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(Gizmodo)   Apple just received a patent for a dimension that doesn't even exist yet   (gizmodo.com) divider line 200
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2012-07-24 04:47:09 PM
These guys might have something to say about that...

bedazzled.blogs.com
 
2012-07-24 04:48:59 PM
Is stupid a dimension?
 
2012-07-24 04:50:09 PM
You're traveling through another dimension -- a dimension not only of sight and sound but of egotistical hipsters. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of your wallet. That's a signpost up ahead: your next stop: the Apple Zone!
 
2012-07-24 04:51:46 PM
Apple was will be our God.
 
2012-07-24 04:55:31 PM
Now subs, that is a dishonest statement.

The fifth dimension might exist, it just has yet to be discovered. There is a difference between an invention and a discovery.
 
2012-07-24 05:00:30 PM
Don't you mean "scrawled a bunch of obvious crap on a piece of paper so that no one else can make the stuff", subby?
 
2012-07-24 05:02:24 PM
Oh, good. Another patent for the very notion of doing something, as opposed to the steps required to do that thing.

The example that needs to be cried from the heavens in this stupid patent war: What if some company had patented the idea of using a rectangular grid of lit and colored elements to form a digital picture, and was suing everyone who tried to do the same thing?
 
2012-07-24 05:14:56 PM
Can't wait to not overpay for it and not use it.
 
2012-07-24 05:22:00 PM
You know what? Screw it.

I'm going to patent reproduction. That way any patent troll who tries to reproduce, I can sue them into oblivion. This serves the dual purpose of making me rich AND acting as a deterrent to anyone who thinks patents like this are a good idea from reproducing.

Win win.
 
2012-07-24 05:32:27 PM

kingoomieiii: Oh, good. Another patent for the very notion of doing something, as opposed to the steps required to do that thing.


Apple is the biggest patent troll in existence today.
 
2012-07-24 05:33:41 PM

GAT_00: kingoomieiii: Oh, good. Another patent for the very notion of doing something, as opposed to the steps required to do that thing.

Apple is the biggest patent troll in existence today.


I dont think so. I think the assholes who sued Fark are the biggest.
 
2012-07-24 05:37:16 PM

cman: GAT_00: kingoomieiii: Oh, good. Another patent for the very notion of doing something, as opposed to the steps required to do that thing.

Apple is the biggest patent troll in existence today.

I dont think so. I think the assholes who sued Fark are the biggest.


Have you seen the lawsuits Apple has filed recently?
 
2012-07-24 05:37:32 PM

GAT_00: kingoomieiii: Oh, good. Another patent for the very notion of doing something, as opposed to the steps required to do that thing.

Apple is the biggest patent troll in existence today.


If Apple ever successfully sues for the patent on Obama's time machine, Apple will go back in time and sue Apple for infringing on Apple. All life in the Appleverse will instantly collapsapple upon itself apple all existence apple we know it will applebee reduced to cosmappleic applesauce. Applegeddon, if you will.
 
2012-07-24 05:40:18 PM

GAT_00: cman: GAT_00: kingoomieiii: Oh, good. Another patent for the very notion of doing something, as opposed to the steps required to do that thing.

Apple is the biggest patent troll in existence today.

I dont think so. I think the assholes who sued Fark are the biggest.

Have you seen the lawsuits Apple has filed recently?


I have, and unlike the people who sued Fark, many of their lawsuits have basis. We can argue semantics all we want, but Apple just doesnt sue others like patent trolls, because thats how patent trolls make all of their money and provide nothing in return.
 
2012-07-24 05:53:29 PM
Steve Jobs is still with us. Or else they wouldn't keep doing this shiat. Praise Jobs!
 
2012-07-24 05:54:58 PM

cman: I have, and unlike the people who sued Fark, many of their lawsuits have basis.


They patented a farking SHAPE.
 
2012-07-24 06:20:13 PM
Screw you Apple, I just patented 6D!
 
2012-07-24 06:28:48 PM
They have to have some place to hide their profits from the IRS.
 
