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  • Aug 19th, 2015 @ 11:38am

    Pure Asshats

    I wonder if I post something about these Spanish asshats if they will have the balls to send me a bill to..

    This would be an absolute joke....if it weren't for it being true

  • Aug 13th, 2015 @ 11:46am

    Already flushed the toilet

    I've run into too much of this with Lenovo. We pulled the plug on all Lenovo's last year. We liked their M93P boxes for out on the manufacturing floor because of small footprint and wifi capable. Unfortunately, they have a bad habit of generating IPv6 broadcast storms basically shutting down the network. We traced the storms to several machines that didn't even have IPv6 enabled.

    Good Bye...so long. We only have about 350 users but that's 350 less Lenovo's. Someone needs to pull their head out of their asses otherwise they will lose all of their business customers.

  • Aug 12th, 2015 @ 9:29am

    We need them all Tim

    There needs to be an ongoing running list of all of the stellar references for Tim and other on Techdirt.

    "Tim writes like a whining little bitch…" - Tom Forrest, I just love that. That's a classic child-like response supposedly coming from other adults.

    You can just smell the defeat in his words.

  • Jul 20th, 2015 @ 9:34am

    The Real Reason

    The only real reason Ulanoff could possibly want to require registration of real names is for retaliation purposes. Who gives a rats ass if the person's real name is used or not....unless of course you want to spin up a retaliation offensive against that person thereby attempting to chill free speech through online reverse bullying. This is about as hypocritical as you can get. Again, there is absolutely no reason to know the real identify of a anonymous poster unless you had plans to retaliate or go after them. I guess Ulanoff isn't ready to show his cards on that one.

  • May 19th, 2015 @ 6:03am

    Systemic Problem

    There was a time when I would tell my son that no matter what do what officers tell you to do. There is no reason to question their intent or motives they're just doing their job. Thank god for smart-phones. I no longer believe that the majority of cops a good. I think the majority of cops start out good and then get corrupted by the intoxication of power and what they can do to you and get away with. For every smart-phone video where the cops get caught just imagine how many peoples civil rights they violate that are not caught of film. This is the tip of the iceberg, these are not isolated occurrences these are Standard Operating procedures that include the solidarity of the blue wall to protect them from accountability.
    Truly we are seeing 1% of these violations. Welcome to the new world order of the U.S. Police State. I don't think it was this bad or rampant in East Germany during their heyday of civilian rights violations. Something has to change.

  • Mar 28th, 2014 @ 5:20am

    OFF The Mark - Totally

    I'm a daily reader of Techdirt and for the most part the site is right on point. Here you guys totally missed the mark. Talk about stifling free speech. What the hell does a red skinned (new potato) have to do with a football team. Why don't we just ban red skinned new potatos since they are obviously racist and if we ban them there is not commerce issue and we don't have to worry about USPTO or any LIBERAL getting the feelings hurt or panties all wadded.
    This article is such a disappointment at so many levels.

    You guys missed the mark, the boat, the barn, everything.

    I'm of Irish background and find the term Mick offensive. We should ban all businesses that have a "Mc" in their name. Let's start with McDonalds, I think you guys can carry that torch for me. It's disparaging and hurts my feelings.

  • Nov 20th, 2013 @ 4:45pm

    @4 ......idiot

    Who taught you English. you're not even ranting coherently (sorry was that too big of a word). Maybe you haven't realized just how politics and the machine works. Feed crap to the sheeple as much as you can and as often as you can and you can rewrite history. I saw the show since my wife had it on, thought it was a pretty lame attempt to "set the record straight". Maybe you didn't catch that nuance from the liberal left (that's Hollywood to you). Pull you head out.......then wash your face.

  • Nov 20th, 2013 @ 3:57pm

    Damage Contro....full swing

    The answer is "HELL NO". They are already doing damage control. I watched the latest NCIS show last night that portrayed an NSA agent (who will most likely be joining the NCIS Team) who was an analyst. They made a joke (kinda) several times where the character Abbey accused the NSA of spying.... and the canned response was so bad, "You know we can't do that without a court order". She said it on 3 different occasions as if that is the definitive testimony to the truth. It's the old adage, if you repeat a lie enough times it becomes the truth. I wonder if Dianne Feinstein (Frankenstein) had her liberal cronies write that into the script.

  • Dec 20th, 2012 @ 9:33am

    The perfect Storm

    Here we go with a the new model. I copyright troll invents software to identify copyright violations so that whenever their fellow copyright trolls try to do the same they can troll on them with patent infringement lawsuits. I would love nothing better than to watch one copyright troll going after another copyright troll over how they're trolling for business.

    quite ironic.

  • Aug 30th, 2012 @ 1:40pm

    This is Scary Stuff

    WOW....this guy's an idiot and pretty much single handily convinced a bunch of other idiots to award a Billion Dollars to a corporation (which we all know that these awards end up being included in price of future products)based on his own ignorant misunderstanding of "prior art". They should have picked a jury or group of individuals from the technology sector to hear this case. What's really sad is that he starts off with identifying himself as someone who understands technology.....maybe so just not Prior Art or jury instructions. Talk about a runaway jury. This is exactly what is wrong with our patent system. I'm pretty sure Apple is trying to figure out how to lower prices on their products once they get Samsung eliminated from the market being the good industry stewards that they are. As Bill Paxton would say....."Game Over....we're F'd"

  • Aug 16th, 2012 @ 1:46pm

    Prior use

    If I'm correct the first time that I actually sneezed and spread my genes all over my mommies eyeglasses was when I was about 2 weeks old. I claim prior use and spread of my genes and therefore they cannot be patented.

