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Downtown Project Suicides Shock High Tech Community

Ultracrepidarian Re:poor summary (185 comments)

Aren't corporations people too?

about two weeks ago
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DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:

Ultracrepidarian Re:Add genetic sequence for .... (228 comments)

I'm trying thi at home, but mys cat refuses to eat the beans.

about a month and a half ago
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In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

Ultracrepidarian Re:Sue the bastards (441 comments)

And then there's the Bible.

about a month and a half ago
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850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement

Ultracrepidarian Re:Heads should roll (207 comments)

Yes. The CIA performs the "wet work".

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Find Evidence of How Higgs Particle Imparts Mass

Ultracrepidarian Re:LHC (91 comments)

Then again, it might have gone the way of the F35 Joint Strike Fighter project.

about 3 months ago
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Home Depot Begins Retail Store Pilot Program To Sell MakerBot 3-D Printers

Ultracrepidarian Re:and what would i do with it? (127 comments)

It doesn't seem so long ago that people were asking me why anyone would want a home computer.

about 3 months ago
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Home Depot Begins Retail Store Pilot Program To Sell MakerBot 3-D Printers

Ultracrepidarian Re:and what would i do with it? (127 comments)

Radio Shack missed the boat on this one.

about 3 months ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

Ultracrepidarian Wondering (249 comments)

I've got a Wonder Woman figure beside my deceased wife's ashes. Am I in trouble?

about 3 months ago
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In Düsseldorf, A Robot Valet Will Park Your Car

Ultracrepidarian Re:This is not novel (120 comments)

Exactly right. I parked my Corvair in one of these in New York City in 1967.

about 4 months ago
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How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

Ultracrepidarian Re:Political/Moral (305 comments)

Economists come in two varieties. Those that cozy up to those with the cash, and those with some concern for society as a whole.

about 4 months ago
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How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

Ultracrepidarian Re:Political/Moral (305 comments)

Oh heck. Where are my mod points when I need them? This absolutely nails it.

about 4 months ago
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How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

Ultracrepidarian Re:Political/Moral (305 comments)

Greenspan was in a position to do something about it but kept mum. My Econ degree is from Podunk U. but I saw it coming. These guys know.

about 4 months ago
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How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

Ultracrepidarian Re:Political/Moral (305 comments)

I've got some tulip bulbs I'd like to sell to you.

about 4 months ago
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Appeals Court Finds Scanning To Be Fair Use

Ultracrepidarian Knowledge (34 comments)

"The field of knowledge is the common property of mankind."
--- Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Henry Dearborn, 1807)

about 4 months ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

Ultracrepidarian Re:$5k (875 comments)

I can't imagine mileage being much of a factor.

about 4 months ago
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A Measure of Your Team's Health: How You Treat Your "Idiot"

Ultracrepidarian Re:even more telling... (255 comments)

He is the manager.

about 5 months ago

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USPTO blocks web access to "Political/Activist Groups"

Ultracrepidarian Ultracrepidarian writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Ultracrepidarian (576183) writes "Per Jamie Love, Director of Knowledge Ecology International:

Today I was visiting the USPTO, for a high level meeting on global negotiations on intellectual property and access to medicine. The meeting was held in the Stockholm Room, on the 2nd floor of the USPTO library, at the main USPTO building at 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA. The USPTO also uses these meeting rooms for its Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA). The USPTO offers free Wifi for the visitors. But when I tried to login to http://keionline.org/ I received this message:

        Access Denied (content_filter_denied)

        Your request was denied because this URL contains content that is categorized as: "Political/Activist Groups" which is blocked by USPTO policy. If you believe the categorization is inaccurate, please contact the USPTO Service Desk and request a manual review of the URL.

        For assistance, contact USPTO OCIO IT Service Desk. (io-proxy4)

We checked and found that the USPTO blocks access to a number of groups that have followed SOPA and the TPP intellectual property negotiations, particularly those critical of the USPTO positions on intellectual property issues. Among the NGOs that were blocked were aclu.org, cdt.org, citizen.org, eff.org, healthgap.org, keionline.org and publicknowledge.org. Among the sites NOT BLOCKED were the industry lobby groups BSA, MPPA, RIIA, and PhRMA."

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