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Tech Companies Set To Appeal 2012 Oracle Vs. Google Ruling

amoeba1911 Java stole from C (198 comments)

Why does Java have C's syntax? Java entirely ripped off the C syntax to ride on C's fan base.

If implementing your API based on another language API is a copyright violation, then I don't see why implementing your syntax based on another language's syntax isn't a copyright violation.

This whole case reeks of rent-seeking. It's disgusting and frustrating. Imagine how much faster technology would evolve if people competed by making better stuff instead...

The world of technology has always been a ruthless race, the ones that fall behind get gobbled up. But in the past decade the contenders are spending majority of their time trying to stab the other contenders instead of actually racing. Imagine in the Olympics, 100m dash, the runners are ready to run, the gun goes off.... and the runners start throwing dirt at each other's faces instead of actually racing. Sure, the runner who throws most dirt and kills the other runners will be able to get to the finish line first... but there will be no winners! EVERYONE loses!

about 5 months ago

US Gov't Circulates Watch List of Buyers of Polygraph Training Materials

amoeba1911 Re:Squeeze your butt cheeks (303 comments)

coming soon...
New & Improved Polygraph: Now with 100% more butt-probe to detect butt cheek squeezing cheaters.

about 5 months ago

US Gov't Circulates Watch List of Buyers of Polygraph Training Materials

amoeba1911 how to pass a polygraph (303 comments)

Easy! convince yourself deep down that your lie is in fact not a lie. With enough training, you can internally legitimize even the most absurd nonsense you can think of. There are 6 million Mormons, living proof.


about 5 months ago

Netflix, Youtube Surpass 50% Mark of Internet Traffic

amoeba1911 Re:completely wrong (249 comments)

They're talking about percentage.

about 5 months ago

Feinstein and Rogers: No Clemency For Snowden

amoeba1911 Protect Snowden (504 comments)

Majority of Americans know that Snowden isn't a traitor. This means if Snowden is a traitor in government's eyes, then the majority of Americans are also traitors in government's eyes. If majority of American are considered traitors,

about 6 months ago

Microsoft, Apple and Others Launch Huge Patent Strike at Android

amoeba1911 Rockstar (476 comments)

I will NEVER buy another Grand Theft Auto game, ever.

about 6 months ago

Comcast Donates Heavily To Defeat Mayor Who Is Bringing Gigabit Fiber To Seattle

amoeba1911 Re:And this is why... (356 comments)

Greed is the real problem. Today's crony capitalism is just the latest way for the destructive force of unchecked greed to manifest itself. Greed consumes.

about 6 months ago

Microsoft, Apple and Others Launch Huge Patent Strike at Android

amoeba1911 Re:Those Who Cannot Compete... (476 comments)

Animals never drown quietly. They will grab at anything nearby to prolong their futile final struggle. Companies are the same way.
Microsoft is gasping for air.
Sony has swallowed some water.
RIM is already face down in the water.
Apple is only neck deep but its life jacket died a year ago.

Their demise is inevitable, all they can do is delay it.

about 6 months ago

Microsoft, Apple and Others Launch Huge Patent Strike at Android

amoeba1911 Re:Justia link (476 comments)

This invention relates to an advertisement machine which provides advertisements to a user searching for desired information within a data network. The machine receives from a user, a search request including a search argument corresponding to the desired information and searches, based upon the received search argument a first database having data network related information to generate search results. It also correlating the received search argument to a particular advertisement in a second database having advertisement related information. The search results together with the particular advertisement are provided by the machine to the user.

Yep... that's the "patent". Let's narrow this down a bit:

This invention relates to an advertisement machine which provides advertisements to a user searching for desired information within a data network.

Let's refactor this:
"within a data network" - where else is he going to search? What if he's in a car? and who cares where he's searching?
"user searching for desired information" - what other kind of information would he ever search for, undesired information? That's the whole point of "searching" is to find desired for information, so let's shorten that to "user searching" to get rid of redundancy.
"to a user searching" - Who cares what the user happens to be doing at the time? What if they're scratching their ass, and the machine serves ads to the user scratching his ass? What the user happens to be doing is irrelevant.
"machine which provides advertisements to a user" - what if the user is a web-crawler? Your invention will still work if it's a web crawler randomly pretending to be a user, so the invention is providing advertisements to not just a user, but to any client that connects. So we don't need to specify the "to a user" part either.
"This invention relates to" - this is the abstract for your invention, we know what you're talking about already, don't repeat.
"an advertisement machine which provides advertisements" - What else would an advertisement machine do? make coffee? By definition an advertisement machine is a machine that provides advertisements. Let's simplify this to "an advertisement machine"

After removing all the fluff, we're left with just:

An advertisement machine.

