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Judge Lucy Koh Rejects Apple's Quest For Anti-Samsung Injunction

Sonny Yatsen Re:I don't understand the injunction (30 comments)

Specifically, the term "colorably different" means:

"The phrase “colorable differ-ences” refers to alterations that do not essentially change the nature of the device, and are made only to evade the permanent injunction.17 Language enjoining adjudged infringers from producing products that are “only colorably different” from the infringing devices is typical in patent injunctions."

Nathan Ingham, Recording over Old Standards: TiVo’s “More Than Colorably Different” Standard for Patent Injunction Contempt Proceedings, 53 B.C.L. Rev. E. Supp. 47 (2012), http://lawdigitalcommons.bc.ed...

So, the injunction is very narrow. Basically for the phones specifically listed and minor variants that doesn't change the nature of the device and only made to evade a permanent injunction (i.e. a slightly modified model with a minor workaround).

about 2 months ago
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Judge Lucy Koh Rejects Apple's Quest For Anti-Samsung Injunction

Sonny Yatsen Re:I don't understand the injunction (30 comments)

Apple's specific argument was: "Samsung's claim that it has discontinued selling the particular models found to infringe or design around Apple's patents in no way diminishes Apple's need for injunctive relief... Because Samsung frequently brings new products to market, an injunction is important to providing Apple the relief it needs to combat any future infringement by Samsung through products not more than colorably different from those already found to infringe."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/...

However, even here, the argument is pretty darn weak. Apple only requested a number of devices plus any variants of those devices that are practically the same as those devices.

Essentially, they're asking an injunction against, say, a Galaxy S or a Galaxy S2 and any minor variants on them. But nobody sells them anymore except for a few ebay sellers. Samsung is not going to start reselling Galaxy S or S2 phones.

about 2 months ago
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Judge Lucy Koh Rejects Apple's Quest For Anti-Samsung Injunction

Sonny Yatsen I don't understand the injunction (30 comments)

I don't understand the request for injunction against the Samsung phones in question. At this point, the Samsung phones are several years old and absolutely nobody short of a few ebay sellers are still selling them. What do they get out of asking for an injunction? They're spending millions of dollars in attorney fees and, for what, a meaningless "moral victory"?

about 2 months ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Sonny Yatsen Re:Cut the Russians Off (848 comments)

Actually, the handover of USSR's stockpile of nuclear weapons in the Ukraine wasn't in exchange for defense, but rather in exchange for a promise from Russia that Russia will never use its military weapons to attack or intimidate the Ukraine. (See the Budapest Memorandum, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B... )

Clearly, that agreement has been broken by Russia. Of course, I doubt any powers are going to try to exacerbate the situation by either providing the Ukraine with nuclear weapons or suggesting that Ukraine should acquire nuclear weapons, but based on my understanding of the Budapest Memorandum, Ukraine is well within its rights to do so now that Russia has breached the agreement.

about 2 months ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Sonny Yatsen Cut the Russians Off (848 comments)

If the Russians wish to engage in this kind of conduct, then the rest of the world should hit them where it hurts the most - their treasury.

We should deny all Russian lenders (not just the 5 picked out for sanctions so far) from being able to access US and European bond markets to raise capital. We should indefinitely sanction any transfer of petrochemical technology by US and European companies to any Russian firm. And we should sanction any credit transactions between American/European credit companies and Russian banks (i.e. cut off Mastercard, Discover, Visa, AmEx, etc.).

If they wish to engage to aggression against other country's sovereignty, they should do it without the rest of the world helping fund them.

And for good measure, Ukraine should "sell" its ownership in the Ukrainian section of the gas pipeline to a Nato country and then shut off the flow of gas.

about 2 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Sonny Yatsen Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1262 comments)

Ah, so you take random Youtube comments as fact, but the death threats against her (which were made on Twitter, so you can just go and see for yourself) are automatically "lies" in your mind.

about 2 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Sonny Yatsen Re: Her work (1262 comments)

I watched some of her videos last night. I don't see where she insulted a gender at all. At most, she takes game developers to task for using cheap, clichéd tropes about women as decorative or damsel in distress because they want an easy (or lazy) shorthand for character development or to get a cheap emotional response from the gamer.

about 2 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Sonny Yatsen Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1262 comments)

It seems to me that the first few comments made to Slashdot about this story is indicative of the problem at large. The first comments (made by anonymous cowards) immediately conjectured that Sarkeesian is to blame, that she concoted the death threats as a publicity stunt.

