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Apple Loses Bid To Exclude Evidence In Samsung Patent Trial

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:Did I miss something? (227 comments)

I believe it's because Samsung didn't include the physical device in its list of evidence, only the video testimony of Fidler. Apple's argument is that it did not have access to the physical device and has had no time to prepare a rebuttal. Apple didn't bother disputing the Fidler evidence because it obviously didn't believe the video testimony to be particularly compelling, but now I suspect it wishes it had spent more time on this.

more than 2 years ago
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Taiwan University Sues Apple Over Siri Patents

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:Goose, Meet Gander (138 comments)

Apple recently had the fact that their iPhone design was 'borrowed' from Sony suppressed in their Samsung lawsuit

Nothing like half a story, eh? Or maybe you're genuinely not aware, but the accusation of 'borrowing' now seems well wide of the mark. Google "iPhone Purple prototype" if you haven't seen the designs that pre-date the Sony-inspired images.

more than 2 years ago
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John Romero's Doomy View On Android and Ouya

IrrepressibleMonkey Re: Oh, John Romero... (375 comments)

Did you watch the video? The guy was asked a question at an Apple II nostalgia fest and he gave his opinion on the statements of the Ouya CEO. I understand why you don't like his opinion, but a well thought-out rebuttal would have been more useful than your repeated bashing of the man himself.

more than 2 years ago
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John Romero's Doomy View On Android and Ouya

IrrepressibleMonkey Re: Oh, John Romero... (375 comments)

Argumentum ad hominem? I watched the linked video and it didn't make me angry. But he has got stupid hair, so...

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Wins EU Ban of Smaller Samsung Tablet, Demands $2.5 Billion In Damages

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:Are they phones or tablets? (377 comments)

The culprit is the thrown-together submission/summary of multiple stories. Two different cases have been joined to stimulate a healthy landscape for the usual troll and counter-troll comments. The injunction on the tablets is in the EU and the damages refer to the ongoing US case, which I believe relates to a wider range of Samsung products.

more than 2 years ago
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San Francisco To Stop Buying Apple Computers

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:Yes... (392 comments)

San Francisco does today what the more advanced parts of the developed world will do tomorrow.

Nonsense, that kind of thing has been popular since the ancient Greeks. Already happening all the over the world and we need to accept it as part of the rich diversity of human culture.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Forces Google To Degrade Android Features

IrrepressibleMonkey Another poor article posted by walterbyrd... (498 comments)

While the subject is interesting, the article holds very little information for discussion and does little more than link a previous article from The Verge.
Anyhow, here's the patent in question: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8086604.PN.&OS=PN/8086604&RS=PN/8086604
I'm not qualified to judge its validity, but it seems to encompass more than "the ability to do a single search that covers both the local device and the internet" as stated by the article.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Infringes Our Patents

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:I figured Apple would file the suit (183 comments)

Read the article that YOU submitted. It's an insubstantial piece from the Inquirer, but it certainly doesn't claim that Nokia has filed suit. It has nothing to with Apple either.
I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, but your comment here makes me believe that the poor quality article was submitted to troll.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Infringes Our Patents

IrrepressibleMonkey Are we reading too much into this? (183 comments)

There's not a lot to go in the Inquirer article (there never is in my experience), but isn't it possible that Nokia's stance is entirely reasonable? Maybe it does hold standards essential patents relevant to the Nexus tablet and is entitled to FRAND payments. It's not threatening to seek injunctions. On the face of it, Nokia is seeking payment for licenses that it believes it is entitled to.

Not sure how we get from here to alleging Microsoft-led conspiracies... At least wait for the Google/Asus responses before taking sides.

more than 2 years ago
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Oracle Not Satisfied With Potential $150,000; Goes Against Judge's Warning

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:AC's (234 comments)

Is this some sort of meta-humour that I don't understand? Or are you actually comfortable with using the phrase "nigger faggot trolls" to make your point? You've been modded up, so I hope I'm missing something.

more than 2 years ago
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How Would Driver-less Cars Change Motoring?

