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Schmidt On Why Tax Avoidance is Good, Robot Workers, and Google Fiber

toriver Re:Especially the robot CEO's (780 comments)

Hah. And how is that program going to play golf?

about a year and a half ago
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Dell Gives Android the Boot, Boots Up More Windows 8

toriver Targeting business customers? (408 comments)

I guess "dude, you got a Dell" has to change into "manager, you got a Dell" instead then.

about a year and a half ago
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ISP Data Caps Just a 'Cash Cow'

toriver Re:This is Market failure in action... (353 comments)

This is because there is an unhealthy tie between the infrastructure provider and the service provider. Monopoly on infrastructure is a natural monopoly, and to be expected: it is wasteful to have multiple power lines just because there are multiple power companies. But just because there is one motorway between two cities there does not need to be just one company driving on them...

about a year and a half ago
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iPhone Infringes On Sony, Nokia Patents, Says Federal Jury

toriver Re:Apple is a the biggest patent troll (166 comments)

*sigh* Again. But no. Instead of keeping pointing out that Apple does not fit the patent troll definition to mindless ACs I am going to ignore them.

about a year and a half ago
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iPhone Infringes On Sony, Nokia Patents, Says Federal Jury

toriver Re:Incoming Call Rejection Patent (166 comments)

Yeah, design patents suck. Louis Vuitton should not get a design patent on "bag with pockets on" - it reduces the income of copycat bag makers and makes life more expensive for people who wanted to save money on getting a cheap knock-off that looks like a LV handbag.

about a year and a half ago
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iPhone Infringes On Sony, Nokia Patents, Says Federal Jury

toriver Re:There's your problem ... (166 comments)

So basically all the posturing about "how the patent system is bad" was just pretending, covering up for run of the mill Apple hate. "We like the patent system now that Apple are getting hurt!" Grow the fuck up Mr. Anorak.

about a year and a half ago
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iPhone Infringes On Sony, Nokia Patents, Says Federal Jury

toriver Re:patent troll? (166 comments)

Only if you blatantly ignore the commonly-used definition of a patent troll in order to reduce the term to a swear word. Urge to auto-block brainless AC posters... rising...

about a year and a half ago
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Blizzard Has a Version of Diablo 3 Running On Consoles

toriver Re:lol (147 comments)

No, Adventure or Colossal Cave. On your father's old DEC PDP-8. Which you use for heating.

about a year and a half ago
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A US Apple Factory May Be Robot City

toriver Re:The real reason: (602 comments)

I was under the impression suicide rates at Foxconn were lower than e.g. suicide rates at American universities. Maybe we should replace students with robots as well... :)

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Patents Wireless Charging

toriver Re:Apple Once Again, Rips off, then shuts pioneers (253 comments)

Yeah, because no inventions have ever come based on someone else's. An "idea" can have dozens of patents that implement it, but there are people out there - like you most likely - who are convinced that patents apply to ideas. And so the quarrel continues.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Patents Wireless Charging

toriver Re:Man... (253 comments)

Your "essentially" is a willful mis-reading and intentional misunderstanding. What was the purpose of that? They are not patenting radio. However, they are paying Nokia millions a year for "patents on radio".

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Patents Wireless Charging

toriver Re:Freakin' Cloners (253 comments)

Yes, the patent is vastly different from the Qi proprietary standard that Nokia uses. So it is new. Thinking that "adding a meter" makes little differende is just being ignorant. Do you think inductive pans will heat a meter away from an induction stove, too?

And it's not "Nokia's standard" just because Nokia is one of over 100 companies in the consortium behind it.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Patents Wireless Charging

toriver Re:Oh my god (253 comments)

Ah the accurate and detailed description "things". It is obvious you know how patents work.

"Marconi invented radio ages ago, so we cannot have any patents related to that field ever again."

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Patents Wireless Charging

toriver Re:Patent Troll (253 comments)

The wireless charging in those phones uses a different method. Nothing to sue over.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Patents Wireless Charging

toriver Re:Prior Art (253 comments)

Has it occurred to you that perhaps Apple's method is different from Tesla's? You do not patent "ideas". For a given idea there can be dozens of patents, each expressing the idea differently.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Patents Wireless Charging

toriver Re:Worlds Gone Mad (253 comments)

How far away from the touchstone did it charge? This is a different method.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Patents Wireless Charging

toriver Re:Worlds Gone Mad (253 comments)

There is no law against patenting something inferior to other technologies much as there is no law against making inferior movies based on the same public domain sources that a successful movie uses.

about a year and a half ago
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Steve Jobs Was Wrong About Touchscreen Laptops

toriver Re:Um, have you used OSX recently? (526 comments)

Well, the change was to match touch movements on the trackpad (the large accessory one at least). But it was easy to revert.

about a year and a half ago
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Steve Jobs Was Wrong About Touchscreen Laptops

toriver Re:It's very possible (526 comments)

This is also why they eat Cheetos: It is cheaper than steak. And dwelling in your parents' basement is cheaper than having your own apartment. And being a virgin is cheaper than a girlfriend. All in all, quite cheap individuals. Pirating Android apps is just icing on the cake.

But you seem to lack knowledge about iPads. The number of Android tablets that can be called "better" is minimal at best.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Microsoft's Surface Pro Could Fail

toriver Re:Too expensive! (442 comments)

That was uncalled for: the poor man might be an Android user with no sense of humor.

about a year and a half ago

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