Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Feb 2009 09:13 UTC, submitted by stickster
Legal Back in 2007, IP Innovation filed a lawsuit against Red Hat and Novell. IP Innovation is a subsidiary of Acacia Technologies. You may have heard of them -- they're reported to be the most litigious patent troll in the USA, meaning they produce nothing of value other than money from those whom they sue (or threaten to sue) over patent issues. They're alleging infringement of patents on a user interface that has multiple workspaces. Hard to say just what they mean (which is often a problem in software patents), but it sounds a lot like functionality that pretty much all programmers and consumers use.
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"Grounded in science?" Surely you jest. Or, wait, should we rework geometry and trig to include a 1000 degree circle? Or to go back to your computer remark, should powers of two be abolished since people find it so much easier to round off that last 24 in 1024? Subnetting would also be a hell of a lot easier if we just rocked the 1000.1000.1000.1000 ip space - it would have made IPv6 unnecessary for a good hundred more years!

There's nothing scientifically significant about base 10. This however, is sorely off topic.

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