581 posts • joined 12 Nov 2012
Exactly how many patents would Lenovo be getting? Hopefully Lenovo can receive them digitally, else the cost of shipping that much paper might be a deal breaker.
Anyways, this does suck. IBM is standing at the edge of the abyss, and if they take the plunge, they'll never see light again.
Re: Suck it, fanbois
I see I'm not the only Apple fan here ;-P. But in the other bad guys defense, only Apple would give no warning.
Whoa, I forgot to be paranoid. What if the
worlds governments, I mean just the NSA is targeting Apple first? Think it will be Android next? Think they'll even bother with WinPhone?
No one told them?
Whoever over heard the joke about putting Firefox on Windows 8 is about to get fired. Of course if you consider that they spent 2 years coding the thing, maybe they won't mind so much.
Never used Windows 8, but wtf is this about...
"...Windows 8.x only allows one browser to run in TIFKAM"
Apparently TIFKAM is just a front end, but for what? Can you load 2 instances of TIFKAM and run 2 web browsers? On the other hand, maybe someone might find some security problems with that TIFKAM'majig.
Re: Are these numbers correct?
"Pocket-change?" ... for her maybe. I don't understand that part of her statement either. So if he's wrong, how is she right? Or, who's padding her pockets to make such a claim? I'm not stating he's doing the right thing, don't get me wrong there, but she seems to be playing both sides.
Re: Hobble, nonsense?
All DRM'd e-books should be rented, not sold.
You walk in a bookstore and buy one, you own it. You go to the library and rent it, you rent it. Where on Earth can you buy a physical book for retail price, but not give it away? People like to argue license transfers for e-books, I admittedly loose because I never can find my licenses for the books on my shelves. Someone said once that my license was already in the book, that made me paranoid because how would the bookstore know to print my name in the book before I even decided to buy it?
DRM'd e-books should be no more than 5% of the retail price to rent for 90 days (yes, I pulled those numbers out of my ass). Non-DRM's e-books, well the sky is the limit, but don't expect "first edition" to have the same weight.
Kim DotCom moves to Italy?
"The Court also confirmed that the
MegaUpload Google executives could not be deemed to be data controllers since they were not responsible for setting the purpose and method of processing of personal data uploaded to its video platform."
What was Kim's defense again?
The Timing of it all.
Is it odd that just a little over a week after announcing the future death of Net Neutrality that the FCC gives this go ahead for telecos? Should I soon expect my Google voice to stop working, but still have a functional AT&T "land line"? After all, a "land line" should have priority right? Or so I will be told.
Re: Rare pragmatic response
"The point is it doesn't cost much more if you plan on it up front, rather than design everything on Chrome and then try to make it work on other browsers later."
I agree with the sentiments of both your posts JDX, but sometimes things depreciate too far to work with in retrofitting drafts. For instance, while it is possible to make a VCR play both VHS and BetaMax, it probably won't be cheaper than trading out the machine.
That being said, I've seen and have personally committed clumsy drafting myself. So your point may be wrong here, but never the less, someone is demonstrating your sentiment at this very moment..
Re: Less than generous respawn points ... rehashing whole swathes of levels again and again
"...most Nintendo-hard games had a difficulty switch before you start..."
Uhhhhhh, which Nintendo games were those? First console game I know with an actual save file was Zelda (or maybe Fantasy Star on Sega Master?). The first console game I know that had a save state was Metroid (justin bailey ------ ------). As far as difficulty select, well I wasn't playing when those came to be , but when I came back they all had them.
Saves are over abused. And the reason games are so easy today is so that you beat them in 10 hours, and then go out and buy another. Capitalism trumped creativity.
Re: Goldmember What a mess
"...why the fudge Lonovo thought it was worth even $1bn without the patents?"
_NO_ patents at all? I got lost with all the "what ifs" in the article, but I don't think I read that definitively.
Anyways, that's why I read the article, sadly there is no mention of why they bought it. Who knows, maybe in 20 years they will have hardware locked down so tight in China that the software/services players come begging...or so maybe they think :-/.
Re: Is it just me?
It's just you. The NSA is too busy watching me.
Before & After
Well, he does look better with the hood up...
Wow, gamers on YouTube really love the Xbox One. It's like they were paid to say that (Hint: they are)
Because actors are paid up front, per commercial, all at once. What Microsoft is doing is creating a device that pollutes search engines with every hopeful that can be, but probably won't. If ever person would only reach 999 hits, then every person would loose, yet Microsoft would still win. And do we really need more advertising based upon lies? I know it's been a big hit so far, but it's a bore.
Lowering Character Level.
