2655 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Which all assumes
that you know Google's strategy/gameplan.
And also that Google don't know something you don't.
I'd be very surprised if it turned out that Google really hadn't a clue what they were doing with all this. My personal opinion is that co's like Apple are looking at the next payday with greed and maintaining immediate market position as a priority where Google are playing the long game and have already looked 3 moves and 4 patent layers deeper.
More skint criminally minded morons hanging around
Just what we need.
This really makes me
Want a Samsung 10.1
If it's THAT good that Apple are going to this lame lengths to prevent people getting one (as they could sue without banning people's access to it, I'm sure), then I want one. Badly.
Fantastic advertising for Samsung if they spin it the right way, too.
Good luck proving video games suppress people's knowledge of right from wrong, thereby rendering them temporarily insane.
What a dumbass, plod need to raise the IQ entry bar a bit.
She HAS read the book, right?
No? Oh. Fail then.
Don't see it really
You'd have to make a pretty creative argument to convince a jury (and a judge) that those excerpts show that they know they're infringing a patent.
One says go the MS route or perhaps niggle a few people, the other says they should maybe consider negotiating a license for their needs which are unspecified in the excerpt and could be anything.
Expect Oracle to interpret it as proof of kitten-murdering regardless, though.
Oh grow up already
If that (admitedly rich) prat Zuckerberg had actually thought of an original name for his operation like humbinko or something idiotically web2.0 then yeah. Instead he took a widely used generic term which itself is formed by joining two common English language words together. Fail.
Else he should be trying to sue blackbook.com and cookbook.com as well and maybe facetious.com and oh, don't forget facetime.com
What a moron.
I hope that's 150,000 EACH and loss of employment too.
Depends how much SSH you're doing
You can install alternate touch keyboards that have CTRL char panes in them which, if you're not doing lots and lots of SSH may well suffice.
One keyboard is 'Full Keyboard' by Haily Lin
If you can borrow a pal's Android phone to try it then you may find it's enough which gives you more phone options like Galaxy Sii and Sensation
Pretty poor comparison
Remind us again of what Foxconn design and invent of their own such as companies like Apple & Samsung?
Don't confuse the builder with the architect.
Right about where the caps start is a clue
" including the "look and feel" and TOUCHSCREEN TECHNOLOGY of the iPad"
Hang on a minute...
Samsung infringed the touchscreen technology of the iFad ?
Isn't it Samsung that MAKES the fecking display units for those things?
I so hope Google (IBM patents) and HTC (S3 patents) give crapple a sturdy kick in the See You Next Tuesday, they're (crapple) surely the most poisonous and counter-innovative company on the face of the earth at the moment.
Thoroughly sick of hearing about them pursuing their new legal business model now they've run out of other people's ideas (3G, cameras, GPS, etc) to stick in their mobile widgets and make like they invented them.
Said it earlier, worth repeating.
Buy your movies & music secondhand.
When it's too expensive to do business in the current model, these massive media organisations will have to make changes.
They exist on money, and the consumers control it.
Could this be....
Why the big G was comedy bidding for the Nortel stuff? I thought they'd only do that if they knew something the others in that winning cartel didn't.
Where people the world over tend to get letters effectively saying 'Fuck you we are Apple' I suspect maybe a company in Cupertino may be getting a letter saying 'Fuck you we are Google' in the near future.
Not that I'm a Google fan, they wanna own the world as much as the next maniacal polo-neck-touting control-freak but their shit does WORK and you don't need more money than sense to use it.
Note to self: Hire bunting and hold a street party if Google bends Apple over...
Organisations like those don't learn anything while it's cheaper not to change. If we make it expensive for them to do business how they're doing it now then they will change.
So yup, a second hand movement is a good and legal start to that
Buy second hand and close the roads too
Newzbin2, well yeah, we do know what it's primarily USED for, but it's a very poor judgement and sets and horrifying precedent going forwards. The MAFIAA must be getting emergency surgery to stop the laughter.
Anyway, I propose to buy all entertainment second hand from now on. Stuff 'em. Then they'll try to make second hand purchases of movies & music illegal too, and that WILL be partly Royal Mail's problem...
Oh and UK.gov has knowledge of criminals and that criminals move around and that some of them drive so close all the roads...
Not just any justice
This is jUStice
(jUSAtice?) which is a lot like democrUSAcy, which often follows the kind of freedom that gets bombed into you.
Hope they have a good bat
To whack all the sueballs they'll suddenly attract from IP 'Innovators' like Apple, Lodsys, TrollCo, etc
TopTip: Don't make anything rectangular with round corners or lay icons out in a grid
'Admising' but I prefer 'despiring' which also has a whiff of 'despairing' about it
And once paid for
the software continues to phone home?
Blimey, was it his mother-in-law?
