Time == money, after all.
...I'm calling 100.000 random people every month.
Sort that out, NSA!
This sounds like a task for open source. Any accurate clock projects out there?
If we're lucky Apple will realise that patent reform is in their best interests as well as ours.
You must be kidding. Apple is a law firm that happens to sell consumer electronics.
Encapsulate your entire machine in a VM and you can run the entire software stack if necessary.
Yes, but what about my Google doc stuff?
Can you run Google in a VM?
... you clearly haven't read the law.
Why does that make me feel enlightened?
... and protecting consumers with better protections against being sued for patent infringement.
How's that new? I thought consumers were exempt from these type of lawsuits.
Should I have been reading patents before wasting money on my iPhone?
you don't have to be best, you just have to be first
This apparently does not apply to telephone companies.
Why should it apply to Twitter etc.?
Then the question is: why aren't there services like facebook's, google's and twitter's that are honest and let you be the customer, instead of commercial third parties?
I don't mind paying a reasonable fee, if the company treats me like I expect them to.
My phone number is copyrighted. If they pull tricks like this, I'll send them a DMCA notice.
"Almost any software can be converted into a physical machine"
I think you maybe meant "virtual" machine?
Obviously, he meant something like this:
Remember, Google is involved here. Finally we can data-mine all the intimate details of all users!
No amount of physics, maths or theories of "everything" will cure cancer
Well, a sheet of paper on which a patent is written will not solve many practical problems either.
In a little while, when physicists have figured out the laws of the universe, everything might be mathematics... (not just symbolic stuff like computer programs)
That sounds strange. So you could patent "subtracting two numbers to calculate at what time you have to leave home to arrive on time"?