That it does. It irks me that as far as I can tell, almost nothing written during the life of my parents will be public domain during my own life, particularly including a lot of the stuff I read as a kid (because it makes it hard for me to find copies; only one company has the rights to reprint it and they don't want to). But that's not a big hindrance to most companies' business plans.
and (as someone mentioned) you also have to consider whether that 1.1kWh is all reaching the battery or if some of it is losses in the charging system. That is one big-ass wall wart, after all.
Hmmm. That's an interesting factoid. I should put my cablebox on the Kill-a-watt. (Though I'm not sure what I'd do about it, aside from gripe; the cable box is one of the few things not on the timed powerstrip, because it might need to record something in the middle of the night.)
'Sorting a list' should not be patentable; it's an idea, not a method. 'Sorting a list using bubblesort' is a method, but patenting it should not prevent someone else from sorting a list using quicksort.
copyright hasn't hindered anyone with deep enough pockets yet, in part because copyright (unlike patents) doesn't prevent you from writing your own thing that does X.
Hi, your dishwasher's design infringes on my patent, and you're using it, so you personally are in violation. Give me 5 thousand dollars.
This is one of my main issues with Python. It still creeps me out that the standard loop termination method is an exception. But it sounds like they've optimized that path enough to not hurt.
The design isn't that far along yet. So far it's just "these are the features we want to introduce".
how about one of those car-stopping HERF guns they mentioned yesterday?
Yep. The guardian gets the responsibility, and the authority that goes with it. The baby still has the rights.
Indeed, logic fail. I'm stating that humans have rights even when they don't have authority or responsibility. This does not imply that they ever don't have rights.
The converse of responsibility is not 'rights', it's 'authority'. A newborn has no responsibility or authority but does have rights.
Hmmm. Maybe the prison industry should be backing this too; they can take over the zoo industry and increase revenue.
The addresses which you are supposed to be using as source addresses on outgoing internet-routed packets have a common prefix, assigned by your provider. Addresses not in that block that you are likely to use are private blocks (not to be routed on the internet), link-local addresses (not generally meant to be routed at all), and multicast addresses (to be used as destination addrs, not source).
I realize nobody is promised a profit. My opinion has nothing to do with screenwriters in particular. I believe http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/09/how-hollywood-accounting-can-make-a-450-million-movie-unprofitable/245134/ (particularly the balance sheet) explains my point of view sufficiently. After all, if big movies are so unprofitable, why do they keep making them?