You know what? Books contain an even greater potential for spoilers. Yet I bet you don't typically flip to the last chapter and read that before reading the rest of the book. Yet those who do probably do so because they want to. Just like no gamer would dive into the source code unless they had a reason to.
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Not needed if you've ever heard of Donald Knuth's reward checks, something that I'd expect most Slashdot readers have.
2006 is almost a decade ago...
Just use a variant of the Donald Knuth reward check method. The first patent that gets invalidated will incur a 1 cent cut from the patent office budget. The second one a 2 cent cut, etc. After a few weeks the USPTA would have no option except shut down.
I'm fairly certain that the terms of service explicitly forbids that kind of use.
Yeah, same here -- the various Humble Bundles put me way past $50 yearly.
I have bought three non-HB apps though. Bridge Baron, Wordfeud and Carcassonne.
FWIW the film in question (Beck - Levande begravd) was a total fiasco at the box office... The fine (if ever paid) would likely provide a higher income than the film netted at the cinema.
The *real* solution is to stop issuing software patents in the short term and patents in general in the longer term.
Nope. If he was intending to use possessive sense then that "for" shouldn't be there.
Either he meant "others' spelling" ("other people's spelling") or "someone else's spelling" or "others about spelling" (ok, I admit, "for" might possible correct too -- English is not my native tongue, nor am I a language scholar). "other's for spelling" doesn't make sense.
In before the, now, stereotypical US response of "your governments do it too!"...
1) No, we have liberty and freedom in Europe.
I dunno about other European countries, but in Sweden we definitely have a counterpart to NSA (FRA) that does similarly all-encompassing surveillance, all of course under the guise of "anti-terrorism". As an added "bonus" the laws regulating FRA explicitly says that they're allowed to exchange the information with foreign nations (read the US).
To dupe citizens into believing that the information isn't abused (of course the mere fact that the information is collected is abuse, but...) a special group has been set up to monitor the use of the information. But despite finding a lot of violations of the (already very permissive) regulations, FRA does not rectify any of their so called mistakes.
One example is that they're not allowed to save the information more than a certain time period (I believe it's 6 months). "Oh, but we copied the information to a different database! Now it's not raw data anymore, it's refined intellgence reports that aren't covered by that time limitation".
But other than that I agree. Two (or many) wrongs doesn't make a right.
So far my planning involves three different 2-star restaurants; 1-2 festivals (Amphi plus maybe something else); Roger Waters' The Wall (second time I see it); a C=64 demoparty; a visit to Legoland and then two weeks I haven't yet made plans for (will probably involve more restaurant visits).
When asked about how was he feeling, "Thrilled! I really didn't realize at first that the problem that I had solved was an open problem in mathematics. It was only later that I reckoned after doing some resourcing on the web, that it was an open problem," said Oza. Brought up in a middle class family, the teen dedicates his achievement to his father, Mahesh Oza, "It's all due to my father. He sowed the seeds of mathematics in me from my childhood. I dedicate this to him." he says. "It almost took me a week's time to get to the formula. It involved data analysis and pattern recognition," said Rutvik Oza.
When asked about his favorite maths giant, he said, "Newton, Ramanujan, Gauss and a long list of others to follow. There are many. It gives me goosebumps when I think about those greats.
"Mathematics interests me a lot. May it be any area of it — arithmetic, algebra or geometry. I love them all. It strengthens the faculties of originality, creativity and novelty in one's brain. Memorizing it won't help. That's the way it's taught in our schools here. I criticize that method of teaching fervently. Hardly any real mathematics is taught at the schools. I do not consider the schools responsible for it but yes, the entire system is definitely at fault," he added. When asked for a message that he wished to give his fellow teenagers, he said, "Do what you love! Follow your dreams. Expect for no support from anybody and overcome all obstacles that hinder you. No other mantra.""
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But can anyone explain why the US Chamber of Commerce is the top money giving lobbyist, by 3x?
Because it is, despite the misleading name, NOT a government agency. It's through and through a lobbyist organisation.
1.) Pearls Before Swine ( http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine?ref=comics )
2.) Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal ( http://www.smbc-comics.com/ )
3.) Romantically Apocalyptic ( http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/ )
4.) A softer world ( http://asofterworld.com/ )
My first reaction: "Yeah, that makes sense. Gotta take some kind of brain disease to make you wanna play American Football".