1058 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012
Re: System not broken, but IS being abused!
The American patent system also allows the patenting of genes so a company can find the gene for a cancer and then screw anyone who tries to make a cure.
Re: Seems like an easy fix.
After 30 years of work, I've just invented a portable cold fusion device. To build a working device based on my details will cost £10m for the 1st prototype.
So now what?
A) Hand over plans to megacorp and get screwed over?
B) Throw plans in bin
c) Give lifetime work away free?"
d) go onto Kickstarter and crowdsource
e) find some investors
Whats the point of havinging an investion that you cannot realise? Great you have a patent for cold fusion, now either make it or get out of the way and let someone else. Don't patent the idea and sit there screwing everyone else who tries.
Re: Seems like an easy fix.
In Australia, you cannot patent an idea once it's in the market. You need the patents in place before you sell.
The way to fix it is to stop the transfering of the rights to own. You can sell and transfer the rights to use but not the rights to own. This way trolls cannot buy up patents for the sole purpose of suing everyone.
It doesn't however solve the problem of troll companies patenting ideas that they will never make so they can sue people who do make it.
Re: Offsite backups!
It's not a small business, it's a medical practice. It has to keep patient's medical records. There are already laws concerning the protection of medical records. At least the medical records software I've installed all have had automatic backup systems
If they haven't done backups, then they need to be bitchslapped back to the stoneage. This isn't their data, it's someone elses. No excuse.
Don't be stupid
Obama is already on Big Brother
He lives in a public house filled with camera and when people get sick of him, he gets voted out ( except he won the elimination round this time and is the winner of this season).
Sounds like Big Brother to me
Re: Long before 2100, China will be a first world nation
"By 2050 Chinese will have all the aspirations of living in a clean world etc that westerners have now."
And by then the Chinese will but their cheap shit from Africa or such despodic cellpool where you can pollute as much as you want and exploit the workers.
You've move the pollution. Problem not solved
Re: Carbon Neutral
"How do you harvest and get the waste do you get the biomass to the generating station ?"
Whats the generating station made of? Recycled timber? No concrete and steel.
Ok growing a tree and burning could be neutral but only if we're living in said tree and didn't have to transport said wood so unless we're going back to living in trees it's not viable.
I'm sick to death of the city dwelling lefties who stick a solar cell on the roof and recycle their rubblish and then think they've saved the world and this entitles them to tell everyone how to live their lives.
News Flash! You've made SFA difference. Your solar cells used more energy mining, manufacturing and transporting them from China than they will ever return. When they don't work you switch back to coal/oil/gas/nuclear. Your recycled rubbish mostly gets dumped because it's cheaper to make stuff from new. Your protest protecting native forest has stopped selecting logging and has led to massive forestry monocultures of foreign species such as pine which poisons the soil so very little can grow to compete against it. You protest against wind farm blighting the scenery and dam blocking the waterways. You sit in McDonalds, drinking a "Fair Trade" latte and watching KONY 2012 on your iPad and think if everyone was like you, the world's problems would be solved.
No energy generation is carbon neutral. You expend energy mining, manufacturing and transporting solar cells before they produce any energy. Same for every energy source.
Therefore the answer is not reducing energy use or so called "green energy" but carbon negative ventures offsetting the carbon being put out. Nuclear, solar and wind will reduce the amount going out but it's still going out.
Re: It never ceases to amaze me
And a green pig....
You ninja the fruit, they ninja your wallet
Re: Still capable but lazy :)
The three great virtues of a programmer
The quality that makes you go to great effort to reduce overall energy expenditure. It makes you write labor-saving programs that other people will find useful, and document what you wrote so you don't have to answer so many questions about it. Hence, the first great virtue of a programmer.
The anger you feel when the computer is being lazy. This makes you write programs that don't just react to your needs, but actually anticipate them. Or at least pretend to. Hence, the second great virtue of a programmer.
Excessive pride, the sort of thing Zeus zaps you for. The reason why you would write a program that someone else has already written for no other reason than you know you can do it better. Hence, the third great virtue of a programmer.
Re: Dear Sirs
At which the applicant will respond "But Mum, I'm on a raid. Can't it wait?"
"I guess they need a tad more than someone arseing about a bit"
Use words like Obama, bomb, jihad...
Oh shit a van just pulled up out the front
Already doing it
When a couple of idiots set their status to "Getting ready to DESTROY America" and then try to hop on a plane only to get a body cavity search and tossed in the clink.
