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Comment: Patents will become worthless (Score 1) 150

by ckeo (#35578434) Attached to: USPTO Gives Google Patent For Doodles

By patenting these kinds of ridiculous things you are making the world laugh at you.
In time a real company with something really worth patenting, will not be able to protect their invention because nobody else in the world will
take American patents seriously. I cringe when I read about stuff like this and when you combine it with the criminal element in the American
corporate environment, it does not give people a favorable impression/outlook on American's in general.
Here in Canada American is rapidly becoming a dirty word.

Comment: Re:Someone has to ask (Score 1) 147

by ckeo (#35403430) Attached to: Android Copy of Danish Man Unveiled

http://boingboing.net/2009/10/06/funktionide-hints-at.html

"Designer Stefan Ulrich has come up with what could be an early prototype of a real body pillow girlfriend. He calls it Funktionide, an "emotional robot" that changes form depending on how you hold it. Combined with advanced robotics, this could yield something that is soft, cuddly, humanoid, and capable of intelligent conversation. Yes, and it breathes"

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