1090 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012
"They have refused to shop there in the past due to, and i paraphrase 'customer service issues'."
Maybe the customers walked out without buying something due to the owner's attitude?
Re: I forget...
Today yes tomorrow no
Re: I forget...
What people forget is that Google glass is only the first step. This technology could quiet easily end up displaying altered reality.
Instead of seeing the road, you see a view enhanced by low light and infrared cameras. Road signs don't exist and instead you see virtual signs that only apply to you.
There is so much this technology can do but banning it before it starts stops it from making driving safer before it has a chance to grow.
"I think it's a sensible precaution. We have no idea how badly it will affect driving, which is bad enough already. No-ome has neede one to drive a car for the last 115 years, so let's try and do without it, eh?"
Yeah we have no idea how it will affect driving so lets ban it before we can find out....
"Sorry but your eyes should be on the bloody road. Anything that distracts you and your vision is bad news."
What about the glasses showing your speed? Vehicle warnings? Your dash already requires you to take your eyes off the road to read them now
It is thieving. Considered some Adobe products would be cheaper to fly someone to the US to pick up a copy than buy here. This is on top of our dollar being worth more.
These same clowns then complain when people pirate stuff....
Once your currency drops, they up the price. When your currency goes back up, you're already use to the higher price so it remains the same. Thieving pricks
What a load of crap!
It's a case of paying what they think we can pay. Lying buck passing prick
Re: Prior art
Town crier, the dark ages...
Re: Long Live Dead Trees!
This is why I pirate.....
A body cavity search for anyone that's scared of flying isn't going to help them overcome their fears...
Re: What a crock
If he tried to extort AT&T then he would have been charged with extortion
Re: Its a fair sentence.
"If you steal from an unlocked home it is still burglary. It you steal a car that has the keys in the ignition it is still car theft."
Lets use the car theft example
He saw the car with the keys in it. He knocked on the door and said "Excuse me but did you know you you left your keys in the car?"
The owner responded with "Fuck off you snot nosed little twerp and mind your own business"
Not happy with the reponse, he hopped in the car and did a massive burnout out the front of the house.
As a result he's now charged with car theft and sent to jail. If the idiot car owner had listened and did something, then everything could have been avoided.
Boo Hoo Cry Me A River
Considered Foxtel is channels which means you get to watch what they want to play and the NBN will allow you to watch what you want when you want, I can't really feel sorry for them.
Maybe they need to embrace the NBN and have an on demand system
Three things to never believe
1: I love you
2: The cheque is in the mail
3: Anything EA says
I for one welcome out new alien slime overlords...
Someone had to say it first
Total publicity stunt. It got them into the media at no cost banning an item that isn't even released yet
Re: How about 0%
All the more to spend on terrorists....
Re: How to decide. How not to decide.
Why is it the stupidest? It's an amount locked to the government's budget so the next time the Amercian government decides to have another war on terror, it can at least leave NASA alone.
America is at the point where it can no longer even get it's own astronaughts into space but has to rely on Russia to ferry them.
Re: above ground not an option everywhere
"the libs have no idea when it comes to a next gen network, wireless don't make me laugh"
Considered the congestion problems already with 3g and 4g in the early evening, I'm sure adding a few million new wireless devices won't affect the service.
Then considered that currently the fastest wireless is 1/4 of the current limited fiber, why would you want to go that way?
Re: You almost had me...
"Everything is under the pavement."
Assuming you live in the city. I'm regional and the phone line is buried and power is overhead
Stupid Abbot hasn't realised that at some point the copper has to be replaced with fiber and considered the bandwidth issues they are already having with wireless, putting in the wireless system Abbot wants is the white elephant.
The only disagreement with the NBN is using Telstra's ducts. If they just ran it overhead with the power, it would be cheaper and faster to install
Re: Just remember...
"I am a non-producing entity, and have no way of producing it. Should I have to post the billions in a bond just to be able to sue them for stealing the idea?"
It's risk and reward. You could spend $100K to produce 1/2 a dozen motors and sell them and then sue or post a billion dollars and sue or weep quietly into your beer.
What posting a bond does is stop the $2 company with the patent on rounded corners suing you, costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars and folding up when they lose leaving you bankrupt even though you won.
As for your car example, I invented an improvement for engines, got sued by another company, won and was still left with a massive debt despite winning. I've experienced this crap first hand.
Re: Just remember...
"Most members of congress are lawyers, and the trial lawyers association is a VERY powerful lobby."
Whomever wins or loses, the lawyers always get paid anyway. A bond means the winner get his money back instead of the loser going bust instead of paying up
Re: How about SHAFT
Then companies might feel better about being shafted...
Re: Just remember...
"I invent some new computer gizmo, I patent it and show it to IBM/Samsung/Apple"
You start producing the item and then sue and you're not a NPE anymore
Re: Still a fail...
"It actually does require them to stump up a bond."
Where does it say that? All I read was it required them to pay the costs if they lose.
If they lose, they go bankrupt and the $2 company falls over leaving the winner to pay the costs
Still a fail...
Can't see how this is suppose to work short of making the troll stump up a bond to cover potential costs before they can commence
Damn cyclists destroying the environment....
That'll wipe the smug holier than thou attitude off their faces
Re: What if .......
That was Siri when she heard the word "no".
Sorry. Knowing Apple, it will be as broad as rounded corners.
This is something that should be knocked on the head. Phones already come with GPS, microphones, camera, compass, NFC, gyroscope and on and on. If this patent goes through any software interfacing to one of these will breach the patent.
