845 posts • joined Thursday 16th June 2011 10:53 GMT
"so the designs were obvious and can't be patented"
Agreed - now stop feeding the lawyers
Indeed, maybe the big copyright infringer's will take note.
Perhaps they will copy the court documents and make them available as a free download with every blockbuster movie.
Re: Too right
@Efros - agreed, SmartDNS is particularly handy, that's why I have a USA netflix account. just that most of the #NBCfail twitter traffic had links to VPN proxies
Also, I am not saying that this is legal or illegal, just a very clever use of technology - eventually even NBC opened up the live feeds (without commentary) from their pay sites to try and claw back a bit of advertising revenue.
Re: This would never be a UK patent
well @Steve Knox - that's because in the UK you can't just go around creating a patent for something obvious. You can't patent shoes for instance, but you can patent a design feature of a shoe. Although you do have to supply a working prototype for the patent to be granted.
*I chose shoe for the obvious reason
Yes - it's not a clone and Apple and Microsoft have a non-aggression treaty giving each giant access to a range of each other's intellectual property.
same features different interface
Re: Or don't strike
Agreed, but if the company isn't profitable with that model then maybe it's time to cut costs. It is a shame, but maybe if they had of been realistic with their contracts then this wouldn't be happening. It's the G4S mentality and as soon as 3rd party vendors realise it doesn't work the sooner the economy will pick up.
This would never be a UK patent
because it's obvious
They should be proud, it was an excellent event and an awesome use of available technology.
I do wonder how much of the traffic left the UK as internet chatter suggests that a lot of people used VPN to access UK only content.
I think the car drivers of Norwich already use a similar device on their windscreens
How is it googles fault?
All google do is compile a list of hits on a formatted page.
What does this actually mean to the consumer?
If apple win will they be reducing the price of their overpriced kids toys?
Same old blue meenies
The failing economy is due to the tax avoidance of global brands like Google.
What's that Vodafone, no no that's quite OK
Sometime it makes you wonder who the politicians friends are.
**Thanks to some tax avoidance, last year I officially earned 12K - although the stress of accounting for everything was very tiresome, hence why I am now an employee again.
"Because Samsung is a strategic supplier to Apple, we are prepared to offer a royalty-bearing licence for this category of device.”
Who needs who more I wonder?
Best of luck to Apple in finding a new strategic partner that can produce that high quality of screens.
Re: Head above parapet
Yes, you are indeed dead animal eaters, I don't see what you pricks have against that, I myself eat dead vegetables. Maybe you don't like that fact. Truthfully don't try to second guess why I am a vegetarian, it's not about the fluffy animals. Who wants the towns overrun by feral cows? The meat industry actually goes a long way to protect species that would of died off. I'm happy you find them tasty, I actually find most of them a bit smelly. But each to their own I guess. In no particular order.....
@richard81 - Lulz - my eggs come from my chickens, all rescued from harsh factory life.
@marty - Yes, I also find it strange that vegetarians eat fake meat. Maybe They should call call vege sausages "tube shaped micro proteins"
@marty - Vege food is bland - PMSl obviously you are correct and I bow down to your superior gastro-knowledge. Maybe you haven't eaten at the right hay troughs. Oh, and pedantry accepted.
@Lord Voldemortgage - most bacon eaters would agree - a vege saus and egg buttie is not bacon.
@percat - Totally agree - I just don't eat meat, nothing to do with some form of fluffy animal agenda - if the activist vege\vegan types actually debated the issue properly they would be walking around naked, only drinking rainwater.
Re: The Acer TravelMate 6593G-944G32Mn?
All equipment used in the olympics has to be at least 3 years old.
This proves stability, this is ALL I.T. kit.
Head above parapet
As a veggie I can only presume that you dead animal eaters have buggered your taste buds that much that you need all that spice \ no spice fat to make up for your lack.