Gamers, and not just hookers and politicians, have been looking for years to lower their character level. Apparently, the missing touch is lies.
It's all about your stats.
You're right. In 20 years, with 2,000,000,000 billion people wearing something similar, we will all become movie stars!
Re: How is this news still?
... the more they stay in shame.
Re: Will happen again as well.
I agree with you, but the share holders would be happy to throw a CEO under the bus, or even in prison to stop the "cost of loosing business".
BTW, who the hell permitted them to keep my data? I never signed a EULA or some shit like that. I just walk in and use a card, I never signed anything that said Target can keep my info.
Re: it all depends ...
Reasonable response Peter, but let me get paranoid with you for a second...
U.S. economy not really doing well...over evaluated IT company showing big numbers for Wall Street. Who would it hurt more to side against Apple right now?
I'm not saying this is how it always is, but it will be from time to time.
Re: Meanwhile, on page two of the news...
You're dead on.
Resellerratings is notorious for that. Apparently like many will state across the net, they and many others use reverse SEO to stop bad reviews. I gave up with the face value of review sites. Now if a review doesn't mention both a positive and a negative that are near equal in weight, I ignore it and find one that does.
Welp, that's Yelp.
I feel Yelp is shady as it is, even without the anon posters.
The very first time I used Yelp, I didn't realize I wasn't seeing all reviews. Then I noticed the link that reveals them all. That link required WAY too much involvement for a paranoid type like me not think it was all smoke and mirrors just so I would only see the higher rated reviews. Sure enough it became a pattern, and if I wanted to see all reviews, I always had to enter text based off an image (like shitty download sites).
Yelp, resellerratings, bizrate...all of them are just so biased that I don't even bother any more. I just look at the median reviews of users on various sites to determine what I can. Only looking at the good ones will lead you to deception, and only looking at the bad ones will only lead you to deception. Lose/Lose.
Ok, here's what I don't get. If these are perfected, how many will use these and for what? I REALLY hope they get them perfected, but a void is remaining in my mind for it's practical application to make it worth wild for the masses. What I see for it's applications are almost solely in the field of engineering: Aviation, Medical, Mechanical etc... Of course there is perversions too like pornography and spying.
Dunno. If I had a fully functional set here before me would I be addicted to it, or would it turn into that thing that is explained to visiting friends as being "really cool", but really dusty.
Re: computing the value of computing
"Enhanced computing power is not something that will result in benefits to all people."
You're absolutely right with this. I had to upvote you because you had none...and that to me is scary and odd.
I'm under the belief that people can just be too attached and rightfully passionate about something that it makes them temporarily blind to the wider scope.
BTW, spending on computing isn't drying out. The NSA might have a few words to say on computer spending, and I really don't want to know how much they have spent for how long.
Re: As a music service/radio replacement Spotify is so horrible...
Honest words, but I think your throwing a hot dog down a hallway (makes no sense here). Seriously, have you seen the trash going for billions these days? It makes energy monopolies (or something I'm failing to remember) look like the answer to economic depressions. There will be people jumping from rooftops soon enough.
Is anyone reading it any different?
Whatever....I ran out of internet the day Time Warner took over my ISP.
Re: And yet...
"Anecdotal evidence from teenagers..."
Even if that is true (and I'm skeptical...and I hate Mac), that is only because the jelly of the month calendar has better pictures this year than last. Everything pushes and pulls so quickly with mobiles that in my opinion no 1 manufacturer is king to people no matter what the market share shows. Sure, someone always has to sell more than others, but in the mobile world all interests are mobile.
Yeh, I read that like WTF exactly? You can take that 1 way and it can work (maybe they supply extensions to GCC?), but the way it is worded seems to be going the wrong way. I'm assuming the author believes that if you use C then you can only use the GCC compiler? All C is "GCC"? ... jeesh, I wish...or maybe I just wish there was only 1 compiler.
Re: Actually it may be a "win"
"Developing for a *nix environment makes a port to linux/OSX more likely."
Makes no difference, but people seem to always believe that.
Once you quickly get away from the standard library and POSIX (and you do) you are targeting platform dependent procedures. This is when you loose portability, even between Linux versions. You can make pure portable C applications by using standards, but eventually with video games you're going to have to break standards and do what you must to optimize. Non-standard code can still be made portable, but even if it compiles with just warnings, something is going to go missing (as usual, you should expect 95% error).
Video games aren't meant to be portable, they're meant to be fast.
Re: Hard to find faults with PS4, isn't it?
Don't forget, the launch PS3 had the Yellow Light of Death like the launch XBOX 360 had the Red Ring of Death. The PS4 is stumbling a bit, but so will the XBone. Give it a year and both will have bad RAM and failing PSU's.
