2768 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Soooooo what did Apple invent in smartphones...
Not the touchscreen, that was Samsung, LG, etc
Not 3G, that had been around for ages before it finally made it into the 3GS
Not phone cameras, Nokia had those for yonks
Not recording videos on your phone cameras, Nokia again
Not Siri (came from Nuance)
So, yeah if everyone stops being sued and gets back to inventing stuff they'll have something new they can put into the iphone5. Invented by people they stopped suing who could finally get back to working on cool shit (tm).
Oh hang they reckon they did invent something... Slide to unlock. (Though I still reckon the bolt on my garden gate, etc....) and possibly litigation as a method of screwing over your competitors when their shit starts to be perceived as better/cooler/slicker than yours (till you realise you need them to do all that inventing for you and you should 'settle').
Oh and that awful bloody connector iThings use so you have to pay 25 quid for a cable if you lose it.
Yeah. Inflammatory, also, but hey that's what the troll icon's for...
it's not like uk.gov won't gleefully play the bend-over game when the NSA/DHS/CIA sends them a sniffy email.
Other EU states might tell them to walk, perhaps. If you don't want yer data given a proctological by The State then keep it off the interwebs entirely.
Re: Yes, think different...
Ah but they don't have the bandwidth of a hacked box in an ISP/datacentre, which is likely why they don't.
Whining about other people causing the problem
Is not a substitute for addressing it.
Otherwise I could do my whole damned job powered solely by email and righteous indignation and charge 4x the rate.
He's obviously a heretic of some sort
Cue the Warmologists saying 'cue the deniers' as usual, One True Religion and all that guff.
What do they do with Warmology Heretics, anyway. Not like it's environmentally friendly to burn them at stakes, is it, now?
Perhaps they beat them with Hockey Sticks.
Google should buy the patent from him
Or maybe Samsung.
Re: wow someone tell Lewis
Classic stuff. Only the true believers can be right.
A group of researchers has
realised they're running out of their current Warmologist budget and are trying to justify the next one.
Yeah, cynical, I know. Coat got.
Re: Cock in arse
Haha yes :o)
And what do the US give us?
Oh yeah. Cock in arse.
So if I accuse Big Media
Of being total fecking arseclowns and they don't mend their ways, I can argue that they're are authorising Arseclownage so long as I sent them a document outlining how, in my opinion, they're doing it.
Now I just need to construct a case round that argument somehow...
Just goes to show
That riding into town shootin' yer six-gun in the air still makes you look like a fucking idiot and a bully.
Which is most of the USA'a history really apart from ex Nazi Rocket Scientist's firing shit at the moon.
I hope Dotcom, irrespective of his likeability, gets some compo for this. Just to rub salt in.
Sounds fecking cheap (or a ripoff) for a worldwide exclusive deal for consumer electronics.
Was someone a bit starstruck by the Apple name during that deal ?
Cue angry shareholders, etc.
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?)
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