They sent us such a study, but I gave in to the strange urge to eat it.
when Riker was mackin' on the smokin' hot biddy...What happens to his seed when the program ends? Does the Holodeck recycle it for foodstuffs later, or does it just fall to the floor?
Now you know the recipe for Photon Torpedo s.
My dad's a cannibal
Based on pic in the article, the universe is One Big Goatse
The same judge also ruled that the wheel "appears to have prior art, per Babylonians." Romans gotta pay up.
There's no danger of a fuel shortage. The new US centrifuge enrichment plant is up and running, and the second section of the plant is under construction.
This is a reasonable idea. The items to be delivered are small and light, and pharmacies tend to have a customer base within a few miles. Many pharmacies already deliver. This would be cheaper and faster than sending out people in cars and trucks to carry tiny packages.
could you please provide a reference or two to support it?
Here's a list compiled in 2011.. The last of the "orginal 27" patents expires on March 28, 2014. MPEG-LA has later patents, but maybe you don't need the technology they cover, or can attack those patents.
The original application on which this is based is dated May 3, 1999. So this predates Bitcoin. Only prior art earlier than the priority date is relevant.
The life of the patent counts from the priority date, so this patent, if issued, will run out in 2019. The USPTO doesn't consider this patent to contain patentable subject matter; they've issued a 101 Non Final Rejection. (You have to look up the patent application in USPTO Public PAIR to see this. Public PAIR has the status info for all patents as they go through examination, and images of all the actual documents. All the letters and forms back and forth between the applicant and the USPTO are in there. PAIR is kind of slow, and there's a CAPTCHA to prevent it from being scraped in bulk, so the data in PAIR isn't indexed by search engines.)
Do you predict that a patent-free MPEG-2 decoder capable of playing DVDs would be possible within a year?
No, DVDs use some of the newer MPEG 4 features. But online video doesn't need all that stuff. Youtube, Netflix, etc. are probably within the base MP4 spec, for which the patents have mostly expired.
That's reality. I had to post this for one of my Firefox add-ons:
"Due to Firefox Bug 886329, "drop-down list in Jetpack add-on breaks entire UI", the preferences menu in Ad Limiter is not working in Firefox version 23 only. It worked in Firefox 22, and is fixed in Firefox 24, which is now available. We suggest not using Firefox 23."
The government should not have allowed mergers into just 3 companies anyhow. If there were say 7 or so car companies, then one or two failing wouldn't topple the whole north.
If you let oligopolies form, then you get Too Big To Fail. We still have banks that are Too Big To Fail. Nobody has the guts to slice them up.
As opposed to?
Most of the remaining MPEG LA patents that matter run out in Q1 2014. They have others, but most of them are on features added to MPEG-4 late, ones that aren't needed in a browser's decoder, such as interlace support and decoding of images with errors.
How is that corruption of commandment? I honored my parents when they asked me to lie, cheat, and steal for them.