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Comment: Re:Logical fallacy in assuming drugs help (Score 1) 878

by newyorkdude (#41920823) Attached to: Do Recreational Drugs Help Programmers?
Even the same drug can be helpful vs. psychedelic at different doses. Consider LSD. It can help substantially in a number of ways. If low-dose LSD helps you stay off alcoholism, for example, which is entirely possible, you can now begin to have a more productive life immediately.

Comment: Re:USPTO pay for lawyer fees? (Score 1) 213

by newyorkdude (#41745547) Attached to: US Patent Office Invalidates Apple's "Rubber Banding" Patent
Typically, patents are meant to be overturned by courts, and not directly by the USPTO. Suing the USPTO to damnation is one of the only paths to shutting it down. They are clearly guilty here, and require massive reform which is not forthcoming. There is a larger picture than the one you've been looking at.

Comment: Re:I've got a solution for all these software pate (Score 5, Interesting) 57

by newyorkdude (#41622769) Attached to: Microsoft Sues Motorola Over Mapping Patents
I've got a solution for the whole shebang. Sue the USPTO every time a court rules they issued a bad patent - it's they who screw up the most, after all. Pretty soon they'll have no money left and will either shut down or will make each patent application a 100 million dollars.

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.