Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Jun 2013 12:45 UTC
Legal Ah, patents - the never-ending scourge of the technology industry. Whether wielded by companies who don't actually make any products, or large corporations who abuse them because they can't compete in the market place or because they're simply jerks, they do the industry a huge disservice and are simply plain dangerous. According to The Wall Street Journal (circumvention link), president Obama is about to take several executive actions to address patent trolls - which may seem like a good idea, but I am very worried that all this will do is strengthen the positions of notorious patent system abusers such as Apple and Microsoft.
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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 4th Jun 2013 21:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

And I thank you for that!

As a reward I'll tell you not to watch the last episode of Game of Thrones. It's rather shocking.

I'm sure I can't sledp now.

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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by WorknMan on Wed 5th Jun 2013 00:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I must confess... I have never seen Game Of Thrones :-| Then again, I gave up on TV over a decade ago.

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RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 5th Jun 2013 04:27 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

If I would live alone I wonder if I'd get a TV.

The series I watch I download. Only Formula One is something I watch on TV.

My wife watches a lot more, but she also watches a lot on Internet via her iPad. So no real TV, set no VCR.

We, in general, can do very well without TV save for live broadcasts. Well, if Formula One isn't on BBC I find a live stream.

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