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Comment Re:Weak/nonexistent punishments for faulty notices (Score 1) 80

All patent applications are signed under penalty of perjury. However, the US Patent and Trademark office disbanded its enforcement department in 1974. So, you can perjure yourself on a patent application with impunity.

Unless it's testimony in a criminal case, or the perjury trap in front of a grand jury, or something they want to prosecute like lying on your tax form, the Federal government is in general lassiez faire about perjury, or even encouraging of it with their reluctance to prosecute, especially perjury committed by a so-called intellectual property holder.

Comment Good and evil (Score 1) 124

Like all new technology it will be used for good and evil. "The city will provide the data to entrepreneurs and students to develop applications." Have to have faith in the majority of people to use the technology for good and to punish those that use it for evil. However, if the information is in the hands of just a few then there won't be effective oversight and it will be used for evil. What they need to do is level the playing field and provide the data as close to real time as is technically possible to anyone that wants it. Not selectively, not piecemeal, not months later... real time.

Comment Re:There are less than 30 decent games... (Score 1) 149

Yeah, you look at current articles recommending VR games, the same 15-20 always come up. Other than those 15-20, most of the stuff on steam for VR is crap. Actually quite a lot of the stuff on steam is absolute crap anyway. There are a ton of games on there that appear to be written by some teenager who is in the process of teaching themselves how to program on unity, with stock purchased assets or stolen ones, and which will barely run at all. Valve doesn't seem to care about the quality of the product on their service, so it's up to you to develop a crap filter. So it should really come as no surprise at all that our crap filters filter out most of the VR offerings. We all own the good titles at the moment, and will no doubt buy new ones that prove to be good, as we learn about them.

Comment Dynamic Type Comparing [Re:Oh please] (Score 1) 203

In my opinion, dynamic languages should require, or at least encourage, one to specify what comparison type to use rather than rely on parameter (operand) analysis. The hard part is coming up with a nice syntax for such. I've had various discussion groups consider different suggestions, and found no consensus.

In the shorter term, one can roll their own functions and hope staff coders follow along. Example:

if (strCompare(a, '>', b)) {...}
if (numCompare(a, '<=', b)) {...}

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