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Comment: Re:peripherals (Score 1) 221

by Talondel (#41433389) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Gaming With Only One Hand?
My wife suffered a stroke last year that left her without the use of her left arm. She has been able to play SW:TOR and WoW using this setup (Razer Naga + foot pedal). She doesn't play PvP, but is able to play PvE at a fairly high level (can raid, run 5 mans well, etc). She's able to play games like Diablo3 and Torchlight2 with just the mouse (no foot pedal needed). By far the hardest thing so far has been trying to play FPS games like Borderlands. It's doable, but at least thus far not at the level she was used to. But, assuming you have one good arm and one good leg, you should find that you can do almost anything you want with the setup described.

Comment: Re:Champagne bottles popping at Groklaw (Score 1) 73

by Talondel (#25579975) Attached to: Federal Circuit Appeals Court Limits Business-Method Patents
Given modern interpretations of the commerce clause, it's doubtful that the "intellectual property clause" that you quote in any way limits Congress' ability to legislate in this area. Congress can pass IP laws under their commerce clause power without having to worry about the limiting language in the IP clause.

For example, it's not at all clear what the constitutional authority for the DMCA is, but the legislative history shows that one draft cited the IP clause as the constitutional authority, and another cited the commerce clause. The final version didn't state what the authority was.

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