2012-07-24 06:39:21 PM
Here's a link to the patent. The 5D thing is being blown out of proportion, it's one line: "1. A potential "four" and "five dimensional" capability, wherein the force vector direction as well as the magnitude of force is measured.".
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-24 07:15:01 PM
It's like that time 300 years ago when somebody invented a harpsichord that responded differently depending on how hard you hit the keys.
 
2012-07-24 07:28:07 PM

ZAZ: It's like that time 300 years ago when somebody invented a harpsichord that responded differently depending on how hard you hit the keys.


A piano actually has a bit more in common with a clavichord, as the strings are struck, not plucked.
 
2012-07-24 07:33:48 PM

cman: The fifth dimension might exist, it just has yet to be discovered. There is a difference between an invention and a discovery.


Five dimensional space
 
2012-07-24 07:54:21 PM

kingoomieiii: What if some company had patented the idea of using a rectangular grid of lit and colored elements to form a digital picture, and was suing everyone who tried to do the same thing?


1) If he really was the first person to have developed such a thing, why shouldn't he have the right to get filthy rich for such a useful invention?

2) If he was really a dick and didn't want to make a shiatload of money licensing his product, monitor makers would have to make do with screens that used a non-rectangular screen (they'd make the last line of pixels one element shorter, poof, not a rectangle, and not protected) until the guy's patent ran out.

3) the concept of having an image be formed from smaller, rectangular picture elements is well known:
upload.wikimedia.org

and having the elements be back-lit is also well known:

upload.wikimedia.org

So it'd be really hard to have claimed such a broad invention in the first place.
 
2012-07-24 08:08:28 PM
Apple needs to stop producing unnecessary crap like this. It is a waste of resources and is destroying the planet.
 
2012-07-24 08:10:45 PM

Ed Finnerty: GAT_00: kingoomieiii: Oh, good. Another patent for the very notion of doing something, as opposed to the steps required to do that thing.

Apple is the biggest patent troll in existence today.

If Apple ever successfully sues for the patent on Obama's time machine, Apple will go back in time and sue Apple for infringing on Apple. All life in the Appleverse will instantly collapsapple upon itself apple all existence apple we know it will applebee reduced to cosmappleic applesauce. Applegeddon, if you will.


Isn't that a bit like dividing by zero?
 
2012-07-24 08:10:49 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-24 08:13:37 PM

bdub77: Is stupid a dimension?


Yes, but so is smug. I wonder which one they patented?
 
2012-07-24 08:14:17 PM
I want to see Flatland animated in 4D first!
 
2012-07-24 08:14:21 PM
Interesting. So, if I have a patent on a two dimensional display, and Apple uses either of my two dimensions to create their 5 dimensions, can I still sue them for infringement?

I had a good feeling about that Big Chief tablet that I saved for years.
 
2012-07-24 08:16:38 PM
The fifth dimension... How can you patent a '60s music group?

/Better yet, why?
 
2012-07-24 08:16:43 PM
You're a moron if you own any Apple products.
 
2012-07-24 08:17:18 PM

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Here's a link to the patent. The 5D thing is being blown out of proportion, it's one line: "1. A potential "four" and "five dimensional" capability, wherein the force vector direction as well as the magnitude of force is measured.".


sakurasworld.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-24 08:19:18 PM
It's a conspiracy by an interdimensional being who hopes to nuke our dimensions to make it get out of her way to access something.

/Ok, it was a 4th dimensional being, but it's all I could come up with
 
2012-07-24 08:19:53 PM
osxdaily.com

todayilearned.co.uk

Yeah, maybe Apple is being aggressive with SOME of the patent suits....but some are spot on...
 
2012-07-24 08:23:00 PM

OriginalGamer: [osxdaily.com image 580x812]

[todayilearned.co.uk image 682x487]

Yeah, maybe Apple is being aggressive with SOME of the patent suits....but some are spot on...


