Why aren't Google, Apple et. al. doing the same as Lavabit and Silent Circle? They should shut down until they are happy that their customers are happy with what they are doing.
Solidworks, SolidEdge or ProEngineer (PTC Creo): If any of these packages worked on something other than Windows, I could be potentially be free of the Windows OS: Until then,...
It will be interesting to see what happens with google glass. Even if they release a product with no camera, the media will still report it as a privacy invading device.
Sounds like a sensible response from the judge. But what is the long term solution here? Maybe there needs to be a mechanism for disallowing "obvious" ideas to be patented. But then there is the problem of defining what is "obvious". There must be some pretty boring/bored patent lawyers out there.
I want a laptop with a 24" screen with resolution of 1920 x 1200 (NOT 1920 x 1080) The 24" screen is going to make it a very large laptop. So be it. Also, I want the keyboard to be as close to the user as possible. And no built in mouse pad. I will always use a wireless mouse. Why is what I want never available? I must be a freak?
I guess this is something that has probably been said a thousand times before, but, If pirating stopped overnight, then surely open source would become the standard within months? There's no way that pirates would suddenly start paying for software. And I mean NO WAY! In a way, pirating is doing corporations a massive favour by indirectly stifling open source, yes? Anyway, I love reading threads about this kind of topic, so I thought I should start to contribute