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Jesus Christ, Apple
Just FUCK OFF already, you total arseclowns
FFS, if they put the same energy into actually creating shit as they do lawyering at the people who do... (as opposed to recombining existing shit in slightly different ways and putting a faux brushed aluminium PNG on it)
On the up side, though, it makes me REALLY want to buy Samsung gear if it has Apple in this much of a hissy fit... Samsung may as well give their marketing dept the rest of the year off, it's being done for them!
They haven't got back to the Drawing Board yet from the last 'oh hang on' discovery some real scientists made...
Hanging onto that 'man made' label in the global warming ecopocalypse (as opposed to it being a natural cycle of the planet) is getting trickier every month... I truly feel for the Quango's and their funding. Not.
Does it show?
bowing to lobbying pressure
Which as he knows damn well, is how SOPA got as far as it did in the first place.
Duplicitous, conniving, self-interested, inethical (not a typo), geriatric, oxygen-stealing bastard.
He got out-lobbied and he's crying like a little girl who didn't get the dolly she wanted for Xmas.
Fail. Cos his heart needs to.
Oh dear me
You weren't being in an Apple-approved manner so you're not fit to have our product.
You watch Samsung airlift 1/2 million SG2's in later on today, and fair play to them if they do.
So, anyway, Florian Mueller aside...If Apple's action cost the company then surely as part of the process of success the affected company should be able to claim costs & damages from the claimant, incurred during defence of their side of the case, which you'd hope, included financial loss incurred via any penalties wrongly imposed based on the outcome of the case. Plus interest, plus a fair assessment of lost additional revenue had the penalties not been sanctioned. Hope being the key stumbling block, of course...
Scan and PDF it
Then if NASA claim they own the pysical notebook they can have it. Or, possibly legally do-able, send them a brand new replacement empty notebook to 'cover the cost' of the other.
$388k for a PDF might not pan out but you'd still have exclusive ownership and maybe a hand-signed CD as the delivery medium.
Of course working for NASA probably means they own an IP you generate while under their employ, like most companies, so technically they may well own the calcs, too.
Err I thought that was already part of touchpad drivers to ignore large-area touches to prevent generating spurious clicks and moves?
e.g. from running 'synclient -l' on the laptop here (Ubuntu, don't even bother trying, Windows users!)
PalmDetect = 0
PalmMinWidth = 9
PalmMinZ = 199
Not an iphone killer
The iphone is already playing catchup to LG & Samsung in all aspects bar the logo, probably HTC, too by now as the Desire HD was certainly on par when it came out.
Mind you, unless you believe Apple 'invented' everything they imply they did, the iphone has always been playing catchup with everyone else... SMS forwarding, video recording, 3G, etc, etc all came late to it.
Apple know it, too, that's why they're suing everyone to prevent their phones being made available.
Fanbois can whine and froth all they like but the fact is the object of their affections is now 'last year's' phone compared to the conetition as soon as it c omes out, and no, Siri is not exactly new - people have been piping ASR into text parsing engines and dumping the output into TTS for years, just not on phones.
Intel will patent something crucial to it and lock Apple out of the ultra-touch-book market without paying a fat tithe to compete, which Apple will ignore reasoning, as usual, that they're Apple so 'fuck off' and then get sued for a billion trillon dollars. And so forth
What goes around comes around.
Was he US-born then or is anyone in the USA fair game if they're 'on the soil' ?
I'm sure apple would be happy for it to be sold
If they got 30% of each sale
But if it looks like a keyboard
It should behave like one.
We've had n-key rollover since the early eighties in keyboards. Perhaps someone has a patent on it that Apple cant buy and refuses to pay for.
If they're very lucky
A judge will order Apple to reimburse for the POS.
Then they can start selling someone else's widgets instead.
Try to break even on that new POS system. Do a deal with Samsung. Drop Apple products. Advertise...
* serving suggestion *
We used to sell Apple products. Till we tried Samsung
No refund order from the court?
It's likely that Crapple did something along the lines of...
How much Applecare profit can we make vs how much we're likely to be fined? More?
Great. Do it.
Hopefully people will be able to demand refunds for mis-sold cover.
I thought imprisonment...
... these days was as much about removing dangerous folk from society as punishment.
Thank god this guy is taking up the prison bunk of a murderer, rapist or pedo. He's obviously a danger to the very fabric of human existence.
