Oh, I agree. Sadly, more than a few people don't bother to spend more than one minute reading manuals or checking for possible maintenance issues. Add ethanol and higher efficiencies (making engines more sensitive to gas issues) to the mix and it just gets worse. Preferably they should follow your advice but ways to reduce the problem couldn't hurt.
I know that lawn mowers, should you leave gas in them for a while, will gain a 'coating' that gums up the fuel needle in the carburetor. Cleaning out the carb is a true pain and costs a lot to get a mechanic to clean/replace. Would this kind of coating over that small and delicate part help ease/eliminate sticking?
Process patent, huh? Here's another one...
Scanner = Toilet
Network = Sewer
Thus, one patents the process of inputting waste into the Toilet device and sending it outside via the interconnected Sewer.
All those who give a $h!t are therefore legal targets!
So instead of working towards an Internet that blends everything together in a rich, international and multicultural mosaic they wish to deny everything in areas where a select, privileged few rule, creating a blander Internet that caters to their dogma. Nice way to block other people's viewpoints and thus create greater cultural, religious, and political misunderstandings.
Kings of the hill, indeed.
Canpire = Canadian Vampire. Sucking on the blood of the flow of the Internet.
Wonder if sunlight (exposure) will turn them to ash too....?
Patent oxygen chemical reactions, tell all the patent lawyers that breathing is no longer 'free', and quote this guy when you tell them. Fun times!
If you make it can you break it? IE. If you can 'make' energy this way then can you 'unmake' it?
I'm waiting for some TV series or movie that use patent trolls as the vector for an evil alien race, who regenerate and can only be killed with fire, seeking to stall human progress.
Has someone already done so yet? Please?
Woot! Another step towards improving the human immune system. Something like this sounds oddly similar to something I said last October:
"It would be nice if one could program the current immune system with a broad range identifier would eliminate all but the rarest of virus infections. Then the next step would be to somehow analyze foreign invaders to give scientists advance warning. Then a way to create fixes automatically. David Weber gave a shot at imagining something like that but with alien tech implants and nanotech in his Troy series. Some DNA rewriting in the first book as well. How accurate he was I leave to you."
The 'way to create fixes automatically' part would fit in well with this article. Now they just need a detection method, a way to communicate to the human host, and something to link it all together. Whee!
And on the site where she showed her letter as well. Was up not too long ago but now Forbidden 403.
True enough. If that was the case then you'd have terrorists aiming to take out the USA buying drilling equipment and smuggling into Yellowstone to trigger the supervolcano there.
If one has a glowing green band I propose we call it Oa.
So this is one good way to convert excess heat in the atmosphere and beam it out into space?
Though you would need a LOT of these low power LEDs to do it.
I wonder if you could actually use the LEDs to convert enough heat into light into a useable form to power twice as many LEDs in the first place.
Whoops. Re-checked my history. More like internal connectors between CPUs than holes in a 'brain' like arrangement.
I remember a slashdot argument months ago where I was trying to come up with ways to create larger multiprocessor CPUs given current limitations. I believe one idea I had was to make holes for data/connectors of some kind. Nice to see great minds thinking alike! (The other person in the argument was basically being negative rather than trying to find solutions like this. Ha ha.)