Take my wife... etc, etc
Poor UK & USA
Because these kind of nefarious activities are not the sort of thing we'd ever to to anyone. Oh no.
Need a hypocrite tag... Rupert Murdoch or Rebekah Brooks, anyone?
Sounds more like
Oh shit we're so embarrassed about having our lame security discovered.
I know, let's be spiteful to the guy.
Crapple are such a toxic force in innovation these days.
I hope the W3C come up with some method of meaning HTML5 compliance is somehow implicity licensed until explicitly revoked then Jobs' company can be kicked back to the internet stoneage overnight at will if they want a pissing match.
It's one thing actively trying to block innovation in competitor companies by sueing instead of couter-innovating but potentially fucking up shit for everyone is real News International popularity territory.
Labour's Interception Modernisation Programme
That is all
I should imagine his detailed knowledge of crapple's patent litigation policies/tactics/gameplans would make him a superb catch for Samsung, Nokia, MS, Google, etc...
Gimp cos well... apple.
Good for HTC
That crapple consider them such a serious threat to their business that they're willing to go to these lengths
True enough but
In a year and a half you should be due an upgrade....
If you organised your phone contracts right (wifey does ours, sticks it to Voda every 18 months for top-line phones)
1. 'Not iphone' is a huge advantage as you can move brands but retain the OS and your apps
2. see 1
And we're surprised how?
Store your shit on a Yank server and expect to lose even the veneer of privacy.
Surely everyone's known this for years?
We'll soon know
If Stevie-boy's dad's bigger than Samsung's dad
I bet Steve's dad, regardless of bigness, doesn't do Sam Sung Foo though....
Low Orbit Holistic Astro Navigator
Which must navigate by the stars to a pre-ordained destination to blow shit up in a funky (yet holistic) manner
THIS VEHICLE IS RESTRICTED TO 155MPH
Microsoft should know
They nicked Google's results, didn't they?
The ACPO have been taking people out to dinner again...
Why is exactly why no-one believes ecotards any more
It's the same old politically correct claptrap wrapped around a cash grab.
Fuck off and get a business model you greedy self-centered hypocrites
Surely if you'd not bought into Apple and gone Android earlier you'd actually have the choice of a good number of different devices to run your Android apps on?
I'd expect to be able to retrieve my paid-for Android apps for reinstallation if I changed from my HTC to a Samsung, though admittedly haven't had to try it yet.
You just bought into a (more) locked-down closed platform.
Not all free
But many very good ones are, yes.
Or maybe uk.gov could grow some and suggest the content industry joins its customers in the 3rd millennium.
Like that's never been mentioned before anywhere ever.
They'll immediately ban EU flights into the USA costing EU airlines a shitload of money and EU companies too.
Then they'll have to give in and allow the data so flights can resume and demand equally silly quid pro quo stuff.
Don't buy from US companies (Kraft, Apple, MuckDonalds, MS, etc). Then EU companies have less reason to deal with the USA, meaning flights to the USA become less important and tourists will always find somewhere else to fly to... Yeah some stuff is really US-only like CPU's but you can always buy a SONY or Samsung laptop to keep it in, HTC / LG instead of Apple or Motorola, etc...
The yanks.gov will do whatever they want regardless but consumers don't have to help fund their economy.
An intelligence-sharing tool
Allowing the meagre brainpower of several stupid coppers to be combined into one reasonably clever one.
A complete FiaSCO, in fact.
I used to have a stapler somewhere made by RapeSCO, how portentous that was...
At this trajectory
Surely they'll just hit the tempered glass ceiling they never foresaw even harder.
Modern touch phones don't have keyboards (bar a handful of models)
I, FOR ONE
Welcome our new rocking satanic overlords
(And, while not Norwegian or Black, I can heartily recommendations the musical meanderings of Finntroll and their Death Metal Oompah tunes)
That damned census had a lot of invasive questions on it.
It actually read more like a benefit application form.
Typical, you're probably right, too.
Don't fix the problem, fix the likelihood of someone else discovering it.
Gubbernment at its most gubbern-mental
Think of the children, of course, educate them to distrust the lot of 'em.
Strong government intervention?
They're the cretins that created the circumstances that allowed this.
An angry mob would be a far better intervention...
So, if you were a government
... and you wanted to destroy confidence in a new currency you couldn't control or track,
What might you have your Super Sneaky Agency of Freedom Management do?
Yes. Black helicopters. Damned right.
perhaps a UX like this might work?
is session active?
yes --- continue as normal
no --- redirect below
Ask user if they want a cookie
yes -- continue as normal
no -- redirect below
Present info to user that they are not allowed to continue using your wesbite as it needs a cookie setting which they have refused. Present a form inviting them to vent their spleen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just need to get an email addy out of the beauro's that people can vent to...
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