IAAPA (I am a patent agent)- My take on the matter is that software patents pass the threshold for patent eligibility, but not for patentability, which is quite different. Most software-implemented subject matter is certainly patent-eligible, but ought to be struck down under 35 U.S.C. 103 (non-obviousness). Courts have said that 101 is a threshold inquiry, and in my opinion I don't see why slashdotters would have a problem with striking down software patents not because as a class of subject matter they are ineligible, but because the vast majority are obvious.
Just look at those 8 cards crammed into that case! What are they called again? Oh yeah, FirePro!
Facebook users tend to be young. Younger members of the electorate are more easily influenced, period. This is an oversimplification, sure, but it's likely to be the primary reason.
Maybe the "Regular" people wouldn't be subject to the whims of the "Really Rich" people if the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission, a government agency, didn't charge so much for licensing of taxi services to begin with. The barrier of entry is huge, and only serves to enrich the NYC government and a few taxi monopolies. The end result is the same: it ultimately hurts all of us because the cost of a taxi ride is artificially high.
I wonder how they figured out hot to spot minors in video games???
How could Facebook not buy Bing? Just look at the Instagram acquisition - Facebook isn't interested in such trivialities as "profitability," right?
I took the MCAT in 2007 and the essay portion was graded by 2 entities: a computer and a person. They then averaged the score. Also, not only was this in 2007, but the essay specifically tested for critical thinking; grammar and syntax mistakes were acceptable
Of course it's 50/50, either: A. You live, or B. You die You can't fault his reasoning. Unless you took a math class ever.
Valve was able to do gameplay AND storyline, and with a silent protagonist, to boot! Nothing's wrong with a great storyline, and developing one is NOT a waste of time and resources.
Don't forget that there's a wide range of punishment types, ranging from disbarment to a slap-on-the-wrist probationary period. So yeah, they'll get in trouble, but how much trouble depends on lots of factors. The state bar will probably err to the severer side of punishment since this is public.
It sounds like this law firm just violated Model Rule 1.7(a)(1), which is concurrently representing adverse clients. Someone's getting in trouble with the state bar...
I haven't even played this game but I'm quite positive that the lack of airships and chocobos (which I'm about as fond of as Cait Sith and Moglies) is not the problem here.
"...HMZ, which stands for 'head mounted display'..." In other news, DMZ now stands for "demilitarized display"
I keep ZSNES and a couple of ROMs on all of my machines. There's even mods (in the form of IPS patches) for several SNES games. In particular, I HIGHLY recommend Super Metroid Redesign.
"Two-thirds of consumers want the government to safeguard their privacy..." In other news, two-thirds of consumers don't mind if the government tracks them, as long as evil corporations don't.