OT: evil realnetworks
tim-s/rLXaiAEBtBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org
Fri Jul 30 17:22:54 UTC 2004
Fraser Campbell <fraser-eicrhRFjby5dCsDujFhwbypxlwaOVQ5f at public.gmane.org> writes:
> Apple is accusing Realnetworks of resorting to hacker ethics and tactics, what
> an evil bunch of people must reside at realnetworks! Imagine letting users
> of Real's software and music site transfer songs to an iPod, how dare anyone
> but apple do that! Words like DMCA are being thrown around though it doesn't
> sound like there's a lawsuit yet. The story was in the national post but
> isn't available online so here is a different version ...
> In other example of astounding innovation, Microsoft has patented methods for
> displaying pictures organized by their date. Wow, I can't wait for that one,
> I'd post a URL but I've wasted enough bytes for today.
Forget prior art, what about the non-obvious requirement for patents. Here's
a method for displaying pictures organized by date:
display `/bin/ls -t *.jpg` 
or in zsh:
Did I just infringe their patent? Oops!
 Display is from ImageMagick.
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