So lets see... Indiegogo (because kickstarter doesn't allow vapourware projects) check! Flexible funding (so they can just runoff with whatever money people give without ever delivering anything) check! Zero actual photographs of anything real (and lots of impractical looking CG images) check!
but it is a scary precedent to get rid of people based on their personal beliefs and political activities.
What about being forced to resign because of a massive public petition against them? He was never fired for donating to prop 8, he resigned because of public pressure for him to resign...
The iOS slide to unlock is not a physical counterpart for anything
Here's your prior art. Seriously, taking a common real world design and making something on a touch-screen that looks like it should never be patentable. It would be like patenting an on-screen control that looks like a dial or an on-screen meter that looks like a galvanometer.
That's a design patent though, which means it should only cover a device that has the same sized curved corners with the same straight thick bevelled edge and curved back
How about we start by making UTC a thing? Seriously last summer there was an online live stream advertised in PST and GMT. This is while the UK was on BST. So, did they mean UK local time (BST) or GMT (which is one hour behind)?
Yet we managed to go to the moon on an economy not based on living the brand lifestyles.
Most smartphones can last as long as an old Nokia, just turn mobile data / wifi off and don't use much screen time. Seriously without it constantly downloading emails in the background they last for ever.
You have to admit tho, even if that multimeter was yellow it would still be more different to the Fluke meter than the Sparkfun meters are. Of course if it were up to me I'd give the Sparkfun meters a pass, but the design is still much closer than it needs to be.
Not just the yellow, but the entire design is a bit close for comfort to this Fluke model, it's probably not just the yellow but the combination of shape and control placement with a yellow outline and grey front.
Well, given the recent Nexus phones have been by LG with Qualcomm modems, I'm pretty sure they're free of this Samsung/Infineon modem firmware.
Of course what security issues the LG/Qualcomm firmware do contain are anyone's guess.
Should a company really be able to patent taking a well known physical object and replicating it on a phone's screen? It would be like granting a patent for an on-screen button that looks like a switch or a push-button, a volume meter that looks like a galvanometer, or a power meter that looks like a battery etc.
Given that even the transponder stopped responding, I suspect this device would have also stopped transmitting at the same time...
I'd imagine it would be easier to have large power storage facilities at the receiving stations on Earth than to set up the long-range energy transmission system required to pipe all the electricity from the moon-facing side of Earth to the other side anyway.