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MDA
03-09-2008, 14:21:50
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-keyboard-patent,6307.html

Page Up and Page Down belong to Microsoft now. Yeah, that'll hold up.

MDA
03-09-2008, 14:30:30
Someone had to come along and ruin the fun in the comments.


"According to the patent, the amount of scrolling or movement in the page that occurs when you hit the page keys is the main part of the patent. If you figure out another formula to use, and incorporate those formulas into the page up/page down keys, you are not copying Microsoft's patent. This is commonly known in the industry as a "workaround." What Microsoft has patented is a SPECIFIC FORMULA for calculating positions to scroll and review documents when the page up/page down keys are pressed."

Bob
03-09-2008, 14:30:38
Old! On Mainframe F7 and F8 is page up/down.

Asher
03-09-2008, 15:03:46
When will people fucking learn that you don't patent ideas, you patent methods. MS has patented a unique and specialized method for pg up/pg down. Why? Because if you don't defensively create patents like this, you get fucked over by patent trolls.

Cut the fucking drama.

LoD
03-09-2008, 15:28:12
Because, obviously, things like these are not symptomatic to a problem with the US patent system.

Asher
03-09-2008, 15:42:44
If it's a problem with the US patent system, how come the thread doesn't mention it at all.

Don't be daft.

The US patent system needs drastic reforms, but that's not what people have been bitching about. The slashdot dumbfucks and, apparently MDA, got their panties in a twist because no one can fucking read.

alsieboo
03-09-2008, 15:51:25
You're almost being polite there, what's wrong with you?!

MoSe
03-09-2008, 16:08:06
"The slashdot dumbfucks and, apparently MDA, got their panties in a twist because no one can fucking read"

That's because they have problems in properly scrolling the pages

LoD
05-09-2008, 12:19:06
alsie: yeah, "daft" is pretty much the least offensive thing I saw Asher to utter to anyone in such a context. I'm flattered.

Asher: the thread doesn't, but I do :). I found this amusing not for the reason of "Hey-let's-make-fun-of-MS", but as another proof of how the US patent being fucked up and corrupt (prior art? what's that?).

Asher
05-09-2008, 13:28:53
Do you know of prior art of the method they're using?

MDA
05-09-2008, 15:15:04
funny how angry it made you

if you can't stand stupid people, get off the fucking internet

Funko
05-09-2008, 15:16:38
YAY!

Bob
05-09-2008, 15:17:22
ms fanboy

Funko
05-09-2008, 15:18:58
FUCK YOU!

Bob
05-09-2008, 15:22:48
lawl he 8 gates dick wtf

MDA
05-09-2008, 15:22:48
If MDA pisses you off, click here (http://www.counterglow.com/forum/member2.php?s=&action=addlist&userlist=ignore&userid=39) for the cure.

Funko
05-09-2008, 15:23:25
YAY!

Bob
05-09-2008, 15:24:20
done

MDA
05-09-2008, 15:27:01
My new computer will have Vista instead of XP, I'm cautiously optimistic now that its SP1.

Bob
05-09-2008, 15:30:13
loser

Asher
05-09-2008, 15:31:36
Originally posted by MDA
funny how angry it made you

if you can't stand stupid people, get off the fucking internet

Stupid people are everywhere, not just the internet.

And I'm not angry -- notice no caps. :mad:

mr_B
05-09-2008, 16:19:52
Originally posted by alsieboo
You're almost being polite there, what's wrong with you?! :lol: