If apple expects to shake down other companies (especially for trivially obvious patents), then they actually do deserve it when the same thing happens to them.
I would let my former roommate's two year old play super tux kart on my laptop to entertain her. Even though she didn't quite grasp the concept of steering, it always put a glowing smile on her face.
It's nothing more than a company mission statement. Who cares about a company mission statement from, say, Google, or Microsoft, or your local bakery, or any company of any scale whatsoever apart from the people who write it? No-one.
While this is most likely true, I would say that the company's mission statement certainly still does have an impact on the customer through it's implementation.
I have been thinking about this for months now. If I were to build a decentralized social network, I would construct it as a peer to peer network, where your account information is mirrored by enough peers to be accessable around the clock. Public key encryption would be used to protect account details that are only visible to friends, that way people can mirror your private info without being able to read it. This design would make it difficult to sensor, difficult for big brother to sift through, and spare people from needing to run a dedicated server for their account. Unfortunately, I have a lot of reading (about encryption) to do if I were to persue this project, but if anyone is interested, we can toss some ideas around here.
And it's really funny when the bookworm at HQ goes to look up the law that the cop is so sure exists, but can't seem to find it, while you're out on the side of the road and you have all sorts of apparently damning paraphernalia laid out on the trunk of your car. Cops hate it when you know more about the law then they do.
But do we arrest bankers who keep confidential client information in their house while they are on vacation and leave the back door unlocked so their neighbor can feed their cat? That seems like a closer analogy.
It is an import tariff on King Bloomberg's police state so you can't avoid having to pay $14 for a pack of cigarettes.
For people to choose to commit suicide at their workplace is significant. When you are going to take your own life, it's your decision when and where for it to happen. You don't accidentally intentionally kill yourself at your job, you choose to do so.
Well, if you don't want it any more, I'll take it. I got myself an n900 months and months ago and am still finding new uses for it. Ever since I've got it, I have been capable of keeping a telephone, calculator, browser, book reader, flashlight, media library/player, GPS navigation, TV remote and streaming set-top box in ONE pocket. Just be careful, because having so much useful stuff in one place is VERY appealing to thieves
Well, here's a word from me at least. Obama can eat a dick. I'm getting so fed up with this gradual transition to full autonomous surveillance. There will be people out in the streets about this when things start getting bad. Soon enough, the schism between reality and the fairy tales they told us about freedom in public school will be too wide even for the American Idol crowd to believe. An interesting time to live. It's just too bad we can't be investing these man-years and resources on attaining sustainability before the Earth becomes a giant radioactive ball of toxic shit inhabited by cannibalistic asshats.
Success is a very relative word here. In cases like this, success can be a company having the PR of Blackwater-errr.... Xe. errr.... Acadami, where failure can be a mob of tens of thousands with torches and sticks and rocks.
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fuck you, you ignorant.
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Shit man. I have a lot of sympathy for you. I have paid a few thousand dollars in fines (all traffic violations) and surcharges and had my license suspended for almost a year just because these fucking pricks keep thinking they have some sort of right to pull me over for totally bogus reasons and try their damned hardest to find my nug. (yeah, you fuckers pick up that piece of napkin under my gas petal while I sit in the fucking winter cold in a t-shirt. It sure looks like a joint, right? oh shit, its only a bit of napkin.) I cannot begin to list all the bad karma these fucking pigs generate.