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:We already have driverless cars (648 comments)

If someone gets engaged in a deep conversation on the phone, their driving skills drop below that of someone with 0.08% blood alcohol...

I'll drink to that! I made this very argument quite recently, but the idiot Judge still took my license...

more than 2 years ago
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Woz Fears Stifling of Startups Due to Patent Wars

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:What break? (300 comments)

But it was sleek, slim, nice to use, and integrated with iTunes.

The wheel interface was definitely original, but iTunes didn't appear until the third generation iPod, two years later.

iTunes was released before the iPod. I think you're a little confused between iTunes (the application) and iTunes Store (the online music store).

more than 2 years ago
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Woz Fears Stifling of Startups Due to Patent Wars

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:What break? (300 comments)

The first tablets weren't made by Apple in this round. They copied the cheap tablets from China which copied the cheap 'netbooks'.

Citation needed.

more than 2 years ago
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Woz Fears Stifling of Startups Due to Patent Wars

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:Lol, Apple fanboys, they remain funny (300 comments)

Apple fanboys ARE funny. I find them endearing, because their irrational positivity towards Apple stems from their enthusiasm for the consumer devices they enjoy owning.
I generally find fandroids less amusing because (on Slashdot at least) their energies seem equally driven by the same consumer devices but with irrational negativity.

more than 2 years ago
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Woz Fears Stifling of Startups Due to Patent Wars

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:The patent system encourages this behavior (300 comments)

Apple's greatest innovations are much the same as Microsoft's ... extreme marketing.

Even if we take that statement on face value, without Apple's "extreme marketing" the current market for tablets (and arguably consumer-targeted smartphones) would not exist. Innovation that refines a product category and creates the market for it to be sold? That's not something to be derided.

more than 2 years ago
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Woz Fears Stifling of Startups Due to Patent Wars

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:*Apple* is the good guy? (300 comments)

I really hope B&N fucks Apple's patent portfolio for good.

Er, how's that? I'm not aware of the patent dispute between Apple and B&N. Can you provide some insight? (Unless this is just blind fandroid rage and you've somehow managed to confuse Microsoft and Apple...)

more than 2 years ago
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Flashback Trojan Hits 600,000 Macs and Counting

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:600,000 infections? (429 comments)

So, do the numbers actually make sense to you then? Do you think this as big as Conficker? Because that would genuinely be news. I'm surprised that only Dr. Web have found an infection of this size. The other security companies must be asleep at the wheel.

more than 2 years ago
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Flashback Trojan Hits 600,000 Macs and Counting

IrrepressibleMonkey 600,000 infections? (429 comments)

Before we rehash the same old comments - and effectively clone a number of threads that have gone before, shouldn't we examine the claim of 600,000 infections?

That's the remarkable thing about this story. I'm not overly familiar with Dr.Web as a security company, but I'm more than a little skeptical about the distribution of infections.

The website gives little information about how the research was carried out http://news.drweb.com/?i=2341&c=5&lng=en&p=0.

How is it that the UK has seen 12.8% of worldwide infections, while Ireland has seen just 0.1% of infections? The UK has a population ten times bigger than Ireland, so given roughly equal market share (5 to 6%), you'd expect a tenth of number of infections or thereabouts.

Switzerland has a much higher market share than Ireland (17%) and a larger population, but comes out with the same 0.1%.

I'd like to understand how these numbers were arrived at and verfied. If they are genuine and valid, I'd love to know how Switzerland is staying safe, because we should probably all adopt their methodology.

more than 2 years ago
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CDC Reports 1 In 88 Children Now Affected With Autism In the US

IrrepressibleMonkey Re:Autism is bullshit; No, only the AC is ... (398 comments)

If you'd started disciplining him when he as a toddler, then you wouldn't be dealing with a little monster that bites himself whenever you assert your authority in the slightest bit.

He IS a toddler. Any other useful suggestions? If not, just keep trolling anonymously.

more than 2 years ago

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