2772 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Beautiful Polish women?
But.. She looks like Pete Burns....
Hmmm, or how about...
'Made in the UK'
A tax break based upon the amount of product creation you do in the UK. If, say, a product is 75% created in the UK then allow a tax break or other incentive.
Helps ensure a certain amount of work stays within the country which at least means jobs and PAYE stay within the country to some extent, too.
No, I haven't thought about this for longer than five minutes but it would seem to have merit on the surface. (This is where someone points out this already exists and doesn't work)
Yeah! And just think...
When a Starbucks closes down it might get replaced by a coffee shop... bonus!
Welcome to Capitalism
It's legalised piss-taking, essentially.
I recognise that however much it's needed, change is not going to come as the ones who can effect change are the main beneficiaries of the status quo.
Hence I do what I can to play the game from the inside using its own rules, instead. Less than ideal but at least gains a little altitude on the greasy pole.
Surely all Google has to do
Is widely demo their app running on their dev iDevices and ramp up the desire to a frenzied level giving apple another perfect opportunity to shoot themselves in the foot with a childish response to their customers' desires.
The great fresh smell
Of triple damages for willful infringement back dated to forever.
Re: Is it just me?
Ian Gillan wrote a song about htat...
Mutually Assured Destruction
WTF can you fit into 140 chars?
A Haiku maybe ?
Re: Stupid, stupid move.
With a Samsung logo, right at the top of the page
To apologise with extreme hubris
The fact that they're offering anything implies they know they're infringing and should pay so surely that itself is evidence of willful infringement in the past - triple damages.
So how many phones might they owe upon that have already been produced, I wonder?
Apple vs World
If they refuse to comply
Then fine them for contempt. LOTS.
Re: Apple website should be taken down
Pay Sammy £5m/day during non-compliance and a ban on all products until compliance is achieved and £100M contempt fine.
Boof... site changed in 15 minutes with perfect copy...
But no-one reads my gumpy-old-man comments anyway...
Meanwhile Samsung prepare a comedy-sized quotation per display panel just in case...
Always happy to see someone sticking to the
May I be the first to wish him a fluffy cat, swivelly chair and an oak-panelled map of the world with flashing lights thereon!
No scams because..?
The email servers are underwater due to the hurricane?
So, he's stating he's confused by a device he's never laid hands on.
Presumably he's VERY easily confused, then. Or perhaps just confused in general in a sort of senile dribbly way.
God knows WTF he means by 'compromised', perhaps he thinks it's populated internally by David Icke's lizard people or communists or Samsung employees.
What a twat.
Another Patently Pathetic Legal Embuggerance
God bless Terry Pratchett
Because Apple knew they could manipulate the juror selection process in their favour, otherwise if you believed a judge would rule in your favour you'd do that instead.
Seeing as the display manufacturers obviously allow multitouch by design I don't see how any patent can be derived from it. It's even likely the manufacturers ship demo dev code with the units to show customers how to achieve it with their panels.
Meh, done better elsewhere with 2x the memory and ~30% cheaper.
Still shows how threatened the fruit-mongers feel by the competition if nothing else.
Are US hands really that big or is that 'holding it' photo more than a tad 'shopped ?
Perhaps the fruit-mongers have finally drawn far too much attention to themselves and are getting their filings
reexamined at last...
Next week's 'News' (if you can find it)
Newspapers blame Google for massive reduction in website traffic.
Re: Self-serving hypocrites
I reckon ebay might be about the only thing keeping Royal Mail afloat, actually :o)
I suspect like other 'well known' organisations on the planet, that it's still cheaper for them to litigate than innovate at the moment.
As soon as the pain point is reached where the net revenues (or losses) of innovation vs litigation become more attractive then they will.
Re: Thin end of the wedge.
Coming soon the 'SubNet' - an uncensored free speech network buried within the internet.
I bet they did read it
And kept very VERY quiet about it as it largely voids their already irrelevant (to the consumer) existence.
never mind them
How much tax do the BPI pay ?
Re: Anyone actually expect the hardware is the same?
You'd hope performance would be equivalent regardless of the hardware.
