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Comment: Re:History of the cone icon? (Score 2) 85

by OhSoLaMeow (#49149085) Attached to: VLC Gets First Major Cross-Platform Release

Why does VLC use an orange traffic cone for its icon? It has always seemed misplaced to me.

On the wiki page for VLC:

The cone icon used in VLC is a reference to the traffic cones collected by École Centrale's Networking Students' Association.[12] The cone icon design was changed from a hand drawn low resolution icon[13] to a higher resolution CGI-rendered version in 2006, illustrated by Richard Øiestad.[14]

Comment: Re:Just checking the date. (Score 2) 55

by OhSoLaMeow (#49077515) Attached to: Apple Patents Head-Mounted iPhone

How the heck does it take 7 years to approve a patent, especially when the approval decisions are of such low quality.

You must not have tried to apply for any patents. I'm still being awarded patents for work I did with my previous employer whom I left 7 years ago The patent application date was in 2004.

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