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Picking Your Brains (zombie sub-thread)
Authored by: hardmath on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 09:55 AM EDT

The Day Before Halloween I posted a suggestion about having a new canonical thread, Picking Your Brains, for soliciting ideas and information (as Groklawsleuthians are known to be generous with).

It was in an Anonymous version of the Off-topic Thread there, and drew only one (favorable) reply, so for now I'll try posting just a subthread to this one.

regards, hm

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Recursion is the opiate of the mathists.

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As the judge is acting in an EU capacity - shouldn't all apple EU websites carry this notice?
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 10:14 AM EDT
This is especially relevant in Germany.

Siôn

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On the Yelp item
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 10:28 AM EDT
Over in the sidebar, PJ points to the Village Voice suing Yelp for violating a trademark on "best of"; and wonders "why the USPTO granting nonsense like this"? Not to defend the USPTO, or Village Voice for its ridiculous land-grab, but it's a TRADEMARK application, not a patent--and as such, the PTO gives such applications little scrutiny (they check for conflicting marks in their database--see here; but they don't look up common-law marks or audit registrations for genericity). Registering a trademark doesn't imply any sort of government endorsement that the mark is valid, it just means that you've filled out paperwork and complied with a legal formality, and nobody else has previously registered the same or similar.

Now, were a judge to UPHOLD this line of action, then we can be worried. But my prediction is that VV gets told by the judge to stuff it.

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Apple censorship in focus
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 10:44 AM EDT
A Danish author had his work rejected by Apples gatekeepers because it included
pictures of nudity and bare breasts (It's a book on hippies, so it's not with
erotic intent).
After having it rejected, his publishers placed pictures of apples(!) over
sensitive areas and the work was accepted.
The author has asked the Danish minister for cultural affairs to act in what is
seen as censorship on Apples part.

Of course, Apple fans are cheering Apple's stand against smut and telling people
to use a Samsung 'copy' (yes, they said that) if it is freedom to indulge their
immoral urges they want.

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Sandy - future generator purchase - buy PURE SINE WAVE for electronics & computer use.
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 12:56 PM EDT
These days, most home applicances, heating systems, etc are all with some kind
of computer board inside.

Word to the wise - if getting a generator, buy a "Pure Sine-Wave
generator" if planning to operate your modern electronics when you can't
depend on the "grid".

Not all generators are equal. Some insurance companies do not cover surges
from electric grid or your power generator.
So, buy quality, not price.

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Nokia not blocking multiple users on Android phones
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 01:32 PM EDT
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57543535-94/nokia-not-blocking-multiple-users-o
n-android-phones/

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Siri thinks Hurricane Sandy is in first place in the NHL's Southeast Division
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 01:52 PM EDT
Apple's Siri assistant thinks Hurricane Sandy is a sports team:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/10/31/siri_vs_google_voice_search_h
urricane_sandy_baffles_apple_assistant.html

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  • ROFL - Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 03:55 PM EDT
    • ROFL - Authored by: JamesK on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 04:43 PM EDT
      • ROFL - Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 02 2012 @ 08:23 AM EDT
        • ROFL - Authored by: JamesK on Friday, November 02 2012 @ 12:53 PM EDT
Analyst: Half of iPad Mini sales will be cannibalizations
Authored by: SilverWave on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 02:00 PM EDT
Ana lyst: Half of iPad Mini sales will be cannibalizations

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RMS: The 4 Freedoms
0 run the program for any purpose
1 study the source code and change it
2 make copies and distribute them
3 publish modified versions

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penny-arcade: Your Cosplay Headquarters
Authored by: SilverWave on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 02:07 PM EDT
Your Cosplay Headquarters Hilarious but language warning!

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RMS: The 4 Freedoms
0 run the program for any purpose
1 study the source code and change it
2 make copies and distribute them
3 publish modified versions

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pple offers to pay Google $1 per device
Authored by: SilverWave on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 04:02 PM EDT
Apple offers to pay Google $1 per device

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RMS: The 4 Freedoms
0 run the program for any purpose
1 study the source code and change it
2 make copies and distribute them
3 publish modified versions

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The RDF is failing
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 04:57 PM EDT
Now that Steve Jobs has passed on, his Reality Distortin Field is collapsing and
Apple is no longer able to maintain the fiction that "In the beginning,
Apple created God, and everything after that is a derivative work."

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Apple offers to pay Google [Motorola] $1 per device
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 05:00 PM EDT
Article at geek.com: Apple offers to pay Google $1 per device

Slashdot story about it.

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Bloomberg on FTC-Google Action; anything we can do?
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 06:38 PM EDT
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-01/ftc-staff-said-to-
formally-recommend-google-patent-suit.html

I think this is wrong. How can we respond? Write to the FTC
anti-trust? Anything else we can do?

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me.ga, me.ga, me.ga upload
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 2012 @ 09:09 PM EDT
Version 2 , BBC. And the

inevitable protest.

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iPhone v. iFone = Apple loss in Mexico
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 02 2012 @ 07:03 AM EDT
filed under: it might be cheaper for Apple to buy the company
It’s not actually clear what Apple was thinking this time around – the iFone trademark was filed in Mexico in 2003, a full four years before Apple filed to trademark the iPhone.

Despite the rather obvious priority issue, Apple decided to sue iFone in 2009 in an attempt to invalidate the company’s name for being too similar to the iPhone. The predictable response was a countersuit by iFone, and the court battles have been swinging in iFone’s favor ever since.

The move could prove costly to Apple in more ways than one. In addition to losing the ability to sell devices under the iPhone trademark in Mexico, iFone is also suing for damages for past infringement, asking for a minimum of 40% of all iPhone sales to date in the Mexican market.

phoneArena.com

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History of English Law
Authored by: AlexWright on Friday, November 02 2012 @ 11:03 AM EDT

For those interested in the history of English Law, I'd highly recommend watching, if you can, a recent documentary on the BBC called 'The Strange Case of the Law' written by Harry Potter QC.

For a more dramatised account, try Garrow's Law.

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Granny upstages Microsoft, storms stage at Surface launch
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 02 2012 @ 12:08 PM EDT
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/29/surface_windows_8_launch_fall_flat/

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Microsoft: ‘Hardware’ to Blame for Shaky Windows 8 Demo in Taiwan
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 02 2012 @ 12:10 PM EDT
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2012/10/26/microsoft-blames-hardware-for-shak
y-windows-8-demo-in-taiwan/

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