Great, now apple will sue every brewery for their innovative design of the beer can. Guess beer will have to come in milk cartoons soon.
"The Stasi was primarily an organ of political control"
Do you think for one second that Stasi did not use the exact same rhetoric as NSA, Homeland Security etc? What they did and what people in east germany thought they did are not at all the same.
Read it, think, reflect.
While 5.5" may sound way to big it really is a pretty good size for what i use it for. No problems holding it on call and at the same time enough screen to be able to do anything on the web with ease and watch movies etc comfortably. Imho its just a matter of taste really and what you use your mobile for. If all you do is making calls then a large screen will of course suck.
Personally im still waiting for the mobile that can replace my desktop. I suppose any phone with an intact Linux distribution in it would fit the bill rather nicely.
More work yes, more money, no.
You obviously have no clue have you?
First off i have a very hard time believing backdoors are built in the large networks they sell. In complex systems like that its next to impossible to hide things in the long run. Anything suspicious would have been found in the audits.
This looks like a try at restricting import with arbitrary reasons without any substance behind them. I am sure many countries smile at this as they get to block American goods like GM corn etc citing safety reasons, and now they can use US own rhetoric.
If someone is really out to hurt the infrastructure an DDoS attack is not that efficient. A shovel do much bigger damage if applied on a couple of strategic fibers. DDoS attacks is just nuisance and putting all efforts into stopping those but forgetting just how much damage someone malicious can do easily IRL is rather stupid.
Ten people that cuts a bunch of fiber could black out most of Sweden with ease if they just snip the right ones.
We need to keep separate antipiracy mechanics and antipiracy. Often the various antipiracy stuff is just badly disguised walled gardens not really there for fighting piracy but more about controlling content.
But overly i agree, the less piracy the more popular open source stuff.
You dont need to be brilliant to spell it out like Torvalds do, it just takes enough balls to tell the truth. People need to try it out more.
We all know Romney are just as crazy, unethical, slimy and backhanded as Obama. Calling it out as it is just makes Linus look better. Same goes for religious people. We need more people with balls enough to say what they really think. Right now we have a very small minority that sets the agenda for everyone else because they are to afraid to speak their mind. People even go to church because they are afraid to lose their jobs otherwise.
There are strong connections between Foundem and Microsoft. Microsoft has been working very hard to get competitors to Google to complain.
The trial will be either tossed out or redone with judge less hostile to Samsung. And the jury foreman, that guy must be paid by Samsung because he has shot more holes in the jury decision than Samsungs lawyers could ever have done with a haubitzer.
As this comes directly from Microsoft and a couple of paid minions of them its pretty lame. Its so obvious who is behind this. What Google should try to do is to get any remedies they have to do be written down as much of it is applicable to Microsofts own promoting of MS Office inside Windows and its Server products etc.
When you cant compete, litigate. If everybody laughs at you for the sheer audacity, get a couple of toady minions to do your dirty work.
The function of the stock market is not to make you able to buy and sell stocks based on what other people might pay for them. That is an unfortunate side effect.
Some people like you have long since abandoned stocks as a way to distribute risk and capital investment among more than one investor. Instead you view it as a game where its all about tricking some poor sod out of their money. Where the fuck do this contribute in any way to anything? Personally i would be all over a stock market that was regulated back to what it was first meant to be, somewhere i could invest in good ideas and ventures based on how much they would pay off in dividends, not inflated stock prices.