Dumbest use of a patent ever! The patent office no longer serves a purpose and needs to be closed. With no more patents people will be free to innovate without all this BS!!
People actually pre-order Windows??
I'm glad there are people willing to do this type of thing, I'm just not one of them. I have no desire to goto Mars with today's technology. When we can hop on a plane and get to Mars in a few hours...not that will be something!
Here I thought China was all about old school alternative medicines like acupuncture and the like. Electro shock treatments seem barbaric in my mind. No ancient chinese remedy for you internet addicts round here. We shock you!
As long as we're being told we'll be SAFE, Americans are willing to give up any and all freedoms. "Hand over all your private information and we'll keep you 'safe'." How are we any different than communist China these days... Our government gives us a few freedoms as long as we keep buying shit and making them rich. The only thing that matters anymore in this country is the Economy.
The option to do this would be fair, soon we'll all get those barcodes stamped on our foreheads....then we'll ALL be SAFE!
I knew the Mormons were behind the NSA! Oh Snap!
Wonder if they give tours..
$7.8 million for one of the most popular websites in the world??? Why doesnt the RIAA/MPAA just offer them $10million and shut it down? Even if they killed all the torrents and sold T-Shirts they'd make their money back...
I agree the guy should go to jail, but this is a slippery slope if I ever heard one... He gave the Circuit City guys permission to install a DVD drive, NOT to F'ing access every file on his computer. FFS
As usual people trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill.. BFD!
Nevo writes "A partner and I are in the planning stages of a business. We've decided on a name that we'd like to use but the domain name is already registered. The owner has a single 'search' page up (similar to the one at www.goggle.com)... clearly not a legitimate business interest, but since we don't own a trademark on this name it doesn't qualify as bad faith, I don't think. Does anyone have any experience buying domains from these operators? Do you have any advice on how to approach the owners of these domains to get them at a reasonable cost?"
My neighbor lady comes over with her dell netbook full of the xp virus that she "PAID" for and isnt working... I take it, download Ubuntu Netbook-Remix, throw it on my usb drive and load it on her netbook in 30min. Gave it back to her the next day, all she does is check email, surf the web, and instant message. Havent seen her since.
People are always amazed that I can take their aging slow computer and within a few hours restore it to the same condition as when they bought it.