2655 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
under investigation by the EU
Which equally means their claims may turn out to be upheld, also.
It ain't done till it's done
Against Fairness, Advocating Copyright Trolling
AFACT is now painting the decision
as proof that Copyright law needs change to work the way they want it to.
Buy your media secondhand (while THAT is still legal...)
Good on iiNet, though.
Why is it anyone's job to protect the children
Other than the parents.
In our house, at least, we accept that as parents it's our responsibility to raise the kids ourselves and teach them right from wrong and smart from stupid.
Winner stays on
That should do it...
One gets killed by the other, the victor remains to cagefight the next one through the door :o)
Repeat until David Attenborough makes a program about the 'Incredibly rare and shy Lawyeris Patentis which is on the verge of extinction'
anecdotes about his vacation in Spain
Icon says it all.
Oh, and 'Assclowns'.
Wasteland and Pebble
Two huge successes via Kickstarter.
Nice to see you _can_ stick it to the man. (not to say that The Man didn't stick some pledge in I suppose)
represent a “genuine risk”
And I bet I know which company offered to help mitigate that risk. For an appropriate fee.
I think I see where they're going
Couldn't get a patent on that process but I own the copyright so I'm still entitled to some monetary relief from your use of it.
It's the ultimate trolling tool they're trying to get written into law.
20% of the USA is Amish?
What a fabulous way to lose 1/4M spondoolicks. Complete and utter greedfail. I doubt anything he was doing on the domain, if anything, made that much.
If he'd died it'd be a first class Darwin.
(I wonder if he had google ads on it.. lol)
IP Lawyers love kittens!
Mitt Romney, Business Friendly
Yeah I wonder if that might turn out to be Northrop Grumman, Raytheon,
Massive Dynamic General Dynamics and their warmongering pals?
Then lets take the financial incentive away
And see if the results change.
That's a nice scientific approach don't you think?
Which one, the one you suspect is going on when some high grade science opposing your opinion comes out or the Warmologists?
Re: Doesnt matter
Yeah cos it'll get warmer SOMETIME and it's your fault TODAY.
Is Java free, though?
I know we all think it is but is it actually in writing from SUN anywhere as it would seem moronic for Oracle to even bring the case otherwise.
Presumably the Java 'License' has some anti-free wordage which Oracle are basing this on or something else sneaky, nasty and tricksy like those Hobbitses.
Surely it's not so hard
To charge people on their sync rate, so if you get 'upto' 8Mbit in your area but your router syncs at 4Mbit (due to your crappy aluminium connections, being far from the exchange, etc) then you pay half the 8MBit price for the duration of that link.
Internet's not expensive but there's defo a case to be answered in there somewhere.
One thing that needs sorting out...
Is your privacy when a company is holding your data.
If someone somewhere agrees that we all have privacy over own own stuff we want kept private (a foregone, you'd think but govt's don't like that stuff) then...
The law should extend to organisations holding data you have provided and indicated you want kept private. e.g. Facebook profiles (hide from search, visible to friends, e.g. authorised people, only). So it should enforce that privacy except that the Met/whomever don't need a warrant to ransack your FB data (in they same way as they would your house), they only need to ask FB's tech people to 'co-operate with an investigation' which they likely will.
So one aspect of the problem is the enforcement of privacy (or lack of by people in power who decide that might inconvenience them). Your so-called 'privacy' rights should be extended to all dimensions of your life if any at all. Which means the ICO needs to tell companies that they do NOT own your data, they merely store it on your behalf. Which then means they need to mandate they store UK peoples' data (for example) in a UK jurisdiction so it can be enforced and that they never 'extradite' the data to storage in jurisdictions with weaker rules.
Can't see that coming into being any time soon, can you?
Why isn't it evidence?
Or is evidence just stuff that supports the MAFIAA plaintiff and 'bloody inconvenient' is anything that may support the defendant?
I'd have thought in the civilised world (e.g. anywhere east of Newfoundland) that legit files were evidence for the defence team.
Evidently it uncovered warmologically inconvenient truths...
Cue suspenseful musical stuff...
Anything with Tom Cruise in it
Especially if it were some kind of inverse of Being John Malkovich where everyone in the world turned into Cruise instead of anyone in the world being able to control John Malkovitch.
Millions of Tom Cruise's running like a twat with a grimace, hitting walls (give me frustration, Tom, yeah that's great), being smug-yet-cheesey, looking like a rodent and being all Scientological and perhaps discovering Xenu's remains in Atlantis...
