So with these examples, is there any "triage" that happens in the USPTO? Even just to weed out the absolutely ridiculous. I'd imagine there is quite a number of applications submitted every year that fall within the ridiculous category.
I couldn't believe my ears this past weekend when I heard people discussing how scary 21-12-2012 is going to be because they read all the "facts" about it. Needless to say, I lost a lot of faith in humanity that day.
I've got to admit that I don't really know much about the hardware side of tech and new advances in the shrinking of chip size, but what are the real benefits of shedding 7nm off the last smallest chip? It seems to me like a very marginal gain, unless I'm missing something fundamental about why one would want even smaller chip sizes.
I laughed my ass off when I watched the news and saw some blogger in NY or somewhere, hooting and hollering as he ran out of the store because he was a big enough loser to sit in line for 2 days to be the first to get an iPad. I've got to give it to Apple, they have their customers trained very well.