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Lawyer Loses It In Letter To Patent Office

HermDog Re:The "product" in question (342 comments)

And don't forget, this is the innovation that's going to finally give us our flying cars!

about a year ago

How Would an Astronaut Falling Into a Black Hole Die?

HermDog So the consensus is still (412 comments)

try to avoid falling into a black hole

about a year and a half ago

Larry Ellison Buys His Own Hawaiian Island

HermDog So in the end, (398 comments)

Clooney does decide to sell his family's inheritance after all.

more than 2 years ago

MD5crypt Password Scrambler Is No Longer Considered Safe

HermDog Any 8 character password? (212 comments)

Looks like it's time to change my password to "password1".

more than 2 years ago

Zuckerberg Made Instagram Deal Alone

HermDog Was told, not consulted. (307 comments)

Pretty much how we all got Timeline.

more than 2 years ago

RIAA Wants To Scrap Anti-Piracy OPEN Act

HermDog Re:*Stomps foot* (268 comments)

Apes contend that they evolved from humans.

more than 2 years ago

Red Cross Debates If Virtual Killing Violates International Humanitarian Law

HermDog No, it's BRILLIANT! (516 comments)

We'll make the sanctions virtual, too. We can put the UN in charge of them.

more than 2 years ago

White House Responds to ET/UFO Petitions

HermDog Re:Watching too much TV (232 comments)

You left out the part about how the current administration has obviously misplaced all the valuable aliens and alien artifacts that have been collected over the past several decades. (I don't recall whether Bush denied *he* had any, so they must have been accounted for during the previous administration.)

more than 2 years ago

As a target for malware, my main computer is ...

HermDog Re:Non-networked HURD? (429 comments)

Well, my imaginary HURD system has never been compromised, so there!

more than 2 years ago

As a target for malware, my main computer is ...

HermDog Unpatched, un-firewalled Windows is bulletproof (429 comments)

I mean, of course, once it has a critical mass of viruses, botnets, etc., that cripple its networking and other I/O vectors.

more than 2 years ago

Discovery Brings Us One Step Closer To "Milking" Pigeons

HermDog Re:April 1st? (190 comments)

I'm not drinking 6-month-old milk. I don't care where it came from.

more than 2 years ago

Wild Parrots Learning To Talk From Escaped Pet Birds

HermDog Re:Words, Not Communication (225 comments)

Parrots learn words but not language. Associating words with rewards through Pavlovian training is not communication. Clearly spoken gibberish is still gibberish.

There's no better proof of that than the interwebs.

about 3 years ago

Medical Billing Codes For Injury Via Turtle Among Thousands Created by New Law

HermDog Re:tag based system (380 comments)

Yes, you can use them in combination.

You CAN be injured by a turtle, struck by lightening and suffer traumatic brain injury and a hernia. On a plane. On an experimental plane. On the runway.

This would engender a number of codes and would be indicative of very, very bad karma. Or perhaps God really does have a sense of humor.

I would not like them on a plane. I will not eat them on a train.
I do not want them in my house. I can not feed them to a mouse.
I do not like Green Eggs and Ham. I do not like them Sam-I am.

about 3 years ago

NYT Working On 'Magic Mirror' For Bathroom Surfing

HermDog Don't we already (138 comments)

have the ability to stop taking our mobile computer of choice into the bathroom?

about 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Using Code With an Expired Patent?

HermDog Re:No (139 comments)

There cannot be valid duplicate patents on anything. See 35 U.S.C. 102.

That would be helpful if patents had to be valid these days.

more than 3 years ago

I would soonest put my trust in a ...

HermDog Re:easy (312 comments)

that one was easy. Planes, of course - they are already largely automated, with the crew watching the autopilot do its job. Including landing. I don't know 100% about take-off but if it can land, I figure take-off is even easier.

And lest we forget, the robotic ones are already armed with missiles and there's no point in pissing them off by suggesting they're untrustworthy.

more than 3 years ago

Lawsuit Claims LegalZoom Is Practicing Law Without a License

HermDog Re:Kangaroo court (246 comments)

If I use MS Word to write my will, can I sue Microsoft?

more than 3 years ago

Cellphones Get Government Chips For Disaster Alert

HermDog This requires a chip? (374 comments)

Why can't Obama just get a twitter account?

more than 3 years ago


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