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Submission + - Hardware Hacker Ladyada Proposes Patent and Education Reform to President of USA (

ptorrone writes: "In a welcome turn of events, President Barack Obama spoke directly to the patent troll problem and the need for more comprehensive patent reform yesterday in a "Fireside Hangout" — a live question and answer session hosted in a Google+ hangout. The President was responding to a question by the prominent electrical engineer and entrepreneur Limor "Ladyada" Fried of Adafruit Industries, who in 2009 won an EFF Pioneer Award for her work with free software and open-source hardware."

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Polls not working on this fancy new mobile site. Back to desktop view it is. Oh and on topic the 3 of us at my work take it in turns for breakfast and lunch. Usually with the shouts of "Its your turn bastard I bought breakfast".

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