Here’s the link to one of the news articles.
HTC Android Phones Are Being Banned from the US Next Year
The “copyright infringement” stems from the ability to click an address,email address,web address etc from inside a message and it perform the correct response. If it’s an address some mapping software will open up with that address already input, or if it’s a phone number it will call that person etc.
I do not see how this is copyright infringement. This seems to me like it’s a common item to be included in phones. That would be like Microsoft suing others over the use of hyperlinks. Or Ford suing others for including a steering wheel in their cars. Or Herman Melville suing anyone that writes another book about a whale. So my question is this, Is Apple taking a page from Mircosoft’s playbook? Instead of competing with their competition are they going to sue they away? Microsoft has done this many many times.
Microsoft sued Lindows over their name, then when Lindows changed to Linspire(a Liniux based OS with an easy to use GUI) Microsoft threanted Tiger Direct(and who knows who else). They told them if they sold Linspire they would stop allowing them to sell Windows.
Another instance is the issue with Open Office. Microsoft changed the way their MS Office files were saved and renamed the file extension .docx etc. There was no reason for this but to keep Open Office from being able to open their files. After a lawsuit the Judge ruled that Microsoft had to tell Open Office how they save their files.
But in this case the Judge made the wrong decision in my opinion. This case sounds like something The Onion(a fake news website) would come up with .
Do you think they were right in this? Because I sure don’t.
What do you think? Should a severely obese child be taken from their parents on grounds of child abuse? Keep in mind this 8 year old weighed 250 lbs(got that number from the CNN video about this news article). The average 8 year old should weigh 46 lbs so this kid weighs 5.5 times the normal weight. Let’s think of the implications of weighing 5.5 times your normal weight. There’s plenty of health complications that can happen such as heart attack, stroke all the way down to achy joints from the weight. There is also psychological implications too, such as low self esteem and what may be a lack of self control.
But then again can we blame the parents for this? They seem to be blaming the school lunches. Well, not every kid that goes to that particular school weighs that much. Think about it, that child would normally have to eat 5X his daily calories to weight 5 times his normal weight. While there are some hereditary and other problems that could make gaining so much weight easier I still call foul here. His mom claims that she bought him a bicycle and other various things to try and help him lose weight. Even sent him to a “fat camp” where he was successful in losing weight, then gained it back when he returned home. So it would seem he can lose weight when in the right environment. Also remember his mom was warned over a year ago about this and they gave what I believe is ample time to correct this problem.
Another argument is that taking the child from his parents and putting him into foster care will do more harm then good. I am unsure about this, seeing as I don’t know alot about foster care. People have said that it will cause problems between the child and the parents afterwards. Well any type of child abuse will cause a problem between the abused child and the abusers. I believe the child is better off away from his parents where he can possibly find adults that will actually take care of him and help him to be healthy.
Again, what do you think on this?
Below John Shimkus basically says we don’t have to worry about global warming because God said he would not destroy the earth again by water. And this guy may be on the energy commission! We have some crazy people in office apparently. So I guess he believe we can keep driving gas guzzlers and letting company pollute the air as much as they want and we will live on earth just like he had before. He does not see the icebergs melting in Antarctica and any other effects of global warming that surround us. So if the earth floods due to global warming does that disprove God?