Just crunched the numbers for my hometown (Tulsa, OK). Both the average rents ($175/month) and the average commute (21.3 minutes) would be in their top 5.
Yeah, we're not exactly a famous tech hub. But we do have a pretty decent concentration of telecommunications and flight simulation work here. Enough to keep me employed and happy with my 15-30 minute commute and my house that would cost $3.5 Million in San Fran.
Based on how much tech workers pay in rent (per week).
Still, what did they do, find the cheapest rent and shortest commute? $3360/mo (775.45 * 52 / 12) is on the low end of the scale for SF.
You can stop people from distributing and charging money for it.
How? How do they stop people from hosting it off of some sketchy website in a country that ignores their lawsuits? They can't even stop private WoW servers that charge for access (or "donations"), no way would they be able to stop something as easy-to-distribute as this.
The really hilarious part, this game isn't even fun to watch or to try to go pro gaming on.
I'd disagree with that, I think SC2 is easily the best game to watch pro gaming tournaments on. I couldn't get into any of the others.
Trying to figure out how to get these people to stop calling so much is a full time job
That was figured out in the 80's. Your support line is a 900 number. No more calls.
You just can't make a ball "too good". Any sport is highly regulated. Screwing around with the elements too much will be viewed as a rules violation. There just isn't that much to invent here.
This is just more of the usual "patents run amok" that we see in our own domain. It should not surprise anyone that it happens with "physical stuff" too.
> There's nothing about a golf ball that makes it unworthy of patents.
This statement is most likely false. Golf is an old well established sport with set rules. The ball itself is a very simple item that's at the center of the game. The idea that there is any "secret sauce" in any sports ball is on it's face absurd. You have a high bar to reach to argue to the contrary.
This is more likely than not a manifestation of the bullshit we see in the parts of the patent system we are intimately familiar with.
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