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Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

MarkvW Re:Why do people listen to her? (588 comments)

But she advocates e-cigarettes.

Why anyone listens to that self-contradictory fool is beyond me.

about two weeks ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

MarkvW Re:Interesting (148 comments)

It's more like writing an article in your local newspaper telling everyone who reads the paper just how they can steal all your neighbor's property without getting caught.

At least that's my impression.

about two weeks ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

MarkvW Re:What happens now? (148 comments)

You WAY off base. It's sad that you have been modded up.

Venue not objected-to in the trial court is WAIVED. That means it can't be raised for the first time on appeal.

If it could, lawyer's would be sandbagging potential 'venue do-overs' all the time.

about two weeks ago
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A 2560x1440 VR Headset That's Mobile

MarkvW Still Waiting For My Bike HUD (135 comments)

Can't wait for my Bike HUD headset with rearview camera, speed, gps, heart rate, RPM, and automated machine gun targeting display!

That will be SO cool!

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

MarkvW Nothing Sucks Like Comcast (195 comments)

They are the WORST. They are the biggest reason why I am a big supporter of municipal cable. When they have it, they abuse consumers with their monopoly power to the max.

about two weeks ago
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Blender Foundation Video Taken Down On YouTube For Copyright Violation

MarkvW Re:Guilty until proven innocent. (306 comments)

A publicly-owned You Tube would drive Sony crazy.

about three weeks ago
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WSJ: Prepare To Hang Up the Phone — Forever

MarkvW POT is Constitutionally Protected (449 comments)

POT is a constitutionally protected privacy interest. The airwaves are not.

about three weeks ago
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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

MarkvW Sincerity or Negotiating Ploy (300 comments)

Facebook just hasn't thrown enough money at him yet.

When they do...then we'll see.

about a month ago
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L.A. Police: All Cars In L.A. Are Under Investigation

MarkvW Suspended Drivers! (405 comments)

If those cameras get suspended drivers off the road, I'm totally for it. They're suspended for a reason.

about 1 month ago
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Back To the Moon — In Four Years

MarkvW Are we advanced enough, yet? (292 comments)

If you can't build a base without people, then you're not ready yet and you're just wasting your money.

about a month ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

MarkvW Re:Oh god (914 comments)

Don't be surprised. Hitler's SS had its share of PhDs.

about a month ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

MarkvW Re:It will never fly in the US (914 comments)

While 10,000 years of a perpetual orgasm would be kind of cool, I don't think organizations like the CIA and the KGB would be much interested. They'd be more interested in 10,000 years of pain and torment.

I can think of few things more evil than this.

about a month ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

MarkvW Re:It will never fly in the US (914 comments)

Intentionally driving people mad is torture. Rearranging people's brains to make them docile servants of the state is Stalinist.

Anybody who thinks this kind of torture would be limited to time dilation is a moron. Think pain dilation. Anybody who thinks this would be limited to child rapists is an even bigger moron. Think dissidents.

Everything about this stinks. The author would have made a sweet servant of Henry VIII....

about a month ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

MarkvW Memories of Mengele (914 comments)

Torture. Is. Bad.

about a month ago
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Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

MarkvW Re:We need a US base in the Ukraine (623 comments)

We should have a US base in EVERY country! But that wouldn't be imperialist now, would it?

about a month ago
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Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

MarkvW Gleiwitz (623 comments)

Is Putin really trying to engineer a phony Hitleresque provocation? The sanctions need to get upped big time. I doubt Russia would mobilize for war behind that gluttonous kleptocrat.

about a month ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

MarkvW That's about ALL Russia can do. (878 comments)

It can't take care of its people. It's army is a shambles.

But it does have nuclear weapons. Just like Pakistan.

Whoop-de-do!

about a month ago
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Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata

MarkvW Answer the QUESTION. (193 comments)

Does the NSA rearrange bits on cable-connected computers in the USA without a warrant?

Please pardon the John McEnroe reference!

about a month ago
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Cops Say NDA Kept Them from Notifying Courts About Cell Phone Tracking Gadget

MarkvW Incredible Bullshit (235 comments)

The cops have two choices: (1) Breach the contract and pay damages; or (2) Violate the Constitution.

The choice is obvious and the excuse is absurd.

about 1 month ago

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Apple Silencing Rejected Appstore Developers

MarkvW MarkvW writes  |  more than 5 years ago

MarkvW (1037596) writes "This should add fuel to the fire. Apple is apparently slapping nondisclosure agreements on developers who get rejected from the Appstore. I got this from Anandtech which got it from DailyTech."
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Qualcomm Gets Hammered With Discovery Sanctions

MarkvW MarkvW writes  |  more than 5 years ago

MarkvW (1037596) writes "Qualcomm (and its lawyers) got utterly HAMMERED by a federal court by playing discovery games (wrongfully keeping potent stuff from the other side).

Sporting with the federal court is a risky proposition."

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Patent Law

MarkvW MarkvW writes  |  more than 5 years ago

MarkvW (1037596) writes "The Supremes held that method patents are subject to the patent exhaustion doctrine like other patents. This is the last paragraph from Quanta v. LG Electronics, a Supreme Court patent opinion that came down today: The authorized sale of an article that substantially embodies a patent exhausts the patent holder's rights and prevents the patent holder from invoking patent law to control postsale use of the article. Here, LGE licensed Intel to practice any of its patents and to sell products practicing those patents. Intel's microprocessors and chipsets substantially embodied the LGE Patents because they had no reasonable noninfringing use and included all the inventive aspects of the patented methods. Nothing in the License Agreement limited Intel's ability to sell its products practicing the LGE Patents. Intel's authorized sale to Quanta thus took its products outside the scope of the patent monopoly, and as a result, LGE can no longer assert its patent rights against Quanta. Accordingly, the judgment of the Court of Appeals is reversed."

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