There is already a million different devices which has situational awareness
Re: mute point
No Palpatine is only retiring from being Pope so he can concentrate on the Deathstar project
"Maybe the reason we don't see people visit the toilet in Star Trek is that the transporter can be used to displace bodily waste directly from the bowel and bladder."
And those jumpsuits are a bitch to get on and off.....
Re: "it lacks the secure element..."
"Without the security who is going to trust their money to the system. All you need is a stronger wifi transmitter secreted somewhere"
Simple. You transmit a single use password with the payment
Re: This is just ridiculous
I can see why you went AC. How many new prisons would the US needs to house the millions of criminals and at a cost of approx $150K per person per year.
Next does an IP address consitute a person? Which person should go to prison? Two years prison for the 8 year old on her Winnie the Poo laptop? Maybe her Parents should each spend a year to even it out? What is the wireless was unsecured and someone else used it from outside the house?
Your suggestion is so gobsmackingly stupid that clearly you didn't think at all before posting. You must be from a anti piracy companies because normal people are not that dumb.
Here's a suggestion to kill piracy that might actually work. Make the content cheap and easy to access. Get rid of the stupid regional restrictions and the licencing crap that prevent people from accessing legit material.
Free to air TV makes money without charging viewers. Why can't media companies? Offer two services, free with ads and premium without ads. Make it available everywhere. Make it simple to use. Get all the media companies together so the material is in one place.
Do this and piracy stops. Your stupid suggestion or this stupid six strikes solution is a total waste of time.
Re: Quite Sensible: Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater
"I'm not so sure about no patents on genes - in order to maintain investment into gene science and research there needs to be some reward for the companies taking the risks, but I believe patents should be limited in a similar way to pharmaceuticals - you get ~5 years to use your patents, then it gets opened up."
There is a reward for taking the risk, it's called patenting the solution. They should be able to patent a test or a drug or a treatment. They however shouldn't be able to patent the gene causing the problem and halt research on a cure to extort money.
Re: Quite Sensible: Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater
Disagree. Patenting genes is the first that should go. You shouldn't be able to patent discoveries. All gene patenting is patenting the problem and screwing everybody who tries to find a solution.
Nice try but...
Making the loser pick up the bill is all nice and wonderful if the patent holder is something other than a $2 shelf company with no assets which is the current trend for patent trolls
"Rather sounds like they did it deliberately."
The operators don't need to come out, just the creator of the stylesheet that was stolen, who may not actually have anything to do with TPB beyond writing the stylesheet.
"3) CIAPC finds a technical legal hole in PBs argument and nobody wins except for the lawyers, as usual."
PB won't got to that much effort and expense. It's just a publicity stunt to make CIAPC look stupid.
Re: Petty or dense?
It may not excuse it but everyone including TPB is amused by it. Nothing funnier than making your enemy look like an idiot.
Karma's a bitch
What else can you say?
"Surveys, harmonisation and reform are one way we could fix the issue of patent trolling. The other would be to abduct the CEOs of each major tech company and beat them with wrenches until they stop being assholes."
The other is hunting down trolls and putting them to the sword and flame...
Re: Tricky balancing act
The problem is patents are handed out like candy and is very hard and expensive to defend in court. You need to make your patent as broad as you can get away with as to make it more defendable (a shotgun instead of a rifle)
Patents should be very hard to get but very easy to defend.
In this case I disagree with the inventor. Winding a spring to run a generator to run a radio isn't the same as winding a generator to charge a battery to run a radio. It's a vast improvement over his concept and shouldn't be covered by his patent.
Probably means people would pay not to see it....
Re: If the lady is simply (according to you) some kind of "lefty lesbo" whose opinions.......
"First off, the minister in question is male, hardly lesbian as such."
He might be a lesbian trapped in a man's body.....
I'd like to know how they plan to stop it?
China is now planning banning VPNs cause their firewall works so well.
"the EU regulators will now continue their investigation and convene a working group in order to coordinate their repressive action which should take place before summer."
Summer 6049.... Can't rush these things
"A troll is simply someone who has patent property rights who has the gall to enforce those rights"
No a patent troll is someone who has patented an idea (usually something obvious) and then proceeds to threaten anybody who tries to make something to extort money from them.
There one patent lawyer who's whole existance is working out where technology is heading and patenting the ideas before someone makes it happen. He's a lawyer. He invents nothing. He earns around millions every year because for most companies, it's cheaper to "licence" it than to fight him.
The problem is now, that there is so many trolls all wanting a cut that there is little left for inventors.
The problem is the patent office hands out patents like lollies and it costs a fortune to fight it. Yes you may well win the fight but if the fight will cost you a million and licencing it will cost you $100K, do you fight? If you fight, will you get your costs back? No you won't. Trolls make nothing and the patents are owned by $2 shell companies with no assets. You win and the shell company vanishes leaving you with squat.
Problem is you end up feeding the trolls cause it's cheaper than fighting them and the real problem is now that there are so many trolls you can't afford to feed them all.
I've been there. I fought. I won. I lost a stack of money even thought I won
Re: This whole debate...
"Putting the time/money into building a framework - libraries, tools, etc - that would allow a remnant of the population to survive the harshest conditions following a major event seems better. For the cost of a program to build a self-sustaining colony on Mars, we could surely build 100 equivalent kits which could be used to re-colonise Earth!"
Aren't you assuming there will be an earth to re-colonise? There are plenty of potential disasters which could mean that the earth can't be re-colonised. A good bet is another planet and the best bet is another star system
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