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Comment Re:Gamers are not idiots ... (Score 0) 393

What does that have to do with video games, TV and movies? Nobody's saying a computer should never be used to facilitate offline activities. What we're saying is that there are things other than video games, TV and movies that can be fun, without giving more and more hard-earned money to companies that screw you at every opportunity.

But, you're right. Since the internet is used to facilitate some of those things, might as well throw up your hands and spend every waking hour basked in the glow of a screen until you die.

Comment Re:Gamers are not idiots ... (Score 0) 393

You can go for bike rides with your significant other. You can play an instrument. You can play an instrument with other people who also play instruments. You can play cards. You can work out. You can read books. You can safely combine alcohol with some of these things. If you can't figure out how to make life work without staring at a screen constantly, I really don't know what to tell you.

Comment Re:Why this is bad (Score 0) 410

Don't like the terms? Don't license it. I'd prefer to see the whole permission culture shit go away anyway. But unless you're going to argue that they shouldn't have any say on whether their arms are presented in a game at all, it's a little absurd to argue that they shouldn't get to negotiate how the arms are used in the game as part of the licensing deal.

Comment Re:The USPTO is holding roundtables (Score 5, Informative) 211

Alternatively, since they have to follow court rulings, we could try: OBVIOUSNESS TEST FOR SOFTWARE PATENTS SHOULD BE DONE BY SOMEONE WHOSE EXPERTISE IN THE FIELD INVOLVES MORE THAN SENDING E-MAIL IN OUTLOOK. Seriously, where do they find these people? If it's software to do X, it should be examined by someone with expertise in the field of software AND the field of X.

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