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Comment He needs to fight the claims (Score 4, Interesting) 219

The supreme court of the United States has definitively ruled that patentable items can no longer be protected by copyright once the patent has been expired.

Here is an expired patent describing such a device. And there were a number of devices before that. And schematic diagrams and circuits in magazines for white noise/sleep generators long ago.

It's a shame that people are so full of themselves that they think they are truly that special that they somehow made a unique creation here. But actually it's likely worse in that people think they found an easy target and want to take what they can with a bad faith claim.

This is a time where counter claims under the DMCA need to be filed against these bad faith claims and collect damages to help prevent further abuse.

Maybe even make google a co-defendant.

Comment Re:It's not a bug, it's a design decision (Score 1) 375

It's clear that this flaw is much worse than you understand. So much so that the patches that Linux, Microsoft, and Apple are essentially redesigning their kernels. No small undertaking, and done in a rush.

The fact that JavaScript can access protected kernel memory is particularly disturbing.

Comment Re:Communications? (Score 1) 143

OP, you're original post is still right with optical communication as well. Part of the problem lies within the fact that we don't know how much unseen light blocking dust is between here and there or other unfortunate large planet size non-radiating objects that we can't see. Something that lower frequency radio waves would not succumb to so easily.

My off the cuff guess is that you'd need to build a massive spaceship the size of an aircraft carrier if not more to generate the required power to transmit with the accompanying dish and electronics required. Try to get that into orbit affordably.

Comment Actually thats a drug induced haze, not a PR stunt (Score 1) 143

The communications technology to reach across 4.3 light years doesn't exist yet either. Look at the great lengths that we need to stay in touch with the Voyager aircraft just barely out of our solar system - launched 40 years ago.

And don't expect humans to survive all the hard radiation that's out there either. So it'd have to be a robot mission.

Comment Re:Slow news day? (Score 5, Insightful) 183

No. What you have now are left leaning "social justice warriors" calling *all* conservatives and anybody who has voted Republican "alt-right". Not just the Nazi's and the KKK racists.

Thus, they truly believe that any conservative talk is therefore "hate speech" and needs to be censored if at all possible. Many believe that violence is justified in order to silence the so called hate speech, and why antifa has in the past on both youtube and Patreon websites.

Youtube has evolved itself into a socialist/feminist monoculture internally which will demonetize or put in limited state anything that it disagrees with politically. It's what resulted in James Damore's firing.

I find it interesting that when Youtube started the "limited state" censorship, they censored a Nazi video, then they censored political videos from youtube user Black Pidgeon Speaks that was critical of Islam before they censored a bunch more Nazi videos. Do your research.

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