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Social Media Can Help You Fake Your Own Death

Viridae Re:Not Australia (146 comments)

I live in a major ciy. I see fewer police, have had fewer dealings with the police while living here than when I lived in a regional centre.

more than 4 years ago
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Tornado Scientists Butt Heads With Storm Chasers

Viridae Re:Big fucking deal. (402 comments)

That's the LEAST assumptions? I'd hate to see your version with the most.

more than 4 years ago
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CSIRO Sues US Carriers Over Wi-Fi Patent

Viridae Re:The IEEE 802.11 standard (308 comments)

CSIRO offered to licence the technology, the companies involved agreed, then didn't pay, then sued to overturn the patent, then lost and in turn got sued for royalties.

more than 4 years ago
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CSIRO Sues US Carriers Over Wi-Fi Patent

Viridae Re:This is the way the system is supposed to work (308 comments)

From a post further up: What's happened is that : 1. CSIRO File and get a patent for WiFi 2.CSIRO is willing to license under RAND. Everyone says fuck off. 3. It sues Buffalo Tech and wins (this essentially upholds their claims) 4.CSIRO is willing to license under RAND. Everyone says fuck off. 5. CSIRO gets sued by MS, Intel, Netgear etc to overturn the patent. 6. They fail. 7. CSIRO is willing to license under RAND. Everyone says fuck off. 8. CSIRO sues 7 colors of shit out of everyone and everyone in that case settles. 9. CSIRO sues the remainder of people not paying royalities. It is noteworthy that the CSIRO has repeatedly said it was willing to license technology, and even sold to CISCO the startup the created for developing this (for 295 mil) which is why CISCO isn't in any suits (I think..). The IEEE asked them for a exemption and the CSIRO explicitly said no. The companies in question went ahead and implemented it, then sued to overturn the patent they knew they were infringing on.

more than 4 years ago
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CSIRO Sues US Carriers Over Wi-Fi Patent

Viridae Re:Got links for that? (308 comments)

Red hat is fine unless they are also manufacturing hardware. The patent covers a complete solution to the problem including software, mathematical formulas and hardware. I'm all for punishing people who patent the obvious, this wasn't the case.

more than 4 years ago
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CSIRO Sues US Carriers Over Wi-Fi Patent

Viridae Re:Got links for that? (308 comments)

Yeah Cisco went the legal avenue, and I bet they are now feeling quite smug about it :)

more than 4 years ago
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CSIRO Sues US Carriers Over Wi-Fi Patent

Viridae Re:CSIRO are still good guys (308 comments)

You clearly don't have a clue how much research costs.

more than 4 years ago
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Landmark Ruling Gives Australian ISPs Safe Harbor

Viridae Re:No each state and territory does not a Supreme (252 comments)

The gollowing 5 states do not have a supreme court

Ashmore and Cartier Islands Australian Antarctic Territory Coral Sea Islands Territory Heard Island and McDonald Islands Jervis Bay Territory

Special award goes to Cocos (Keeling) Islands, with a population of 628 people they have found a need for their own supreme court. This may just create the must supreme court justices per head of population anywhere in the world.

None of those are states.

more than 4 years ago
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Student Banned From Minnesota Campus Over Facebook Comments

Viridae Re:My god. (806 comments)

That wasn't a student that murdered the girl at Yale, it was an animal technician.

about 5 years ago
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How To Enter Equations Quickly In Class?

Viridae Re:pencil/paper (823 comments)

Needs refreshing occasionally though.

more than 5 years ago
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No Hand-Held Devices In Ontario Cars

Viridae Re:RTFS (584 comments)

or even people who like to drive with one arm hanging out the window.

I like to wave my arm around and pretend I'm soaring through the air like an empty beer can.

more than 5 years ago
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Wi-Fi Patent Victory Earns CSIRO $200 Million

Viridae Re:Please help me to understand... (267 comments)

They went after buffalo technology originally (test case), the rest sued to have the patent rendered invalid. CSIRO counter-sued. The chipset manufacturers will toes the line at some point if they haven't already.

more than 5 years ago
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Wi-Fi Patent Victory Earns CSIRO $200 Million

Viridae Re:Sorry, but I call BS (267 comments)

Furthermore, patented technology shouldn't be allowed to make it into "standards." "Standards" should be open and unencumbered. It's fundamentally anti-competitive to standardize on encumbered technology.

Why not? Why have your standard use a poor alternative.

more than 5 years ago
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Scientists Discover How DNA Is Folded Within the Nucleus

Viridae Re:tell me something a child couldn't figure out (152 comments)

AGCAGTACGCTGGTTG

That's the genetic encoding for "WHOOSH!"

No, this is: TGGCATCAACAATCTCAT! (well almost, there is no amino acid with O as its one letter symbol so I had to use Qs. So actually it spells WHQQSH: Tryptophan, Histidine, Glutamine, Glutamine, Serine, Histidine. Also I coverted the uracils to to thymines so as not to confuse you nice non-bioscience folk.)

more than 5 years ago
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Wi-Fi Patent Victory Earns CSIRO $200 Million

Viridae Re:read up on the history (267 comments)

It didn't happen to be present in several standards. It was made the standard after they invented it. Huge difference that.

more than 5 years ago
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Wi-Fi Patent Victory Earns CSIRO $200 Million

Viridae Re:Patent trolls (267 comments)

Cool, so you don't mind if I leach off your country's social security then do you? I pay taxes here so I must deserve it.

more than 5 years ago
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Wi-Fi Patent Victory Earns CSIRO $200 Million

Viridae Re:Only fair (267 comments)

Cervical cancer vaccine.

more than 5 years ago
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Wi-Fi Patent Victory Earns CSIRO $200 Million

Viridae Re:can you explain? (267 comments)

*gives up the right to use it for a time, in exchange for free access once the patent has expired - thats the other thing about patents, the invention is described in full meaning that when it does expire any man or his dog can replicate the technology without having to conduct the research.

more than 5 years ago
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Teen Diagnoses Her Own Disease In Science Class

Viridae Re:One more such case,...me (582 comments)

Pubmed is free access? I am a scientist (cancer research to be specific). One of the students in the lab I work in got a chemical splashed into her eye. She was taken to emergency and there she was treated by a doctor who raved about this fantastic website he had found that would tell him what effect the chemical would have on the eye. Turned out that website was pubmed. You can possibly only appreciate the hilarity of that if you are in bio science. But for you non-bioscience people: pubmed is the single most used literature database. And this doctor thought he was very special for discovering it.

more than 5 years ago
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Should We Just Call Dog Breeds a Different Species?

Viridae Re:Dogism (497 comments)

I had a bantam rooster (Pekin for those who are interested - the ones that look like tea cosys) who used to bash up a rooster twice his size, because there was a third rooster around who was top rooster and would protect my bantam rooster - and also bash up the underdog too. When the top rooster got old and died, suddenly the underdog was top dog and now my rooster got his turn at being bashed up.

more than 5 years ago

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