The shareholders are all OK and costs are trimmed so profit's there, too.
2943 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
The shareholders are all OK and costs are trimmed so profit's there, too.
Wasn't that the insane robo-mech-thing in Saturn 3 ?
I thought it was only the US and its 'allies' that were claiming is was a nuke material processing plant.
In which case it would be a proportional response to something made up by the people launching the response in the first place.
A bit like me calling you fat then, because you're fat, punching you. Regardless of whether or not you actually are fat in the first place. It's a proportionate response to a fantasy world inside my head not necessarily connected to observable reality.
Not that Iran aren't trying to build nukes, they might be, but it's the way the USA likes to roll - more than a little swivel-eyed, especially if you have oil.
Reflects how much they actually know about dealing with security, experientially, rather than what the marketing dept says.
At least MS has a lot of experience ;o)
Then presumably it's a trial about how much they owe in essence?
Perhaps apple thinks it should pay nothing because it's errr... apple. Am I right remembering that if a FRAND owner makes an offer then the recipient can choose to negotiate normally on the offer or not accept it, and, if not accepted then the license in question moves out of FRAND and into normal licensing negotiation?
Just seem to remember reading that in the past. If true then I should think Samsung can charge WTF they want by now, backdated. Not that any protectionist US court would ever do that, if even applicable.
Did the judge point out that deleted emails may well also be in the interest of Samsung's case, too, like 'RE: FRAND licensing offer... Fuck yourself, we are Apple. Love Steve' as well as 'RE: Tablets... yeah we copied you, so watcha gonna do now?'
Does sound like it was worded to cause prejudice against Samsung unless the judge explained that there were potentially mitigating factors down the line. Actually reads more like an accusation that a statement of fact in the article, at least.
I spose Samsung can argue that later if they want, too.
Federated Search techniques predate Apple itself.
Yeah, 'Federated Search', surely - a bog standard IT technique everywhere.
Presumably the 'beneficial licensing agreement' came with a gagging clause.
Scrub the lawyers entry it's devices sold not revenue on that chart ;o)
Just before AC points it out mid-flame.
Pity <li> doesn't work :o/
You reckon the 'cause' will be
"It's because everyone else is illegally copying our proprietary rectangles and round corners"
<li>"We spent 50 gajillion on lawyers to hound the competition (even though we're perfect and therefore have no competition, the consumer isn't)"</li>
<li>"The market is largely saturated and the remaining buyers see through our high-priced 'value proposition"</li>
<li>"No-one's buying because they know we're releasing another small revision in a couple of months"</li>
<li>"We've been advertising Android devices via our lawyers for too long and it's bitten us in the arse"</li>
<li>"No-one likes us any more"</li>
Won't stop The Church of Climatology punting the image around saying/inferring/implying/spinning 'Man-Made Melt Apocalypse' all the same, you watch.
Then of course, subsequently, the downvoters will defend that behaviour, or unable to construct a defence, just be offensive about anyone saying they'll do that.
Apple want to sue XXX for making YYY
Really? Shit, another great product worth checking out then! *Googles....*
Streisand has nothing on the shrill squeakings of Apple spitting out another dummy
Yeah but they always compare them switched off, side by side so software isn't the issue.
Apple don't invent. At best they mashup and make pretty casings.
How many different sensible enclosures that Samsung/Sharp manufactured rectangular touchscreen might be enclosed in.
Triangular, perhaps, with nice sharp corners? Or maybe hexagonal with big levers sticking out to operate it?
The most sensible enclosure design is utterly obvious, therefore not innovative. Unless you're in America.
They can base it off the file-sharing 'allegations' database
And draw a line in the sand beyond which Big Media has to fend for itself. That line should preferably be located in 1983 or earlier.
UK.gov continually forgets who its biggest paymaster is - the Taxpayer (a word foreign to many megacorps like Vodafone, et al)
At least one of our elected assclowns is giving the intertubes some consideration, even if it's largely unintelligible.
"Regardless of the issues you have with new technologies, you can't just engage armed forces halfway around the world, rip a peaceful man from his family, throw him in jail, terminate his business without a trial, take everything he owns without a hearing, deprive him of a fair chance to defend himself"
America. Fuck Yeah.
that anyone who disagrees with Fapple must be wrong...
I'm a Londoner IOS6 has shit in it they don't want the app exposing.
Just book annual leave if you have to watch it and stop wasting company time.
Why people think they have some kind of right to watch sport at work is beyond me. Do your damned job.
Looking for a 'France' of Iron Man 2
The penalty for ignoring a judgement is likely a lot harsher, potentially than this penalty, and could likely include fines for every day ignored plus a fine for contempt of court. Ultimately if fines aren't paid the courts have the power seize company assets and they'd still have to put the notice on their web page, etc, too.
Not that I'd expect that to stop them trying to cock around with the judgement anyway.
There's no fine that would be likely to be imposed that Apple could care about financially but given their image obsession this is probably a better/more fitting penalty anyway.
Will also give companies something to think about when they're bring what are essentially nonsense lawsuits designed to harass competitors and hinder their sales.
We'd hand him over with a cherry on top.
Why don't the Universities electronically publish the documents themselves and someone just cobble together a federated search of all their publishing?
I get that guys like EBSCO still want to 'make a living' off publicly funded research but really, a PDF version? How hard can it be?
I'm assuming the scientific journals cover their publishing costs through subscription, of course, too, meaning that route can be essentially ignored for these purposes.
Plus they may have been waiting to see how long it was until MS reinstated it, or until enough time had elapsed to smack their legs a bit.
