I am bothered by technical capabilities being copyrighted instead of patented, and thus never expiring. Apple's Macintosh "look and feel", anyone? Most of that isn't a particular style of horizontal line thru a window bar at the top, something that might be a legitimate copyrightable thing.
I understand what you are saying, but the public are not the rightful owners, either. After the patent or copyright expires, nobody is, and hence anyone is free to use it.
This is a philosophical difference, and I refuse to participate in some The Glory Of The People rhetoric. You don't get to own something simply by pure numbers.
Looks like taxing the shit out of yourselves is the way to go!
No, I am Poor-ticus!
Whitebox testing would point to exercising an ellipsis if treated specially. But good old blackbox billions of random strings should stumble across an ellipsis surrounded by non-Latin script characters, and fairly quickly.
For complicated c9mbos, perhaps. But random string generators should relatively quickly stumble across an elipsis in the middle of Latin or Arabic characters.
I wouldn't a priori suspect a string display routine to have a problem, but the guy who wrote it to do some gymnastics switching character sets should, and should have run such a test in a debugger ready to trap bad memory accesses.
Not necessarily. You could use AI to reject things if it gets scared.
The patent itself is worthless to find any basic, quick facts, for that matter.
"Unfair competition", against government laws whose purpose is, against the concept of freedom, to restrict competition? Against a government/big business coalition to carve up the rights to sell to people-qua-owned cattle?
Your second apostrophe should be between the "n" and the "t".
Nah. The real threat wasn't anything overtly violent or traitorous.
The nerds had agreed to stop reproducing by not having sex.
This is the follow-up experiment to one run in the Netherlands over 20 years ago with LPG cars. (Did you know you can convert your car to run on natural gas, and have a switch to flip between the that and gasoline, for about $3000? Who knew?)
But rather than drive adoption of this by letting the much cheaper natural gas work its magic, they slapped a huge annual tax on said cars, so you would have to drive the equivalent of ~20,000 miles just to break even.
From that observation, pointing out how government concern for the environment was just lip service compared to its voracious desire for money, I predicted similar things for other developments in the future.
Well, here we are. Note in both cases they do this before, not after, achieving the ostensible goal of getting most, or even many, people on board such cars.
"They just want your money" -- 89,768-0 in predictive analysis of government action.
He also ignores that officials, happy to buy votes by spending taxes, will tax what the market can provide, so to speak, rather than what is needed.
This is why they mentally tie spending, taxing, and borrowing to the GDP rather than population or necessity. They want to be as high a fraction of that as possible. There's always more votes to buy.
It has nothing to do with necessity or population.
The original vision of Apple (and Microsoft) of screen-oriented but Internet-derived entertainment was correct; they just found it better to make feeder devices for the big iron screens, which at least 3 other guys are doing, too.
I would like to see Game of Thrones and Orphan Black thru Netflix rather than having to subscribe to those packages through cable. Cable only, like HBO Go is a step in the right direction.
AMC for Walking Dead, online watch, the thru-cable-company unlock was designed by a chimpanzee.