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How does $210,000 for a top-level domain sound?
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Willem



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that thing is adorable. what planet is it from?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think the moral of this thread is that everybody on the internet is raging.

and pictures of cute fuzzy animals only strengths the rage subconsciously.

so in that case:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
that thing is adorable. what planet is it from?

Britain. You know this.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no, i've seen pictures of britons. even the fuzzy ones aren't that cute.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think patent law abuses are far more troubling than the domain name price:

Ars Technica wrote:
The demand letter suggests that thinkwhatspossible's opening splash of face portraits is covered by "Claim 28" of Webvention's patent property.

28. A computer-based method for aiding a user in accessing a body of stored information which includes segments of related information, the method comprising displaying a set of labels, each label providing an abbreviated indication of information content of a corresponding one of said segments, said labels being displayed in an organized model reflecting relationships among information contents of said corresponding segments . . .

Hello? Pardon our dropping jaws, but is Webvention suggesting that it owns rollover online pictures with embedded hyperlinks?

It wouldn't be the first time, but wait—it gets even better. "Claim 29" encompasses claim 28 "wherein said model comprises a hierarchy of at least two levels." Are we talking hierarchical drop down menus here?

Whatever companies are doing to violate this amazingly general patent language (the patent itself is called "Accessing, assembling, and using bodies of information "), Webvention offers them a way to make the problem disappear.

"For the next 45 days, Webvention is willing to license the '294 patent for a one-time, fully paid-up licensing fee of $80,000.000 for a non-exclusive, company wide right to use Webvention technology," the letter to Novartis explains under a subhead titled "The Webvention Licensing Opportunity."
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
I had something relevant up there


umfff.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dro wrote:
Dogen wrote:
I had something relevant up there


umfff.


Embarassed *oh my*

Hey there big fella, wanna bite my lip?

*unfolds legs, then folds again*
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*throws Michael like a paper airplane*
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*crashes into big boys, sailors, nurses...*
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

throws Michael like a paper airplane
crashes into big boys, sailors, nurses...
Michael plows through 'em like a downhill train
big boys start crying, a sailor curses
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's like double the entendre at half the spice!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's like double the entendre at half the price!
He's a train in a tunnel or he's plowing a field,
he's a pumper drilling for oil in the Arctic ice
he's an investment banker in bonds, high-yield.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
See, Darq? Hypocrisy is the name of the game. While we're being dicks to each other, other people come out like sharks in bloodied water to be dicks at us for being dicks to each other. They make trivial posts about the trivialness of our posts, mocking us for mocking each other, and make low quality posts using thoughtlessly redundant memes in response to our low quality posts. Sinfest thrives on hypocrisy. Hypocrisy and Sam occasionally trying to kill himself and/or getting accidentally drugged. It's all good.


yeah, I'm over it now. I realized what you said in your previous post not too long after posting my last post in this thread.

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Back on topic: Litigators specializing in trademarks, copyrights, and other types of intellectual property regulations are going to have FUN with this (like Jobs is gonna let some record label take his baby from him)

On patent abuse: Yeah, our courts have been damn good at fucking this up royally. What's REALLY fucked up is that for companies like Apple, Google, Nokia, Sears, and Sony paying $80,00 is asswipe money and more efficient and cheaper in the long run than fighting this which only makes it harder for everyone else down the line.
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