I have two micro instances, cpuinfo lists one as Xeon, one as AMD64 - when you do an apt safe-upgrade one is noticeably faster than the other, by maybe 50%. I'd previously assumed it was because one was running on free tier so you get a bit less bang for your buck but apparently not...
It does mean that if you're redeploying instances to other zones that you can't expect the same web-serving capacity as the machine you copied the instance from which is less than good.
Both my instances are in the same zone, too
Re: Why they withdrew the case? Easy.
Just imagine, if you (as a media strongarm organisation) lose the case and the law states:
The defendant shall be awarded damages and costs MULTIPLIED by the value obtained by dividing the plaintiff's financial resources by that of the defendant's.
So if the MAFIAA sues you and you have 1000 quid to your name and they have 100,000,000 then if you're awarded 2k costs/damages/etc then that's multiplied by 100,000 (their 100,000,000 divided by your 1000).
To be honest, just claiming your petrol/bus ticket/etc to the trial would suffice ;o)
Here's your cake.
Now EAT IT
Re: Re.....Won't be long before Android becomes more closed
Because if 80% of your revenue is down by 15% it's net negative compared to 20% of your revenue being up by 30%.
I'll leave the maths to you. On second thoughts you don't seem too blessed in that department.
Figures are illustrative before some clown says 'Where'd you get those numbers from'
But, to be fair...
If it's a German account then Nazi-ness is still illegal in the Fatherland, no?
Hence they're breaking German law. They should pretend to be
Republicans in America or Papua New Guinea or somewhere else that isn't Germany.
And post a bond proportional to 50% of damages you're seeking, minimum £100M if your turnover is more than 10x the defendant's, just to get your day in court.
Non-refundable unless you're 100% victorious.
It's not like AT&T kept the facetime additional charges secret. If he didn't read the blurb it's his own fault.
Or perhaps he just took an ithing and an account just so he could troll them for a possible payday. Like AC says, it's the American Way (tm)(r)(p)(c)
Or perhaps he's just another OCD apple buyer who had to have an iwotsit regardless of whether the phone or plan carrier contract/plan suited his needs..
Fail, however you look at it.
Quality and slickness
To be fair, a model for companies that would have us believe they're more erstwhile and honourable than these guys.
Does that keyboard/cover
Come in a colour other than radioactive eye-gouging blue?
"We are disappointed by the decision to deny Gary McKinnon's extradition"
We've been disappointed by the USA for years.
Google are doing their own aren't they?
I'll take Google over Failbook any day regardless of respective shortcomings.
Well they can't do a worse job than 'ripping off' google maps
That self-inflicted misery certainly kept him from further much more miserable US-based misery.
I call that a win.
Re: Good, but he should still stand trial for his alleged crimes
I should hope a suspended sentence mostly marked as time-served bar 10 months, perhaps.
Of course 'guilty of a minor infraction with 20 hrs community service' would be a fitting poke in the eye to the folk west of Ireland. (Or even 'not guilty, systems were insecure therefore never actually "hacked"' would be ideal)
Re: Curiouser and curiouser
Perhaps they think if Romney gets in then what may subsequently happen to McK under that swivel-eyed lunatic would reflect badly on their agreeing the extradition down the road.
Re: Right decision for the wrong reason
Perhaps more the correct pretext found for handing out the correct decision.
UK.gov needs to be seen to have a justifiable reason to the yank administration for an outbreak of comon sense , however thinly veiled.
Now perhaps we can continue secession from our colonial government-level overlords. Or at least have cock removed from arse.
Send them an email?
If my ISP sent me an email I'd never receive it unless they know my email address cos I don't use their email. Don't even know if they have an email service though I presume they do.
A great opportunity for the USA
To demonstrate their magnanimity and give up on the petty, farcical affair.
Oh, the USA. OK. Scrub that.
So, despite rest-of-world being utterly wrong
copied made a Google Nexus
I saw a tweet from cpc farnell a while back saying they had them in stock and ready for dispatch. cancelled my outstanding RS order and Farnell got one to me the next morning.
You just have to check with CPC to see if they have stock, can't remember their @twitter (something like @cpc-farnell) but should be easy to find I guess. They do read their @messages.
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