Clearly their status triggered an alarm.
If you wanted to tinker with your computer , why would you buy a mac?
Re: Could be far worse...
"@TRT - and why wouldnt you call your child Ninja?"
With a name like Ninja you'd have to be the coolest kid in school (as long as your last name isn't Turtle)
Re: @LarsG "An indirect form of child abuse.........." When I was a very little chap..........
And us Australians know of the honorable Richard Face.
Bet he got hell going through school
Re: This thread is useless...
Why do you need pics when the story came with video
Mrs Fett is pretty flexible
C3PO with boobs is just sad.....
He swapped his kidney for an iPad but what did he swap his brain for?
Re: Legal age to vote used to be 18
"This 17 year old kid is clearly not mature enough to make important decisions on his own."
I was never that stupid.
I would give a kidney to my child but never swap for the latest piece of iCrap. If he held onto his kidney he could have got an ipad2. Longer still an ipad3 and even longer still, got a job and just bought it.
Re: Sentient software
"except the sentient AI moderating the posts will block any that are spam"
And send out terminators to hunt and kill the spammers...
Re: There's really no reason to make life so miserable for those in jail
"Ahh the psychological method - bountiful pleasures issued at the same time as the unimaginable torture of being forced to watch Sky 24 hours a day - I like your style."
Look at Sherrif Joe
He took away their pay TV until some lawyers explain that it's prisioner's human rights to have pay TV so he gave it back with just the Disney Channel and the Weather Channel.
When asked about the Weather Channel he said "So they'll know how hot it will be working on my chain gangs"
Puts a whole new spin to "Talking out your ass"
"Bet it was an android as they are s*** - small - no too many letters ho ho ho."
Well you can take your iPhone and shove it up your.....
No Mars Attacks
I feel safer already...
Re: I could be a mutant!
I've met some mutants who have the power to annoy people by opening their mouth
Does this count?
"So, is being able to leap tall buildings in one bound in or out?"
Over yes. Off is still fine.
Ah yes but Israel already has nukes and I don't think they'll hand them over just because you said please.
Personally anyone stupid enough to think God will save them when they do something stupid shouldn't be trusted with nukes.
Religion and Government should be kept as far apart as possible.
Seriously, who trusts Iran with nukes? Their stated aim is the complete destruction of Israel. I don't think their into peace, love and group hugs. Their loony enough to think that God is on their side when they nuke Israel and he'll stop Israel from nuking them back ten times over
At best, Iran with nukes would be another North Korea. At worst, a glow in the dark glass sculpture
Can't blame Israel for not wanting Iran to have nukes. Those guys are loony enough to use them.
What are they going to do? Subscribe them to gay porn?
It's not even going to make it to shit shower let alone a shit storm
Take that bitches at Comic-Con. Who got the best costume now?
What Power Girl? Again?
I for one
Welcome our new Chinese genetically enhanced cyber hamster overlords
Re: Interspecies sterility
"or hybridisation events are continuing"
It's called "Happy Hour"
Re: I can't believe I'm commenting on this....
Unknown to scientists. Everybody else has seen/met a bogan and yes there are still examples of the pure bred bogan to be found
Re: female humans and an undiscovered primate
It wasn't a suit, just poor personal grooming
Re: The return rate will be interesting
The answer is too many
The UK government should have thrown the whole request out instead of selling out it's citizens
Re: Would *you* go ?
"The US has a long and very public history of ignoring international law - what makes anyone they will honour their word ?"
American law IS international law. Didn't you know?
Re: Orange jumpsuit
Sherrif Joe makes em wear pink ones...
No. They'll have to invade Poland again to find out
Re: not really
"AFAIK many people just scan the headlines / first few lines from Google's news search and rarely go to the news site itself unless they're interested in a particular article"
So what your saying is Google should pay the papers because I don't find their articles interesting?
Re: I dunno about that
The earth does support intelligent life but it's not the dominant species
It will be inhabited by wookies or ewoks
"but you start with one cell, and end up with sufficient billions to comprehend articles like this one"
And only use one to comment
They should have registered Thunder, not Lightning. Harleys aren't quick but are bloody loud
Re: I'm wondering ...
"... did the microbes originate/evolve in that location, or did they adapt when they found themselves in an environment that got colder and less hospitable?"
No God invented them and put them there.....
"We may find out that genes for, e.g., morbid obesity turn out to be pretty useful in a different-looking world."
I don't want to live in a world populated by Texans
I'm more afraid of stupid humans than smart robots.
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