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Comment Re:Samsung can't release it's OWN designs?!? (Score 1) 354

Good on Apple, that. But what you called "not-evidence" was not Apple's prototypes, but Samsung's own prototypes of 2006.

It would, indeed, be non-evidence if Samsung knew about Apple's prototype designs at the time. If Samsung didn't know about them and came up with same shape independently, it could make an argument towards obviousness of Apple's design patent, what with LG and Samsung coming so close to it in the same time frame with iPhone.

Too bad for Samsung they didn't submit it in time if they actually planned to use it as a part of defense strategy. My guess is if this round won't go well for Samsung, they'll try to end it quickly and take a shot at including it in the appeals.

Comment Re:Samsung can't release it's OWN designs?!? (Score 1) 354

Errr, no, the link you provided demonstrates that it is a public knowledge Samsung knows about the iPhone designs of 2006 now, it doesn't say anything about what Samsung knew in 2006. That's kinda the difference GGGP points out.

Why the hell would Apple's then-employee tell a competitor about upcoming product line? It's the kind of thing that gets you fired so hard you won't find a job in the same sector for the rest of your life. It's also a lot more serious accusation then "design patent infringement" and a new lawsuit would be all over the headlines by now - if it was the way you understood it to be.

Comment Re:Samsung can't release it's OWN designs?!? (Score 1) 354

Jonathan Ive disclosed that himself in 2006, this is public knowledge [forbes.com], and before you accuse Apple of fabricating evidence, what's quoted there is Samsung's version of the story!

Excuse me, but article you link to doesn't say anything like that, only mention of Ive there is "The files contains a snippet of a deposition by former Apple industrial designer Shin Nishibori who said that Apple’s design chief Jonathan Ive told him to create a phone inspired by Sony’s designs", no mention of Ive publicly disclosing it in 2006 or Nishibori telling this to Samsung in 2006.

Either you've posted a wrong link, or you've read it wrong. Care to fix that?

Comment Re:Really? (Score 4, Insightful) 622

That's not a good example. You want a good example of PHP core team competence, check this saga about fixing an integer overflow bug, for example.

Or just contemplate about how 20 year old language didn't have the ability to chain method calls and field lookups on objects returned by functions until release 5.4 - it was a _syntax_ error before.

Or how strings are compared as numbers in unexpected places. I'm not talking about "42" == 42, I'm talking about "42" == "42.0", or "10" == "0xa". Well, using == in PHP is discouraged for reasons like this one anyways (which in itself is quite telling), but check this one out - if we have $x = array('42'), in_array('42.000000000000001', $x) will be true. Can't check this at the moment, but IIRC it's still there in PHP 5.4

It's bad design through and through. It was OK when it was an hobby project for templating a small homepage, but then it started growing and instead of designing features it got ad-hocs piled on ad-hocs.

Comment Re:Is This Progress vs Tradition? (Score 2) 594

You must also like losing characters, items and hosted environments and getting locked out of the game thanks to bugs and connection troubles and game balance changing patches you can't reject.

That's what I was sorely missing from my single player games, yep.

P.S.: With a bit of symlinking, I just make most of my games save on Dropbox. It's free, it retains older versions if corruption happens and it leaves me offline copy, which gives ability to easily move to another cloud storage service. No need for Blizzard lock-in.

Comment Re:Citation (Score 1) 186

You're quoting wrong parts, as every Wi-Fi device uses same "frequencies in question" and "licensed user" is any certified Wi-Fi card.

But further down the page there's applicable excerpt from RIPA:

".. intentionally and without lawful authority to intercept, at any place in the United Kingdom, any communication in the course of its transmission by means of:
a public postal service;
a public telecommunication system."

Which seems to mean that because it was seen as accidental before, it was not included, and now that it seems to be intentional, there might be a new investigation - see my previous message.

Comment Re:If you have something that you don't want (Score 1) 186

Care to provide citations? Especially considering the legal status of Wi-Fi.

Because a) it might fall under general transmission and not require any special permission to receive (just as it doesn't require any special permission to transmit), and b) your interpretation makes even just scanning for networks around you criminal - as in that screen which shows available networks in your phone settings and such. You see, I didn't give your phone a permission to receive my SSID and protection state - even though they are transmitted in the clear. I transmit them only for my laptop and phone.

Comment Re:False choice (Score 2) 439

Yeah, did you notice how Nokia's the only maker under "windows phone"?.. Oh, right, they're still in there with same HTC, LG and Samsung. But while HTC, LG and Samsung Android phones all look different - at least to some degree, HTC, LG, Samsung and Nokia WinPhones all look the same. So, from whom exactly are they differentiating there?

Comment Re:Here we go again... (Score 1) 715

We should just forbid any communications on non-work related themes. All communication should be done in text form or using a speech synthesizer to avoid possibility of others made feel unwelcome by your voice - may be it's your accent (hispanic, southern american or Queen's English, or any other), creepy heavy breathing or unpleasant lisp.

We should also prohibit any personal contact, lest somebody gets offended by someone's appearance or manners. Everyone should work in a completely isolated personal space, leave and arrive at work separately.

This way we'll create completely unbiased, gender-, race- and culture- neutral environment, equally (un)welcoming for everyone.

Comment Re:Have you ever been to a Ruby conference? (Score 4, Insightful) 715

Because there's difference between coding style and significant whitespace.

// Somebody pasted a few lines, but didn't reindent last line.
// Still correct syntax, still does the same, Reindent All fixes the formatting and everybody's happy.
  if (x) {
    statement1
    statement2
  statement3
}
 
# Somebody pasted a few lines, but didn't reindent last line.
# Still correct syntax, statement3 errorneously executes every time, IDE doesn't help (it could reindent _when pasting_, not after the fact). Have fun debugging!
  if x:
    statement1
    statement2
  statement3

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