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Startup Seeks To Preempt Patent Trolls 117

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the wonder-how-long-that'll-last dept.
anaesthetica writes "The WSJ reports that a San Francisco startup is buying up patents with the promise never to assert them in order to help large corporations hedge against patent trolling firms. The company, RPX Corp, receives an annual fee in exchange for licensing the patents it has purchased. Cisco and IBM have already signed up for this service of 'defense patent aggregation.'"

Comment: Re:If Only... (Score 1) 429

by Build6 (#13151904) Attached to: V For Vendetta Trailer
I think this is one of the things where the vector/altivec units for the PPCs come into play and make a big difference - look at the relative differences between Mac and x86 machines for QT7/HD playback: ations.html

There's no way a single 1.8GHz G5 can beat a *dual* 2.8GHz Xeon for general compute tasks, but on my iMac, 720p plays fine (while it stutters like mad on my 2.8GHz P4).

this is one of the things I wonder about re: the intel transition for Macs - are the Intel chips showing up in 2 years that apple is going to deploy on *that* much of an improvement? (dual xeons! ).

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming