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    Microsoft patents clicking

    thought some ppl might be interested in this article . i shudder at things like this. but then i read articles like this and i'm a little more encouraged. but only by a fraction.

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    The patent is rather specific. It only applies to an application button (hardware, presumably, think the special purpose buttons on multimedia keyboards) on PDAs, and deals with different functions depending on how the button is used.
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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    I can't believe that they're allowed to patent something like that.

    Who manages the patenting system? A high school dropout?

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    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

    You. Fetch me my copy of the Wall Street Journal. You two, fight to the death - Stewie

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    I'm no die-hard Microsoft fan, but the 2nd article is just another biased Microsoft-bashing one that doesn't offer any new points.

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    >> I'm no die-hard Microsoft fan, but the 2nd article is just another biased Microsoft-bashing one that doesn't offer any new points.

    And to laud Macs as a good solution is simply insane. I've had more problems with the girlfriends Mac in the two years I've been with her, than I have with every other computer I've ever owned... And I have four computers in front of me as I write! ... Okay, maybe not ever , but I've certainly experienced a fair number of issues with it. A lot of peoples issues with Windows mainly stem from their inability to use it properly. A stupid user can make any quality tool break - and break horribly.

    When it comes down to it, you use the tool that best serves your purposes. I use Windows XP because its awesome. Its never crashed for the year I've been running it (and I run it non-stop). Whereas I don't use IE because its the crappiest web browser I've ever seen. I use Mozilla. I dont use Outlook because I'd be better off holding up an electronic sign on the side of the informatrion super highway reading "Virus me up, Scotty". Just use whats good and stop whinnyin'. I use Lotus SmartSuite not MS Office. It doesnt matter to me who made my software. I just buy whats best.

    *ahem* Sorry about hijacking the thread a little. To return to the topic at hand: This is just another one of those silly patents/lawsuits/laws that get passed, and dont really have much impact on the way the earth turns. I cant imagine MS actually being successful with this.
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    7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
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    ha yeah i was just about to post the one about the Ones and Zeroes. Somebody posted it a long time way back on the old board. that one is great....
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    Microsoft Patents Ones, Zeroes
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    >I've had more problems with the girlfriends Mac in the two years

    I've had more problems with girlfriends than Macs.
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    I'm on Davros' side here.
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Sinkula
    OMG. ROTFL.
    That is hilarious. instant forward. *wipes tears*

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