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Comment: Re:Oh come on, get it right please.... (Score 1) 213

by rsmits (#28671585) Attached to: Rosetta Stone Sues Google For Trademark Violation
You should get it right. In the 1870's the French found it in Egypt. The British were fighting with the French in Egypt and looted the Rosetta Stone, and took it to the British Museum. And while the Brits have at least sent the Egyptians a replica, the fact is the Brits stole the artefact and took it to Britain.

Comment: Rosetta Stone Inc should be ashamed.... (Score 5, Interesting) 213

by rsmits (#28669561) Attached to: Rosetta Stone Sues Google For Trademark Violation
So, Rosetta Stone Inc wants to sue Google for Trademark Violation. How about the British Museum, which holds the real Rosetta Stone, sues this upstart for using Rosetta Stone as it's trademark? Or the Egyptian government, which certainly has a better claim on the stone, which was looted by the Brits in the 1870's? Given all the confusion that already exists because this translation company has appropriated to itself the name Rosetta Stone, when there also exist the real Rosetta Stone, "The Rosetta Stone of immunology", "Arabidopsis, the Rosetta Stone of flowering time (fossils)", an algorithm for predicting protein structure from sequence is named Rosetta@home, and in molecular biology, a series of "Rosetta" bacterial cell lines have been developed that contain a number of TRNA genes that are rare in E. coli but common in other organisms, enabling the efficient translation of DNA from those organisms in E. coli. "Rosetta" is also an online language translation tool to help localisation of software, developed and maintained by Canonical as part of the Launchpad project, "Rosetta" is the name of a "lightweight dynamic translator" distributed for Mac OS X by Apple that enables applications compiled for a RISC processor (PowerPC) to run on Apple systems using a CISC (x86) processor. The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers to develop a contemporary version of the historic Rosetta Stone to last from 2000 to 12,000 AD. Its goal is a meaningful survey and near permanent archive of 1,500 languages. As well as being the name of the original Rosetta Stone, the term has come to mean something critical to decryption or translation. Rosetta Stone Inc should be ashamed of themselves...

Comment: Re:Pacemakers? (Score 2, Interesting) 184

by rsmits (#28425697) Attached to: Intel Demos Wireless "Resonant" Recharging

Pacemakers lol?

Seriously, this is nothing more than a simple application of a simple science experiment.

Wireless fields / broadcasts are a joke, and until we change the laws of physics, always will be. (Directed transmissions are not a joke.)

I was doing this as a kid in the sixties with a one transistor radio powered by rf from the local broadcast station. The radio had two tuned circuits - one for receiving power, one for tuning to the station. It's exactly the same principle used here. So now we get thousands of new sources of radio frequency interference from these chargers! Thanks a lot.

"Well I don't see why I have to make one man miserable when I can make so many men happy." -- Ellyn Mustard, about marriage