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Comment NIH ( Not Invented Here ) (Score 1) 174

I have tried what you are attempting. Same thing will likely happen. You will run into the attitude that if the idea has any merit they would have thought of it. At least you have a patent.

Your best bet, partner with a good lawyer ( otherwise you won't be able to afford the subsequent legal costs ). Send proposals to lots of companies. If you idea is really useful and can be made profitable then sooner or later someone will put it into a product, forgetting where the idea came from. File your lawsuit(s) and set back and get rich.

I have people come to me with idea for products many times in the last 20 years. They are always concerned someone is going to "steal" their idea. I tell the all the same thing, if your idea is any good you won't have to worry about them stealing it, you will have to ram it down their throats.

Comment Too big to block (Score 1) 217

I run a small ISP and have several email servers I maintain. What I have observed is a hair trigger on the part of the large networks like Comcast. Even a few spam complaints is enough to get you black listed. It's hard to run a 100% perfectly clean server as you must to some degree trust your users. 1 malware infection on one of their machines sending spam and boom your cooked.

I have taken to telling customers that have issues sending to Comcast, AT&T, etc to get a Gmail account to send to these. No matter how much SPAM these servers send out they would never get listed as this would cause mass complaints from their users.

Comment Turbo charge my 4.77MHz PC (Score 1) 251

Way back in 1984 I discovered that as long as you were using a monochrome text or graphics adapter (Hercules) you could replace the 14.318MHz crystal with a higher frequency ( I think I got as high as 22MHz for 7.33MHz CPU clock). The software clock would run fast, but it was worth it for the speed boost. About 9 months later companies started offering turbo mother boards that would operate at 4.77MHz or 8MHz switch-able.

Comment No big secret (Score 1) 138

This would be fairly easy to produce. VHF radios are available cheap (Wouxen, Baofeng). Getting WIFI throughput would be all but impossible due to the necessity of using a much narrower than the 20 MHz channel WIFI uses at 2.4GHz.

Hams have been transmitting digital packets via radio over much father distances for over two decades. True it was only 1200 baud but I could see much higher speeds with much more modern DSP capabilities.

More than likely they cancelled this due to potential liability issues.

Comment SMTP (Score 1) 595

I don't think I will live long enough (I'm 55) to see this happen. SMTP is poorly designed from a modern security standpoint with spammers running amok for years now without a decent solution in sight. Can't get rid of it because so many use it. IPV4 replacement will be much harder.

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