but they will have to change their biz model. Clouds only need so many blades and only HPC clusters need the ones that make a lot of heat and even that is debatable for the future.
MS is the new GM
I wonder how long b4 MS gets a guvmint bailout?
The Rothchilds strike again
All Central banks are run by the Rothchilds. You won't find their names, but their fingerprints are everywhere. The 3 city states run the world.
The City of London controls money supply, Washington controls military actions, and the Vatican controls religion.
They all work hand in hand to control the citizens of the world.
So the FACT that VISA and MC subvert their "clients" wishes is not news, it should be expected.
a pillow perhaps
I wonder if a pillow is enough to dampen the bone conduction so one may actually rest (the main impetus for resting one's head against a window) whilst on the tube. Now if they could pipe in on demand video, that is a different issue.
The Whonix concept of running 2 virtual machines, one as a desktop and the other as a TOR anonymiser. The concept can run on any OS, however I prefer Linux as the base using Virtualbox or KVM. A lot of progress has been made on KVM. When WIN 7 gave me crap about installing a legal copy on my tower, I installed linux and Win7 in a virtual machine. I am NOT a gamer so that is not a consideration.
I also would run different flavors of Linux as the host and guest, just to make it more secure. I would pick the flavor (or 2) I like best as guest and use another for host.
I'll take the bionic eye
give me an optical nerve implant or longer arms.
I'll take the bionic eye
I would prefer to have a direct optic nerve connection with a zoom lens that also does infrared and ultraviolet.
Until then I will get arm extenders.
No warp bubble yet?
Come on NASA, it has been over 50 years since Start Trek told you how it's done.
Great job on the ion thruster, Now if they only had a portable Monday morning model.
Infringement is rampant in the film industry
The more powerful u r, the more u can get away with it.
While I do see many similarities in the Yes album covers, I remember when watching the film, more than once I commented these scenes look like something off a Yes album. Not being a lawyer, I am not sure what constitutes copyright infringement, but this seems like a fair go at it.
If Avatar was a bust, there probably wouldn't be any lawsuit. The music and film labels both incorporate some of the most immoral types. The producers (least creative on the set) walk away with the big bucks and everyone else divvies it up. Why anyone pays $12 to watch a movie in a stinky theater with drinks and butter and who knows what else on the seats is beyond me,
Re: This is "Amerika" not Amsterdam!
only a fool argues with children, drunks or another fool.
Re: This is "Amerika" not Amsterdam!
Vicodin is crap, I wouldn't give that to anyone I liked. Oxy (codone or contin) on the other hand is very effective.
a pint or 2 washes them down quite well
Re: Jobs legacy
Litigation is required to increase shareholder value? hahahahaha
How about producing quality products at a reasonable price?
Oh that isn't in their game plan.
Produce inexpensive products and sell for 3 times the cost of manufacture.
Apple's ethics are in no danger of being questioned, with child sacrifices and all.
Apple is worse than Microsoft ever was.
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