Monthly Archives: August 2011

Chutes and Ladders

Chutes and Ladders form the passageway for Anonymous.  The whole point of the state of anonymous is that the conduits for passing information be simply conduits.  By design the conduits should leave no trace of the information passing through.  It … Continue reading

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Rules of the Game

Rules? The first rule of the game, is there are rules.  Even in Fight Club, if you can’t get up you’re down. After that self-serving commercial interruption in the last blog, caused by the untimely retirement of the leader in … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs: The Man Who Would Be King

Just as jousting with the 800 pound gorilla, Microsoft, is almost pointless without Bill Gates at the helm,  jousting with Apple without Steve Jobs won’t be nearly as much fun.  Apart from issues with his health, for which I am … Continue reading

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Hash Table

To someone coming of age in the 1960’s in San Francisco, “hash table” conjures many different images, none of which are digital.  Today, we recognize in the cliche of cliches, “There are 10 kinds of people, those who understand digital, … Continue reading

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HP Folds the Cards

I read the news today, oh boy.  According to Bloomberg News, Hewlett-Packard Co. is considering spinning off its PC division and that it will discontinue products that run webOS software.  The kill on the HP TouchPad comes about two months … Continue reading

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Battle of the Titans

So, Google, the wallflower at the Nortel dance decides to buy Motorola for 12.5 billion dollars.  This is good news for those holding patents in the mobile handset space.  At 17,000 patents, this works out to $735,000 per patent, plus … Continue reading

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Keys to the Kingdom

The system proposed probably makes no sense to the uninitiated. For a quick primer, I would suggest, “The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford,” authored by Lon Milo DuQuette. It parrots my query, “Whats the difference between Qabalah, Kabbalah, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just About the Patents, It’s About the Inventors

Missing in the recent controversy about the Apple/Microsoft consortium on the acquisition to 6,000 patents and patent applications in a bankruptcy auction of Nortel assets, is the absence of any mention of inventors. This is likely in keeping with the … Continue reading

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Apple v. Samsung at Start of Play

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