2726 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Not a Google fan
I'm sure Google wants to own the world as much as anyone else but I think as an organisation they're generally smarter, understand the long game better and don't start an argument without checking their facts.
As for antitrust investigations all the big companies have their share of that stuff, often instigated by the childish foot-stamping of their competitors, it's how many large companies think you do business these days. Didn't help Oracle, did it.
Umm read the article.
They claimed they wouldn't, now they bunged the patents to someone else who is. All Google needs do is show Nokisoft has any involvement in these companies to seriously improve their cry of foul and I'm sure Google have done their homework.
Google likes homework.
On second thoughts I think I know most of them
So, the keyword list please, Google.
Come along now. Chop-chop!
To paraphrase Nelson from The Simpsons...
Re: a non-trivial result
Just so long as you don't implement my 2+2 methodology to achieve the same result...
-- Love, The Ghost Of Steve Jobs.
Re: Google's Biz Model
Exactly why you should be able to demonstrate you're *implementing* your patents to be able to protect them.
If you didn't invent it and you aren't utilising it in product, which given that you're probably sitting in an apartment in Florida with a PC and a Ferrari parked outside rather than in a management office in a company making real things, then you lose the right to defend it until such time as you're judged to be utilising and then from that point in time only (i.e. not retrospectively) you're allowed to pursue others for infringement.
Yeah, I know. Too sensible. Politicians would lose too many kickbacks if implemented.
An expression of free speech and therefore exempt from WIPO/etc claims ?
As oft-mentioned in Spartacus..
Involving bending over, natch
Netflix has the better PS3 UI anyway
If you're dumb enough to pay an XBOX Gold subscription ON TOP of your Lovefilm/Netflix sub to be able to use it on that console then you largely deserve what you get. Don't care about HD especially, it's just a bonus, I want to watch the film, not count the pixels.
(Yes I realise people might already pay for gaming anyway on XBOX but if you don't, paying two subs for the benefit of one is lunacy)
Re: more downloads
That's what ebay's for, let someone else have the benefit of the stuff you no longer need!
My exact thought, also.
I would additionally advise
Putting a frigging password on your 'puter and then NOT telling anyone what it jeffing well is.
Especially around your current squeeze's child from her previous liaison with Satan.
Spawn of Satan indeed!
Two years ago
You'd have laffed your ass of at the suggestion Samsung would become a serious phone competitor to apple.
Not laughing so much at that one now, eh?
Things Doctor Who never actually said
Crumbly Wumbly Casey Wasey
Not that he doesn't deserve a kick up the arse but, when it comes to greedy megacorps, these days I'd be on Idi Amin's side if he were still alive and being hounded by the MAFIAA
Fuck ACTA and its megacorp self-interested sponsors.
My thoughts exactly. If it were a cheap take-on-holiday gadget that let you access email and share your snaps then that's top banana.
For £150 absolute tops. Needs to be cheaper than a netbook for sure.
I don't want a white one.
Re: Only 35% of those polled trust Facebook !!!
Well, if FB want to order 5M units, I'm sure HTC will happily supply.
Which leave branding, apps and underlying platform to Failbook to dictate, presumably with their usual incredible stupidity, based on the web UI which is truly awful.
Given that they have, truly, one of the worst search algorithms (based on the crap it calls results) ever devised by mankind I shouldn't think a phone would be any threat to HTC/Samsung/LG/SONY/Apple/etc
Who the hell would want a Failbook phone?
It'd just sell all your phone activity & contacts to direct sales droids while asking your Gran what kind of Koala she is via £1.50 SMS.
You could take a machine gun to these humourless petty bastards.
Oh shit, was that incitement?
It really takes three high court judges to work out if the guy was a loonie threat or just venting?Morons. Pathetic. There is no icon disparaging enough.
By the tail?
Looks more like the bellybutton to be honest....
There's something about spaaaace that really brings out the fromage....
Jesus, have they not paid that yet?
Or are they trying to get some back?
Re: Ambigous paragraph
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled off...
Was to head up the Catholic Church.
Where's Kevin Spacey when you need him!
Quick! Phone Dan Brown!
I thank you....
Fox in charge of Henhouse
If she's a hottie that's your perfect headline ;o)
Really/ MS owns that?
That's a really old OTA protocol for SMS if I remember right (and got my acronyms right) which allows you to set a number of messages and the individual message's number in the sequence in the header of each SMS so your phone can reassemble it.
I'd really have thought Nokia or Moto would have had that one.
Plus it's bleedin' obvious, too, and I'd have thought it would be FRAND, also due to its commonality in every phone for the last 15-odd years? Maybe it's the WAY Microsoft did it, e.g. only on Tuesdays after a particularly satisfying bowel movement, that makes it different if not the same thing.
