Steve Jobs is dead??
"Steve Jobs death grips iPhone 4 reality"
I tried to make sense of this title, but I could only come up with "his death grips the reality of the iPhone 4". Subject, verb, complement?
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The kind you can use on Nokia(?) phones to know if you are taking a picture of yourself or of the ceiling with the phone camera.
...Except that now that the iPhone has a front camera, it seems kind of useless. For taking high-quality pictures of you, maybe? (the back camera is better than the front one, right?)
Of course, it is also more useful on flip-open phones, because it acts as an outside screen when the phone is closed. Maybe Apple will have flip-open iPhones, now?
A touch pad might just be possible, but not a track pad - way too small for the appletastic pinch-and-sweep moves.
There is also a good chance that it is a prototype that will never see the day.
"We give examples (which may or may not have prior art), but the list is not complete. Which means: any idea that has not explicitly been used or patented yet belongs to us."
I will put a patent on "cool stuff like personal space ships and time travel." The list is not exclusive. From now on, anybody with a new cool idea will have to pay me royalties.
And THIS is what patent lawyer use to sue companies??
I believe it is the first time a telco is sued for failing to provide appropriate coverage...
But I am sure they have already legal words in their contracts to deny any responsibility or liability when you cannot make a phone call.
I am not a fanboy, but some lawyers belong to the flames.
"This isn't to say that the markets are right in these valuations, but to point out that they can only be explained by people being long term in their estimations of these values...."
That is the ONLY explanation? Wow. And here I was thinking that it could be a bubble, or that people could be buying because they are fanboys, or because they hope it will go up in the next month (and it likely will)... Good to know that the market always acts rational!
Beware of people who say there is only one explanation for anything in the stock market...
Ok, not exactly, and there are many variants. But I guess that people doing open source should expect their code to be used, possibly even by soulless corporations like Micro^H^H^H^H^HGoog^H^H^H^HApple.
Telling the Readability project people would have been polite, but hey...
There is a perfectly good reason to cut prices, even for nasty greedy corporation, and that is to grab more market share. Then of course, they claim that 65% of customers do not use more than 200MB on average, but that could well mean they all use more every three months.
So far, I have mostly seen two types of reaction:
"How dare they!? How can I watch three hours a day of video with only 2GB?"
"Cool! I use less than 50MB anyway, welcome to low bills!"
Anyway, to those who gloat at the misfortune of AT&T customers, beware: Your turn WILL come.
The question is WHEN, not IF, other telcos will follow.
I believe the regulator is a little bit to hasty in claiming that the protection of private data does not apply when giving it to the regulator. In the United States, I have absolutely no doubt that this would lead to a class action, especially with such fat targets as Google and the government.
How to mix better the disadvantages of both languages? Significant whitespace PLUS mandatory brackets PLUS apparently, implicit semi-colons. Add a bit of Perl do-what-I-mean, and maybe, who knows, undefined behavior, in the good ol' C tradition.
Do they have compiler macros too!?
Why do you stop at music? Why don't you claim that nobody should ever earn a salary, because they should just do what they like and give it away for free?
...Maybe it could be because you earn a salary yourself, and are not willing to give it up?
You mean you are doing your job for the money? Why don't you quit your job, forgo your salary and do something you ENJOY, you capitalist pig?
6 or 8 suicides on a workforce of 300'000 people?
The suicide rate in China is around 13 per 100'000, according to the Wikicult.
If the company had only 8 suicides this year, they are already way under the national average.
It might well be that people suicide for reasons that are entirely unrelated to their job, you know...
They had spent untold millions to build it, why not just spend an extra million to test it, just to see if it works? Anyway, the budget must have already been attributed for this test long ago.
And really, it makes no sense to spend 99% of your budget to build something, then throw away the result without checking if it works, just to save the remaining 1%. It is almost certain that the knowledge will be useful at some point, even if not for this particular project.
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