Where's the porn?
You might find some gamers that will be a hard sell, but every porn gazer is a money shot.
Reality Vs. 3 billion.
Something is going to give soon, and reality will come crushing down. The nature of this ballooning beast that is micro services all depends on distracting 1 user from something else. Eventually they'll all be distracting each other, away from each other, and nobody will have time to pay attention to any of them.
Am I jealous of these guys? Extremely. Imagine becoming a billionaire from sending pictures, and only pictures? BTW, please check out my picture over there ----->
Now PAY ME!
Re: The PS3 was and still is a top-notch product
People don't buy consoles for cutting edge technology, they buy it for the couch and kids. For 400usd it does very well for what it does. That being said, the lock-in on these things are remarkably bad. People usually argue lock-in exists across all computers, but on a gaming consoles, the whole thing is caged.
"By that time UHDV 8K 32MegaPixel movies, tv shows and PC gaming will have become a reality already.."
The line count and bitrate (any fair bitrate at least) only matter if you plan on getting a very, very large screen. 8K for tv's <= 100 inches should be almost indistinguishable from 4K. So unless you plan on having something like a 50 foot TV in your house (or as your house), then what does it matter?
Re: Oh Microsoft
Duuuude...I have Tux hanging from my car mirror and shower head.... and even I can spot you trolling.
Did I down vote you? Hehe, NEVER...troll on (Get Em!) :-).
P.S. This was posted from a Windows 7 machine...I totally fucked up with apt-get install -f. Goddamn multi-arch dependency bullshit....fuck 64bit everything!
0 -> drunk...why? or is this a new horizon?
"... no longer getting any alcohol poisoning whatsoever..."
Correct, so this can be something unique. However, even if his statements and claims are 100% truthful about his new found affect, becoming drunk is a gradual decay that can be managed. So for full blown alch's, this might be very good news, but for those of us that like the gradual decay of perception...well let's just say I don't see how going from 0 -> drunk is a great new curve to the appreciation of drinking.
That being said, what if I took 100 of these pills at once? Could I experience something that was once impossible due to poisoning? If your really think about it, there might be a new horizon of reality if you "overdose" on such a thing.
P.S. I PROMISE I posted this drunk...I'm fuck'n wrecked. Great FIRST article to read right now...GREAT!
Re: Fraud, and the only punishment is paying court costs for the defendants?
"Jail time would be more appropriate."
I agree with your emotion Jonathan, but I think we both agree that if jail time was served, it wouldn't be just. Why?
Jail time wouldn't exceed more than 6 weeks, and these fuckers deserve 6 decades. Bullshit white collar crimes somehow go unpunished when you compare the start to the finish.
If the world was just, they would be hit by $81,000...81,000 times.
Re: Missed the boat
Well, Google claims to have some hot products!
Re: Makes Sense
Right so, you're imagining the barge out in the middle of the ocean, Eddy Ito is imaging the USS Forrestal, and I'm imagining it touching the ocean floor. Apparently the only people with appropriate imaginations, do not work at Google.
Fuck, I'm going to opening just in case any of this goes down. I'll be the guy laughing in a life vest holding a fire extinguisher, we'll get drinks.
"...how exactly does being on a "barge" offer any new way to explore strange new technology..."
Well being able to touch things is nice. Imagine a barge full of people wearing Google Glass, then imagine the barge touching the ocean floor.
"No additional coding will be necessary."
When you have to mention that for image swaps, you're clearly addressing FaceB0rk users. Did I just state the obvious?
Seriously though, someone at work asked me once if I could help them "design" their FaceB0rk page. I told them "Hell yeh I will !", but I think they caught on to my intentions because they never got back to me. Turned out they weren't into beastiality anyways, so they probably chose wisely.
Aim Down Sights
I'm going to have to troll this one out and ask...Just another target for Amazon?
Seriously though, I'm not sure I see much need for this in regards to 3D modeling. However, what Otoy is presenting is a nice finished product of the possibilities for other markets. So, to continue trolling, I can see Amazon sniping this application and rolling it out to all markets that require automation of any sort, then of course finally bumping Otoy out of the way with a future product that just so happens to have the ability to be slightly tweaked to handle 3D rendering.
Not gonna lie, at this point I'm seeing pretty much all companies dealing with Amazon as future targets. That being said, getting start up companies to feel for markets and do all the R&D for you...well that is pretty slick.
Multimedia over WiFi...pass.
"...then wired ethernet is not the fastest solution around either."
