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Comment Re:Why isn't there a simple smiling face still? (Score 1) 241

Because no one wants to support it and risk having the emojis they really want not getting in. A member of the unicode board can only realistically support so many emojis before some of them are up for the chopping block. And who is going to suggest chopping regular smily face? It'd be political suicide!

Comment What if the brain itself uses these algorithms? (Score 1) 101

If we find out in the future that the brain itself uses these algorithms being patented, does this mean it counts as prior art, therefore invalidating them?
From wikipedia:

Prior art (state of the art or background art), in most systems of patent law, constitutes all information that has been made available to the public in any form before a given date that might be relevant to a patent's claims of originality.

Since there is no restriction on form, then you could argue that the art has been made available to the public.

Comment Re:"There is much ruin in a nation." (Score 1) 1094

No jobs naturally exist, which cost more in wages than the wealth they generate for the employer.

True, but what is the minimum natural wage a job can have? Suppose for a particular set of fields, there is a greater supply of workers than needed, why wouldn't the wage for any job in that field approach zero, regardless of the profit made by the employer?

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