Took a while, but he got there eventually.
I like Google in general, but I wonder why nobody calls it Googl€. Or maybe G00gle (I’ll leave the joke unexplained).
I’m not going to look at the cretinous monstrosity that is the WebPage-Of-Pogson; I am however, curious as to what he said, I expect some lulz may be had.
Any choice quotes, for the bored?
What I think is hilarious is Pogson championing Google for basically being Microsoft 2.0
I’ve tried reading Pogson… I just can’t bring myself to read more than a sentence.
Uh, he’s a little late to the party…http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-vs-motorola-a-look-ahead-to-next-weeks-itc-patent-trial/10387
The opening paragraph:
“SJVN writes that M$ may have the most profitable operation based on Android/Linux thanks to its software patents but he also reminds us that Google is in the process of buying Motorola which is the only major Android/Linux player which has not agreed to pay M$.”
It’s followed by a veritable dung-heap of IPredict™ nonsense.
@_SW:Poggo does rather have that effect, doesn’t he? Someone over at LHB coined the phrase “trance state” to describe how Robert writes these things, but it applies almost as well to those forcing themselves to read them.
One other hilarious Pog item: a couple of posts back, he blasted Phoronix (http://mrpogson.com/2011/09/30/phoronix-blasted/) for claiming that the 3.0 kernel has a bug that causes power consumption to go way up on laptops.
Apparently Phoronix FUD is good when it’s anti-Windows, but bad when it’s anti-Linux. No surprise there. Anyway, I checked out the article he references, which is by our old friend Fewt (http://www.fewt.com/2011/09/about-kernel-30-power-regression-myth.html), and, er, it turns out that there is such a bug after all. But it’s not really a bug. There’s a workaround!
And this classic quote from RP:
“Users of Debian GNU/Linux can file a bug-report and just receive mail about the particular bug. This is another reason distros exist, to narrow the scope of bug reports. The manager of the package for the distro can decide when/whether it is appropriate to forward the bug report upstream.”
So that’s why distros exist. Clever, eh?
“M$ may have the most profitable operation based on Android/Linux”
So it’s not Office, it’s not Windows; it’s Blandroid that keeps MS’ profits high.
Why even the Durden itself is part of the Voldemort™ conspiracy!!
Burn the Durden – it’s a witch, nay, it’s a witchalock!! ... !!!!!!
“but it applies almost as well to those forcing themselves to read them.”
Actually one can get by just on the waiting for an almost perverse pleasure in seeing just how far one can push him until he is forced directly or indirectly to acknowledge even obliquely, some truth on the other side of the argument that he just doesn’t want to deal with.
form 'Phenom’ in the comments section of that article:
Yes, google owns a patent on the linked list…
edit: wait, sorry not google but LSI Logic, my mistake.
Seriously though, this is beyond a joke, something has to change here. I can appreciate the need for patents but when it turns into a pissing contest like this one it gets silly
@PlatonicaIANAL, but this patent is not enforceable. There ARE requirements for non-obviousness and novelty (no prior art): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patentability
In fact one of the most popular defenses in patent litigation is patent invalidation (for example even less obvious patents from Oracle are currently reexamined in USPTO).
It just doesn’t make (economic) sense to do a full and deep examination of ALL patent applications. On the flip side, it’s harder to invalidate patent then to obtain it – now THAT is what has to be fixed.
Hi, mate. Nice to see you’re still lurking around.
Insults directed at Pogson for not bothering to read his link to your blog, btw. I might disagree with what you say on the subject, but it’s very far from the standard Pogson rant.
So, apologies if I implied that you were in any way responsible for the Poglunacy…
Oh, hai ;)
> Insults directed at Pogson for not> bothering to read his link to your> blog, btw. I might disagree with what> you say on the subject, but it’s very> far from the standard Pogson rant.
> So, apologies if I implied that you> were in any way responsible for the> Poglunacy…
heh no worries, I was surprised to find that I was quoted on Pogson’s blog. Didn’t expect that.
I am a magnet to disaffected souls btw. heh
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