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Comment F**king obvious (Score 1) 52

This is not an invention, it's simply doing something, there's nothing whatsoever clever about it.

An invention is supposed to be a non-obvious (to those in the relevant profession) way of getting something done. This clearly does not meet that criteria.

Post also applies to most other software patents.

Comment Re:Apple (Score 1, Interesting) 608

people already have gmail accounts and Google makes it painless

Gmail in browser on android: unusable, mobile version: all features stripped out, desktop version: doesn't work because the stupid compose email box insists on moving itself off-screen.

Android email app and gmail app: both suck bad, lacking in features and never f**king remember or offer email addresses which I have emailed 10 times already.

Gmail on android It is not 'painless' to use it is an awful nightmare to make emails with (Galaxy Note 2).

Comment Re:IOU != Money (Score 1) 396

Look up the history of money, the first notes where in fact IOUs for various things including gold, those IOUs then got traded and became money.

Some of those IOUs could have actually been for pigs.

Read from here onwards:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_money#Trade_bills_of_exchange

Money IS IOUs, it has no other value.

Comment Re:Didn't need to be the NSA (Score 1) 442

you know, I'm really upset and concerned about spying on me because I feel it violates my 4th amendment rights

You only just noticed?

Slippery slope, this is not on a slippery slope, this has hit the bottom.

but I'm relatively indifferent to spying on foreigners

YOU are a foreigner to the rest of the world, fool.

Well hey, how about the British spy of you and the Americans spy on the British and then we're only spying on foreigners.

See how that works. Look up echelon. In fact, here: ECHELON

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