"won’t be a mass-market device"
No shit, we wouldn't want Sally on the street being able to secure her private information from the State, now, would we.
I thought the Greeks had the (C) on 'Rosetta Stone' and all translation thingies, esp from Coptic to Demotic (if I remember the Stone's purpose correctly)...
It's their own stupid fault for picking a generic term for their company name. 'Rosetta Stone' being the name of a thing, like Windows or Apple. You may as well whine because you called your stupid company Ice Cream and you don't like Google using Ice Cream Sandwich.
Some backroom lawyer just punted the idea of a possible payday to his director to make it look like he was worth his salary.
Your right-angled triangle has a vertex with a 90-degree inner angle. We have copyright on presenting a right-angled triangle in such a manner.
Likewise your squares and rectangles are presented with four 90-degree corners.
(lucky for them the corners weren't rounded I guess)
Cos while people are daft enough to pay it
They'll charge it
If it comes with Frikkin' Lasers !
Nokia Siemens.. ?
I also accuse Smith & Wesson of murder, then.
Ars Technica are a US organisation aren't they?
You'd think they'd be more proud that one of their nation's national sports has been picked up by the the Aussie's, or does a US TrollCo own a patent on patent trolling?
Good on the Aussies for holding fast.
OMFG! Dude, seriously, WTF?
First Android users, now Farcebork ownership
It's been a rough few days for the baristas, errrr, creatives
To be fair
Apple invented the 'holding it wrong' phrase...
SOPA isn't dead yet
And nor's the MPAA, sadly. (Although they're losing friends like Weinstein which is a start)
Perhaps if we're lucky Chris Dodd will get to meet up with Steve Jobs soon.
May I possibly be the first to say...
Re: Oh my....
Appleists haven't got over the 'loss' of Instagram yet, either
I'd shed a tear but it'd be crocodile-flavoured (is that kinda chicken-y?).
A Java term predating iThings if I'm not mistaken ?
Or did they licence that along with ios (Cisco), iphone (Fujitsu?) and (perhaps not...) ipad (Proview) ?
That is all.
Apart from 'You didn't really think they wouldn't expand their app onto something as big as Android, did you?'
These naive people who think companies are somehow their 'friends'... sheesh.
"a new benchmark in excellence"
Hearty congratulations then, presumably...
to Samsung. (Or perhaps Sharp, LG as well?)
Re: But how many 1980's papers were wrong?
I remember reading somewhere years ago that a human being dissipates about 1.5kW per bod avg...
Hmm double the population that's another 3Bn x 1.5kW = 4.5 TW. Something to think about maybe.
Meatsack warming anyone? Where's my quango application form...
Re: Curious to think...
Surely extinction would be a _failure_ to adapt?
Re: Toys out of the pram...
Only taking about 10% of the mickey, mind you :o)
Actually, thinking about it, isn't there some kind of customisable soundboard app for tablets that would do 85-90% of the same, anyway ?
I thought Google did this already
Don't their terms say you can't do that and they can withhold ad revenue?
Two men sayin' they're Jesus
So WTF is statcounter's 35.75% - 34.81% share slide of IE worldwide then?
Is one of these reporting global pork-pie share or something cos that's a massive discrepancy.
Any space for a haiku?
Spring leaves blossom
Quoth you 'carbon strangles life'
Your "Science" dismays me
"Hulme's motivation is that climate is too scientific"
Obviously a budding comedian, too, then.
It's not a *REAL* patent lawsuit
Unless it involves Apple.
You mean about UK 5p then?
Well what goes around.... ;o)
How much money is that
Measure in UK workers-sacked-by-Kraft wages?
Any game that lets you mod a character... Mass Effect 1,2,3 anyone ?
I bet they get awarded it, all the same... Useless Stupid Patent Troll Orifice
Android UI issues?
Never had any on my phone, maybe it's tablet-specific instead - no use for a tablet yet. At least the touchboard is capable of displaying lower case when you're typing or can apple tablets do that - their phones & mp3 players certainly don't seem to be able to.
I always assumed Android tablets were like phones but bigger, interface-wise, maybe the Honeycomb UI is a bit poo?
- Updated Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders
- Pics Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
- Microsoft: Windows version you probably haven't upgraded to yet is ALREADY OBSOLETE