wtansill writes "Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) — Rambus Inc., a designer of high-speed memory chips, can't use 12 of its patents to demand royalties from Micron Technology Inc., a federal judge in Delaware ruled. Rambus plunged as much as 45 percent.
U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson in Wilmington said today the patents are unenforceable because Rambus destroyed documents in the infringement lawsuit. She called Rambus's litigation conduct "obstructive at best, misleading at worst."
"The very integrity of the litigation process has been impugned," Robinson said in the opinion."Link to Original Source
wtansill writes "Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens was charged Tuesday with making false statements after a wide-ranging probe into ties between an energy company and lawmakers in his home state, according to a federal indictment.
wtansill writes "For 17 years, Jeff Price owned an independent label called spinART Records. He managed to do great things, but that was before the so-called digital revolution. In 2004, Price realized the label was no longer sustainable.
"The advent and general adoption of the Internet, digital media and hardware took control of the global music industry away from the record labels and media outlets and handed it to the masses," he writes. (Source)
Rather than cursing the masses and resisting changes brought on by the Internet, Price decided to adapt. He wanted to stay in the music business but needed to make money. "[W]hat could I do to remain in the music industry under a model that would not rely on selling music (the exploitation model)," he asked himself. "And thus the idea for a new model was born, turn distribution into a service for a simple up front, one time flat fee." http://lashawnbarber.com/archives/2008/03/26/masses-remake-music-industry/"
wtansill writes "Seagate'S Free Agent series of drives are not compatible with the Open Source operating system Linux."Link to Original Source
wtansill writes "http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2006/101606 tolly.html
Like the man says — you wouldn't expect an automobile fuel tank rated at 20 gallons to overflow with only 14, so why do we accept the notion that we can't obtain the bandwidth advertised by the provider?"