Do you think it is about time for the change? Or should it remain illegal in the US?"
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Because rounded corners is not a design, it's a design element. It's like patenting colors. Do you want that? Everyone has to pick unique colors for everything?
You can trademark color combinations already.
Simply put, not everyone is capable of everything. We already have these problems today with plenty of work options, taking away the lowest skilled options exacerbates the problem.
He chose to.
He also pretends to be a doctor because he received an honorary degree.
Musk is an exception to this. He is pretty technical.
Reminds me of the chapter in Neal Stephenson's The Confusion (part of The Baroque Cycle). Japanese mercury vendors try to disable the Minerva (an armed merchant vessel) by filling its cargo hold with half-filled pots of mercury, rather than filling them to the brim. The idea is that the sloshing in the hull would resonate with the waves at the entrance to the harbour and slow the ship enough to be captured (or something to that effect). There's a discussion of whether Stephenson got the science correct here.
I am not sure if you are being facetious, but a more affordable car is in the works.
Here is a recent video interview with Elon Musk where he says that the third model released by Tesla Motors will be more affordable:
In practice people cant tell the difference between 6 bit and 10 bit colour.
That is unfair.
Rec 2020 not only increases the resolution of the color space, it also increases the area covered in the CIE 1931. In other words, it is not just the same color gamut with less quantization, it is a much larger color space entirely.
Rec 2020 UHDTV: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/CIExy1931_Rec_2020.svg
Rec 709: HDTV: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/CIExy1931_Rec_709.svg
"A single gun owner could also temporarily program a friend or family member's print into the gun to go target shooting and then remove it upon returning home."
Either that or the guy who takes your gun will also take your finger
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