top Google Raises Campaign Funds For Climate Change Denier
My guess is the bible also says it's your right to transfer your patents to Ireland so you can squirrel away your money without paying US Corporate Taxes. Do no evil meets the bottom line.
"Render unto Caesar no more than you can get away with."
about a year and a half ago
top Entrepreneur On Yahoo/Tumblr: It's the Content Readers, Stupid
If the readers are not exchanging anything of their own for the content they consume, then the writers (producers) aren't getting anything from that trade.
Unless the writers want people to read their stuff. Then that's what they get.
about a year and a half ago
top What EMC Looks For When It's Hiring
top Ask Richard Dawkins About Evolution, Religion, and Science Education
Dawkins said that the universe has ‘no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference’. But he also says that religion is a "significant force for evil in the world".
It seems readily apparent that the first quote is saying that the universe itself has no purpose, makes no moral judgments, bears us no ill-will and no good-will either. That isn't at odds with saying that humans pursue objectives, that humans make moral judgments and that he personally makes such moral judgments in relation to religion. You don't have to buy into his world view to realise that there is no contradiction here.
top The Swiss Pirate Party Has Its First Mayor
The citizens of Eichberg now have a mayor whose agenda has nothing to do roads, sewers, public safety, or any of the other unsexy issues that municipal officials deal with. He does care about copyright reform — an issue in which a mayor has no say at all.
Genuine question because I don't know anything about his politics - is what you've said here based on first hand knowledge of the mayor's opinions and policies, on local news reports, on something you read on some blog on the internet, or is it something you just made up based on your imagination of how a pirate party mayor should be?
top Iran Universities To Ban Women From 77 Fields of Study
I'm curious what you think happens to the children of working career women?
Hmmmm I don't know. Is it similar to what happens to the children of working career men? If we were to ban men from having careers, would that eliminate the problem for both men and women?
top University Receives $5 Million Grant To Study Immortality
Has anybody built a working model of a brain that has become conscience?
I doubt that anyone's built anything that could reasonably be said to be working model of a brain. Whether anything that has been built has become conscious is unknown, and probably unknowable. How would you test for it?
top After Android Trial, Google Demands $4M From Oracle
Given that some areas of the Amazon have 30,000 trees per square kilometre, or at least 240,000,000 pages, this court case used less than half a square kilometre
How many pages are you assuming per document?
top Does RIM's "Huge Loss" Signal Wider Handset Market Deterioration?
But those are all industries much less encumbered by patents. Tech moves fast enough that patents generally don't expire until after they're useless anyway, hence the trend towards only a few big players.
But the original claim was about "mature markets" whereas you're suggesting it's something that applies to less mature markets. Cars are "tech" too, but they're more mature tech than mobile phones. One day mobile phones will be old hat too, with few essential patents and with less rapid change - i.e. that's when it'll be a mature market.
top Why Smart People Are Stupid
The best way to avoid making mistakes is not doing anything at all.
Unfortunately it's not that easy. My biggest mistakes have consisted of not doing things.
top Software Patents Good For Open Source?
"Jonathan Oxer, Andrew Tridgell, and software freedom activist Richard Stallman, disagreed." *Click link, ctrl-f stallman, oxer, tridgell*, no matches found. Stop wasting my time with links that are inappropriate to the sentence they claim to be linking about.
I think that this bit from the summary:
"Software developer Ben Sturmfels, whose 2010 anti-software-patent petition won the support of open source community members such as Jonathan Oxer, Andrew Tridgell, and software freedom activist Richard Stallman, disagreed"
was trying to say that Ben Sturmfels disagrees, and that back in 2010 Jonathan Oxerm, Andrew Tridgell and Richard Stallman agreed with Ben Sturmfels about something else. A sort of 'appeal to authority by association'.
top Samsung Passes Nokia As Biggest Handset Manufacturer
Say what you will about MS, but they never played favorites with or bought OEMs.
Nokia certainly like to claim that they got a favoured position due to their (at the time) market strength. Are you saying they didn't?
top Samsung Passes Nokia As Biggest Handset Manufacturer
The only problem is that Samsung makes about a nickel on each phone it sells.
Okay, doing a quick search on "samsung
,mobile phone profits". I see things like:
"reported its highest quarterly profits since 2008, with net profit almost doubling to 5.05 trillion won ($4.5 billion) for the three months to March 31." (http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120427/samsung-profits-jump-mobile-phone-sales-outstrip-apple-and-nokia)
"Samsung’s quarterly handset division profits nearly tripled to 4.27 trillion won ($3.8 billion U.S.), accounting for 73 per cent of total profit" (http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1169494--galaxy-phone-powers-samsung-to-record-profit)
Now, maybe those reports are wrong. And very possibly Apple makes much much more on their phones (I haven't checke but I believe it) BUT I really doubt Samsung are crying over results like that. This looks like a very very succesful business for them.
top Why Apple's Next Revolution Should Be In Your Car
Name one market Apple has entered where they have competed on price?
Tablets. There are others that have undercut the iPad since but the iPad itself was aggressively priced when introduced (and honestly I think it's reasonable for the specifications now). (Don't have one or plan to get one myself as there's more to life than pricing.)
top Macbook Owner With Defective GPU Beats Apple In Court
The repair to replace the logic board that contained the defective GPU was a $1700 repair from a third-party authorized repair center and I did an average of 2 to 3 a week for 2 years.
From the article: "At one point, the judge asked Apple how much it would have cost them to have simply replaced my logic board when I had taken it in, and one of the Apple guys said “Oh, it wouldn’t have cost us anything, Nvidia foots the bill for each board we replace.”"
top Operators: Nokia Would Sell Better With Android
2) Partner with Microsoft against Samsung and HTC with Windows Phone
That isn't an option. Microsoft is also 'partnered' with Samsung and HTC and wants to build on them as customers. They have no interest in partnering with anyone against them.
Nokia's competitors, other than Apple, are Microsoft's customers or would-be customers. Google is Microsoft's competitor and Nokia's potential supplier.
top Australian Consumer Watchdog Sues Apple Over iPad Marketing
If the car company used the word "slut" in a sentence that was otherwise English, they would have a hard time convincing anyone that they should be reading that one word in Sweedish.
Exactly, just as if a company uses the exression '4G' in an advertisement otherwise aimed at Australians, they'll have hard time convincing anyone that that one word should be read as aimed at the American market.
top Jimmy Wales To Become UK Government Adviser
He's a follower of Ayn Rand.
Well, that's ruined my day. Dare I ask for a citation?
Would you accept
Wikipedia as a source in this case?
top WSJ Says Pro-ACTA Forces Helped Drive Anti-ACTA Reactions
The fact that the subject line isn't generally very useful is exactly what causes problems when you use it for something else. If the subject was usually useful then everyone would read it, followed by the message, and together they would make sense. But the subject isn't usually useful, so I don't usually read it and if it does contain something useful then chances are I've missed it.
top Do You Like Online Privacy? You May Be a Terrorist
These might be signs of someone being a terrorist. It's just that 99.9% aren't and you're basically taking away privacy from everyone by treating the use of such tools as being suspicious. It's exactly what terrorists want to achieve.
So in the same sense that being right handed is a sign of someone being a terrorist - not all terrorists are right handed but a lot of them are (and maybe some other people too).
Hope Thelps has no journal entries.