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Comment: How can you still keep a straight face? (Score 1) 187 187

Time and time again your forecasts about legal disputes have been falsified in court. How can you still offer your allegedly unbiased opinion as an expert on patent law and still keep a straight face? Aren't you perhaps confusing what you (or your sponsors) wish the body of the law is with what it actually is?

Comment: Re:FP? (Score 4, Insightful) 942 942

I "sort of" agree, and in Italy we do indeed use the comma to separate decimal digits. However, the problem with using a comma when applied to Anglophone nations is mainly one of pronunciation. "Thirty-three-comma-thirthy-three" sounds like two separate numbers, at least until you get used to it. And getting used to it can take a long time since this usage of the comma is logically opposed to that in written language.

+ - Amazon acquires Twitch for $970 million

rtoz writes: Amazon has agreed to buy the massively popular video game streaming website Twitch in an all-cash deal of around $970 million.

This deal came just months after numerous reports that Google had a deal to acquire Twitch.

According to the CEO ( Emmett Shear) of Twitch, Amazon plans to let Twitch operate independently, out of its offices in San Francisco. It seems Twitch decides to choose Amazon over Google because of this reason.

Twitch did not exist a little over three years ago, and it now has 55 million unique viewers a month globally.

Twitch specializes in live videos of the people playing games.

Comment: Re:The Spruce Goose is your comparison? (Score 2) 85 85

But the Martin Mars ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M... ) made several flights, and was actually flown until a few years ago as a firefighting plane. And I still think it is bigger than this plane. Probably their claim is that it is bigger than its Japanese counterpart, the ShinMaywa US2 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S... )

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