"Watson even reportedly used the word 'bullshit' within an answer..."
"...developed a smart filter..."
Could this filter have other uses, say to process politician's comments?
An automated BS detector....
A WP7 product is an upside?
"Married couples are probably the best bet"
We're talking about a stress-filled, claustrophobic situation in which there would be no possibility of sex for months at a time, if not years....
Sounds like a couple of marriages I know of.....
Exactly. But of course, how can you have truly loving relatives when it takes multiple incomes to maintain a household? Or worse yet, when you've sacrificed your children (either through abortion or contraception) to build wealth in the first place?
If copyrights and patents are property, then why don't copyright owners and patent holders pay a property tax?
In the US the federal government has no property taxes, usually that is a state tax. States vary but where I live property taxes are for real property which is essentially real estate. We also pay a tangible tax and an intangible tax. The tangible tax is for hard physical assets the company owns such as PC's, copiers, vehicles, etc. We also pay an intagible tax for intangible assets such as patents, trademarks, goodwill, etc. So we pay taxes on patents and copyrights but they aren't called property taxes, they are called intagible taxes. Every state probably has different rules, this is just how it works in Florida.
In essence companies do pay taxes for copyrights and patents, they just aren't called taxes, they are called fees. It can't cost anywhere near what the fees are to obtain and maintain a patent for a patent clerk to review an application.