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Does a Litigious Culture Undermine Our Capacity for Humility?
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, July 18 2012 @ 12:01 PM EDT

A couple interesting quotes from the article:

Abraham Lincoln: Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this. A moral tone ought to be infused into the profession which should drive such men out of it.
Sadly, I think with what we see today is a failure to have infused said moral tone.
Long before the emergence of our modern class-action lawsuit, the future President also knows well that some quarrels arise only because lawyers have dreamed them up.
We see such happening in both the Patent and Copyright worlds. As Exhibit A, I present:
    E=MC2
A patent Lawyer is willing to write that as:
    A method for determining the energy equivalent of a mass comprising:

    determining the mass;and
    multiplying the mass by the square of the speed of light, thereby determining
    the energy equivilent.
And I have no doubt, if a patent were granted on that, it would be used to demand fees and sue everyone that's practicing what Einstein taught.

There is at least one patent Lawyer willing to obfuscate math in order to get math patentable - because the Lawyer believes math should be patentable and the Supreme's have been clear that it is not. A dishonest application of the practice of Law in my very humble, non Legal opinion.

RAS

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Microsoft ignored tip that it botched browser choice in Windows 7 SP1
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, July 18 2012 @ 03:00 PM EDT

Article link.

It comes as no surprise Microsoft ignored that.

It would also come as no surprise if the particular thread somehow "disappeares" from the Microsoft Answers site.

I am still surprised at Microsoft's response to the situation coming to the attention of the EU Commission though. They don't usually respond that..... amicably - for lack of a better defining term.

RAS

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Man who stripped naked at airport is acquitted of indecent exposure charge
Authored by: tiger99 on Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 05:38 AM EDT
I would never condone indecency per se, but do admire his courage in making an apt form of protest in the circumstances.

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Nokia Corporation Q2 2012 Interim Report
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 12:02 PM EDT
Anyone care to summarise what was said in this news pick? I got lost halfway
through the second paragraph...

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Re: Franken grills FBI, Facebook: Has the term "opt-in" been co-opted?
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 02:50 PM EDT
I haven't read the full article, but the idea that Facebook can legitimately
"opt-in its users" to anything is either a blatant misstatement or
total ignorance of the subject. Only a user can opt-in; what Facebook has
implemented is an opt-out system that forces FB's users to decline to
participate, and using the term "opt-in" in its context is clearly
wrong.

Is the fault Sottek's? Does he really not know what he's talking about, to the
point that he just parrots FB's absurd newspeak?

I'm skeptical enough of what I'll find on the website to not particularly want
to visit it, but I may have to do that when I get a free minute today to see for
myself how bad things are there.

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