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Comment: Re:How are those kind of things patentable? (Score 1) 406

by helix2301 (#46462553) Attached to: Apple Demands $40 Per Samsung Phone For 5 Software Patents
Microsoft been doing the same thing for years back in 2006 and 2007 Microsoft was on a patent kick taking everyone to court. It stopped when Microsoft got taken to court over a patent issue with Office 2007 they were forced to payout which ended the patent tare Microsoft was on.

Comment: Re:The post alludes to a flaw in xml-rpc, but... (Score 1) 58

by helix2301 (#46462515) Attached to: Large DDoS Attack Brings WordPress Pingback Abuse Back Into Spotlight
We turn off comments and pingbacks because of just the pure amount of spam we were constantly dealing with on a regular basis. I agree this looks like a Wordpress flaw not an xml-rpc issue drupal or dotnetnuke are not having the same issue on there platforms.

Comment: Re:Why do they need to unlock it? (Score 1) 465

by helix2301 (#46418091) Attached to: Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad
This is problem with digital media how do you will it to someone unless you leave the username and password in your will or leave it in book some where. If you have a huge movie collection on DVD family can take that collection but what if your huge DVD collection is on amazon how do they access it unless you leave them the username and password.

Comment: Re:Is that legal in the UK? (Score 1) 306

by helix2301 (#46418035) Attached to: Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox
A lot of hardware venders make money on installing the bloatware. I remember when I was building pcs for company right after college we used to install AOL on everything cause AOL payed the company. We installed eBay shortcuts, Nortain AV anything just to make a few extra dollars on computers. Dell has been hurting financially they probably need extra cash.

Comment: Re:RadioShack's business model (Score 1) 423

by helix2301 (#46408815) Attached to: RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores
I am a ham radio operator and I will run in there for a soldering wire for a few diodes cause there cheap enough and the shipping for electronics sites is a little pricey. But I refuse to over pay for linksys routers and cables for my surround sound system. Radio Shack prices are a little high for anything else besides the little things.

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