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Patent troll going after AMD for infringement (Engadget)

Nov 18th 2009 12:53AM
I invent lots of technology all of the time. I never file for patents, and I couldn't careless about them. It's more or less software occasional hardware, but it's still intellectual property. If someone thinks they can take what i've done and do it better, all the power to them. That's what progress is all about. If we were more interested in progress than we are who gets what or whatever, then we would have cured cancer years ago. The whole patent system is a dead weight.

Money should come into the picture when the consumer goes to buy a product. If they see your product sitting next to someone who copied your product, but your product is still better in xxx respects to the other product, which are they going to choose?

In my mind its the same thing as being forced to use one cable or telephone company simply because they have a contract which says they're the sole provider of land lines or connections for a single area. Monopolies are never good for humanity as a whole. How many people here (above commentors) think the telephone and cable networks should be opened up for any company to use? Imagine a world where you had the choice of roadrunner, comcast, insight, a dozen dsl providers, etc.

Competition = good.

tesla had almost every invention of his stolen and died a poor man. If he was still alive, and patents held that long there would be not a damn thing you could use in your entire house, or office that would have not had to pay an IP fee to him. But if you notice, all he cared about was inventing. Creating new things and discoveries, then sharing them with the planet.

http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/ll_whoradio.html

Otis Pond, an engineer then working for Tesla, said, "Looks as if Marconi got the jump on you." Tesla replied, "Marconi is a good fellow. Let him continue. He is using seventeen of my patents."

Of course things went bad after Marconi started caring about the fame and fortune. But, Maybe we should all just step back and learn something from tesla about why we're here and what the point of life and humanity is. Can't we all just be civil and treat each other fairly? Unless of course you believe the point of life is to gain as much wealth and control over your fellow humans as possible. In which case I would direct you to the nearest cliff you can jump off of.






Hulu plans to go international (Download Squad)

May 30th 2009 2:04AM You don't have to wait for hulu to allow international viewers! Just buy a simple vpn... It's what I did for my travels around the world. I purchased mine from www.hidemynet.com at only 5$ per month, they had instant activation so I was able to start watching immediately.