348 posts • joined 28 Jun 2007
I don't see it. Civil rights law is separate from commercial law. The KKK won a similar case years later using an attorney who was a member of the NAACP.
The EFF in this case is being used a front to attack a company with legitimate claims. I say legitimate because they have already won a case against Apple.
I hope the EFF loses the appeal.
His brand of bullshit capitalism worked very well for him. And that is all that matters to him.
Talk is cheap
"I don't think there is any CEO who talks about human rights more than I do,"
Talk is cheap. The "Human Rights" phrase is just so touchy feely PC nonsense. The Foxconn issue has been going on for many years. There is an old saying that you can't save the World but you can save part of it. This is true here. He has leverage with Foxconn. He needs to start using it.
Really? Google is going to have a real problem with public relations if all the wearers of Google Glasses are this obnoxious and clueless.
This doesn't make sense
Normally, everything is kept quiet until the fix is out. Because they did the IOS first everyone got clued in that could be a problem in OSX. Now that is confirmed.
I can see hackers burning the Midnight Oil to take advantage of this before it is fixed.
Why didn't they wait and fix both at the same time?
Did I miss something?
I know you can't put everything in your article. I don't see where you contacted the makers of your Anti-everything software. I am sure they would be interested in it.
Paris, because the only other Icon with a ? is the IT angle one.
Re: Goat Farming @number6
Downvote because you don't have a name to go along with quote.
@ Ken Hagen
Read this about Kenneth Mc Duff.
He raped and murdered a teenage girl, kill her two friends and was sentenced to death. Then he got out and killed some more. the book "Bad Boy from Rosebud" is absolutely terrifying because it shows how many times he should have been in Jail and got back out to kill again.
What about the Americans who need jobs?
From the Article
The current US immigration system makes it exceptionally difficult for foreign students, after their US studies are over, to remain in the country to ply their trade, create startups, or go to work for companies in need of their services.
We don't need them here. We don't need H1B visa's. Too many Americans are unemployed or underemployed. Don't tell me the foreign students and engineers are smarter. I work with too many of them.
Re: @Mikel, What are babbling about?
You still don't get it.
Obama made the decision. Whatever he promised to Biden does not matter. Obama is very well backed by the Hollywood crowd.
@Mikel, What are babbling about?
You stated "Their media arms own the Justice department thanks to "Hollywood" Joe Biden's appointments -"
Joe Biden, as Vice President, doesn't appoint anybody. I know the commentaries on this site have trouble criticizing Obama but he is the one who made the appointments.
He taking his cues from Andrew Carnegie
Massively screw people over to get rich and then give back a small percentage and people thing you are a great guy.
Never thought he was the worlds biggest philanthropist.
Unions exist because of cases like the one cited below. A worker at Toyota gets Carpal Tunnel Syndrome because of the work performed. It is not technically a disability until it interferes with life outside of work. Therefore Toyota can force the worker to continue to do the job until they are permanently disabled.
Having to make a choice between your heath and your job is very common in the American Workplace.
Re: Aren't transactions rather slow?
I guess if you are running a tab it is not a big deal. Close your tab while finishing your last beer is common. Not all bars allow that though.
Sounds like he caved to Icahn
Dividends are more important to investors who want to be in for the long term.
I am going to check out Vivaldi
I have been looking for something like that. If memory serves Facebook make $170 per user. I am willing to spend $20 a month on site that allows me to do pretty much the same thing but doesn't invade my privacy.
A rather racist comment.
How does global improvement help the United States?
Intel is laying off. Most of the people I know who still have jobs in the industry are making 30% less than they use to. Many others are permanently outside the industry.
Our political leaders and CEO's keep telling us that bringing in more unemployed people( Immigration reform) is going to help the economy.
@ Eddy Ito
Don't count on it. I had one of those nondescript cars, nothing fancy and about six years old. Some one stole it, used it in a series of robberies and then trashed it.
The Police said it was stolen because it was so nondescript the description of it wasn't useful. Oh and to add insult to injury, there were so many cars of that type around that even the junk yards wouldn't take it.
what about the pebble
Show me what it can do that the pebble doesn't already do.
I wear a watch because phones and salt water don't go together very well. Apple is going to have to come up with something waterproof to at lease 10 meters.
Where is the app for the iPhone
I want one. Now.
The basis of the ruling is that Congress did not give the FCC the power to regulate the internet. There are a lot of things in the ruling but that is the basis of it. Congress did give the FCC the power to regulate the land lines.
will my home phone still have its own power supply
The Telcos make money on people like me who keep the land line for emergency use. The phone company supplies power to the phone. I don't have to worry about the batteries in my cell phone going dead. I don't have to worry that I just lost power and my computer won't turn on. I can always make a phone call. Caller ID tells emergency services exactly where I am.
Will this change?
That is why you sell it to a patent troll. They have the money to fight it and you get something for your idea instead of just being screwed over.
I went to a Trans siberian orchestra concert over the holidays. I think everyone and their brother had their phone out recording it.
Just look up Trans siberian orchestra on you tube and you will find plenty of videos of their concerts.
if the iPhone 5 had failed
They would have need every dime in the bank to recover. This is one way Icahn destroys companies. He takes away the reserves so if something goes wrong the company goes under and the employees lose their jobs.