Re: And which
That's OK, the speed limit in the UK is 110mph on motorways
Errr.. isn't it ?
Can the next pair please be named
Wheatley and GladOS in homage to Portal, please?
Space. SpaceSpaceSpace. Spaaaace. Space.
I thank you.
Re: Look on the bright side
I read something yesterday that Thompson valued it internally at $9.50/share so it could have a loooong way to drop yet.
Even $9.50 is way overpriced, imho... I'd value it seriously at maybe $2BN, sarcastically at about 37p which is still possibly more than I'd pay for the whole shebang though I can afford to lose 37p.
The real tragedy IMHO is that all these fuckers with 40BN dollars to squander in evaporating share prices would be better putting that kind of cash into advancing the human fucking race.
You know.. 40BN of medical research, space exploration, alternative energy, etc.
#Failbook cos it needs to trend. #Fraudbook even.
Missed the boat by years
Big Meeja have had years to get over themselves and bring themselves into the online age.
Now they deserve the results of their failure to act, when everyone has been telling them to for a decade, to bite them squarely on the arse.
They both look ecstatically happy.
Re: I object to stupid people
In the sketch the guy got into the cupboard/chest/etc whenever someone said 'mattress' I think and to get him out everyone else had to get into the fishtank and sing Jerusalem.
So yeah more of a getting into the tea-chest moment really, thinking about it, but the fishtank is a funnier image and no-one would have got the reference without that! (Apart from Hardline Python Fundamentalists, of course, who, it is rumoured, cannot suffer to see an image of a dead parrot ;o)
Facepalm for remembering it the wrong way round!
I object to stupid people
But I see them everywhere....
Seriously though, any religion that does the equivalent of putting it hands over its ears, closing its eyes and going LALALALALALALALA whenever something it doesn't like comes along needs to grow up, move out of the dark ages, etc, etc.
The Catholics would be stuffed if they hadn't matured past THAT particular stage ;o)
Perhaps they need to declare electroma-tricity the tool of the infidel and chuck all their comms gear out so they reduce their chance of accidentally having to do the equivalent of getting into the fishtank and singing Jerusalem (Monty Python ref for those not in the know)
Fail cos well, if you wanna live in the dark ages that's fine but don't expect to be able to do it with interwebs and mobile phones.
Like TV advertising where you can tie up broadcast times with web traffic, and Google ads where you have lots of data to correlate, Farcebork also provides some metrics, presumably.
So presumably the metrics GM are getting are nil/insignificant or maybe adverse data based on what their marketing conversion bods are working out vs cash spent.
There, you could have asked me (or pretty much anyone else) and saved all that time writing an article.
Re: Insult to middle class Americans?
To paraphrase Team America...
We're America, fuck YOU
Or perhaps to paraphrase Doctor Who...
El Reg needs a $$ greed icon for this stuff!
The taxpayer is paying $5.2M less for NASA than they otherwise would be.
Whiners are so half-empty.
Not buying shares but
I might open a site selling second hand shirts, one previous bubble investor owner.
That is all
Antisocial? Give them an ASBO
Not allowed within 50 miles of the UK.
Better off dealing dope, then
Doubt you'd get 12 months for that
Re: Why no Android phones?
And if you don't?
Just guessing here but crims don't usually give that stuff up so easily do they?
Wouldn't they back it up in a room with no signal or a blocked signal to prevent e.g. the user remotely wiping their 'lost' phone when it connected to the network?
I suppose the sofwtare might encrypt the data retrieved with a key or some kind of MD5 verification to ensure that version remains untampered should it need to be compared to the original device in the future?
You'd bloody hope so, anyway.
Why no Android phones?
Are they not worth the effort or are they really more secure than the naysayers would have us believe?
I don't believe they're not worth the effort, so...
I would ask anyone who may have fallen victim to these two men
To kindly remove themselves from the human gene pool.
Supreme court, isn't it ?
Don't buy USA goods
There. I said it.
Yeah there's maybe Intel chippery in some stuff, etc, you can't hope to avoid that kind of detail but give your money to Korea, Japan, India, etc ... they make perfectly good stuff.
If you don't support a company's behaviour/actions then stop funding it with purchases cos that's its oxygen, your money.
I'm with @Michelle, patents were meant to PROTECT innovation, not strangle it. I seriously hope Samsung hands Apple their own arse this year.
- Updated Hidden network packet sniffer in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert
- Students hack Tesla Model S, make all its doors pop open IN MOTION
- BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
- PROOF the Apple iPhone 6 rumor mill hype-gasm has reached its logical conclusion
- US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account