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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

ProfBooty Re:Um, what? (433 comments)

Presumable he is referring to this:


One of the ACA architects has stated that:

A) the bill was written in such a way so that the CBO did not interpret the fine's as Taxes.

b) said : “In terms of risk-rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in—you made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed, okay. Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to passLook, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”

this was in the news recently.

about 2 months ago

Justin.tv Shuts Down Amid Reports Google Is Acquiring Twitch

ProfBooty Re:Noooooooooo! (56 comments)

Those who are culturally jewish or not strict adherents tend to be more liberal. Orthodox jews vote far more conservatively.

The american left is a pretty strange coalition. Many of the subgroups within the coalition have opposing interests and are only united by the fact that they are anti-republican. If the republican party is disolved, it will be interesting to see how if the democrats can stay unitied.

about 6 months ago

Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

ProfBooty adopt a 1950's standard of living. (389 comments)

Probably because we spend more than before?

Productivity is way up since the 1950s. If you were to live according to a 1950's lifestyle including miles driven, size of home, vacation travel, amount of times going out to eat, drop internet, CATV, cell phones etc, you could save an enormous amount of money. Invest it in some index funds or take a dividend growth approproach and you would be pretty rich.

about 7 months ago

It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

ProfBooty and countersteering (218 comments)

Don't forget countersteering too!

about 7 months ago

Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

ProfBooty This has happened before and overturned by appeal (646 comments)

This is not the first time this has occured. Last time, the federal circuit overturned the PTAB's decision as they had determined that the plantiff's had waited too long before filing as the Redskin's trademark had been around for years.

I would presume that the NFL would wind up making a similiar argument during an appeal as this trademark has existed for years.

about 7 months ago

The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

ProfBooty Banned for life for physical harm? (398 comments)

Have any players been banned for life for causing physical harm?


Nope, Javaris Crittenton is currently involved in the legal system for murder. Gilbert Arenas pulled a gun on another player over a dispute in the lockerroom.

There are a number of other examples, but I guess causing actual harm is less bad for the NBA than embarrasing the NBA and its sponsors.

about 8 months ago

UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

ProfBooty Re:But... (490 comments)

Bundy ranch?

about 8 months ago

RightsCorp To Bring Its Controversial Copyright Protection Tactics To Europe

ProfBooty Re:RightsCorp (196 comments)

There are plenty of places in PG, Fairfax, Montgomery, and Arlington for under 500 a month. My wife was making 19k a year as a UMD grad student just a few years ago and was renting rooms in Silver Spring and Gaithersburg for $300 a month. Somehow she saved 10k a year. After she got a real job, she paid about the same for a room in Philly near the italian market.

You can get signifigant savings if you are frugal and put the effort into it. Most people don't put the effort or feel entitled. They then go into debt or buy stuff they don't need which makes investors wealthy.

about 9 months ago

$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

ProfBooty Re:Obamacare exists because... (288 comments)

What did you pay $500 for?

My inlaws are visiting from overseas so no insurance but:

$40 for a check up
$80 for x-rays
$20 for anti-biotics

All in cash.

Later we found out that we could have gotten it all for free via the county health department. I guess it depends on what you are getting treated for.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

ProfBooty Exactly (370 comments)

CLEP is something that should be at the top of the discussion. Get many of your gen ed requriements out of the way for $80 a class.


also has a ton of hints.

about 10 months ago

EU Commission: Corruption Across EU Costs €120 Billion

ProfBooty mistresses (196 comments)

Americans get uppity about mistresses as it means the politician is compromised in some way. The politician could be blackmailed over it. The politician is not trustworthy. It implies that they are corruptible and have lied and makes us wonder what else they have lied about.

In our military, extra martial affairs are illegal for these very reasons.

about a year ago

Confessions Of an Ex-TSA Agent: Secrets Of the I.O. Room

ProfBooty Re:well i'm reassured! (393 comments)

Blend in with the local populace.

Sailors can have beards at sea.

about a year ago

JPMorgan Files Patent Application On 'Bitcoin Killer'

ProfBooty Anyone check the IDS? Duty to Disclose (292 comments)

Anyone check the IDS?

Applicant has a duty to disclose (See MPEP 2001) any and all prior art that they are aware of at the time of filing.

Per MPEP 2001.01

(c) Individuals associated with the filing or prosecution of a patent application within the meaning of this section are:
(1) Each inventor named in the application;
(2) Each attorney or agent who prepares or prosecutes the application; and
(3) Every other person who is substantively involved in the preparation or prosecution of the application and who is associated with the inventor, with the assignee or with anyone to whom there is an obligation to assign the application.

Individuals having a duty of disclosure are limited to those who are “substantively involved in the preparation or prosecution of the application.” This is intended to make clear that the duty does not extend to typists, clerks, and similar personnel who assist with an application.

about a year ago

Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?

ProfBooty Re:Stability Control (961 comments)

Some people aren't really familiar with slip angles or trail braking either and the role of weight transfer in terms of taking a corner. Most people on this discussion probably have zero HPDE experience let alone seat time at a local autox/rallyx.

about a year ago

Pinch-To-Zoom Apple Patent Rejected By USPTO

ProfBooty Re:Pinch Me, I Must Be Zooming (110 comments)

Duty to disclose is only for art that applicant is aware of or believes is reasonably pertanant to the current application. This is why you see information disclosure statements which may have references cited in other pending cases, but may have nothing to do with the current claimset.

If applicant searches and finds new art then they should disclose it in a later IDS. Strangely applicants do cite prior art which reads on their claims and may be found by a foreign office, but do not ammend the claims to get around the prior art until a US examiner writes a rejection. This seems counter to the various compact prosection practices that the office and AIPLA advocate and may cost applicant more money.

about a year and a half ago

The Book That Is Making All Movies the Same

ProfBooty Re:Yeah. (384 comments)

wait, you read d knows all and whiskey's place too?

about a year and a half ago

George Zimmerman Acquitted In Death of Trayvon Martin

ProfBooty not an all white jury (1737 comments)

Juror b-29 was described as black/hispanic.

about a year and a half ago



Domestic passengers required to be fingerprinted

ProfBooty ProfBooty writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ProfBooty (172603) writes "Millions of British airline passengers face mandatory fingerprinting before being allowed to board domestic flights when Heathrow's Terminal 5 opens later this month. All passengers at the new Heathrow Terminal Five,opening on March 27th will be required to provide 4 fingerprints and have their picture taken when checking in in order to ensure that the person checking in is the same as the person boarding the plane. The BAA insists that the records will not be passed on to the police and destroyed within 24 hours. They feel these measures are needed in order to prevent criminals, terrorists and illegal immigrants trying to bypass border controls as Terminal Five is used for both domestic and international travel.


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