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Evil Designers Guide to Copying Patents

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by D from BC, Mar 21, 2007.

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  1. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Businesses are run by people, and all people have their own ethics.
    IBM has a history of ethical behavior (and good products), and
    Microsoft has a history of dishonesty and ruthlessness (and crap.)
    Not here.

  2. Like you say, we all have our personal ethics.
    But that's not what runs our societies.

    Dirk - The UK's only occult talk show
    Presented by Dirk Bruere and Marc Power on ResonanceFM 104.4
  3. In many countries, copyright is enforced by the state while patents are left
    to private lawsuits. Beats me why.
  4. krw

    krw Guest

    Copyright infringement can be a criminal violation is some cases.
    The US code includes both.
    Certainly there is, just as there is in personal life.
  5. krw

    krw Guest

    I disagree. Unfortunately more and more are on your side, as
    evidenced here.
  6. Consider my attitude to be pre-emptive cynicism.
    You are remarkably optimistic (if you're an American) despite living in
    a lawyer society.

    In a multicultural society there are by definition many different
    ethics, and hence the lawyers. Compare Japan.

    Dirk - The UK's only occult talk show
    Presented by Dirk Bruere and Marc Power on ResonanceFM 104.4
  7. legg

    legg Guest

    Where did you develop this unrealistic evaluation of a patent's

    I knew a dog once, who could pick up any mangy stick or piece of trash
    and convince every other dog in the neighbourhood to chase after him
    for it.

    His best trick was abandoning one 'gem', and picking up another at
    random. The other dogs could never figure it out.

  8. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    Polaroid went out of business. Kodak killed their Rochester based
    facilities as well.

    That is why you can buy a House in Rochester for $6k, and drive down
    main street past a bank with a sign on the windows that says "Your
    name here".

    Doesn't matter that they won the case... they lost the war.
  9. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    You fucking "do it until caught or cited to court" asswipes are
    fucking hilarious.

    Do you have no honor, dipshit?
  10. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    Ahh... a characterless bastard as well I see.

    You're a fucking idiot, boy.
  11. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    And you have a history od spewing horseshit and bullshit.
  12. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    You're right. If it did, unethical fucktards like you would be
    nothing more than a wet spot somewhere several feet below the earth,
    feeding the worms.
  13. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    You're fucking lost, and your bent perception of reality should bite
    you in the ass one day.
  14. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    I have a history of designing electronics.

  15. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    Your remarks have no foundation or basis in fact.

    IBM reamed the banking industry for decades. Doesn't matter that
    they had SOME good products.

    Billy is just a shrewd businessman that chumps like you are jealous
    of. Tell us of his "dishonesty". You are just likely pissed off that
    some of your earnings needs to be used to make you gear attached to
    your computers do things like spit out invoices and shipper tags.
    Nice forte agent you got there. If you are so pissed off, why isn't
    your home, as well as your office computers all running another OS?

    You are a fucking hypocrite. This week in particular.
  16. Guest

    The cordic was used in the first generation scientific calculators, so
    I was told. Quite frankly, it is a brilliant algorithm. When you build
    it in hardware, you need to think in binary. That is, divide the
    circle into 256 arcs, 512, etc. You need to build the ROM a few bits
    larger than the final word size. There is the issue of vector growing
    with each iteration, but that is solved by scaling the vector to
    account for the expansion.

    What is interesting is once you have the cordic, which you need for
    DSP based communication, things that you used to do in analog can be
    done better with the cordic. For instance, you can demod FSK by taking
    the arcsine of the sampled data stream, fitting a linear regression to
    a given set of samples, then using the slope of that line to determine
    the incoming frequency. The cordic can be used to generate DTMF with
    silly overkill accuracy. Of course, I can neither confirm nor deny
    knowledge of such schemes, as admitting to using a cordic may have
    violated one of the hundreds of related patents.

    There is a Phd dissertation in Terman library (Stanford) that dissects
    the cordic with painful detail.

    I put the cordic in the same league as the bandgap reference. It is
    proof we, well some people, are smarter than the apes!
  17. Looks more like NOT patenting their new stuff worked - and keeping their
    mouth shut for 16 years.

  18. krw

    krw Guest

    That wouldn't have worked if the patent system hadn't worked (before
    or after).
  19. krw

    krw Guest

    Well, Dimmie, Kodak hasn't been exactly healthy recently either.
    Kodak and Xerox couldn't have anything to do with that, could they
    DoesntMatter? Maybe you should change you nym. digital photography, Dimbulb.
  20. krw

    krw Guest

    I am. Ethics does run our society, which is perhaps why it's so
    frayed around the edges. One can't have laws against all possible
    evils and have a free society at the same time. One must rely on
    personal responsibility and integrity or the society is doomed.
    Apparently your answer is that it is.
    Another reason to severely limit immigration.
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