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Comment: Re:Uhm... can I block this? (Score 1) 67

by The New Guy 2.0 (#48010793) Attached to: Amazon Purchases<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.buy TLD For $4.6 Million

It's the reason Clear Channel was able to promote that Coca-Cola already registered its trademark list during the .cc campaign. If Coca-Cola didn't, Pepsi would have had a shot at registering it. .buy shouldn't exist for the same reason. Everybody knows how to find .com... .buy needs something else like a better way to secure credit card numbers in order to be worth anything more than trademark problem avoidance.

Comment: Uhm... can I block this? (Score 3, Interesting) 67

by The New Guy 2.0 (#47950531) Attached to: Amazon Purchases<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.buy TLD For $4.6 Million

This makes no sense other than being a money grab... Amazon can now charge Barnes and Noble for, or redirect it back to Amazon. It seems .buy will just be a redirect to some page on Amazon, or be something trademark owners must buy in order to protect. Remember .cc resulted in refunds from Clear Channel.

Comment: This happens sometimes... (Score 2) 124

I had this problem at a place I used to work... we were an "answer the e-mail" schedule, and we went six weeks without anybody in our department getting any work commands for the system. I had no choice but to tell my boss the reason why I couldn't close any tickets was because I had no tickets. We checked, saw we were at zero usage, got laid off, and claimed half our pay for the next 99 weeks.

Comment: Re:This is not a new or unique problem (Score 1) 124

The problem here is not dishonest work on the patent logs, it's dishonest work on the time cards/sheets that tell the bosses how much to pay. Uhm, some computer logging software is about to fall off the patent logs for 14 years being up!

He's dead, Jim.