Prior art ?
The Fifth Element Mila Jojovich Construct-o-tron machine?
3230 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
The Fifth Element Mila Jojovich Construct-o-tron machine?
The ghost of ACS Law past is coming to visit...
(Popcorn icon please, too!)
"could own guns -- or Ak-47s; or bazookas -- for pleasure, nor for hunting or any other"
Yet they do, don't they.
But then Yamaha make motorbikes & pianos...
WINE can run a surprising amount of stuff these days in linux, might be worth 20 mins trying it ?
It's obviously still making enough money to produce PC versions as well as XBOX/PS varieties, else you'd assume they'd move to console-only for new releases if there was no money in PC.
Conveniently seems to ignore secondhand sales?
Why? When the pictures are so pretty...
Given the main component of a tablet is the screen then Samsung/Sharp have probably done the most 'innovation' in the tablet space. You don't think these components are provided without datasheets and reference software (so whomever's using it can base code from it) for implementing software interface, tap, multitouch, centroid detection, etc do you? Perhaps you do.
The CPU's, memory and network stuff remaining are just (by now) well-trodden computing bits. All of this is obvious to most technically minded people.
Slapping a UI in and stuffing it in a shiny case are apple's specialities, not grass roots 'innovation', they do gadgetry mashups well and marketing extremely well.
When's some group of kids gonna call themselves H4ng0nAsec or W41tAsec.
Plus root beer smells like Germoline which makes me think of nappy rash.
'EE By Gum' for the northists
"That particular cock-up was caused by transatlantic boffins who mixed up their measurements in inches and centimetres."
Need a bigger facepalm. How long has the world had metric standard units for now?
It's rectangular with round corners when looked at from the back.
Ahhh I see what you did there, you put 'Logic' and 'US' in the same sentence. 'Because we can' doesn't need logic, in fact it abhors it.
4 out of 10 - must try harder ;o)
It will 'regretfully no longer be able' to create those jobs and opportunities in Texas due to the outcome of Apple's pernicious litigation against the company.
or even more simply...
Sammy knows it'll get an appeal in Texas.
Both companies are so confident they will ultimately prevail they're not giving in.
One company is being shitty so the other company is saying well if you're not compromising nor are we.
I think cameras have had that a tad longer...
Surely 30% would be a very reasonable figure, it's certainly someone's favourite number
You'll doubtless get some pretty talented folks knocking up some excellent versions (err interpretations) of the stuff and some unlikely remixes, etc.
Slide to unlock
1200 years ago there wasn't a Britain. Closest you get is Briton or the Latin name for the island Britannia. Which is different.
Mind you, 1200 years ago we were actually here...
I thought the UK hired them to save Europe with all that gold and businesses handed over.
Still. Bacon. Mmmmmmmmm
Ahhh right, tnx for that!
Something new every day :o)
Surely all the cable operators have deals in place with their preferred box providers, or is it more of a choose-your-own-box thing in the USA?
In the UK you order Virgin cable, it comes with a Virgin box. You order SKY intertubage and it comes with a SKY router, etc. SKY satellite is encrypted and hence uses the SKY box plus your card.
Unless it's a free-for-all in the US I don't see why it'd be in the cableco's interests to allow a third party access to the service feed, ultimately losing some control of the end to end provision ?
They might both (or just Instagram perhaps) have UK offices so it would mean a uk subsidiary of the US parent being bought?
Which has no been corrected by a large marketing opportunity in the form of rescuing Wikileaks and trumpeting their own capacity & resilience to boot.
I should imagine a chap from Samsung has already popped round to say 'Hi', being Korean 'n all
Apple and MS to go two's up on the purchase now they have a newly found
common hatred of Google & Amazon love for each other?
Sounds like Apple & MS have a bit of business envy in common, each company is also shitty enough in its practices to consider teaming up with the other to kick their competition-in-common, too. NOt that that behaviour is limited to those two but well, y'know...
Look out for even less innovation, near you soon.
Michelin say more people are buying tyres.
Nice, seeing as Apple are traditionally late to market with virtually every phone 'feature' since the camera
Till Anonymous stuff DietPepsi?
And is there a DietShirley ?
about apple's reputation in the world that so many are ready to believe this without question.
Absolutely, except then the idiots have to balance it off against how many taxable entities take ALL their money out of the country as a 'stuff you' for removing the only incentive to keep any money in the UK/wherever in the first place.
They've made a rod for their own back, as usual, and getting beaten with their own stick. The carrot, as ever is still absent from the whole damned equation (did the UK ever have one, been too long used to the stick to remember?)
Then it's legal.
How many commenters here would seriously, voluntarily fork over another £1 million of their earnings (assuming you were fortunate enough to be in e.g. Jimmy Carr's position, etc) to uk.gov if they didn't have to and could just keep it instead.
Oh of course. All of you would. With great big moral high ground grins on your faces.
Quare Pupillam delenda est?
Wouldn't a structure of companies like that which operate in the manner outlined in the article fall under the RICO act (IIRC), as that sounds a lot like racketeering/extortion.
Step 1. Ohhh that's a nice product you have there, we have a patent, you know. "Sod off, troll"
Step 2. Ohhh that's a nice business you have there, shame if something were to happen to it. "Hey I told you sod off"
Step 3. OK, Tony, break his legs. "Ow, take my business"
So, a juvenile willingly participated in a criminal act which ended up with him getting iToys and a nasty infection can now sue his accomplices for a less-than-satisfactory outcome to the whole caper?
I assume he's an accomplice rather than a victim as he wasn't abducted or anything and I also assume he knows organ shopping is illegal therefore a willing accomplice.
An impending pre-election RomneyGate perhaps
Irishmen Remunerated by America ?
So not only did Fapple sell nearly 3x the units, they also made substantially more profit per unit too.
Samsung must obviously be doing so much damage to their sales. Poor little lambkins.
Or just replace that idiot Koh with this guy instead. Whichever way he'd decide he'd at least sound like he made sense.
Mind you, just looked at FarceBork's shares and they're pretty fecked, too... $20.72
Is this a cheese shop?
Oh Yes, Sir!
I'd like to buy some Argyle Zynga Blue please....
It's a bit runny, Sir...
Facebook will probably buy them while they're going
runny cheap, then they can keep the money in house.