I should hope an appeal would get the sentence reduced. In a sane world. Mind you, in a sane world Big Media would get told to go through the proper channels for redress, too.
"I don't see the tech industry in China coming out with innovative products at all, do you"
I don't see Crapple doing it either. They have been following everyone else since they first got into phones. Late with 3G, cameras, video recording and just ablout everything else.
Before the fanbois bleat about SIRI, it's essentially piping ASR output into a search then punting the search results back into a TTS and it's Nuance that provided the technology, again something else Crapple claim to invent that's been around forever.
Presumably they think they invented the touchscreen. You know, the ones they BUY FROM SAMSUNG...
Not that I'm one to day Told You So but...
HEY APPLE... TOLD YOU SO.
So, I guess, for technology, the Streisand Effect has a counterpart...
The publicity account must be running dry for this one, trying to scamp a freebie column inch or two, Red Cross?
What they fail to note is that the curve also matches to proliferation of Android Smartphones, something crapple has been at pains to try & prevent by whatever means necessary. Google are the obvious ones to drag into court here, so, Mr Red Cross, get drafting that writ!
Apple. Humanitarian philanthropists. Whodathunkit?
Blue Mushroom Of Death
Baker Street ?
Yessir we found aliens!
That sho' is great news boys, now, can you find out if they sho' do done got oil in their pinko commie subversive li'l green backyards?
GSK and Pfizer, et al
Are these included under the umbrella term 'Researchers' ?
opt me out dammit.
A new Oxymoron for our times
Along with the timeless classics of...
We have a new addtion...
Enough time to switch
To BitTorrent ?
Classic MAFIAA thinking, though.. Let's use a dying/still-born technology no-one else uses because it is a great match for our business model.
So... User-agent work-around for a fake PS3 Linux login maybe? Would need to emulate a SONY user account login too, though...
Notably SKY use SilverShite, too, presumably for the same reasons. I'd have thought that if everyone said 'fuck off, we'll just not distribute your movies, then' that might have worked more effectively ? Perhaps not.
But of course
He won't be under any pressure from the Gov to make anything present the way the Gov wants it, either.
Given that it's *known* that the Gov puts huge pressure on folk reporting climate stuff to bend it towards apocalypse the only sensible interpretation is to assume the information has been spun, therefore reading everything as biased. Which, unproductively, actually lends more weight to reports denouncing or debunking man-made warming, regardless of their veracity.
The Gov lies and expects anyone depending on the Gov for their payday to reproduce/bolster the lie, regardless of the sector on which they're reporting, climate, road safety, etc, etc.
Where's the black helicopter icon when you need it?
Affects a small percentage..
Therefore implies that it has been measured
Which means it is a known fault
Which means Apple must be sued for knowingly selling and advertising goods unfit for purpose. That they cannot identify which units fall into the percentage is irrelevant.
So a complete product recalled is also required as they cannot issue new batteries to people because you're not allowed to change the battery.
But but but...
Isn't all speed relative? There's no absolute zero-point of speed to measure anything relative TO is there?
In the LHC, for example you bung some particles in opposite directions round Ye Ringe at 0.8c, say but doesn't one particle 'see' the other (or not, thinking about it) approaching at 1.6c? Relative to itself, of course, but all the same...
So is it then impossible for any object in the universe to 'see' another approaching it at >2.0c ? (obviously photons travelling head on to each other should be at 2c relative).
All your research are belong to us
What's the betting they had to share with crapple to get the app into the store.
As soon as the condition of being in the store was fulfilled and research tithed across it gets yanked.
Now, if uk.gov bends over to the united states of americaland the headlines won't be
McKINNON EXTRADITION TO PROCEED
it will be
HOME SEC TRAMPLES ON HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD WINNER'S SON'S FREEDOMS
and fkn right, too. Shallow, lame, feckless and cowardly government that it is.
Poor old Man-Made warming priesthood
No sooner does some Man-Made Eco-Warming Enviro-Quango get handed a fistful of Government money to help it keep saying things about Man-Made Warming so it can get more Government money... than some inconvenient scientist pops up with a theory as to why they're Not Entirely Correct...
If only Crapple hadn't behaved like a spoiled child in the first place
ahhhh hindsight, always 20:20
I Really hope this all backfires on Crapple to the tune of BILLIONS. Nothing like something very costly to slap humility into a corporation.
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