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September 14, 2012


Kimir, the context of our byline is correct in that whackng it off is referring to the "it" as being the device. That's what the patent is about. To turn it off, to turn off your smartphone, you need to whack the device sitting in your pocket. Hence a play on words.

What you're referring to is simply "whacking off," period. I laughed knowing people would read it wrong. That's what was so funny. Your question is even funnier in that you think that you're teaching me something. Ha! Thanks for your concern ... Ha!, I can't stop laughing.

You know the phrase "Whacking it off" implies masturbation, right?

Haha! Thanks Jack for bringing this article. Love it. Happy Friday!

Lighten up David, it's Friday. You do have a sense of humor don't you? In our full Patent Bolt report we present readers with the patent application number and they're free to discover there's some depth to Microsoft's idea. But come-on, how they discuss it is really funny!

I think this is a thoughtful patent, not as funny as it sounds. I hope Microsoft failed to register this patent and Apple use it later on iPhone (and iPad mini).

My alarm already does that. It's called Wake n Shake for the iPhone. Hope they patented it and then can sue Microsoft :-)

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