Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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RE[4]: No.
by JAlexoid on Fri 6th Jul 2012 09:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No."
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Bush wasn't president in 2009.

That is where you are factually wrong.

The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States took place on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

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RE[5]: No.
by ricegf on Fri 6th Jul 2012 10:38 in reply to "RE[4]: No."
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I believe the OP meant patent 5525982, which was granted on Dec 15, 2009.

And while Mr. Bush was technically president for 5.6125941% of 2009 (sorry, just an approximation - I realize that's I'm "factually wrong" again ;-), no historian will credit a decision on that date to Mr. Bush's administration.

I take it you, like so many of his fans, believe Mr. Obama's failings should all be attributed to the dastardly Mr. Bush?

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RE[6]: No.
by JAlexoid on Fri 6th Jul 2012 10:58 in reply to "RE[5]: No."
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Nope, I'm a child of the internet, where there is always someone to correct you.

From my personal standpoint, US hasn't changed at all for the last 30 years. Neither Obama nor Bush changed anything in any significant way - on the front I care - in international politics.

(I'm not an American)

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