3365 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007
I wouldn't bet so easily if I were you. I am sure Apple has thought about it, and found a way to stop that... Like having some essential piece added only later.
They have it backwards
They should offer the fondleslab with every TV.
An atmosphere that will see its shares drop irrespective of the company's worth...
It's okay, Groupon shares will drop irrespective of the atmosphere...
So they divided the price by three, and shipped only twice more? Hmm...
Wait a few months, you will have the option
Everything Google launches is in beta
Leveraging their fame, huh?
I can't wait for their inevitable career in the adult entertainment.
Ha! It is well-known that...
The hedgehog can never be buggered at all.
As opposed to...?
Indeed, no consumer will go for something thicker, more heavy, AND more expensive than standard alternatives.
So, Apple are assholes for having a closed system...
And Google is stupid for letting competitors use its kinda-open system (though they already get complaints about not being open enough)?
So, an Apple engineer walks in a bar...
Oh you already knew that one?
So who leaked the encrypted archive?
That is the important thing isn't it? Was it Wikileaks, thinking that the Grauniad would keep the password secret? Or was it the Guardian, demonstrating how clueless they are?
The Wikileaks decision is arguably rational... But they are not helping either.
Fail all over this one.
I remember an old Scrooge McDuck story where he went up in space to collect all that junk... And sell it to collectors back on earth.
So are these leaders?
Or are these part of the crowd that followed? All these arrests feel like arresting everybody in a 1000+ riot, except for the ringleaders.
^ not sure if serious
I *think* it is too much to ask... Cheap notebooks don't have 8 to 12 hours of operation, for one. Or half of what you asked.
How long did it take for Android phones to sell more than iPhones? Yet Android is more advanced than at the time; it should have been faster... Maybe there is only room for one successful tablet.
The less money these lawsuits bring, the better... Even if it means that their will be a retrial.
H6242 - Kill the lawyers
I wonder about the differences
Between what Apple claims, what it actually asks of its suppliers, what it actually expects from its suppliers, what its suppliers actually do...
Though of course, not a single manufacturer is doing any better than Apple, which is just the juiciest target.
Who gives a passphrase to a journalist??
No seriously. WHY did anybody revealed this passphrase?
Er... is it not better?
In the sense, if I want to listen again to the song I just listened to five minutes ago, then I don't need to move bits all over the world again? What is the problem with that? Or are we so much in the future that "bandwidth" and "downloading caps" are no obstacles anymore?
About the fact you need an Apple device, well yeah, it IS Apple we are talking about, right?
Read this excellent article about the subject
Why not use boats?
I thought they were more cost-efficient than trains over long distances?
H6242 - kill the lawyers
A plague on those who force us to pay attention to this drivel.
Maybe they should buy HP
Or RIM, as you prefer
You must be new here...
Apple has exactly the same keyboard on every single lap^H^H^Hnotebook. They want the user experience to be the same when you change to a different machine.
Really cool title
No, not the article -- Hover your mouse over the white-on-black splasher for "The Register Special Projects Bureau" over the article, at the top of the page. Real nifty.
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How about some spaghetti?
Hey look at my iPhone is telling me! Cool, huh?
Oh yeah, run for cover!
Oh my, how ridiculous
Seriously, no backups? In an organization that prides itself on its resiliency, I find that highly suspicious. But I am curious to hear what the guy himself will say. He seems to have been trying to raise funding with empty promises, according to the CCC.
How about cleaning it yourself?
Seriously. If you care enough to take a snap, you might as well just clean it yourself.
...Of course, removing graffiti is a different problem.
Pay for stuff that is in the public domain? Why? The very definition of public domain is that it belongs to nobody. The reason that they make money with the ads is that they go to the hassle of putting up a web site. They are not exclusive inheritors of all the value of all humanity's cultural works and achievements; they are just the only people who actually work their ass off to make it available.
Ah yes, but you see...
Those do not use some key feature of this patent... Like the accelerometer. Or the rounded corners.
Bottom line is, unless there is an existing app that does EXACTLY what is described in the submission, down to the last detail, then this can be patented.
...And after the patent is accepted, if a new app has ANY feature described here, then there is enough ground for a lawsuit. Or at least the lawyers will claim so.
There's only one linkbait side to climate change
But on this issue, both sides are linkbait, thus the two contradictory op-eds...
Is it me, or do all the new kids learn Java, Python, and some new stuff I can't remember right now?
I don't see HTC etc leaving
Surely, it must be clear to everybody that Google is more interested to have everybody use Android than by making money selling phones. It would be plain daft of them to give advantages to Motorola... Considering that any money they make in that quarter will be a small fraction of what they make with ads.
No use case?
I thought "surfing the web from your couch" was the use case. Considering the way people use their home computer most of the time (or their laptop at home), that could be good enough.
Oh, yeah, maybe read an eBook, perhaps some games. And email. That's it... Few people want more (apart from Reg readers).
Spark of ingenuity?
Really? No matter how small? No matter how trivial the difference?
This exists on many smartphones, but we can patent it on smartphones with rounded corners?
Putting it in a case?
What is REALLY the point of patent?
The point of patents is to encourage innovation. They do that by guaranteeing that those who invented something get rewarded for it. The society profits from the fact that more things get invented.
But when patents cover things that are so broad and thin that dozens of people work on the same ideas, and one of them patents it and sues everybody else, then patents become a barrier to innovation, because it becomes difficult to create anything without getting sued into oblivion.
Let me get this straight
Information is published on website, properly blocked by robots.txt. Google does not index it, but websites shady crawlers do. Google indexes these websites.
Now Google is supposed to go through its database, check for each website whether the information on it is the same as on the website it is not supposed to crawl in the first place, then remove it. Hmmmm...
IIRC, this is the first Android tablet to not suffer from the comparison with the iPad 2.
I don't know about suppliers/resellers/whatnot, but Apple does seem to have a certain number of customers left indeed. A rising number.
There is nothing pedantical about it
Making sure the blood loss is fatal to Groupon.
If Groupon ever makes money, it will be too late.
Did you count A/C?
IIRC, data centers tend to spend half of the power they use in cooling.
3 years ago, Nintendo were the geniuses who brought us the Wii, and managed to get the next gaming paradigm... How fast things change.
what do they say about Lynx users??
Message to Ubisoft:
Soem people want to play in places you haven't thought of. Such as during a transatlantic flight.