This stupid jack ass won't even let the reporter speak. Keeps asking to speak with his boss, the reporter agrees to let him speak to his boss, but when the reporter tries to say he anything, Hess just overrides him with more empty legal bullshit.
Talk about someone with a serious sense of self importance. He keeps referencing people who have complained, but I will lay odds that the people who have complained are his little toadies.
Well in the case of my oldest child, the district where he attends school issues netbooks to Middle school and High school students. As it would be cost prohibitive to install the required network drops in addition to the additional network gear, using a protected WiFi system was the best and most cost effective solution.
I have assisted in projects at my employer to expand office space and install additional network drops and gear. When you factor the hourly rate for the wiring techs, the cost of cabling and accessories, and the network gear to expand the network to accommodate the expansion, adding just 30 cubes can easily run into tens of thousands of dollars.
Now expand that to a multi-room school and you can see that the cost to wire it would easily reach into 6 figures.
You are assuming that it is within the realm of possibility for her "brain" to get in gear. Based on the linked articles, her own inane statements, and her general lack of anything resembling intelligence, I am pretty certain the gears are fully stripped and may not exist in any usable form.
That being said, Teri Buhl, please keep digging. You have been added to the likes of Charles Carreon, John Steele and Brett Gibbs. Congratulations on your demotion to the rank of internet parasite.
As a current member of the IT/IS world, and one who did his time in a help desk role, I could not agree more.
We typically used PICNIC when discussing user related issues.
I will have to remember the Layer 8 reference. Have not seen that one before.
There is no obviousness to this. Quirky's design is simply a dust pan with teeth to clean the broom. OXO, on the other hand, includes a recessed area to facilitate collection of dust, hair, etc... to include what the teeth knock off. Quirky got butt hurt over nothing. OXO did not sue or take any legal action. Quirky got their knickers in a twist over something stupid.
Here is some more funny...listing of the Patents they own, applied for, purchases, etc...
Soverain Software currently owns a portfolio of more than 50 issued and pending U.S. and international patents. Many of these patents resulted from Open Market’s pioneering research and development, and date back to applications filed in the 1993-1995 timeframe.
Among the technologies addressed by this portfolio are:
Internet-based systems for making secure payments
Online purchasing methodologies
Online shopping cart system
Online advertising creation and product fulfillment
Online customer service
Hypertext-based linking and authentication
Multi-merchant/-site transaction processing and order fulfillment
Session management in the stateless environment of the Internet
Mapping telephone numbers to URLs - Doesn't Apple have this one in the bag already???
Just a funny little point for this shady ass organization. Digging around the Soverain site, I found a link to a PDF about Patent Validity(Patent Valid and Infringed). The PDF it links to only shows the East Texas Ruling, but mentions nothing about the Appeals court overturning and invalidating these patents. http://www.soverain.com/pdf/patents_found_valid_and_infringed.pdf
As in most cases, trolls(or those who exhibit trollish behavior) never learn.
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While this arguably needs to be done and would be cost intensive, it would be fairly easy to point out the research that was paid for by taxpayers. While the process would be long and tedious, it could be done on a per school/program basis to assist in simplifying.
Is the school a publicly funded University/College?
- Taxpayer funded
Did the school or research program receive state/federal grants?
- Taxpayer funded
Were donations/grants from private entities non-specific in regards to financial ROI(return on investment)?
- Taxpayer(the private entity pays taxes and potentially receives a tax break for the donation) funded.
"1. The customer is always right.
2. If the Customer is wrong, see rule 1.
It really is that simple."
As a former retail employee(a majority of which was in management), this is not really a truth. A better way to approach it is, "The customer must always be satisfied."
I worked for two of the 4 major Wireless providers as well as a medium size mobile electronics retailer/installer. There were many times the customer was dead wrong, but we did not directly point this out. We educated the customer, showed them their options and alternatives, and then let them come to the conclusion that they were indeed wrong. In most cases this resulted in a satisfied customer(even if they ultimately returned products/cancelled services). They walked out knowing that we did everything in our abilities to resolve the issue.
However, and i say this also working in the IT industry now, the customer is not always right. That mentality causes more issues for the service/product provider.
You are such an ignorant and willfully stupid individual that clicked report and the signed and clicked report just to speed up the process of hiding your drivel.
At no time was there any mention of copyright, but you would have known that had you actually read and understood the article.
IP was mentioned as a patent, but nothing about copyright. Please, please do us and the world a favor. Stay in your basement, rely on grocery delivery services so that your mind disease does not propagate to the remainder of the world.
Persons like yourself bring nothing productive to this discussion, this site or this world.
Have not read the article yet, but as a Texas resident with children in public schools(luckily one of the better districts), state funding for the districts is based in part on attendance numbers. My understanding is that this district is implementing the RFID chips in order to concretely prove their attendance numbers to obtain funding.
From the Wired article:
"Like most state-financed schools, their budgets are tied to average daily attendance. If a student is not in his seat during morning roll call, the district doesn’t receive daily funding for that pupil, because the school has no way of knowing for sure if the student is there."
But with the RFID tracking, students not at their desk but tracked on campus are counted as being in school that day, and the district receives its daily allotment for that student.
Texas has some pretty stiff laws in relation to school attendance overall. Parents can be fined/jailed for their children not attending school or for proof that they are participating in an approved Home Schooling program.
Then in similar vein, sue every single computer company. I have a dell laptop with a 500GB HDD, but out of the box i only had 470GB free space thanks to OS, preinstalled application, drivers, utilities, etc...
Honestly, I used to work in Retail and had people return thumb drives for this reason. We would try to educate them, but ultimately 85% would just return it. They would then go 4 doors down to competitor and buy a similar item. We would then compare notes on the same people and they had returned it there.
I am a regular reader and infrequent commenter on this blog and I want to compliment both of you for refraining from attacking the author of this post and providing commentary that promoted logical and sane discussion.
Kudos to both of you.
In addition to the other statements, I will also add these little nuggets for you. Consider any establishment that sells blended ice cream desserts. Examples would be Sonic, McDonalds, Dairy Queen(if you have them), etc... They routinely use Brand Name items when listing these on their menus. Dairy Queen: M&M Blizzard, Butterfinger Blizzard, Kit Kat Blizzard and a decent amount more. McDonalds: Oreo McFlurry, M&M McFlurry. Sonic: Butterfinger Blast, M&M Blast, Oreo Blast.
These options have been around for decades and yet neither Mars nor Nabisco have gone after these companies. It is possible that there are contracts or agreements in place, but that still does not detract from the premises that the name of the milkshake is descriptive of its ingredients.
Common Sense(not so common any more) points that this is an ignorant and self abusive move on that part of Nutella.
I believe he is presenting multiple options for pay out from Malibu Media should they lose.
"In the event Plaintiff’s allegations cannot be sustained, the five John Does will have adequate remedies to recover most, if not all, of these litigation expenses and/or damages from Plaintiff, such as a Rule 54 motion for costs, a lawsuit for abuse of civil process, a Rule 11 motion for sanctions, and a motion to recover excessive costs under 28 USC § 1927. More fundamentally, as mentioned above, because this is a copyright case, a successful defense will likely result in an award of attorney’s fees to any John Doe who prevails..."
In the above from the article, it includes legal fees/costs, at least 2 possible sanctions(fines), a lawsuit option and option to recover excessive costs. Just for the five defendants this could get expensive very quickly for Malibu...