Trademark should not have been granted
"The Greek alphabet is currently protected legally by the Affinity Client Services"
This company should never been granted any trademark for the Greek Alphabet for 'prior art' reasons alone.
13 posts • joined 23 Sep 2013
Nah... The Sun Sparc20 got left in the dust by another chip also came out in 1992... The DEC Alpha.
The DEC Alpha was 64 bit and came out initially at 150mhz... while the Sparc was still 32bit and I think started at 40mhz at the time.
It was widely regarded as the fastest chip in the industry from that year until around 1996.
"when the 486DX2 was the pinnacle of technology. "
The DX2 came out in 1992. Another chip also came out in 1992... The DEC Alpha.
And I recall that when it came out, it was the fastest chip in the industry. Where the 486 was 32 bit and topped out at 66mhz, the DEC Alpha was 64 bit and came out initially at 150mhz.
Regarding this statement:
"But surfing this way is not cheap. Punters are asked to fork out $499 for the dish and modem, with a further recurring $99 monthly subscription fee."
While that's expensive compared to setting up a land-line based or cellular-based internet circuit, it's cheap compared to the costs associated with satellite internet access of the past.
I remember spending 2-4 times that for bad service for someone who insisted on living in the middle of nowhere.
Once upon a time, you could set your browser to refuse all cookies or prompt you before accepting cookies.
I typically set it to prompt me to select between 'accept once', 'always accept', 'deny once' or 'always deny'. With that feature, it was interesting to see all the garbage some site would want to put on your system in the form of various cookies.
And that feature alone enabled me to avoid malware at least a few times
Then then browser makers made it harder and harder to do that before taking away the function completely... claiming that it 'didn't work anyway'... a claim I thought was bogus.
With some luck, the tide is turning and this functionality might come back eventually.
Reading about this doesn't surprise me one bit. I will never have one of these dumb "smart" speakers in my house... not even if someone gives me one for free. When they first came out, my first reaction was "well that's a huge potential for a security breach".
And it looks like I'm right.
"Gates, however, who has pledged to give away 95 per cent of his wealth to charity,"
Let's get one thing straight about these US-based 'charities'... they're little more than tax shelters that distribute a small portion of their money for charitable causes.
It's also a way to get friends and family cushy jobs for a high income at a reduced tax rate.
Charities like the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation are ALL about tax avoidance and very little about real charity.
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