KrKHeavy Artillery For The Little GuyPremium
Did Apple ever really invent anything? Did Apple ever really invent anything?
An interesting video.... and one that shows the patent stupidity that Apple has engaged in.
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Re: Did Apple ever really invent anything? Lies! All lies I tell you!
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Kind of late for this: steam subscriber update »www.computerandvideogames.com/36···awsuits/
I know its late for this but i never got around to it. Wonder if they will loose any customers or more importantly any gamers?? If I were steam I would slowly back away from something like this.
Just hope steam knows what they are doing..
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Re: Did Apple ever really invent anything? This is brilliant - I wish other people would wake up
how much ? How much did Samsung paid this bozo ?
How much did Apple pay you to ask that?
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Re: Kind of late for this: steam subscriber update It comes down to 'how many class action suits have you been involved with, and how many do you expect to be involved with, during your entire life?'.
Definitely one of those non events, a reason to hate on Steam, that no one ever needed. Heck if I want to hate on Steam, I can do better than this update. Not that I want to hate on Steam, but I know of better reasons if I needed to.
said by Sukunai:Many people dismiss class action lawsuits as being useless for getting any kind of compensation for the people who were wronged. Maybe so, but that misses the bigger picture. Class action lawsuits still punish companies for wrongdoing. If a company screws over enough customers for there to be a class action lawsuit in the first place, something obviously needs to be done. Even if each user only gets a few bucks, the company still has to pay out millions. That hits the company in the bottom line and maybe next time they'll think twice about screwing their customers.
It comes down to 'how many class action suits have you been involved with, and how many do you expect to be involved with, during your entire life?'.
Now that class action lawsuits are effectively banned, any dispute with the company has to be settled via arbitration, which usually goes in the company's favor. So now they get to screw over customers and not face any consequences for it.
You don't think that's something to be concerned about?
Finally, think about this; If class action lawsuits are so useless, why are so many companies rushing to prohibit them?
N3OGHYo Soy Col. "Bat" GuanoPremium
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Re: Did Apple ever really invent anything? Who would you rather be? The inventor, or the guy who made BILLIONS bringing it market?
I'm sure folks can name their favorite pop star or rock singer, but they rarely know the name of the person who wrote the song....
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Re: Did Apple ever really invent anything? The bit about the Apple logo was quite amusing, well done.
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Re: Kind of late for this: steam subscriber update Class action lawsuits should be banned as they only benefit the lawyers. A few years back, Sears got hit with a class action suit regarding quotas for selling unnecessary repairs to cars in their auto centers. The plaintiffs lawyers made millions and the affected customers got coupons for discounts on future service.
If you have a legitimate claim against a company, you are better off filing an individual lawsuit (retaining your own attorney if neccesarry) as you'll get more than just coupons off of future service.
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Google Battles Pirates By Burying Search Results
Google will downgrade search results from pirate web sites putting a hurt on people looking for pirated material. »www.businessweek.com/news/2012-0···-content
Google Inc. said it will introduce changes to its search engine that will discourage piracy by placing legitimate copyrighted content higher in online queries.
The company next week will begin using algorithms that push potentially pirated material to a lower position in search results, Mountain View, California-based Google said today in a blog posting on its website.
The new system will use removal notices, or complaints from entertainment companies, that a website has received in ranking search results
So while this new signal will influence the ranking of some search results, we wont be removing any pages from search results unless we receive a valid copyright removal notice from the rights owner, Singhal said.
This will hurt pirate sites more than any court actions by RIAA/MPAA.--
US fines Google $22.5 M for break consent decree on privacy
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Re: Did Apple ever really invent anything?
said by N3OGH:Must I be one or the other?
Who would you rather be? The inventor, or the guy who made BILLIONS bringing it market?
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Re: Google Battles Pirates By Burying Search Results
said by Linklist:Nah, pirates are an incredibly adaptable bunch and this is a very low effort workaround. People who haven't already will simply install a browser add-on and/or move to Blekko. This is a fluff move to keep RIAA/MPAA happy.
This will hurt pirate sites more than any court actions by RIAA/MPAA.
Thanks for the businessweek link.
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They are only doing this to brown nose to the content owners because...
1.) they want the Play Store to be as good as iTunes with as many IPs sold on it.
2.) Google Cable TV in KC will need licenses from the cable stations which all link back to big content.
if it was not for those two things they would continue to give hollywood the finger because nothing would have any pressure on them.
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USB Charger Outlet So I've seen electrical outlets that have included USB charging holes on sale for $15-$30. I've really been thinking of buying one but my more rational side says this is far too high a price, and it kinda feels like a novelty more than something practical.
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