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Apple fanbois can be trusted with sharp objects?!?! | 201 comments | Create New Account
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Etch A Sketch went from sharp to round corners
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 01:40 PM EDT
Does the fact that the patent mentions "four rounded corners" when in
fact
there are eight corners on the device invalidate the patent?

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Apple fanbois can be trusted with sharp objects?!?!
Authored by: bugstomper on Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 04:10 PM EDT
Even in the presence of Microsoft astroturf trolls?

:D

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PADD
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 10:22 PM EDT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Star_Trek_PADD.jpg

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Etch A Sketch went from sharp to round corners
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, August 14 2012 @ 11:00 PM EDT
If you go to the atomic level, all corners are rounded. If you are using a STM
to map the surface, it is finding something like the Fermi level as a function
of position. Where atoms are neighbouring each other, the surface is in general
undulating. But at a corner (2 or 3D), one just follows a curve until one
starts traversing the "other surface".

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Australia upholds tobacco plain packaging legislation
Authored by: IMANAL_TOO on Wednesday, August 15 2012 @ 01:46 AM EDT
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-15/australia-top-court-upholds-tobacco-pla in-packaging-legislation.html
A world-first law requiring tobacco companies to sell cigarettes in uniform packaging was upheld by Australia's top court, a ruling that may set a precedent for other countries to follow.

The High Court dismissed today claims by Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914), British American Tobacco Plc (BATS), Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) and Imperial Tobacco Group Plc (IMT) that the Australian government illegally seized their intellectual property by prohibiting the display of trademarks on packs. The judges gave no reasons for the majority decision and said they would be published later.[...]

The Australian law requires cigarettes to be sold with no company logos and with the same font for all brands on a dark brown background. Graphic health warnings will cover 90 percent of the back of the package and 70 percent of the front.
Do we dare hoping that this will set a precedent for mobile phones too? Somewhat rounded corners, for safety, to ease it for Mac users. Somewhat dull colors, black or light beige for Win users. Somewhat geeky functionalities for Linux users? Would that be too much?



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a more basic prior design
Authored by: mvs_tomm on Wednesday, August 15 2012 @ 10:09 AM EDT
I distinctly remember having a small chalk board in the late 1950's. It was
somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 x 10 inches and had a wooden frame with
rounded corners of about a one inch radius.

Tom Marchant

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  • I still have one - Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, August 15 2012 @ 10:28 AM EDT
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