Daily Archives: August 25, 2012

Backlash Has Begun Against Apple…

” I watched a guy with his friend, pick up a newspaper; and start to remark on the Samsung Apple verdict. Guy: “Wait, so what they’re saying is, Samsung is the same as Apple?” Friend: “I know, right? Makes me … Continue reading

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Second-guessing Police at the Shooting Near the Empire State Building

There are times when bad things happen and one has to react to get out of an emergency. Fight or flight responses kick in but don’t work very well when firearms are involved in the emergency. Bullets are just too … Continue reading

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The Old Thesis

I found my old thesis from 1976. It shows the state of IT where I was. Computing was on a Digital Equipment Corporation PDP 15 and a mainframe from IBM or Amdahl. Horrible things done horribly expensively: original manuscript was … Continue reading

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Sharing Corn

Last night, the “corn party” finally happened. Good friends came together and celebrated the bounty of the garden, and the grocery store. Some corn was eaten but a lot of other stuff was shared as well, salads, pickles, meats, and … Continue reading

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Verdict in Apple v. Samsung

Samsung: “Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be … Continue reading

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