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post #41 of 48
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You're right, that sort of thing is silly.

People don't think highly of Kodak, but they were working on electronic photography long before pretty much anyone else. They did a lot of the pioneering work, the problem is that their products were before their time and Kodak didn't persevere in getting things to the market, so that doesn't help their mind share. This was another place where Apple dropped the ball, Kodak and Apple collaborated on a digital camera, but never updated it.

Related, but a bit off-topic to share a small bit of anecdotal history with Kodak. Years ago, my product division made a real-time acquisition graphic board (Sbus originally, converted to PCI later). Under contract with Kodak, it was integrated into a small Sun workstation to sit inside the original Kodak photo kiosk for scanning/cropping/repro. Later, I coordinated with General Atomic for a board redesign to meet their specs (VMEbus, timing, and stress) for integration into their then-new Predator UAV's nosecone providing remote real-time image capture and interpolation. It debuted during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait and continues (profitably sold to L3, thank you very much) in service now in Iraq and Afghanistan. From commercial kiosks to military surveillance ... a success story (less so for Kodak) of COTS dual-use technology.
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post #42 of 48
Apple stole technology from other companies who spent millions of dollars on research and development. Apple used that technology without permission and profited from it. Apple deserves to burn for this.


Oh wait. The shoe is on the other foot. Nevermind what I wrote above.
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post #43 of 48
Apple's bluetooth implementation on the iPhone is damn worthless. Did someone patent that?
post #44 of 48
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The most hilarious thing about these lawsuits is always the phrase "Eastern District of Texas." Gee, I thought the legal system was supposed to be impartial and all, but obviously companies know where to file their lawsuits to get a favorable result. Frontier justice, where no doubt wheels are being greased behind the scenes for just the right outcome. Since this is a U.S. District Court, why is there not an ongoing federal investigation into their reputation for favoring certain companies even before evidence is heard? A court should not have a reputation for favoring one side or the other. I know, I know, incredible naivete on my part! :-)

The Eastern District of Texas is favored because the juries give large verdicts. It has nothing to do with the bias of the court.

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post #45 of 48
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There are two issues, only 25% of Texans wanted to secede, and I don't think there is a legal mechanism to allow secession or expulsion, short of a constitutional amendment.


The terms of Texas' statehood is such that it may at anytime choose to secede from the United States at any time under it's own volition. No constitutional amendment required for Texas to secede. Texas is the only state that has this freedom.

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post #46 of 48
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The terms of Texas' statehood is such that it may at anytime choose to secede from the United States at any time under it's own volition. No constitutional amendment required for Texas to secede. Texas is the only state that has this freedom.

Thanks, I didn't realize there was an exception.
post #47 of 48
These claims are a stupid as the ones Apple made against HTC....

Both should be thrown out, but as the old saying goes...

"It is a court of law, justice has nothing to do with it."
post #48 of 48
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These claims are a stupid as the ones Apple made against HTC....

Both should be thrown out, but as the old saying goes...

"It is a court of law, justice has nothing to do with it."

No, you have it all wrong. Apple never does anything wrong and it uses the patent system honestly and fairly. Everyone else is corrupt and evil and tries to steal Apple's technology.

At least according to the forums here.
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