Good job! This patent would be awesome if you also invented a time machine, because ads have been around for a very long time.

about 6 months ago

Metadata On How You Drive Also Reveals Where You Drive

amoeba1911 I did it (81 comments)

I have progressive and I went ahead with their snapshot program. It's really neat because I would go on the web site every night and look at my driving record. The web site displays the time, driving speed, time and duration of each ride, along with number of "hard stops" made. It considers a velocity drop over 7mph/s to be a "hard stop". I hardly ever made hard stops.
I had that device plugged in for six months. During those six months I made a round trip to Florida. Most of the trip I was going at least 80mph, sometimes 90 and occasionally I exceeded 100mph. It was all recorded and displayed in the graphs on the web site. Overall, I drove like a speed demon, but my hard stops averaged to less than 0.1 hard stops per hour of driving.
After the six months were over, my insurance rate went down 27%. My insurance rate was already fairly low to begin with, so 27% amounts to just a few dollars per month.

about 7 months ago

With XP's End of Life, Munich Will Distribute Ubuntu CDs

amoeba1911 nice (426 comments)

but they should do everyone a favor and give Ubuntu CDs to everyone. There are less and less reasons to use Windows. Goodbye Microsoft, and good riddance.

about 7 months ago

U.S. Gov't Still Fighting the Man Behind Buckyballs; Guess Who's Winning?

amoeba1911 Re: Sounds good to me (555 comments)

Anyways... if you lay down on a metal surface containing Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, or Gadolinium, and have ingested one of these; you may be placing a sufficiently magnetic surface close enough to a powerful magnet, that there is a danger.

Not at all. The only danger is if you eat two neodymium magnets more than a few minutes apart but within a 24 hour period. If you eat one, nothing happens, it comes in your poop. If you eat several at same time, nothing happens, you poop several at same time. The problem is that small intestine crosses near itself in countless places. If two magnets are traveling in different parts of the small intestines that cross closely they will start to pinch, and the prolonged pinching will eventually perforate the intestines. Magnets are fun, but they are serious toys, not something you hand over to someone who can't understand the consequences of ingesting questionable items.

about 8 months ago

Lavabit.com Owner: 'I Could Be Arrested' For Resisting Surveillance Order

amoeba1911 Re:Federal prison (255 comments)

No, staying in public eye will do nothing. Despite all the brainwashing by the media, the majority of American public feels Snowden is a whistle-blower, not a traitor. Yet the government still pursues him as a traitor. There is a huge disconnect between government and people. The government no longer does what's best for the people, the government does what's best for the government at the cost of people. Revealing that the government does unethical things that harm the governed is considered treason. Eventually, speaking out against your government will become a crime as well.

about 8 months ago

Lavabit.com Owner: 'I Could Be Arrested' For Resisting Surveillance Order

amoeba1911 They Thought They Were Free (255 comments)

"What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could understand it, it could not be released because of national security."

But Then It Was Too Late

about 8 months ago

Despite Global Release, Breaking Bad Heavily Pirated

amoeba1911 why pirate? (443 comments)

I pirate TV shows that air on public airwaves. I receive the channel in glorious HD, but I rather download the show (even in SD) than to watch it on the TV, because of the horribly obnoxious advertising.

I would pay $50 for a service that offered all my favorite televised distractions without the obnoxious advertising. Unfortunately there is no such service. I ha-----


-- I hate to have completely irrelevant junk interrupt an otherwise mediocre TV show or movie. They manage to stuff in 20 minutes of advertising into a 60 minute TV show, that's just insane, and obnoxious.

about 8 months ago

Playing StarCraft Could Boost Your Cognitive Flexibility

amoeba1911 only Starcraft? (124 comments)

If playing Starcraft could boost your cognitive flexibility, then playing Zero-K could shoot it through the roof all the way to the moon and back.

about 8 months ago

US Promises Not To Kill Or Torture Snowden

amoeba1911 it's a joke (616 comments)

The U.S. government is already torturing Snowden by revoking his citizenship, by making threats to any country that might let him stay. Most Americans feel that Snowden is a whistle-blower, not a traitor. Yet, the government continues to treat him like a criminal. It's despicable that a government by the people for the people would not have the people's best interest in mind.

Let's face the facts, the government in this country has become corrupt with power, and merely pointing out that the government is corrupt has become some kind of treason, yet nobody is doing anything about it. People are slowly handing over more and more power to their government.

about 9 months ago

'Space Vikings' Spark (Unfounded) NASA Waste Inquiry

amoeba1911 YEAH... (147 comments)

Wow NASA probably spent hundreds of dollars funding this extravagant photo-op. Yes, considering how small NASA's budget is, you can confidently say NASA spent the majority of its funding on this photo shoot.

about 9 months ago

Microsoft Is Sitting On Six Million Unsold Surface Tablets

amoeba1911 android (550 comments)

Just install android on them, and they will sell like hot cakes.

about 9 months ago


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