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Innovation is dead, murdered by the USPTO

A while back a truly innovative company came about, called Vonage. Unfortunately they use modern technology that may or may not be covered by many patents. In a recent court case a judge has decided they are indeed covered so they owe millions to the company who was squatting on them (Verizon). Now the judge has decided they cant even add new customers. So signals the end of Vonage and the end of innovative use of technology without having to either pay huge license fees.

An Open Letter to Cumulus Media Inc. and Q100 about it's Sixflags Promotion

Q100 was running a promo for DitchDay that was to encourage people to go to SixFlags today, between 6 am and 9 am for free admission to the park. Lo and behold the park was swamped before 6 am and the gates closed and the freeway offramps blockaded by police. Cumulus Media Inc. should be billed for the horrible traffic problems they caused. Not to mention the thousands who weren't able to get in for the free day and the countless people holding passes and other tickets that will not be allowed into the park today.

Prescription drug companies and their antics

Hmm not too surprising and definitely worth following.

Under the Influence: How Lobbyists Wrote and Bought the Rx Drug Bill -VIDEO60 Minutes tells the story of how pharmaceutical industry lobbyists literally wrote the historic Medicare Prescription Drug Bill and twisted arms to get the necessary votes to have it passed in the middle of the night.

Circuit City does it right, others should learn from this

Ran out of AA batteries at my house today, darn kids toys eat them faster than Rosie O'Donnell eats macaroons. So I jumped on circuit city's web site and placed an online order for in store pickup. The order consisted of one package of 48 Alkaline batteries, one package of 8 NiMH rechargeable, and one 15 minute rapid charger including 4 batteries. So I place my order and head over to the store on my lunch.

Hidden secret ingredients, why not its not like its a health food establishment

Interesting bit over at the consumerist. Seems Jamba Juice is hiding their ingredients and maybe engaged in some
questionable marketing. FTA;

We emailed Jamba Juice customer service and they provided the ingredients list for their "non-dairy
blend": Water, Grade A Nonfat Dried Milk, Grade A Whey, Grade A Whey Protein Concentrate,
Splenda, Sodium Alginate, Maltodextrin, Pectin, Carrageenan, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Natural
Flavor, Annatto.

Yep, definately a Child Molester

Well as mentioned in an earlier blog post, James Eric Jeffares was indeed convicted of (or coped a plea to) child molestation. Here is his Georgia Department Of Corrections ID

GDC ID: 0001240889

You can use it to look him up at the GDC Website.

When I think about the fact that my daughter was in the same room with this creep I am just thankful as hell that my wife trusts no one and keeps a good eye on her.

The Kathy Sierra drama and why I cant decide who is more immature

Well I mentioned the Kathy Sierra issue in an earlier post and was very disappointed with how things have spiraled out of control.

The more I have read the less I am convinced this was anything but a bunch of trolls who had too much time and made some stupid comments. Now we have such idiotic feel good crap coming about as March 30: Participate in Stop Cyberbullying Day.

Something I have said for many years that

Things that make you go WTF

What do you think, do they make a profit off text messages?

A sign of the times, lamers at work on public persons....

Well its not surprising to see this kind of thing unfortunately. The sad part is that people are going to give in to it. Thats not any better than 'feeding the trolls' by arguing with them. Do I think Kathy should prosecute? Absolutely! Terroristic threats are now a felony where in the past some threats were at best ignored by police. What she shouldn't do is quit living. Doing so she is becoming the Boston of the blogosphere, overreacting to a kid with a keyboard much like that city did to some lite-brite like boxes and later even one of their own traffic counters.

My wife can find a bargain

When it comes to bargains freebies coupons etc my wife rocks!


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