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".
I've always been lucky enough to have reasonable managers; we just agree on registering the vacation to have taken place in, say, July/August, then I go on vacation whenever it suits me and the project best.
Usually I take my summer vacation in September or October (especially October kinda sucks to spend in Finland anyway, so it's a great time to go travelling, also the tickets are generally a lot cheaper then), but with this approach I can also move a week to spring if i want to, since the salary office won't need to be involved.
Americans do not allow their soldiers and airmen to be tried in foreign countries because of politics never allowing a fair trial.
Yeah, I guess the US policy of simply not having trials at all and just detaining "enemy combatants" indefinitely without any legal hearings is much more fair.
Quark (as served with jam).
Actually, we did something better -- the N950, but Microsoft^WNokia wouldn't let us sell it.
It wouldn't surprise anyone after reading more on the jury that Apple will get less out of Samsung than it imagined..."
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"Whether you think that Apple is already too big for its britches or that Samsung deserved to get slammed for $1 billion by a Silicon Valley jury last week for infringing on the iPhone design, there's no doubt where the blame for this corporate firefight lies. The guilty party is the U.S. Patent Office."
"(There being good, viable reasons for 20 year patents on medical products), software, on the other hand, is cheaper to develop and easy to place on the market. Giving it 20 years of protection can only stifle creativity and competition. On those grounds, the Electronic Frontier Foundation proposes to cut software patents to five years; prevent damages from being based on the entire market value of a product when only a small piece of it infringes; and require much more detailed and narrow applications in software cases. That would be a start to rectifying a dysfunction in the patent system that has been developing for more than 20 years, and certainly to prevent absurd verdicts like the one handed down last week in San Jose."
So is the patent system broken when it comes to software? Or will I forever have to cross the Canadian border in order to buy Samsung devices?"
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You're correct that Sweden isn't a NATO country. But to say that Sweden does not have strong ties to the US is bullshit. Sweden has previously assisted the CIA to transfer two persons who were seeking asylum in Sweden to Egypt where they could be tortured. This in direct violation with international laws.
Sweden has also acted as a happy sock puppet for the US in the whole The Pirate Bay fiasco.
Sweden is definitely an ally of the US, and as for high integrity... I think that went out of the window with the FRA law ("Yeah, any and all information can and will be exchanged with foreign intelligence services"), The Pirate Bay, weapon exports to dictatorships, etc.