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Comment: Re:Time to retire .com? (Score 1) 107

by omnichad (#49449317) Attached to: ICANN Asks FTC To Rule On<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.sucks gTLD Rollout

Yes, yes - in that case. That's because Apple Computer got into the music business. I just picked it as an easy example. But it's possible for two companies to have trademarks for the same name in different fields.

"You can do it, we can help"
Trademarked by Nicorette Gum

"You can do it, we can help"
Trademarked by Home Depot

The same trademark but used in two different fields

Comment: Re:Time to retire .com? (Score 1) 107

by omnichad (#49448613) Attached to: ICANN Asks FTC To Rule On<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.sucks gTLD Rollout

If nothing else to this point has convinced us to use .us, nothing will. We have .com and the only people using .us are public schools, it seems.

Besides, some trademarks only cover a geographic region or a type of product (Apple Records vs. Apple Computer). Some names just aren't unique enough to be granted nationwide usage.

Comment: Re:Glad it wasn't like this when I was a kid! (Score 1) 626

No kidding. Back when computers were on display and you could actually touch and play with them, I loved setting the start menu font color to the same as the background color. Same to the menus. And since they didn't know what to do about it, it would still be that way weeks later.

Comment: Re:thank God they didn't have computers.... (Score 1) 626

Not in most states. People can reasonably expect to be able to walk up to your front door unless you have posted signs saying "no trespassing" or "no soliciting" or told the specific person that they are not allowed.

Pushing a photo through an open door isn't really trespassing either if you stay outside.

Comment: Re:thank God they didn't have computers.... (Score 2) 626

Depends on where you live. Putting flyers on the door knob is only trespassing if you have already told them not to be there, put up a no trespassing sign, or put up a no soliciting sign in most places. Otherwise, people can reasonably expect to be able to walk up to your front door.

Pushing a photo through an open door isn't really trespassing either if you stay outside.

Comment: Re:DSL in the sticks, suuuure... (Score 1) 106

by omnichad (#49437809) Attached to: Bell Labs Fighting To Get More Bandwidth Out of Copper

That's sad. Frontier rolled out tons of DSL to way out in the rural middle of nowhere in Southern Illinois. I think they stopped rollout, but I know people who are 10 miles from town who have good quality DSL. I think they are the only phone company around here that has DSLAMs anywhere but the CO. AT&T definitely doesn't run fiber or power to remote DSLAMs. Or even fix their rotting copper.

If I were your dad, I'd get one of those cordless phone systems that will bluetooth to your cell phone. Put the base station and an older cell phone on a charger in the attic that still has an external antenna port on it. Put a GSM antenna outside of the house wired to it. Tada, you have cordless phones in your house that at least receive calls over cellular. Don't know if they can send. It would take a more complicated solution to do that (I know asterisk has chan_bluetooth).

Get hold of portable property. -- Charles Dickens, "Great Expectations"

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