41 posts • joined 24 Jun 2011
Non-Practising Entities: USE IT OR LOSE IT
Patent Trolls violate the original spirit of patents.
(1) Non-practicing entities should lose the right to enforce a patent; USE IT OR LOSE IT !!!
(obviously with the exception of the original inventor).
(2) Similar to hardware patents, software patents should only cover the method, not the result.
(if software patent logic was applied to the Wright Brother's airplane, the trolls would be able to sue Boeing for their 747).
Do a closer comparison
Better to compare the USA to Canada and don't allow subjectivity to cloud the issue by comparing the USA to dissimilar European or Asian cultures.
A lot of the USA/Canada factors are broadly similar including gun ownership ratio,
However the gun murder rates are very different.
Conclusion: It's culture not gun ratio that is the issue.
Re: Liquidate, please
I thought "liquify" was quite witty since I wouldn't class this as a normal windup with concrete assets.
Just another pyramid scheme
Take away the noise and it's just another pyramid scheme...suckers !!!!!
"kobayashi is the lawyer?" would have been quite sufficient !!!!
Real professionals use HAZOPs
A thorough HAZOP analysis would have identified this as an issue at the design stage and it would have been added to a pre-flight check list.
At least, that's what engineering professionals do in the pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, building design, medical design and, God forbid, aircraft design.
What happened here ????,
Re: Have an upvote for sensible
The troll's should only get compensation if they originated the patent or are actually producing goods via that patent.
That keeps innovation rolling.
They cannot have it both ways
I can understand that it is inaccurate to extrapolate from only a few years data.
However, in the longer term, climate warming DOES lead to an increase in the frequency and intensity of storms.
That is basic thermodynamics e.g. the Arrehenius equation.
Re: Brings a whole new buzz...
Also, ironically, the term "debug" originated in the context of aircraft engines.
"The related term "debug" also appears to predate its usage in computing: the Oxford English Dictionary's etymology of the word contains an attestation from 1945, in the context of aircraft engines
Re: A suggestion
...except that they're smart enough to establish plausible deniability i.e proxy reviewers.
Put some critique about login bypasses in the Apple wiki and see how long it survives :)
Re: GPS spoofing
GPS spoofing of marine vessels was demonstrated last year.
EMBRACE, EXTEND, EXTINGUISH
It is just a brute force attempt to smother ARM based equipment.
I wouldn't touch this item with a 10 foot pole.
Re: I can tell you that this stuff is obscure. Really obscure.
You didn't put it simply. You just wanked off your own ego and didn't clarify squat..
I didn't bother reading the paper, but did I get the impression that the researcher just wanted to add two more sets of parity bits to increase the probability of complete recovery?
IDEALLY a Patents should lapse if it goes out of production..
A Patent originally existed to protect the revenue stream of the inventor / licensee / manufacturer.
IDEALLY it should lapse if it goes out of production, unless the company can prove that they have used OR genuinely plan to use it in future products.
If ghoulish is Iain's theme, then he should get a pacemaker installed.
Bye Bye Net Neutrality
Classifying internet comms as standardized telecoms is the start of the slippery slope to bypass net neutrality.
To me this is just marketing BS.
What's the use of a 2.5" for a non mobile device. There is a MTBF penalty for the higher areal density.
Who needs 12 simultaneous video streams at home and do you really believe it will be stutter free sharing 100MB/sec ?
That 1MB cache looks wrong. It should be 16MB.
I used 3.5" Samsung Spinpoint 1TB, 5400 rpm drives years ago. Silent, cold and lower failure rate that the equivalent 2.5".
Mum, Dad - If ANYONE rings you up
My 82 year old parents now know the difference between Phishing and Phreaking and have already hung up on one of these chancers..
Re: Clever Innovation...
Then it would be an Apple product.
Is there any way to remotely access the phone when it goes online, similar to the Computrace function on some laptops ?
Having a reputation for being able to kill stolen phones would surely reduce their attraction to the "second-hand goods" market.
Re: Space, and the enormity of it
<<<<That's actually extremely straightforward. The expansion is a feature of the metric on cosmological scales, which we're taking to be Robertson-Walker - that is, expanding sheets of flat (or spherical, or hyperboloidal) 3-space. >>>>
I take that to mean that the space-time grid stretches less within galaxies because their internal gravitational attraction between "stars" resists the stretching ?
Re: "Heading up the makeover effort is Stacy Wolff, a longtime HP exec"
I'm definitely not an Apple fan but Steve Jobs did succeed so I do seriously examine what he had to say for core truths (unlike Carli Fiorini & Meg Whittaker et al)
"Heading up the makeover effort is Stacy Wolff, a longtime HP exec"
Now they're compounding their mistakes by using an old school party hack to head a new initiative.
That's like dragging a dead cow behind your new Porsche.
I said it again and again, they need to get some real tech heads back up in the ELT ranks, not this series of fast talking marketing types. Doing otherwise, guarantees stagnation.
They have rounded corners............Apple are not going to like that ;)
execution, not engineering ????
"AMD's biggest challenge is execution, not engineering" ??????
I couldn't disagree more. Marketing people over-estimate their own ability and talents.
Like HP, there were too many marketing heads at the executive level and innnovation was stifled in favour of "cover-your-backside" short-term gains.
Giving more emphasis back to core engineering is the longer term solution and putting in an experienced engineer at VP is a good start. However it would have been better to clear out the old incumbents and put him at the top.
"Red oxide dust is not iron sulphate" ????
That is irrelevant.
The dust contains iron oxide.
The iron sulphate is more soluble but iron is iron.
It's the superman sign.
Re: igniter box
LOl. I'm disappointed too :)
If it was Polonium, the radioactive decay would have solved the warming issue.
Why such a bulky battery pack ?
Why such a bulky battery pack to provide redundancy at low temperatures?
An elegant solution is to insulate the battery and short it with an embedded PTC thermistor / Posistor.
With good insulation, very little current is required for temperature maintenance.
Alternatively, use a separate piggy-back battery for temperature maintenance.
Re: Submarine patents
Agreed, only the method of implementation should be protected not the abstract concept.
By current logic, patenting "a thing that flies" could give control over a genetically engineered bird, an anti gravity rocket ship (!) and a football.
mental state analysed ?
<<mental state analysed ?>>
That would be slander unless you can present corroborating evidence.
Would you care to file under your name instead of AC.
Oh wait, El reg can pull your IP/registration from the logs anyway.
So what is the fix?
So what is the fix? Edit the host file?
Re: "This is a discovery that could have been and should have been made in America."
Could have been? Yes if America hadn't lost its way in underproducing and overspending.
Should have been? No. Not any more. You're just living in the past. The rest of the world has passed you out.
Concept vs Implementation
The software patent process is crazy.
They should only protect the algorithm, not the concept.
If the same logic was applied to airplanes, Apple could patent "A CRAFT THAT FLIES" and then sue the guy who invents Anti-gravity ;)
German Gliders ??
Bully boy economic policy and now gliders?
Surely this is history repeating itself ??? ;)
nothing new. Some Welsh sheep farmer did that with a bunch of sheep. Pretty amusing when the dog got going.
100 MB/s ?
I think you meant 100 Mb/s and not 100 MB/s because 100 MB/s=800Mb/s
"US$40 million developing a new 40 hectare dairy farm in China"
Are they developing the farm in the middle of a city? :)
You have got to be kidding me !!!!
I can get a semi-silvered mirror for £100 and stick it to the front of my 46" flat screen.
Total price £1000
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