I think the article misinterprets the situation. Samsung showing evidence like this could be taken that they are trying to say that they copied the ideas (perhaps even with permission) from the professor, and NOT from Apple. IANAL, but that would have a firmer legal position than challenging Apple's patent with prior art. If the court is willing to view the case in such terms they would, de facto, accept that Samsung's position (that they are not infringing) is valid.
1k uSv per hour is not that bad really. The 'safe' level is low for the reason of protecting small children and pregnant mothers who are more at risk to low dosages. In truth, 20k uSv per year is considered safe for workers at nuclear power plants. The leak is not good, but not as bad as it is made out to be.
Also, these reactors are build differently than Chernobyl was. That was a fast reaction method, these are not. If they can control the temps then it will be fine.
Makes me feel a little better now.
Checked a few of these torrents that are so ridiculously popular, and so far they are all FAKES!!!
I don't know where they're getting their data from, but it looks like bogus trackers.
I'm laughing so hard I want to cry.
The reason why this is stupid is because the tax would be going to the wrong place!
If I purchase something online, then the tax, if I am required to pay it, should go to that small city in Pennsylvania where their warehouse is located, not my local municipal. That's the place I am buying from, anyhow. The internet is like a magical doorway that teleports me into their store, all the way across the country, where I browse around and make a purchase. Then the internet teleports me back and I wait for them to ship it.
If the states wanted to argue that they needed to tax goods coming in from other states that would be one thing, but that isn't within their constitutional powers. Interstate commerce is governed by the federal level of government. Which makes the whole argument even more ridiculous.
The problem with this trend is that the internet isn't like real life. In real life, stealing your information is difficult. The thief would have to dig through your trash and other distasteful things, maybe even break into your house. And if they wanted to see what kinds of things you were doing, or what you liked to buy, maybe so they could sell that information to an advertising company; they would have to hire a private investigator.
And that's just for you. What about everyone else?
The internet, and the way most people use it, leaves us all much more exposed. The simplest tracking cookie can tell someone everywhere you've been, from the items pages of amazon to your private social networking profile. Anonymity on the internet keeps us safe by making it that much harder to mine accurate information.
Remember that (Brazilian) woman who had her insurance revoked after the insurer learned that she had pictures on (a friend's) facebook account, wherein those pictures she was smiling and having a good time, so she (obviously) must be cured of her major depression. Reality is much different. The not-drug treatment for depression is socialization, and everyone smiles for the camera. I hope she sued the balls off of that company, but I never followed up on that story.
This is just an example of the damage that a company (which most people would agree is a legal one) can cause by abusing the exposure people face on the internet. What would less scrupulous individuals do if the internet lost anonymity? I'm sure it wouldn't affect anyone using it criminally. They'd simply get a proxy service or make their own. Suddenly, your information would become even more valuable, and you might get blamed for crimes you didn't commit if someone used your information to slander another person.
The internet allows anonymity for a reason. It must stay free and open and anonymous.
Demanding to change that is folly, and the laws that allow for this kind of criminalization of the service providers are trying to do just that.
Am I the only one that doesn't see where it is a problem that they would court other job offers?
I mean, seriously, if they are being offered better money to go develop games for another company, why should they be prevented from seeking gainful employment there? That kind of contractual obligation means that programmers might not get a raise, since their employer knows they can't leave, and isn't otherwise motivated to offer them anything more. Among other practices, like working them halfway past death for no reason other than increased productivity, because they're cheap bastards.
I might be a little biased here, but isn't this a free market? Isn't this what capitalism is supposed to be? Why are they allowed to impose limitations on their employees? It would be one thing if they stole something and sold it to a competitor. They have no right to that. But their ideas, and their own personal creativity, is something they should be allowed to sell to the highest bidder.
Is there something I'm missing here? They apparently aren't allowed to discuss other employment with their coworkers? If that kind of infringement upon free speech actually wins in court, we have much more serious problems to worry about.
Profit margin is the percent of the whole that is profit, not the amount that you multiply by to reach the sell price of something. So a CD spool that costs $5 and sells at $10 has a profit margin of 50%. It is NOT POSSIBLE to have a 100% profit margin on anything that costs money to make.
Like the speed of light, you can approach it but not achieve it.
Also, the link in the parent is calculated after costs. I have never managed a brick and mortar store that had an average margin of less than 40%. In my current location, 37% is the break even point to cover fixed costs. Rent alone is $13700 a month, and we have to cover all maintenance inside the building as well as HVAC. Still, my store averages close to a million dollars a year, with about $350000 in profit. About half of that will pay for corporate costs incurred from our store, from human resources to customer service calls. But that cost varies. Then figure that our over-glorified executive gives himself a big bonus.