So? What's your point? That the repeated reaction somehow invalidates the arguments being made?
"Facebook. Where men are men, women are men, and 14-year-old girls are FBI agents."
Nah, it doesn't have the same ring to it...
What's with the euphemism? 'Reborn' us a very lame way to say 'dead', which is the real meaning in this case. Seriously, slashdot editors, if I wanted to read euphemisms, I would read the press release.
Hollywood is mentally bankrupt!
What about these great things?
Hollywood didn't put any mental effort in them.
Oh puh-lease, G.R.R. Martin put all the mental effort. All the producers had to do was not fuck it up with bad cast options and script changes for "appealing to the target audience".
A patent does not guarantee freedom to practice. Due to its format and wording, a patent can be easily rendered useless by a "counter-patent" (at least according to the EU law that I'm familiar with). This then leads to a deadlock and the only solution is cross-licensing. I can hardly see any benefit from a situation like that for anyone except the involved lawyers.
The best way to make sure a technology remains free is to publish as much as possible (in journals, conferences etc.) and to release as much material as possible using an open license. Using the patent system for supporting openness is to me like feeding the trolls.
This is complete FUD. A piece of software 'released to the world' is prior art, which does exactly the opposite: it prevents someone else from patenting the same technology.
Most applications of titanium dioxide use amorphous nanoparticles, not the crystalline structures found in soil. These take quite a bit of chemistry and energy to produce, like a flame aerosol reactor and precursors like TiCl4. I suppose that the nanotube production is similarly complicated and energy-hungry.
What kind of person bills his grandmother for taking her to the supermarket? Jeezz...
Repeat after me: "it's against the law to drive people around for money without the proper credentials".
Bolek and Lolek!
It aired in Greece and was loved by everyone!
I suppose NASA will fatten the astronauts up and make them nice and chubby before sending them on a mission.
It's almost as if Russia was anticipating this all along, and decided that the Crimea is up for grabs. With a leverage this big I'm surprised they didn't chose something juicier. Just saying...
This isn't about food. It's about the efficiency of arable land surface that can be used to produce biofuels.
The poor bastard that gets caught before defecting to the Russkies.
I read the title as "sign DNA" rather than "sign NDA". I got excited thinking about a deal signed in blood...