1031 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012
Not if you're trapped in a floating tin can with a couple of carolling astronauts.......
Funny. I was thinking of "The computer says Não"
Is it just me?
At some point the copper will have to be replaced with fibre. Considered a lot of area has really bad copper lines to begin with, not mention line splitters and other doodads to compensate for the lack of infrastructure to start with. A lot of places will need the copper replaced otherwise fibre to the node will offer no improvement. If you have to replace the copper, why not replace it with fibre?
Really if the stupid government hadn't sold off Telstra or at least hadn't sold off the tax payer funded monopoly on the phone lines, they could have been running fibre while replacing copper as part of a continuous upgrade cycle and we'd have the NBN by now.
They should do the job right the first time. It's not going to get cheaper to do later if you do half a job now.
Re: No shortage of countries they can head to
"Actually their best bet would be to head for Iran - thepiratebay.ir. After all, Iran has openly stated that it refuses to enforce American IP laws"
Problem with that is, Iran is an Islamic country and the Pirate Bay is chock full of porn. Considered they think earthquakes are caused by promiscuous women, God would really punish them for hosting TPB.
Asia might be a better bet.
I tried to burn the 2009 remake out of my memory
I can't see why they're fighting Aereo. Aereo has increased their consumer base increasing the spread of their advertising.
If someone increased my market and it didn't cost me a cent, I'd say go for it.
But noooooo. They want Aereo to pay them to help them. Just like the newspapers suing Google for sending them traffic.
Some people just need bitchslapping until they grow up.
Re: What on earth ...
"At 0:26 in it declares it has a "butt call alert" - is there something I don't know about Chennai - is "butt call" a synonym for something?"
Butt call is a call of nature
Re: One Ring to rule them all
It's not an iRing.......
If the patent office was tougher on BS patents, then companies wouldn't submit BS patents just to be knocked back and thus less backlog and a net result of better quality patents
When they allow the patenting of the obvious, more and more people patent the obvious and go into the trolling business for a quick buck.
The patent office made this rod for their own back.....
Usually I would crow that I didn't vote Liberal but Labor would sell us out in a heartbeat and in fact, they were in power when this crap started.
Who do you vote for when the two major parties are identical and the supposed third choice is a bunch of fruitcakes who would have us living in caves hunting feral animals with recycled sticks?
Good on Australia
For siding with the Americans in selling us all out to the multinational companies........
Maybe they'll toss the good little lap dog a bone
Re: About that Star Trek stuff...
"But what is "printing" for housing - or building in general?"
They're a big printer that comes on a truck that prints layers of a concrete like polymer. Builds the basic structure of the house and roof ready for fit out.
Saw one that is capable of doing the wiring and plumbing while printing the house.
Re: About that Star Trek stuff...
Actually they're working on 3d printers for housing and food. Healthcare is a bit more complicated......
Re: I'm Sorry....
Do you have to register your boobs with Microsoft? I want that job......
Re: And let the flood of ...
Does a Microsoft smart bra come with windows?
But your boobs have performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.....
Sue! Sue I say...
Goldenshores should sue the American Government for being uncompetitive and monopolistic.
How dare they limit unauthorised tracking of everybody to just themselves.....
Re: It was promising...
Most lawsuits, the loser has to pay the winner's costs, mind you winning costs doesn't mean you get all your money back. As best you'll get maybe 70%.
Been there, been screwed and that was with us winning......
"Should carriers be allowed to charge more for data hogs, someone who plays online video gaming 20 hours a day"
They do already. It's called faster plans with bigger downloads......
What stinks is QOS preventing us from ever using the data and speed that we paid for.
Where's the trade part? I can see the part where our government promised to sell us out to American interests but I can't see the part where we get anything in return.
We should at least be supplied with vaso...
As soon as they worked out where it was on the map.....
Re: Calm down...
How about Awesomene?
Re: "nothing illegal to be wearing Google Glass"... yet.