But he still has his money.
@Roo. It was patent reform, didn't you read the press release?
To make us like the rest of the world....
El Reg is missing the real story
I have a Nest. It is okay. Where Nest is starting to make their money is not selling to the individual consumer, but to Utilities. This is the site from my Utility company. They don't use Nest but it is the same idea. Give the consumer a thermostat in exchange for taking control of the thermostat whenever they want.
Another issue is that CPS is a public utility. This means that any information that CPS gets from you is a public record. Your light bill is a matter of public record. They can sell this data.
An interesting issue my neighbor ran into. He bought a house with with one of this home manager systems already installed. He wants to get rid of it but it isn't his property. It belongs to CPS so they have to remove it. He has been trying for months to get them to take it out.
No it is global warming they talk about here. The farmers here have been trying to get the Bee issue addressed for a number of years, but there is no way for politicians to make money out of it.
So why are they pushing immigration "reform+
They say them need more workers but they are laying them off. The reality is they want cheaper workers.
@yet another Anonymous coward
I have to say that you and the people who up voted the post are part of the problem. There is no innovation here.
Did anyone else thought to make one. I am sure people did, it just wasn't on there list of things to do. Did a lot people think it wasn't patentable. I am sure of that.
Back when the Nest Thermostats were coming out I did a little research into the patent issues they were having with Honeywell. The patents were a lot like this. Plain language programing. Not innovative at all, just the next step in product evolution.
I have a problem with the last sentence
" One of the best guides for inventiveness is that all of the ingredients were readily available, but no-one had previously thought to combine them in that way. ®"
So you are saying the intermittent windshield wiper patent was valid? I know it was upheld as valid and if memory serves the inventor was paid three cents per vehicle with the intermittent wipers installed.
Ok so it is a motor with a timer. No big deal but because no one had thought of putting it on a windshield wiper it was innovative?
Where is Chay Blyth when you need him.
Have to agree with you. I grew up in Florida in the Sixties and Seventies. Back then it was common to have small planes towing banners over the coast. Somebody got the bright idea of having them look for sharks as a warning system. The problem was , there were always sharks there. Most of the time there were sharks between the swimmers and the shore.
The idea was quickly shelved.
@molety. How do you think you tube got started?
Youtube is just as bad as any of the pirate sites. It really annoys me to see pirated copies on youtube with a commercial in front.
My understanding is Youtube is mis-using the Fair Use Doctrine. The Talking Heads on TV and Radio ( and I don't mean the group) use copyrighted items all of the time it is legal because they are making commentary on it. Notice YouTube allows comments.
Plus Google is a big campaign contributor. You don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Re: Even if( they have already done the movie)
Seeking a friend for the end of the world
@Marketing Hack ( TI has one)
It is in the display cases of one of their Dallas Fabs.
It is the crime in Mexico
I work with a number of people who have relatives in Mexico. They are afraid to go visit. If they do they wear old worn out clothes and get picked up on this side of the border by relatives. No Hable English.
It is a real shame. People used to go back and forth across the border and no one thought anything of it.
Some of the American borders towns are getting just as bad.
Another stupid Calfornia Idea
There was crime before there was smartphones. If it is not worthwhile to steal a phone they will steal something else.
Target pushes debit cards
The usual x% off if you get one of our debit cards. This probably means the PIN was slurped too. At least with a credit card you can challenge a purchase and don't have to pay until it is resolved. My crystal ball says a lot of people will have empty bank accounts for Christmas. I know too many people that this has happened to even without something like this.
So your recycle bin is ten inches high and six inches across?
So are they going to outlaw the screaming kids on the plane?
I wonder about the charges
"dedicated to posting compromising photos that Boellart obtained without the subjects' permission."
You mean like the tabloids? Just ask Kristen Stewart about compromising photos that she didn't give permission for. I see a First Amendment fight at least on some of the charges.
Beer because one of the photographs was in a bar.
Re: Check file hashes @AC 6:12
Interesting link, thank you
Sounds like Nancy Pelosi
According to Fairfax, the government says the treaty text will only be made public after it's been signed.
Sounds like Nancy Pelosi's famous comment on Obamacare.
We have to pass this to see what's in it.
Is the Australian Government taking lessons from the Democrats now?
what else is in the bill
Anytime a bill goes smoothly through Congress there is tones of pork, set asides and hiding agendas.
Where was Icahn when Apple needed money?
He didn't invest in the company when it needed cash. He is what used to be called a sundowner. A tramp who showed up at sundown hoping to get a meal without doing any work for it.
I still don't understand how he has so much power when he has so little stock.
@ Will Godfrey, they were not convicted of rape
They were found guilty of delinquency, hence the two year sentence, until they become adults. This means they are not convicted felons.
This just seems like an extension of the original coverup. This whole deal of covering up for H.S. athletes is very common.
Another article to get you blood pressure above safe levels.
El Reg needs to do a better job of getting their facts straight.
You mean like the old Star Trek episode "A piece of the action"?
Sometimes fiction does mirror reality.
Re: It should be Snowden's head @ Mr. Damage
What war? War has never been declared.
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