OK, but if you read the whole article, it really sounds more like he's arguing that you - as a develop and creator - should not take money from a VC. VC's bring money, but they also bring hidden costs. They are completely inappropriate if you actually care about your business. They are looking for an exit. If you're not, then don't behold yourself to people who disagree.
Of course, it has to be non-obvious that "Ugg+Sug=Awesome" for that idea to be patented.
Actually, you can patent game mechanics (in the USA at least). What you can't do is use copyright to impose restrictions on someone duplicating your game's mechanics without duplicating the wording or presentation.
"Gloof and Ploff are Awesome" - intellectual property
"Ugg and Sug are Awesome" - gets around Trademark, but likely infringes copyright
"Ugg+Sug=Awesome" - free use unless the mechanics themselves are patented.
Oh, a sensible security policy. Weird... don't see those very often. Most seem split into either the "internetz secure!?! IDK, LOL!" camp or the "my data must be secured from the NSA" camp.
Then people of Flint have nothing to enjoy, I assure you. You know how the rest of the country looks down on Detroit? That's how Detroit looks at Flint...
It's a practical, rather than ideological approach. Sometimes the weather conflates with pollution to make the situation worse. Sometimes, international event planning predicates a necessity to be extra clean on some particular date. This is when China intervenes. They are addressing practical problems without becoming ideologically driven about them. America has had some more years of political development for its leadership to realize the need for ideology to drive practical change. That's why we have emotionally-driven politics. Otherwise, no one looks up from the internet long enough to know what's going on.
You think American pop culture is worse than the air in China? Ok...
I'm not saying the curators of PHP aren't semi-retarded, but the reason they jumped over 6 is because 6 was basically a complete failure. They planned it out, but never managed to deliver. Anything important or useful in v6 was implemented in v5 point releases, and when it came time to put out a new major version, the number 6 had connotations that were undesirable.
So, I don't think "marketing war" is a fair characterization.
You mean like when they created time zones just for the rail industry?
Did you just imply that the FDA is qualified to perform software security audits?
Look at the relative global power of Europe and the US, and realize the US is half made up of failed states on continuous welfare from the productive ones. Then maybe you'll rethink the situation.
Far less than the amount of power used to run the credit card networks.
I don't consider implementing well established, well documented algorithms as requiring "advanced" programming. You're translating pseudo code to language do jour. That requires basic competency at the craft and nothing more.
This is also how California works (where Apple is located). But NOT how Massachusetts works (where A123 is located).