The problem with the stupid reactive laws is that they will stop the technology dead in it's tracks.
The end of this technology would be augmented reality so the driver will only see signs relevant to him, low light enhanced roadside with a thermal overlay.
Bringing in these laws may kill off new technology that will make driving safer before it's even invented.
Do bruises throw off facial recognition?
Re: why did governemnt businesses get sold off?
They get sold off because no politician has foresight greater than the next election. Selling off assets gives them a positive budget, a big pile of cash for tax breaks and a slush fund for vote buying.
If they lose the election then the missing assets is someone else's problem.
The problem is us tax payers have to pay the cost of their lack of foresight
Until terrorists start using these to deliver bombs? As soon as they do, all drone businesses disappear...
Cause of their woes....
"The threshold has long been fingered by bricks-and-mortar retailers as the cause of their woes,"
Maybe if they were only 10% dearer but when their 100% to 1000% dearer maybe they need to look elsewhere
Re: If you troll your patents..
Let me rephrase
Those who live by the bullshit, die by the bullshit......
Re: If you troll your patents..
Actually the problem is Apple has a lot of BS patents and thus spends it's money preventing patent changes to kill BS patents and ends up getting sued over other BS patents.....
Karma is a bitch......
Re: East Texas?
"Loathe though I am to regurgitate an over-used quote, I can't quite help myself: I say we take off and nuke the entire state from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."
I could use the same rational to nuke the whole of America.....
Re: Not surprised.
Some people say I'm apathetic but I just don't care......
Actually rape was two years, covering it up was seven but exposing it was ten
Got to love the legal system, it's completely justice free......
Re: Gerry Harvey Tax
Gerry actually thinks it will bring online prices inline with his 6000% markup.....
Sure adding GST to online sales might even up the difference between online and bricks and mortar but adding 10% will make SFA difference when locally the product is 100% to 200% more expensive.
Why don't the idiots lobby the manufacturers to get rid of the Australia tax instead? Would make more of a difference.
Why would you store $122M unprotected on a laptop?
Personally I'd would have expected Rob's laptop to be encrypted up the wazoo and hidden encrypted backups stashed around the place.
"True, but this ruling is more important than that. A judge stating that "Old idea + computer != patentable idea" could be a good first step for fixing many similar patent cases, and perhaps even to fix the USPTO*."
Perhaps the end of "Slide to Unlock"? The number of stupid patents coving the obvious + computer is growing.
Re: Prior Art
Like every search engine in existence.......
It's nothing than a search engine with entries for humans. The basic logic listed is no different than Google.
The patent officer who granted it needs firing (preferable from a cannon)
Saw this in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha radio wave bands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive--you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program.
Zaphod waved a hand and the channel switched again.
It has been about innovation and the hard work
That went into inventing rounded corners.......
Censorship will never end until the religious can get over the idea that men enjoy looking at naked women
"Apple attorney Harold McElhinny made reference to watching an American-made television set as a child, and claimed that many of those vendors were no longer active because they failed to patent their products."
Maybe shipping all manufacturing jobs to China had more to do with it than patents.......
Lets not nix low-quality software patents as slide to unlock was an awesome idea that nobody had ever thought off.
Now where did I put my lawyers.......
Re: Pay by tap
It's a case of Google trying to build up it's potential market.
Really it doesn't want the cards but the more people it can get to use wallet, the more shops that will put it in
At the moment, it's catch 22. People don't have it because shops don't have it and shops don't have it because people don't have it.
The card allows people to get it and use it in places that don't have wallet but take normal cards.
Re: I've got an LG fridge
Yes. Yes it does.....
Come to Australia
You might accidently get killed.....
"Now shut up and take my money!"
And the fanbois will line up to be milked...
Now where did I put my copy of Unreal Tournament?
Yeah but I'm not spending that kind of money on it. It's not exactly life changing (yet)
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