I've seen this guy a few years back on Discovery Channel and I laughed my ass off.
"an invention is unpatentable if it would have been obvious to a person having ordinary skill in the art"
Anyone with minimal knowledge in mechanics and electronics can think about a radio powered by a hand crank. No one has had the nerve to patent it because it's OBVIOUS it can be done, and there is no RESEARCH needed, and also there IS NO MARKET for it.
I have inherited a torch with a hand crank made in USSR from my grandfather and he died in 1984
I've seen a radio that was powered by thermocouples placed on a gas lamp (and it was a commercial product)
So there were other people to try to power small devices from something else than a battery.
His only "merit" is that he "found" the market in African countries. In my opinion he is just a patent troll who wasn't able to make it.
Steps to reproduce:
1 - accelerate to 120mp/h
2 - turn hard left while applying hand brake
3 - check email
Expected result: list of new emails should be displayed
Actual results: big warning sign covers emails list
> Maybe it's because there are basically ZERO jobs in most places for real hard-core CS.
A real hard-core CS would be able to do the jobs that are available faster and better
Engineering is an art, and the colleges should promote people with talent for that art. Code monkeys do not need a college degree, they can survive with a 3 month introductory course in whatever programming language they need
Actually canned foods are far easier to target accurately and throw at high velocity. I'll take canned good vs gold bricks at 50 feet any day. The guy with the can opener doesn't stand a chance against either of us.
nobody trows food
If you are trapped on an desert island with a suitcase full of gold, it won't seem that valuable compared to your neighbors crate of canned foods, or the guy with the can opener.
Actually, gold bricks can do more damage at impact than canned foods
Oh stop with the morals and ethics stuff. I should be able to do whatever I want to do, regardless of what I promised or said I'd do or what is good for my relationships with other people or what is good for other people. And, by the way, all this corporate and political corruption is really getting on my nerves, why can't they be good, ethical, moral, scientific, non-hypocritical promise-keeping citizens like me?
You have a point, but even if a doctor doesn't know how exactly to perform brain surgery he is certainly able to describe the steps involved. I'm not against specialization, I'm against having a narrow view of your specialization.
As for the cost of learning C or any other language, the more languages you are familiar with, the easier is to learn a new one. The principles are the same
The wages of sin are unreported.