Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 12:24 UTC, submitted by henderson101
Legal "Comparing Samsung's flagship products before and after release of the iPhone & iPad, and how Apple's intellectual property infringement claims hold up." A terrible visual guide that ignores not only Samsung's own pre-iPhone designs, but also - and worse yet - the thirty-odd years of mobile computing that preceded the iPhone. Typical of today's technology world: a complete and utter lack of historical sense. Worse yet are the claims about icons: only the phone icon is similar, but Apple did not invent the green phone icon. This is a remnant of virtually all earlier phones which use a green phone icon for initiate/answer call, and a red phone icon for terminate/reject call. Claiming this deserves IP protection is beyond ridiculous, and shows just how low Apple is willing to go.
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RE[2]: Phone icon
by henderson101 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 16:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Phone icon"
henderson101
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2006-05-30

Yay me * 2!

What I want is to be able to read these stories and make my own mind up. come to the comments, state and opinion and for my peers to tell me I'm right or mod me to oblivion. I'm not interested in Thom's hangups, dirty laundry or shoe size.

Edited 2012-08-07 16:36 UTC

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RE[3]: Phone icon
by JAlexoid on Wed 8th Aug 2012 12:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Phone icon"
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2009-05-19

Then start one thread and stick to it, and not start x+y threads, just because you're angry about Thom editing your submission.

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RE[4]: Phone icon
by henderson101 on Wed 8th Aug 2012 12:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Phone icon"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

The reason one starts multiple threads on OS News is that:

1) a single thread with an unpopular view point (no matter how valid) will get voted down to oblivion, hiding that opinion. (Which is not a fair way of working when people down vote due to emotional reasons, as with stories like this.)
2) Everyone has a limit of around 2 down votes on any user before you are unable to further down vote other comments by that user. (this is a guess, but it seems to work that way for me.)

So, your first couple of comments are cannon fodder. It's gaming the system, but it stops the usual suspects down voting the comments they dislike because they can't stand anyone not agreeing with their own opinion. In the end, more people see your comments and more people up vote them if they agree and then often go back to see what you actually said and make their own mind up. Example? At one point my two initial comments were at -2, but they've since been voted back up to -1 or 0. That was less likely to happen with no coverage.

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