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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

Patent Lover Re:BASIC is where M$ got its start (146 comments)

Microsoft BASIC for Atari was awesome. Only superceded by BASTIC XL. But Microsoft was not always evil. I agree that Windows 8 sucks, of course.

about two weeks ago
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LA Police Officers Suspected of Tampering With Their Monitoring Systems

Patent Lover Re:Futile? (322 comments)

Do we really expect police officers to know how to investigate a theft? It's clearly futile as he says.

about two weeks ago
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In-Flight Wi-Fi Provider Going Above and Beyond To Help Feds Spy

Patent Lover Who cares? (78 comments)

If you pay for gogo inflight you're basically paying for 28.8k circa 1990 service. Quite nestalgic but not exactly a hot bed of terrorist activity.

about two weeks ago
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Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

Patent Lover Re:The Slide-to-Unlock Claim, for reference (408 comments)

I agree with your explanation. But what does or does not constitute "unlocking the hand-held electronic device"? This method is quite disembodied. It's essentally a method of detecting movement over a screen. There's really no post solution activity.

about two weeks ago
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SF Evictions Surging From Crackdown On Airbnb Rentals

Patent Lover Re:Hell no... (319 comments)

The landlords have nothing to do with this. This is the city evicting people.

about two weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Rule On Constitutionality of Bulk Surveillance

Patent Lover Football analogy (141 comments)

Punt.

about two weeks ago
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Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

Patent Lover Re:Is it not obvious? They have dirt on him! (312 comments)

Actually he does nothing especially political in nature. If he did, Gitmo would be closed, Wall Street bankers would be in jail, small time drug offenders would be out of federal prison, and he would have actually advertised health insurance availability. He's simply inept as a leader. I voted for him for the first term. But when I realized how a non-leader he was (might as well be Bush part 2), I decided to vote for the Green Party candidate. Sad.

about two weeks ago
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Hacker Holds Key To Free Flights

Patent Lover Re:Okay, but... (144 comments)

You've clearly never flown USAir. There's definitely no counting. You'll be mighty lucky if you can even see a flight attendant on a 2 hour flight.

about two weeks ago
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Amazon's Fire TV: Is It Worth Game Developers' Time?

Patent Lover Re:Useless outside of the USA (88 comments)

Get a vpn for $40 (American) a year. Problem solved.

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

Patent Lover Dammit! (449 comments)

How the hell am I supposed to find my cell phone lost in my house if I have no land line?

about three weeks ago
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One Person Successfully Removed From US No-Fly List

Patent Lover Face Palm (286 comments)

The whole concept of a no-fly list so utterly asinine that it boggles the mind. Too dangerous to fly in a plane after going through security, not dangerous enough to arrest. Riiiiiiight.

about three weeks ago
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TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database

Patent Lover As much as the TSA sucks... (275 comments)

... this had nothing to do with the TSA. They just make sure people bring bombs, snow globes, or nail clippers onto planes. Even if they detained the correctly spelled Tsarnaev, he did nothing illegal until he built and set off a bomb. Some day the DHS will realize that they have to do real police work instead of making lists that depend on correctly spelled names.

about three weeks ago
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Dorian Nakamoto Officially Denies That He Created Bitcoin

Patent Lover oblig (102 comments)

I'm Spartacus!

about a month ago
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Obama Administration Transparency Getting Worse

Patent Lover Re:"halfway through its second term" ? (152 comments)

Uh, wtf is he gonna do in DC? Clinton had a much bigger ego than Obama. He's nowhere near to DC.

about a month ago
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Medicine Delivered By Flying Drones

Patent Lover Enough with the drones (43 comments)

Probably would be much easier and just as fast to hire a bike courier.

about a month ago
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Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures

Patent Lover Cameras are ubiquitous. (149 comments)

Billions of photos taken every day. This kind of law just lets the government selectively prosecute somebody they don't like. I also assume it doesn't apply to surveillance cameras.

about a month ago

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