However, I am not adverse to a bit of snackery myself and propose this as the "healthy alternative"
You will need
2 slices of slightly toasted white bread
2 Vege Sausages (meat sausages if you swing that way)
loads of mushrooms fried in butter*
1 Large egg **
Some chipotle sauce
Fry eggs and sausages - assemble sandwich, add chipotle sauce
*mushrooms are mainly for dropping down your top
** yes yes, an egg isn't a vegetable, but in fact a chickens period
Let the man be remembered for his music rather than a hemorrhoids cream jingle
Re: What about all those Customer service agent jobs?
yeah, like they are going to use red LED's this time round.
It reminded me fondly of an agricultural company I once worked for. Every decision ever made in IT resulted in our finest Nobo whiteboard sketches. Like a giant game of corporate draw something.
Top Tip - if you draw on your whiteboard with permanent marker just draw over whatever it is with your wipe off pens and then just wipe away the lot.
A reanimated Steve Jobs
in this country it is a criminal offence to threaten to kill, drown or generally harass someone. The top 3 that you can be prosecuted under are -
Protection from Harassment Act 1997
Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994
Malicious Communications Act 199
but can also include
Public Order Act 1986
Just by calling you an asshat I could in theory be prosecuted, however the CPS would probably not bother as you had obscured your identity . As you have anonymity I can therefore call you wand threaten you in any way I like as for all I know you could just be an advanced lump of over ripe cheese.
Re: I love it
it was actually the threat to drown Tom and not the poor taste dead dad jibe.
Way to go Anonymous Coward. I'm sure all of your comments make you proud.
I walked into an apple store but imagine my dismay when I thought I had bought an iPhone only to realise that it was actually a galaxy s.
Nuclear powered apple - Squeeeellllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
keep up el reg
does anyone give a fruit?
I'm a droid user, but some of my best friends are apple users. We marvel at each others device and see the merits in both. Apple users buy apple products and other tech heads but android.
All the great phones have a rectangular touch screen and have a variety of apps installed. Maybe the fandroids and the fanbois should unite and tell the manufacturers to quit this cock measuring contest as both players indeed have a penis that is about the same size.
I think you will find it will be a game of south korean burns until someone cries.
Or as they call it in australia, nice korea
Re: As Graham Chapman would have said
Not them, we are the Judean Peoples Liberation Front
When I was younger I sent them a letter asking some schoolboy question about the space shuttle. I received a hand written reply, a brochure of shuttle stills, a model shuttle and a model Apollo rocket. Some flight suit patches and a couple of other space bits.
NASA are an awesome organisation, and I have never forgotten their generosity .
"hijacked one of your vehicles, took it to Area 51 in Nevada and faked the Indian desert".
Hmm but who would do such a thing?
Hang on, isn't the gates foundation currently installing some water pipes in india?
I'm presuming that question is entirely rhetorical
Sigh, only 3 more years of the blue meanies and then who knows what knobbers will be in parliament.
Maybe the comentards of El reg should form a political party. We only disagree slightly less with each other.
previous Facebook status updates
Hi, my name is David Smith and I am a member of anonymous.
Oops, I mean my name is Mr D smith and I am ...
Ok I think I got this, My mum and dad are mr and mrs smith but my name is mr anonymous of 32 wallaby way, Sidney.
if data doesn't exist in at least 3 places then it doesn't exist at all.
Even my mum knows that
Re: Cosmic Teapot MakeOver...
Wow, you can even facetime on a klingon padd - awesome.
I believe it was made by a company called Zilm'kach
Nice to see that even the anons read the daily mail
"won't some anon think of the children"
"oh and we are still legion"
"all your.....awww cute teddy weddy"
"look at that celeb with fat thighs"
It seems that
Part of the problem is unwillingness by handset makers to upgrade the OS. Afterall, if they did then what would be the point of a new phones?
I got on my bike
And cycled to the train station, then had a 50mins commute and then did some walking
Sheesh, no wonder so many people can't be bothered - but on the plus side, I am no longer a fatty.
So what are they doing with the profits from us customers?