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Selezen wrote:Is there a psycho-social category for me, or am I "just Dave"?
I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid we can't do that.

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I just spotted this sig on slashdot - it made me chuckle.

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ED Forum wrote:ELITE has never been, and should never be, a game about SAFE places and happy, fluffy unicorns.

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Meanwhile, at the Acoustic tent, the Bootleg Beatles played a Stones riff and commented: "Sign of a good band - you've got to know when to split up."

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Apple patent filing wrote:A system comprising: a configurable component of a configurable environment; a configuration module of the configurable environment, the configuration module of the configurable environment being configured to receive a configuration variable, and instruct the configurable component of the configurable environment to configure itself according to the configuration variable; and a configuration application of a portable consumer electronic device, the configuration application being configured to send a configuration variable to the configuration module of the configurable environment to initiate configuration of the configurable environment.

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Cody wrote:
Apple patent filing wrote:A system comprising: a configurable component of a configurable environment; a configuration module of the configurable environment, the configuration module of the configurable environment being configured to receive a configuration variable, and instruct the configurable component of the configurable environment to configure itself according to the configuration variable; and a configuration application of a portable consumer electronic device, the configuration application being configured to send a configuration variable to the configuration module of the configurable environment to initiate configuration of the configurable environment.
The more I read that the more enlightenment comes to me. It almost makes sense now, maybe after another 100 readings. :evil:

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Tricky wrote:The more I read that the more enlightenment comes to me. It almost makes sense now, maybe after another 100 readings. :evil:
I got it in one reading.. Apple just patented the Control Panel. :roll:

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Diziet Sma wrote: I got it in one reading.. Apple just patented the Control Panel. :roll:
It's probably not just a "control panel" because it involves an "application of a portable consumer electronic device," and it's more or less implied that the "configurable environment" is distinct from the device.

Most people would call this type of system a "remote control app", but if Apple called it by its simple name, the patent officials would likely just reject it as trivial. :roll:

I wonder if this filing was related to the iTunes Remote app...

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blm768 wrote:I wonder if this filing was related to the iTunes Remote app...
It's for 'automotive environment settings' apparently.

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blm768 wrote:...if Apple called it by its simple name, the patent officials would likely just reject it as trivial. :roll:
My experience is that the US patent office don't reject anything, no matter how braindead the application is!
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Smivs wrote:My experience is that the US patent office don't reject anything, no matter how braindead the application is!
Which somehow begs the question why not some smart US denizens of these boards go ahead and patent all sorts of mundane things, and let Amazon, Apple & Cie. bleed in license fees when they attempt to do the same?

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Smivs starts checking the patent files for:-
"A mechanical or electro-mechanical device for opening and/or closing an electrical circuit which is operated by pressing a button or moving a small lever."
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Cody wrote:
Apple patent filing wrote:A system comprising: a configurable component of a configurable environment; a configuration module of the configurable environment, the configuration module of the configurable environment being configured to receive a configuration variable, and instruct the configurable component of the configurable environment to configure itself according to the configuration variable; and a configuration application of a portable consumer electronic device, the configuration application being configured to send a configuration variable to the configuration module of the configurable environment to initiate configuration of the configurable environment.
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Steph wrote:Or to be accurate I've dreamed Oolite since E: D really got underway. If E: D hadn't got going I would never have looked around for something and found Oolite - the only computer game that I've actually been able to play without failing miserably on a constant basis since I was a child!

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Cody wrote:
Steph wrote:Or to be accurate I've dreamed Oolite since E: D really got underway. If E: D hadn't got going I would never have looked around for something and found Oolite - the only computer game that I've actually been able to play without failing miserably on a constant basis since I was a child!
That sounds like a quote from my "I dreamed about ED" thread on the ED forum. Not read that quote on there yet! (I always check the Oolite forum before heading over to ED lol)

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