I don't think those shuold be patent suits, one of the other types maybe, but a patent on the form always strikes me as a bit much
 
2012-07-24 08:23:21 PM

OriginalGamer: [osxdaily.com image 580x812]

[todayilearned.co.uk image 682x487]

Yeah, maybe Apple is being aggressive with SOME of the patent suits....but some are spot on...


Yes... the rectangle. So innovative. Lets give them ALL the patents for a shape.
 
2012-07-24 08:24:59 PM

aarrgus: OriginalGamer: [osxdaily.com image 580x812]

[todayilearned.co.uk image 682x487]

Yeah, maybe Apple is being aggressive with SOME of the patent suits....but some are spot on...

Yes... the rectangle. So innovative. Lets give them ALL the patents for a shape.


If the only similarity you're seeing is shape alone you do need a new pair of glasses...
 
2012-07-24 08:25:20 PM

cretinbob: They have to have some place to hide their profits from the IRS.


Al Gore is on the board of Apple, so it's not tax evasion.
 
2012-07-24 08:25:21 PM

bdub77: Is stupid a dimension?


I just lol'd in a public restroom. :-(
 
2012-07-24 08:26:01 PM
The two extra D's are for boobies.
 
2012-07-24 08:26:58 PM

OriginalGamer: Yeah, maybe Apple is being aggressive with SOME of the patent suits....but some are spot on...


Patents on form factors?

The automotive industry would be a trainwreck if were the case.
 
2012-07-24 08:27:20 PM

OriginalGamer: aarrgus: OriginalGamer: [osxdaily.com image 580x812]

[todayilearned.co.uk image 682x487]

Yeah, maybe Apple is being aggressive with SOME of the patent suits....but some are spot on...

Yes... the rectangle. So innovative. Lets give them ALL the patents for a shape.

If the only similarity you're seeing is shape alone you do need a new pair of glasses...


What you mean icons? I'll give you that one... I never saw Icons on a computer before. Nope, never.
 
2012-07-24 08:27:27 PM
Five down, six to go:
img228.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-24 08:27:31 PM

OriginalGamer: [osxdaily.com image 580x812]

[todayilearned.co.uk image 682x487]

Yeah, maybe Apple is being aggressive with SOME of the patent suits....but some are spot on...


Meanwhile, in 1966, over forty years before the iPad:

img59.imageshack.us

A rectangle with a screen almost as big as the case is just the obvious form factor. And lets not mention how Apple stole the GUI, icons, the mouse etc from Xerox PARC....
 
2012-07-24 08:28:08 PM
FYFI:

When you read an article about a patent that doesn't even mention what is in the claims you know almost nothing about what was actually patented.

The abstract is a very general statement about the invention and the specifications will always contain a lot of prior art.

//just say'n
 
2012-07-24 08:28:14 PM
i45.tinypic.com

HOLY shiat! THEY ARE THE SAME farkING SQUARE!!!111
 
2012-07-24 08:30:33 PM
I love everyone saying Apples iPad/iPhone form factor and look are 'obvious', but I'm sure it's pure coincide that everyone started cloning that "obvious" look/feel after Apple.
 
2012-07-24 08:31:24 PM

ChuDogg: [i45.tinypic.com image 850x684]

HOLY shiat! THEY ARE THE SAME farkING SQUARE!!!111


Only when Apple "accidentally" change the aspect ratio of their competitor to make it look the same as the Ipad in paperwork filed in a court case....
 
2012-07-24 08:32:15 PM
The thing that gets me is that Apple keeps claiming the poor uneducated consumer is too stupid to know the difference between a Samsung and and Apple product.

Apparently size, shape, operating system and PRICE isn't enough for the consumer to figure it out so Apple has to litigate the competition out of the marketplace.
 
2012-07-24 08:32:20 PM

OriginalGamer: [osxdaily.com image 580x812]

[todayilearned.co.uk image 682x487]

Yeah, maybe Apple is being aggressive with SOME of the patent suits....but some are spot on...


You mean other companies are making competing devices based on consumer demand.

What do they think this is... a free market economy or something.. The HORROR.
 
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