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Comment Re:Hard enough? (Score 1) 111

Phone is in my left pocket with screen (and home button) facing my body, top of phone down towards the ground. Reach in & trigger home button with thumb as I'm pulling it out & pivoting it around my thumb grip to be right side up.

Same here, just with my right hand. Though with my phone, I press the power button with my thumb to turn the screen on.

As far as handwriting handedness, I'm told it doesn't make a big difference. It's nigh indecipherable by anyone else regardless of what hand I'm writing with...

Hell, if you can read your own handwriting, you've got me beat.

Comment Re:All your attention are belong to us (Score 1) 156

Yeah, whatever, keep arguing semantics as if we wouldn't have another OS mono-culture if it weren't for Android.

I never said that. Whether or not some other system would have come along is impossible to know at this point. I would like to think that someone would have put together a system that didn't suck. Blackberry might have done it. Maybe Microsoft, but I admit that would have been pretty unlikely. Could have been Maemo, if a bunch of the manufacturers were looking for something to use and they didn't have Android available.

I think you and I just have a different standard for what is really considered a monopoly in a computing market. Apple only dominated a small (but rapidly growing) market for a few years at most. Compare that to Microsoft, which had a monopoly (and arguably still does) for nearly 20 years.

Comment Re:All your attention are belong to us (Score 1) 156

One, you said "early 2000s". Assuming you meant the decade and not the century or millennium, you were off by 4-5 years.

My main point was that the "monopoly" was in a very small smartphone market. For the first couple years, most cell phones were not smartphones. By the time smartphones became the norm, Android was reasonably well established.

Comment Re:Newsflash: Lawyer intentionally misrepresents.. (Score 2) 182

Fair use is fair use. It has nothing to do with competing.

This page and this page seem to disagree.

The lawyer is confusing that with trademark law, and probably should be disbarred for being either completely obtuse and ignorant of the law she claims to know, or disbarred for being a majorly disingenuous douchebag and outright lying.

Somebody is confused, but I don't think it's that lawyer.

Comment Re:Get over it (Score 2) 182

So a billion Android devices is fair use, but add in 500k Chromebooks, and oh no, it's a different matter all together?

Oracle's argument is that a billion devices in a market that Oracle isn't in may be fair use, but 500k devices in a market that Oracle is in makes it a different matter. It will be up to a judge and/or jury to decide.

Comment Re: Wrong again (Score 1) 162

I guess if you want to play meaningless semantics games, sure. You can also say that you automatically accept the license when you make the copy, and then you can still go ahead and do things that violate the license. It doesn't matter how you want to state what you did, you would be liable for copyright infringement either way.

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