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Comment: Viewing comments (Score 3, Insightful) 410

by NathanE (#39596321) Attached to: Slashdot Coming Attractions

Having to click 7 times to view all the comments on this page is very annoying. The link at the bottom of the page says "Get N more comments" where N is the total number of comments on the article. Clicking it only returns 5 at a time. This makes it hard to read discussions when you have to continually scroll to the bottom of the page, click a link, scroll back up, continue reading for a little bit, scroll back down, click a link, repeat.

Comment: Mobile bugfixes (Score 3, Interesting) 410

by NathanE (#39596273) Attached to: Slashdot Coming Attractions

How about fixing the mobile version of the site? Its been broken for months:

- In Safari on my iPhone, going to slashdot.org fetches the 5 most recent stories. At the bottom of the page is a "Many More" link. Clicking it doesn't actually fetch the _next_ 5 oldest. Instead it fetches stories from earlier in the day SORTED IN THE REVERSE ORDER. This makes it very difficult to use the mobile site to catch up on news missed during the day. It wouldn't be so bad if .....

- The "Fullscreen" link at the bottom of the mobile version would actually work. The text says "Change view: Mobile - Fullscreen", leading one to believe that the fullscreen link should take you to the normal version of the site. But clicking it simply reloads the mobile version of the page with the "ss=0" URL parameter.

Comment: Mossberg is an Apple fanboi, valid point though (Score 2, Insightful) 568

by NathanE (#30659900) Attached to: Google's Nexus One Phone Launches

Mod me as troll if you want, but its not surprising that Mossberg rushes to defend an Apple product in the face of a new competitor. He also neglects to point out in his comparison that the 16 GB of storage on the iPhone is typically filled with music, leaving much less than that for applications.

Comment: Re:Go Obama (Score 1, Insightful) 1505

by NathanE (#27822041) Attached to: Battle Lines Being Drawn As Obama Plans To Curb Tax Avoidance

Fiscally responsible? Seriously? He received a raw deal budget wise from Bush, but his own proposed budget for 2010 is $1.178 TRILLION (source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/asset.aspx?AssetId=764). Indeed he's projecting less of a deficit than 2009's budget. Hooray!! But this kind of proposed spending is hardly fiscally responsible.

Comment: Am I cynical? (Score 5, Informative) 1505

by NathanE (#27821781) Attached to: Battle Lines Being Drawn As Obama Plans To Curb Tax Avoidance

Am I cynical to think that these businesses will just raise the cost of their goods to cover the additional tax, thus making consumers the ones to pick up this $210 billion tab? I somehow doubt that publicly traded companies are excited to see the earnings hit show up in their quarterly statements.

Patents

+ - What are my rights in a patent case?

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An anonymous reader writes "Over the past year, I've created an online budgeting website as a hobby in my spare time. Around Christmas, I was contacted by an IP lawyer claiming this site is infringing on one of his client's patents. The specific feature in question is the ability to specify a paycheck and allocate funds from that paycheck into categories. (How that could be patented, I have no idea. But that's a question for another day.) I'm not convinced that I'm actually infringing on the patent. They mentioned claims 1 and 12 of patent #7,213,064. The issue hasn't gone to court, we are just discussing it via email. They mentioned the desire for settlement. How would I go about proving prior art? What are my rights in the matter?"

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.

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