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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:27 AM

Apple is an Asshole

Seriously, Apple? The rectangle?

Apple's Rounded Rectangle Patent To Protect Design Of Original iPad

Assholes.



Do they think that no one has seen Star Trek?

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Response to Sentath (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:49 AM

5. Well, it's still an asshole move

It's Apple proclaiming loud and clear "we want something because we feel like we're entitled to it."

At a quick glance around the room I'm in now, I count no fewer than 15 items that match the iPad shape. Whether or not Apple intends to sue me for having a clipboard next to my desk, and even if "it probably doesn't matter," they're still assholes for pursuing this patent.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:44 AM

2. I'm still amused by FaceBook trying to trademark "Face" and "Book".

 

That just cracks me up.

This Apple thing is a riot. Every laptop in our house (HPs) has rounded corners. Even the 27" monitor has rounded corners. Does Apple think they invented the quarter circle?

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:46 AM

3. Careful, or Zombie Steve Jobs will you for using the phrase "quarter circle."

Doh! And now he'll sue me, dammit!

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:48 AM

4. I had a coffee table

years ago with rounded corners.

The whole thing is seriously stupid.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:37 PM

6. These days you have to patent every single thing. Or someone will and then sue the hell out of you.

It happened to me. I am afraid to write programs for sale any more for that simple reason.

One group recently tried to patent and "electro-luminance device that when an electrical current is applied to a resistive element, light would them emanate from the device"

It was not allowed I think. But that is how silly things are.

By the way that description describes a light bulb. They were applying for a patent after the fact.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:40 PM

8. Hey, hold your tongue when you say "apple"

Oh it appears you did!

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Response to RedCloud (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:38 PM

9. Well played.

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