In regards to multimedia, no of course not, but it is standard and doesn't require EVERYONE to use ThunderButt/USB. The cost of draping ThunderButt or 22/24 AWG with 4/5 conductors EVERYWHERE would be outrageous. The cost of the shielding for the cables alone would render any debate about it laughable. Then we have the power issue... The power requirements are going to have to be unusual, because 1 thing that isn't mentioned commonly in regards to USB is signal loss (shielding can't cover everything). It's basically a deal breaker for any type of multi-tier networking. To be honest, I've never seen it done unless you count host to host over 6-8 feet, but of course it isn't meant to be done any further.
Without a standard RJ-45, you're pretty much the "cool kid" in the corner who reminds everyone else of the cost they must incur if they want to deal with you.
Re: Who's freaking who?
"The US govt. doesn't have the power to make Apple lie."
Of course they do. What do you think Apple, Google, etc... have been forced to do for all these years, tell half truths? No, they've been forced to lie. If it wasn't for Snowden, they'd still be lying about any involvement at all. If it wasn't for Snowden, companies like Microsoft would still be forced to lie about backdoors in Excel.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, they will of course be forced to lie other ways. Whatever lie creates plausible deniability for both sides will be chosen. If only 1 side can have it, it will be the governments. But make no mistake, the lies will still be forced. What good is a lie if it doesn't sound truthful?
"They would just remain silent on the subject."
No they can't. They have the right to make money and sound respectable, even if they are lying. Now to cover up lies, they are using more lies to slow cash loss.
Re: Who's freaking who?
I would like to add, that the PATRIOT Act is one hell of a bitch.
Pretend England* sends me a letter of "concern". My country (U.S.A.) knows of this letter, and since U.S.A. treats England like a brother from another mother, my country will tell me I can't say shit about this letter, even though it's from England (Contesting England is very much like contesting my own country...very).
Obviously the bond between England and the U.S.A. is overkill, it doesn't have to be even remotely that strong. It could be a letter from a country like "Changing-Dictators-Daily...But-We-Have-Oil" that could force my mouth shut.
* It doesn't even have to be a country, it could just be ma and pa's bootleggers from around the corner...in any country
Who's freaking who?
"...because Apple has not received any information requests from the government there."
"Apple notes, "the U.S. government does not allow Apple to disclose..."
As a reminder to everyone, Apple's phones now have a fingerprint scanner. As long as that scanner can make a unique identifier from a human finger, it can distinguish humans uniquely. So Apple can throw up whatever charts and figures they want, they'll never be transparent under the PATRIOT Act. So why are these companies in my country still pretending they have a choice in the matter? $$$$$
Wait what? So Nokia is still going to exist after the deal?
Right, they haven't. But doesn't that raise the question of: If Nokia isn't maning the R&D ship, who the hell is? Someone has to be making the calls, but for whom? If neither is currently doing any R&D at all, when in the hell is there going to be another product...2020? Now if one of them is, who's bottom line is that affecting, and is it affected before or after the deal goes through?
Re: Put the pixels on the screen
"...then all you need to do is find a way to execute it from there."
That isn't exactly as easy as you make it sound. In fact, this is the real problem behind this exploit. Somehow Microsoft has allowed execution of code that doesn't have to have tight bounds checks and no validation of what it has just copied. With that kind of code, is pointer manipulation really a surprise? No, it's not only expected, it's in many ways the correct default behavior.
My take is that Microsoft is just assuming that the train will arrive on time, because it left on time. There is a whole lot of "What The Fuck?" in that considering this is billion dollar corporation.
Way to derail the thread. There isn't even a touch of comedy to it, It's just blatant.
If people like Eadon get banned for derailing a thread into anti-Microsoft, then shouldn't people also get banned by derailing a thread into anti-Linux?
This user is posting as Anonymous Coward, so there is no we can tell if this user is commonly seen in fashionable troll attire.
"...some exclusivity like the liquid metal deal."
But that isn't so exclusive. Apple only has 1 player on lock in, and liquid metal is being produced by more than one company. So, what Apple really has is a loaded gun for when the competition pulls out theirs.
Sadly, competition doesn't seem to be interested in making better phones, not at all. What they are interested in is putting preexisting inventions on phones and claiming it's "innovation", they couldn't care less about improving the existing quality of them, let alone actually coming up with something unique to the world. I mean this for all players, not just Apple, Google, Sam....
Of course, without all the bullshit of hobbling around pretending to have done it first, there wouldn't be any patent wars because they would of actually have had done it first.
That is my thoughts. It would be interesting to know which other companies are already paying up for these. The URL patent seems a bit broad, so if that patent is holding water, Twitter can't be alone in having to work with them.
But, right...violating a patent trolls patent is one thing, but violating I.B.M.'s patent is a whole different matter entirely (just ask SCO...if possible).
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