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US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

BoRegardless Next = Examiner Competence in their field (124 comments)

I have had an examiner on a recent patent application who was not knowledgable in the required physical-geometric structures.

She insisted that a straight object was actually a helix! My patent attorney and I explained the difference, but she and her boss ignored the plain geometric truth and refused to budge and threw out my claims.

I'ld rather have a high level of competence and accept some level of goofing off. You do need a break once in awhile to stay sane.

4 days ago

The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

BoRegardless Space Travel = Fast Evolution or Perish (195 comments)

Science Fiction author? At least that is what I thought.

Evidence from our oribital flights gives plenty of evidence of tissue damage in space from both lack of gravity and radiation. We can't reasonably do much about the radiation without having massively heavy spacecraft which does not seem practical.

5 days ago

City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

BoRegardless Boom in the EU = Boom in Redmond (245 comments)

Well, the MS lock-in may just be starting to fray enough to make a difference.

5 days ago

How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation

BoRegardless Science creates understanding of a real world. (770 comments)

No functioning computers would exist without "Science." Science is verifiable and reproducible often in a variety of ways, or it is not "science."

about two weeks ago

Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts

BoRegardless Re:NASA needs to get it's act together (109 comments)

Another thing which I have not seen discussed is the mutation of the biota that humans carry into outer space.

We put these microbes in zero gravity, far higher background cosmic radiatio & occassional Solar storm radiation.

It will not surprise me that they mutate as a result and I certainly don't have an idea how fast or what those mutations might do.

about three weeks ago

Brazil Nut Effect Explains Mystery of the Boulder-Strewn Surfaces of Asteroids

BoRegardless Explains the TV News (58 comments)

Where the biggest nuts rise to the top.

about 2 months ago

Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security

BoRegardless & So, Other handset makers allow ... (134 comments)

What? To who? When?

And which OS is designed in a more secure way to protect users?

As an example, what OS has the supermajority of banking malware?

We need to answer all the questions. Consumers really SHOULD know.

about 2 months ago

Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

BoRegardless Grass in "Grass" (159 comments)

For over 20 years it has been discussed that it might be possible to get the genes into your lawn's Bermuda grass.

Then your gardener could really rake in the grass for real dough.

about 2 months ago

Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

BoRegardless Many contaminants on paper currency (162 comments)

Not the least of which are illegal drugs and they wind up on the fingertips!

about 2 months ago

Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

BoRegardless Surveillance City Made to Order (265 comments)

"macabre, consumer paradise" or monitored controlled populace?

about 2 months ago

The View From Inside A Fireworks Show

BoRegardless Pilots View in WWII over Germany (200 comments)

Though not as colorful, you can now imagine what it was like for a pilot and copilot doing raids in WWII. Scaaaary!

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Replacing Paper With Tablets For Design Meetings?

BoRegardless Re:Use Paper = FASTER (143 comments)

Design discussions proceed fast and with dozens of suggestions. Post-it notes and yellow pads are extremely quick and if a partner wants a copy of your notes, a cellphone camera shot will do it pronto.

about 3 months ago

Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears

BoRegardless Re:But this won't stop the History Channel (198 comments)

Yeah as they repeat the upright guy with the Yeti suit walking through the forrest up in Washington for the 5000 th time.

about 3 months ago

Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

BoRegardless Re:One non-disturbing theory (304 comments)

Solar/UV radiation on floating plastic degrades the polymers rather quickly.

Then the other side of the equation is critters adhere to plastic and their weight eventually causes the plastic to sink. You see wood in the ocean just covered with masses of barnacles, which would sink a small piece of plastic quickly.

Most plastics are also not very reactive in the quick digestion systems of fish, so I suspect that much of the small particles simply pass through quickly with no effect on the fish.

A lot of bogus arguements are "floating around" out there.

about 3 months ago

Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight

BoRegardless Re:Government without accountability is tyranny (534 comments)

Unaccountable special action teams is starting to sound an awful lot like the SS & Stassi in Germany.

And guess who is inciting government entities to do extra legal actions by doing it himself from "on high?"

about 3 months ago

Maglev Personal Transportation System Set For Trial In Tel Aviv

BoRegardless Long Overdue Use of "free space" (81 comments)

The concept of using the equivalent of ski lift pods above ground between light poles has always made a lot of sense to me.

I've wondered why downtown city planners haven't implemented this type of transit as it could potentially alleviate all sorts of congestion for relatively "long walks" people have to make in dense areas.

about 3 months ago



Naris: All your internet data is held by US

BoRegardless BoRegardless writes  |  about 2 years ago

BoRegardless writes "1984 seems closer than we thought when an ex-codebreaker for the NSA reveals that the US records everything that passes through the internet. Does this surprise anyone? Will it change how you do email? Will encrypted email attract unwanted attention?"
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Hacking? - Moles are Worse!

BoRegardless BoRegardless writes  |  about 2 years ago

BoRegardless writes "When you put in all the systems and safeguards to prevent web & social hacking, it still leaves open the worst possible case of spying & theft...the insider. I had a fellow businessman who lost all his chemical secrets to a Yale graduate employee who disappeared to resurface in Korea. How do you stop this?"
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Is $60/month Mobile Data Access Obsolete?

BoRegardless BoRegardless writes  |  more than 4 years ago

BoRegardless (721219) writes "Are Laptop data accounts made obsolete with the iPad?

$60 per month from ATT or Verizon is $720/yr, forever.

If email & Safari via the iPhone is not enough, a $700 iPad with 3G can get you service for $20/month and only on the months you need it. Thus, an iPad user is money ahead inside of 2 years, not to mention convenience aspects.

Data income to wireless networks is going to plummet. What is that going to do to Verizon, Sprint and others?

Am I wrong?"


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