  • Aug 9th, 2012 @ 1:28pm

    This is why I won't buy another e-reader

    OK..I was one of the first group to purchase a Kindle for my wife (back when it was $350) since she is an avid reader. The whisper net feature was great and the list of titles she could download for $2.00 was fantastic. I have over 1,500 paper backs at the house on shelves and I thought I saw the last bill from Barnes & Nobles and others being replaced with Kindle purchases. NOT ANYMORE. Here we are 3 or 4 years later and the price of e-books for the Kindle are now more than the paperback prices. I guess me and a whole lot of other people pissed away our money and ultimately got screwed. You can't tell me it costs more to produce an e-book than a printed paperback book.

    It's quite obvious the system is F'd up.

  • Jun 28th, 2012 @ 2:55pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    oh man... can you guys do anything but whine and cry like babies? Wah! Wah! Waaaaaah! Get over it already...

    I'm over it I just don't approve of our government being run by the entertainment industry.....obviously you do. Not until all of your rights and freedoms have eroded away will folks like you stand up and do something about it........the liberal mindset, government will take care of you and always has your best interests in mind......right!

  • Jun 28th, 2012 @ 2:19pm

    It's time for action

    Wouldn't it be great is we could use the web as tool to stage the largest protest of Hollywood the country has ever seen. Put up a site and get the word out for everyone in America to boycott the movie theaters for an entire weekend. One weekend where everyone said enough is enough and let it be known to Hollywood and Congress that backdoor deals and catering to the Hollywood bribes is a bad idea and that we're watching. I haven't been to a movie theater in over 9 years and the more I read the less chance that I ever will.

  • Jun 27th, 2012 @ 9:45am

    At least they gave us the answer

    The question: Whose internet service to avoid!!!

    There will be no comcast, verizon or Time Warner in my house........ever!

  • Jun 27th, 2012 @ 9:37am

    One bad Apple spoils the whole bunch

    Wow....The only reason I have an iPad is because it was a gift. Now I need to quickly get it on ebay and sell it before Apple successfully gets the "first sale" doctrine changed as well forcing everyone to eat their proverbial "Apple" products. It's obvious Samsung got it right......and Apple knows it. At some point they need to learn how to make a better product and add more value than just changing the color of the case.

  • Mar 27th, 2012 @ 2:41pm

    $7K or you don't love your kid

    How absurd is it to think that not ponying up $7K means you don't think your kid is worth that much. As someone who maxed out my Out Of Pocket medical expenses last year for cancer, I can tell you that I'm pretty sure that there are many other $7K solutions that family is also needing to invest in. They are probably spending everything they have on this and other medical related items for this child. If it were only just $7K. I can't imagine that the company couldn't release a $50 to $100 app and not sell 100 or even a 1000 times more than what they are selling at $7K. The only way the $7K makes sense is if they are bleeding the insurance companies dry.....and in that case we're all paying for it anyway.

    This comapany is the poster child for being a Putz!

  • Oct 5th, 2011 @ 4:35pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    Why split hairs in Monsters defense. Its a simple fix, if a site is selling counterfeit itemsthen list the counterfeit sites. If Monster wants to list a site as rogue becuase they differ in opinion on the quality of the cable then fine...let them be dicks and do that. They only hurt themselves as apparent by the comments on this blog. But don't defend their rogue list because it may contain a site that sells counterfeits, if you know it for a fact then call them out. They're trying to fake a case to justify their "millions of dollars" claims by throwing out a large list of cohorts. When in fact the true list of counterfeiters is quite small while the list of those site that disagree with them is large.

  • Aug 25th, 2011 @ 3:07pm

    Nail on the head

    If the publishers would put a realistic price tag on the games there would be less of a need to buy used. The fact I can sell it back to gamestop for a little coin and then have my kid buy a used game at a reduced rate without having to drop another $60 on something he may not like is exactly what I need....its called a "CHOICE". If my only option were $60 games new I know we would buy less games overall......especially new ones.

    Maybe a $15.00 football or whiffle bat & ball set is what the publishers had in mind......hmmmmmm. Not a bad thought.

  • May 5th, 2011 @ 3:21pm

    Missing the point

    Wow....its not the alleged rape, its the time served by the boy, its not the conspiracy that she joined the cheerleading team to refuse to cheer to create a litigious situation,.....its none of that.

    What's the big deal that she didn't want to cheer for a particular boy. It's the school....some of you might remember the beginning of the "Zero Tolerance" policies in Texas ehere a 3rd grade girl was suspended because her purse had a piece of 4 inch chain on it as a decoration. She was booted for having a "Weapon". This is about the same issue where School Administrators check their brains at the door before opening up their mouths and making impactful decisions. I'm not aware of any rule that says you have to say "Yeah" for everyone. Why not handle the situation like an adult.....a smart adult that doesn't put undue punishment on the cheerleader. In Texas the cheerleaders cover all of the sports, so don't say "hey" for him during basketball season instead just hope he doesn't make the football team.

    She shouldn't have to change schools, he shouldn't have bury his head in the sand if he served his time and punishment.......but you can't mandate that they will like each other or get along.....and the adult thing to do would have been to ask her to not make a scene about her refusal to cheer for the guy. She could simply walk away or pretend she had something in her eye. Everyone would get their way an no kid would be hit with a $45K fine for bringing a frivalous lawsuit against in such a highly charged and emotional situation. This case simply punished everyone because the administrator checked their brain at the door.

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