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Comment: Re:what happened to not wanting to sue? (Score 3, Interesting) 239

Not wanting to sue to begin with was probably due to the PR involved and bad inter-company relations (Samsung used to supply... screens?). Having won the last lawsuit to the tune of $1B, means that while he didn't really support the orignal lawsuit he's perfectly ok with other money making courthouse shinanegans.

Comment: Re:Or IS there even a genetic test?. (Score 1) 626

by Cockatrice_hunter (#42918171) Attached to: French Police Unsure Which Twin To Charge In Sexual Assaults

While they both start with the same data, minor copy errors during DNA replication will eventually mean that they are not 100% identical. The odds of both twins actually mutating in the same way is actually pretty low. Most of these copy errors will occur in the womb, however some can be attributed to environmental factors.

Normal DNA tests take a few locations of the genome and compare them. To be more thorough, you test more points. Eventually you'll find a difference that you can use to compare. It's like comparing two books. You open to the first page and see the same acknowledgement you might assume the same book. But sampling a few more pages and you'll realize that maybe one is partially plagarised from the other.

They should pay it just to show that 'twin' crimes are not uncatchable.

Comment: Re:So the drives will get louder and hotter? (Score 2) 25

It's my understanding that 'loudness' is a function of amplitude not frequency. Furthermore ultrasounds are by definition too high a frequency for us to hear. As for the heating issue, yeah probably. Otherwise this is kind of cool. It's like writing on a stretched rubber band.

Comment: If they did it on purpose (Score 1) 550

by Cockatrice_hunter (#41103105) Attached to: Should Developers Be Sued For Security Holes?

If they left a hole in the fence on purpose or knew about a hole and didn't patch it I'd say sure go ahead and sue. Would you sue a fence builder if someone dug under your fence? Not all security holes are immediately apparent and most software has holes of some kind you can't just sue everybody.

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