Not that many people notice cos they're using other browsers, the ones using IE probably have no clue there should be a choice.
Just ordered mine from RS.
Micro XBMC attempt on the way (in errr maybe 11 weeks, anyway)
Not so sure it was a slur against Samsung than to force apple to declare it is at least as cool if they want to appeal.
Could be the sign of a judge sick of the whole cockblock-your-competition-with-lawsuits thing having some judicial fun.
And while you're at it can we have all of Peter Mandelson's records for the last 12 years, too?
Else there's be a new bottom place
With a large body-shaped empty diplomatic bag in the back of the car
Zuckerberg thought Instagram was a great fit with Failbook!
instagran.surefyre.com is way cleverer tech though... ;o)
Is that they still don't seem to have changed coding methodology based on the analysis of previous failings exactly like this.
ActiveX, anyone ???
Surely 'Upgrade to Windows8 - the most secure Windows yet!' would be the line :o)
There's an XBMC build for the Pi already and it'll consistently do 1080p ?
You may well indeed have saved me half the money :o)
Going to look NOW!
That's enough to sell me one of these things, if it's ported...
Exactly what I was about to say.
SSH tunnels it is then. Unless they want to ban SSH too and grind all internet work to a halt in the UK.
Both sides are arseholes in this, it comes down to which arsehole you think is biggest and therefore support (if at all) the lesser arsehole.
So dotcom gets my thumbs up (no, that's not a euphemism)
Cos they have 'Scientist' in their job title so they must be right and anyone expressing a less than cultist line on Anthropogenic Climate Change is a heretic.
Take the financial controls/motivations out of the equation and see what 'science' comes out of it then.
That graph/chart has a wave in it that's clear to even the mostly doggedly myopic Anthropogenic advocate and it's peaking around nowish again.
Unless of course scientists are really High Priests in this field and so these (heretic) scientists aren't as competent as the pro-anthropogenic scientists (who have The Faith, of course). In which case the Flying Spaghetti Monster may as well be invoked too (bless His noodly appendages).
Or perhaps Lewis drew the graph, too, who knows?
That Samsung, LG, SONY, etc don't have the source code, just means that Google are able to release faster, surely? They'd know the OS best of anyone (you'd hope) and they'll have their own family of devices in house to test on as they develop, too.
Sounds about right that it should become ready devices they have the most access to first, doesn't it? Samsung should presumably be in a good position cos of the Nexus, assuming they're doing the work on that (which they might not be as it's Google branded)
Someone has finally realised cheapest is not best.
Or maybe they're just trousering a few mil in kickback after all...
Let's see the USA cry foul over THIS data set, then.
Perhaps they'll get round to that after they've copied & read it through a few times....
In fact I have rearranged the facts into a more pleasing set of facts which are nowhere as inconvenient to me.
Welcome to my world. La-la-la-la-la
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The lack of information raises the validity of the report like the recent Microsoft fake email report which turned out to be entirely possible to be an email faked in Notepad that originated from anywhere....
If you got the dirt then dish it and act smug like you're protecting all humanity
Having said that there was a report of another Android trojan over the weekend, not good.
Also found in IOS App Store...
Fanbois your clock's been ticking and no-one even heard it... Glad I stick with the 'only install it if you really need it' approach I use with all computer gear.
Having said that I don't know why Google don't allow users to individually grant/revoke privileges to apps regardless of whether it knackers the app functionality or not. For instance revoke GPS access to the Facebook app, it's always turning the GPS icon on. I could turn GPS off globally but it's handy for satnav...
Although in fairness I got about half way down page 1 then scan read the rest.
Is it me or did Lowery miss the point that pretty much the only route for money to reach these starving musicians is through the greedy megacorps?
There's a huge number of talented musicians working their arses off every day to eke out an existence doing what they love best but if the only 'router' of funds to them is a massive self-interested corporation that had been greeding it in for years with adversely-worded contracts, 'breakage' and 'recoupment' then actually the megacorp is the point of failure for raising the lifestyles of the muso's, surely?
I'd much rather send thirty quid to the Ozric Tentacles directly and download all their albums than £240 to get the same remuneration to them via a £210 kickback to a record company. At least, if I hadn't pretty much got all their stuff via the expensive route already. DOH.
I think the root of the whole issue lies with the megacorps they're....
Lazy - don't deserve my money
Litigious - Aggression breeds comtempt
Viewed as being in the 1% - general social fail at the moment
Greedy - Permanent social fail, all the time
Petty - If you're going to be like that I'll keep my money
Vindictive - I refuse to support that behaviour with my money
Prehistoric - Up your game and I might buy something
Protectionist - Your protect your income and I'll protect mine - by hanging on to it
If even you don't agree with all those descriptions you really only need to agree with any three of them to understand that the main barrier to well-earned revenue flowing to artists is these companies themselves. Yet no-one has yet come up with a credible alternative, either, at least perhaps one that hasn't been crushed into the dirt by these companies anyway. Sure the downloaders are denying musicians income in ways they don't realise (musicians do still get paid mechanicals on downloads, right? That's a direct financial loss to them) and many of these downloaders/rippers/seeders view it as a lifestyle if not some odd sort of career, it's also a lie to call a download a lost sale, too. While megacorps continue to behave and be perceived as they are now then they will still be the single greatest barrier to artists' income for the foreseeable.
Oh hang on that was actually bullshit... and Terry Zink turned out to be Rinky-Dink
Maybe the same guys run XBL as do their email forensics...