You must ask yourself honestly : Why is it, when faced with stories like this, is your first instinct to claim that the woman lied or made it up?

about 2 months ago
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New Car Heads-Up Display To Be Controlled By Hand Gestures, Voice Commands

Sonny Yatsen Re:Any bets on how long before the plug is pulled? (142 comments)

Just because a display is integrated into the car itself doesn't make it any less of a distraction from driving. Anything that requires you to take your eyes off the roads to look down and to your right distracts you.

about 2 months ago
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Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency

Sonny Yatsen Not about leverage or influence (266 comments)

Russia isn't using this to leverage information or to influence Snowden. Russia is using this to stick it to the US. And if, every once in a while, they can trot him out like a useful puppet (like they did during Putin's televised Q&A), then all the better

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Tip Leads To Child Porn Arrest In Pennsylvania

Sonny Yatsen Re:Why wouldn't you think they are scanning? (353 comments)

Yes, but the terms of the ToS also generally states that you wouldn't misuse their services. For instance, Google Drive's ToS states:

"You may use our Services only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations."

Using Google Drive for child porn obviously violates this clause of the ToS, and once that happens, you are at the mercy of the Cloud provider on the basis of you having agreed to the terms of the Terms of Service.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Tip Leads To Child Porn Arrest In Pennsylvania

Sonny Yatsen Why wouldn't you think they are scanning? (353 comments)

I don't understand the surprise people are experiencing from the revelation that Google and Microsoft scans the stuff you upload to their cloud storage systems.

You are literally giving them a copy of your files, and generally speaking, you also agreed to allow them to allow them to scan your stuff. Google Drive's terms of service explicitly states that your stuff will be scanned:

"Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored. "

Why would anyone reasonably think that their stuff is somehow private when it's in the cloud?

about 3 months ago
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Xiaomi Arrives As Top Smartphone Seller In China

Sonny Yatsen Re:Yeah yeah (82 comments)

China might not be a technically a "free market," but if there's any bit of electronics you want to buy there, it's available for sale even if it is officially banned.

Video game consoles in China have been officially banned since 2001. Guess what I see when I go to the mall in China? Xbox 360s, Playstation 3s, Wiis. I've been told that even next gen consoles like the PS4 has made it to storefronts in China before the official launch date (through gray market means via Hong Kong).

At a macro level, China is not a "free market" but rather a managed economy. At the micro level, though, everything is for sale.

about 3 months ago
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Xiaomi Arrives As Top Smartphone Seller In China

Sonny Yatsen Re:Of course, this means DOOOOM (82 comments)

I think you're the first to suggest that this article means that Apple is doomed.

about 3 months ago
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Xiaomi Arrives As Top Smartphone Seller In China

Sonny Yatsen Re:Yeah yeah (82 comments)

Wait, which "best selling car" in China are you talking about? Because Buick has consistently been one of the best (if not the best) selling car manufacturers in China since before WWII.

about 3 months ago
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Oculus Rift Raises Another $16 Million

Sonny Yatsen Hope they will fix the motion sickness problem (104 comments)

I am really looking forward to the Oculus' public release, but I really hope they fix the lag in head tracking that results in motion sickness or dizziness in the users. As a guy who used to get nauseous after a few hours of Duke Nukem or Doom, that'd be a pretty major negative in determining whether I will buy one or not.

Also, I'm glad we've finally hit Johnny Mnemonic levels of tech in real life. Bring on the talking dolphins.

about a year ago
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My view of touchscreen laptops:

Sonny Yatsen Why is this even an issue? (359 comments)

I don't understand why people are against touchscreen laptops - nobody is forcing you to use the touch screen. You can still use the trackpad or a mouse or whatever. If you don't like it, just don't use it!

about a year ago
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Trying To Learn a Foreign Language? Avoid Reminders of Home

Sonny Yatsen Language Confusion (200 comments)

FTA: "For Chinese immigrants in the United States, speaking to a Chinese (vs. Caucasian) face reduced their English fluency, but at the same time increased their social comfort, effects that did not occur for a comparison group of European Americans (study 1)."

In my experience as a native speaker of Chinese, the reduced fluency in English when speaking with another Chinese person is due to the fact that in the back of my head, I'm trying to determine whether I should use English or Chinese to express an idea and it usually expresses itself as Chinglish. If the other person is Chinese but doesn't speak the same dialect as I do and I am using purely English to communicate, I don't get the same effect.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Take Notes In the Modern Classroom?

