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  • So they patented an automatic "Save As" function?
  • It reads like a clumsier version of VMS file version numbers. Or maybe the archival filesystem from Plan 9, which was for version control an inferior alternative to the Apollo filesystem that later became ClearCase.
  • ZAZ: It reads like a clumsier version of VMS file version numbers.


    Unpossible. VMS was the height, the pinnacle, of clumsiness. Nothing could come close, let alone exceed it.

    /unless you went on to use AOS/VS II, like I did
  • ZAZ: It reads like a clumsier version of VMS file version numbers


    Wow that takes me back. Took assembly in college on a VAX.
  • GOTTA GO BACK IN TIIIIIIIIIIME

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  • The laws of physics states that a time machine cannot go back in time any further than the date it was turned on.
  • GOD DAMMIT THERE IS NOTHING INNOVATIVE HERE.

    F*ck Apple and anyone who defends this shiat.
  • Time Machine is pretty great. Not only does it continually back your computer, you can go back in time to get previous versions of files. And it's wireless. When I get home from work, my laptop recognizes my home network and launches a TM back up of all that has changed since I left that morning.
  • basemetal: Safety not guaranteed.


    Have you done this before? How many times?
  • 1. A method comprising: initiating a backup operation of data including determining that a plurality of items to be included in the backup operation are related items, using one or more processors, where related items are items that require a particular relationship between each other in order to execute a function; monitoring the plurality of related items for modifications occurring to one or more items of the plurality of related items during the backup operation including receiving notification of file system changes and determining whether a file system change occurred to one or more items of the plurality of related items; completing the backup operation including backing up the modified one or more related items; and when a modification occurred to one or more related items, the completing the backup operation includes performing a second backup operation for the one or more modified items of the plurality of related items, wherein the second backup operation includes replacing the modified one or more related items backed up during the backup operation with versions of the modified one or more related items that existed when the backup operation was initiated.

    The claim, for those too lazy to look it up and assume an article summarizing the summary is whats patented.
  • SacriliciousBeerSwiller: GOD DAMMIT THERE IS NOTHING INNOVATIVE HERE.


    [Citation needed]

    F*ck Apple and anyone who defends this shiat.

    Because angry swears and yelling are much more persuasive, amirite?
  • hammer85: 1. A method comprising:
         initiating a backup operation of data including determining that a plurality of items to be included in the backup operation are related items, using one or more processors, where related items are items that require a particular relationship between each other in order to execute a function;
         monitoring the plurality of related items for modifications occurring to one or more items of the plurality of related items during the backup operation including receiving notification of file system changes and determining whether a file system change occurred to one or more items of the plurality of related items;
         completing the backup operation including backing up the modified one or more related items; and
         when a modification occurred to one or more related items, the completing the backup operation includes performing a second backup operation for the one or more modified items of the plurality of related items, wherein the second backup operation includes replacing the modified one or more related items backed up during the backup operation with versions of the modified one or more related items that existed when the backup operation was initiated.


    More readable.
  • Woz is too nice to give wedgies. He'd most likely just run up Bill's long distance phone costs.
  • Interestingly, while the Time Machine moniker was not yet introduced to the public at the time of the patent's filing, the invention does use the term "time machine" when it refers to the consistent backup system.

    Not that interesting, actually.
  • Oh good, I'll be ready for the US Festival in a few years.
  • Going back in time to give Bill Gates an atomic wedgie sounds like a perfectly cromulent use of a time machine to me. Not an abuse of great power at all. A very responsible use of great power, in fact. Superman probably wishes he had thought of it first.

    Personally, I'd go back and get my name on Richard Nixon's Enemies List. That's on my Time Machine Bucket List. The greatest honour, if not of all history, at least of 1968-1974, well, in the USA perhaps.

    I'd also like to have the patent on the paperclip. Think of it. A royalty on every paperclip used in history. There's no telling what introducing the paperclip to Augustan England or pre-Revolutionary France might accomplish. Valuable papers would be kept organized and safe from blowing away all through history if you introduced it early enough.

    What would Rome have become with the paper clip? Would Greek democracy have survived much longer if they could clip pieces of paper together. I was thinking it might be used for holding votes together but that's a crazy idea. Voting with pieces of paper! You'd have to be insane. Bits of broken pottery, that's the ticket! You can't forge a piece of broken pottery. If the pieces don't fit, they didn't come from the same urn.
  • StrikitRich: Woz is too nice to give wedgies. He'd most likely just run up Bill's long distance phone costs.


    He'd probably also avoid Steve Jobs after the shiat he did to the Woz
  • 1. Go back in time.
    2. Tell Steve Jobs that holistic medicine doesn't work
  • Watch out H.G. Wells... You are now in Apples sights to be suited for patent infringement.
  • Actually, that claim's kinda quirky. Do a backup operation, and if you notice that one of the items changes during backup, you then do a second backup operation replacing the changed item with a previous version. Almost like backup a file; notice a change occurred to a file during back; and roll back the backup for that second file.
  • determining that a plurality of items to be included in the backup operation are related items

    So it's different from VMS (1970s) because VMS implicitly assumes your entire document is in one file.
  • Time magazine has been by Apple lawyers, along with Rage Against the Machine.

    My alarm clock is called "Time Machine" better scratch that out before the boys in shiny white plastic come knocking.
  • 1.- Go back in time to 1999
    2.- Tell myself to get off your farking ass and study you lazy piece of shiat!
    3.- Also, maybe prevent 9/11, just avoid all the fun stuff that's going on right now
  • SacriliciousBeerSwiller: GOD DAMMIT THERE IS NOTHING INNOVATIVE HERE.

    F*ck Apple and anyone who defends this shiat.


    Ah, Trolly, calm down now. And when you do, come back and tell us what equivalent Windows has? (Let's make it easier for you: nothing). Is Time Machine unique? No. Is it a lifesaver? You bet it is. It's saved my butt a couple of times.
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