14 posts • joined Thursday 27th September 2012 13:02 GMT
They've applied for a patent for technology that not only has already been patented, but has already been RELEASED (albeit in a limited fashion). If this patent gets granted, it will be a sign of everything wrong with the US patent system...
Look, I don't agree with this guy's opinion, and I do agree with the judge's decision that he should not have been disciplined for it, but is this not the same court system that just found two separate people in the last week or so guilty of various crimes because of posts on Facebook? Where was the "people on facebook can choose whether to read it or not" defense for them?
Is it that those two posted opinions that currently disagree with the government's views, and this one agreed?
This is becoming a scary trend...
Re: This is down to...
CD's never contain "images themselves" they contain files in a format that requires software to read them and generate images from them. In this instance, the NHS recognised that you probably wouldn't have the right software on hand, and supplied it without being asked, and ensured that it would run on a very high percentage of home computers. But because you run an OS that is in the vast minority, and couldn't find a way of getting to a computer running any other OS (really?) , you think someone in the system is failing...
Sorry, this storyis an example of the NHS getting it right, no need to turn your own failings on them.
All of us have a right to copies of any of our own data less than ten years old held by anybody.
And the NHS have an obligation to maintain records for a certain period too.
Claiming that they DID maintain the records, but not a way to read them, is just finding a way around the law.
It may be "right" of him to let them off in this instance, ratehr than waste public funds, but he does have a "right" to the data too.
Is it just me, or does the print ad look like it's a defensive ad from Samsung, rather than an apology by Apple... I thought it had to be clear WHO was paying for an advert, not just that it was one?
So dropped in the toilet has gone from being a most-common claim to being a "wackiest" has it?
Heh, got another copy of this ad today...
Re: You brits are a bunch of sissies
It's a good thing for you Spansies that they still have to follow European contract law too then, isn't it!
Regardless of what Ofcom, or the contract terms say, the definition of contract in law means that if anything in the contract changes, the contract has been terminated, and a new one offered. Technically, you don't have to accept the new one, and you don't really have to accept the termination of the old one either, the other party has to either honour the original contract or buy you out of it. You ARE within your rights to say "no thanks, and - as it was you that cancelled the contract, not me - thanks for this shiny new phone". Ignore the intimidation, stick to your rights, and these companies will stop trying it on. They only do it because 99% of people take it lying down.
I'm amazed nobody has set up a site for Christos Papastitsio yet :)
Re: this sounds ripe for abuse
No more so than it already is... nothing to stop people from doing this already.
I used to have one of these stickers...
...then my neighbour stole it.