Sonny Yatsen Re:Stick With What Works (364 comments)

I second the pen and paper note-taking suggestion. I've found that if I type my notes in class, I spend more time transcribing every word the lecturer says instead of paying attention to the lecture and noting down the points that are important. Of course, you can always ask the lecturer if you can record the class if you need the crutch.

more than 2 years ago
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OnLive Coming To Ouya Android Console

Sonny Yatsen Re:Sure it is... (52 comments)

Wouldn't giving Apple a 30% cut only come into play if OnLive is making subscriptions available via in-app purchases? If OnLive is able to get people to sign up for their service on a website (like, say, Netflix) and set up subscriptions there, I don't see how Apple would be able to take a piece of their revenues that way.

more than 2 years ago

Submissions

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Anita Sarkeesian, creator of Tropes vs. Women, driven from home by trolls

Sonny Yatsen Sonny Yatsen writes  |  about 2 months ago

Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "Anita Sarkeesian, the creator of Tropes vs. Women — a video series exploring negative tropes and misogynistic depictions of women in video games, reports that she driven from her home after a series of extremely violent sexual threats made against her. Her videos have previously drawn criticism from many male gamers, often coupled with violent imagery or threats of violence."
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California Man Sues Sony because Killzone: Shadowfall isn't really 1080p

Sonny Yatsen Sonny Yatsen writes  |  about 2 months ago

Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "A California man with nothing better to do has launched a class-action lawsuit against Sony because he claims he was harmed because Killzone: Shadowfall's multiplayer mode doesn't have native 1080p resolution as Sony originally claimed. He now demands "all economic, monetary, actual, consequential, statutory and compensatory damages" as well as punitive damages from Sony."
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PS3 3.61 Update Released Ahead of PSN return

Sonny Yatsen Sonny Yatsen writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "Sony has released the PS3 3.61 firmware update as a part of the phased return of the Playstation Network and Qriocity. The new update now requires all PSN users to change their passwords in order to sign back into the PSN service."
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Fukushima Reactor Meltdown Confirmed

Sonny Yatsen Sonny Yatsen writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes ""Japanese officials have finally admitted what had long been suspected: a nuclear meltdown at the crippled Daiichi facility near Japan has occurred, with a pool of molten fuel discovered at the bottom of its No.1 reactor. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) officials entered the reactor last week for the first time and discovered at least five feet of the nuclear core’s 13-foot-long fuel rods had melted from exposure to the air.""
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Meat Eating Furniture

Sonny Yatsen Sonny Yatsen writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "NPR's Robert Krulwich explores the work of several designers who are working on carnivorous furniture. These creations, including a clock that feeds on dead flies, and a table that lures mice into a guillotined death. "We want robots to be able to get their own energy from the environment," says co-designer Prof. Melhuish. Let's hope they come up with a lounge chair that eats cockroaches sometime soon."
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Assange & The Guardian's Complicated Relations

Sonny Yatsen Sonny Yatsen writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "Vanity Fair has published an interesting behind-the-scenes look at the unlikely and tumultuous working relationship between Wikileak's Julian Assange and The Guardian as the Iraq War Logs were being published. The piece highlights the differences and conflicts between the Guardian's journalistic standards and Wikileak's transparency. Particularly interesting is the revelation that Julian Assange threatened to sue The Guardian if they publish a portion of Iraq War Logs leaked to them by a disgruntled Wikileaks volunteer, claiming "he owned the information and had a financial interest in how and when it was released.""
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Pentagon Computers Vulnerable, says Cyber Command

Sonny Yatsen Sonny Yatsen writes  |  about 4 years ago

Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "Head of US Cyber Command, Gen. Keith Alexander, noted in his first hearing before the House Armed Services Committee the increasingly difficult issue of securing Pentagon computers against "terrorist and criminal syndicates, foreign intelligence organizations, and “hacktivists” intent on infiltrating power grids and financial networks." Especially interesting is that Gen. Alexander noted that, in case of a cyber attack against the US power grids, US Cyber Command would be unable to act to defend and any defense must be borne by the commercial sector."
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Viking Landers Might Have Missed Martian Organics

Sonny Yatsen Sonny Yatsen writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "A new study suggests that the Viking Landers might have found organic compounds on Mars, but failed to recognize them because of the methodology used to detect organics. The findings may suggest specific strategies that would improve on the way organic compounds are detected on the red planet."
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The Ten Commandments

Sonny Yatsen Sonny Yatsen writes  |  more than 3 years ago

10 Then the LORD said: âoeI am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the LORD, will do for you. 11 Obey what I command you today. I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 12 Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you. 13 Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.[a] 14 Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

  15 âoeBe careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices. 16 And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same.

  17 âoeDo not make any idols.

  18 âoeCelebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt.

  19 âoeThe first offspring of every womb belongs to me, including all the firstborn males of your livestock, whether from herd or flock. 20 Redeem the firstborn donkey with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem all your firstborn sons.

      âoeNo one is to appear before me empty-handed.

  21 âoeSix days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.

  22 âoeCelebrate the Festival of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year.[b] 23 Three times a year all your men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD, the God of Israel. 24 I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the LORD your God.

  25 âoeDo not offer the blood of a sacrifice to me along with anything containing yeast, and do not let any of the sacrifice from the Passover Festival remain until morning.

  26 âoeBring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God.

      âoeDo not cook a young goat in its motherâ(TM)s milk.â

  27 Then the LORD said to Moses, âoeWrite down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.â 28 Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenantâ"the Ten Commandments.

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