3346 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007
Claiming fake business relationships? Spreading FUD? Bad Google. Will it be blamed again on a subcontractor?
I would say that if you find it boring...
You're doing it wrong.
More generally, you need to live with nongratifying jobs.
brands are losing their hold on consumers
I for one will not complain about this...
The "sloth" argument sounds a lot like: these winning companies are offering a good customer experience! And it actually works! Who would have thunk it?
You can still do that, it is just hidden
Click on the link you do not want, then click "back" right away. The results page now contains a link proposing you to block all results from that site.
I guess they thought having a link on every result made the page too cluttered.
Very little understanding and awareness of Ultrabooks
Count me in that lot. The Ultrawhat?
I'm curious what name they will invent next. Newbook? Coolbook? Webbook? Cloudbook?
Too much legalese... Can't... Think...
Seriously, would it be possible to explain in less detail, but more clearly? Half of the paragraphs in the article are direct quotes from the ruling. I can understand that courts need to use such language, but the Reg does not. Would you report a new scientific discovery by quoting half of the original article?
"A claim for contributory cybersquatting does not exist under the circumstances of this case, as a company providing an internet routing service does not exercise the type of direct control and monitoring that would justify recognition of a contributory infringement claim"
Why force this on your readers?
Indeed, Twitter is hypocritical on this oneThis would be rather equivalent to Apple bitching that Microsoft is refusing to pay them for having a Windows version of iTunes. If Twitter really wants their feed to be included, they can offer it for free. It is downright bizarre to claim that Google is "choosing" not to include Twitter results.
Major of Wuhan?Is that a military organization?
Results from other, dominant, social networks
I think this mostly depends on the willingness of those networks... No?
As long as the company has presence in the country, the data is within reach of the government.
Trackpad for me, thanks
After using a MacBook for a few years, I find using a mouse a comparative waste of time, going back and forth from the mouse to the keyboard.
Similarly, I don't believe in touch screens for laptops, because moving the hand across the screen is simply too time-consuming and tiring.
@Steve Evans: Sorry, weight does very much come into it
Terminal velocity is attained when the force of gravity is equal to the force of friction (i.e. the sum of forces is zero). It is correct that the force of friction does not depend on weight. However, the force of gravity does depend on weight – and so a heavy object will have to fall faster for both forces to be equal. Since the force of friction is roughly proportional to the square of speed, an object that is say four times heavier with the same surface will have a terminal velocity twice as fast.
That is, terminal velocity is the solution of the speed variable in this equation:
9.81 * weight = constant * surface * speed^2
Shirley he meant...
The guys doing the test would never have told anybody about it?
That cannot be possible
If the word had been invented on this side of the pond, it would be called soccre, as in center and centre. Or possibly, souccre, as in color and colour.
Amazon gets it
They see no problem with having a loss leader.
Is this illegal?
Genuinely, I don't know the answer.
Apart from that, well, it's Apple. What did they expect?
Yeah, but this patent is for powering stuff with rouned corners
Completely novel and innovative. According to the USPTO.
"providing location data and SMS messaging"
...Wait, what? SMS messaging? What the hell is this doing in a satellite system? Do they plan to make the system profitable by overcharging 10 pennies for a handful of bytes transferred?
That will be 36 Olympic swimming pools
Please stick to proper Reg-approved units!
China creating loads of patents? Good!
Maybe the US will finally get around to reforming patents, then... When it is in their interest.
Lumia top-selling phone?
It is how still fine...
To show a Christian mass on TV.
There goes the neighborhood! etc.
Maybe they should install a toll charge for transit vehicles?
The legal department is going to be more and more profitable going forward.
I would like to point a difference between Google and JP Morgan
Google and Facebook do not ask applicants to already have 5 years experience in Hadoop. They know that people can learn.
They have a point
As much as I like Google, and as much as I think they are not unduly pushing their good products over other people's crap, they certainly are in a position that could allow them to do so.
That would be patent EP1215867
There cannot be many patents that contain a table with examples such as (^3^)-* or (o)(o).
It does seem that the iPhone's emoticon keyboard (yes, there is one) does something very similar to what is described in the patent (for once quite easy to read).
Of course, maybe the discussion should rather be about why a patent was granted on such a system. /sarcasm
They check? I doubt it
In the US, over 100'000 patents are granted each year. That is roughly 400 patents per work day. Assuming you can read a patent in five minutes, that is eight people who do nothing but check patents. And somehow they have to know what the whole company is doing and find out if this particular patent is breached – which should take days of work to a patent lawyer to have an opinion on. Now tell me again that there are companies who check for all possible patents they might infringe upon.
It does not help that patents are generally written in a language that engineers do not understand:
So realistically, it is impossible to both have the engineering knowledge to create a new product, and the legal knowledge to find out on what patents you are infringing; even though you can be almost certain that no matter what you do, you are infringing on some of them.
The system needs to change. I don't see how it can keep working if juries are expected to make a call on things that happened FIFTEEN years ago.
It's a miracle we exist, innit?
Producing a product
You cannot ask for that, especially with pharmaceutical companies. Very often, small companies can develop a new product, but do not have the infrastructure to produce and sell it in any profitable way.
Q: Why were only 40 produced?
A: They did a study of the market demand for Nokia WinPhones beforehand...
An anti-creative force?
...I am smelling bad memories from college.
What about equations?
The current use of LaTeX practically ensures that the contributor has to have a university education in a hard science...
You feel that having a rare phone makes you special?
...Sorry, but it feels like you are compensating for something. What are you trying to prove to yourself?
@You mean: Obligatory reference
"One million electron-volts is not cool. You know what's cool? One billion electron-volts."
This is called the Coué method
"Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better."
Intellectual property? *snort*
I guess married couple cannot claim invasion of privacy, so they went to the next level. I'm surprised they are not charging him with infringing the copyright of her password.
What is this new species?
I would prefer not to be marooned off of it.
That was hot
Best tagline ever
If it comes to that...
It will be far easier for the company to leave the country altogether. After leaving China, I doubt that they would hesitate for Italy.
Yes, as long as...
You manage to steal food AND live it where it was at the same time.
I wish them well, but I don't have much hope.
"unleash tool to penetrate tablet"?
That's all you can find? Come on, I'm sure you can do better than that!
Here we go: Prior art! Not novel! Stupid USPTO!
Yadda yadda yadda
This article would be better with a link, and if possible a picture of the cruiser
Yes, I know Google exists, but I would like the journalist to do the effort for me. I'm selfish that way.
The merger was not going to create jobs after all? Colour me surprised!
Is this really a good idea?
DEAR CLARA MA,
I AM THE WIDOW OF DICEASED LAAAPR14, RULER OF VICTORIA CRATER. I AM CONTACTING YOU ABOUT A SUM OF 1,000,000,000 (BILLION) ZPTS LEFT TO ME BY MY HUSBAND BEFORE THE REBELS INVADED OUR GIANT CAVE....
Paying people to watch ads
Somehow, this feels wrong in all kinds of way...