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Ask Slashdot: Handling Patented IP In a Job Interview?

cats-paw talk to a lawyer (224 comments)

your patents are your patents.

giving them the IP for free is crazy talk. Should they actually be valuable, the company should be paying fair market value and evalutating them just like any other business transaction and they would be separated from your job.

Meanwhile, talk to a lawyer. Now. BEFORE the interview.

about 4 months ago

Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

cats-paw Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

This disease prays on your concern for the sick.

Well it might prey on your concern, but it doesn't even do that.

It just does what it does.

You make some very serious allegations about the hospital administration and their culpability, got any proof about that ?

Were the nurses really so stupid that they were not interested in doing everything they should to protect themselves while treating this person ? I find it hard to believe that things were that lax. I expect the real problem is, as you say, the disease is just incredibily communicable, and the nurses were unfortunately part of the learning curve in dealing with it.

The truly incompetent were the individuals who had a patient who told them he had been to west Africa and was feeling sick, and sent him home.
That took some real density.

Too bad they don't believe in science in Texas.

about 4 months ago

Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell

cats-paw wtf is up with the posts about feminists ? (387 comments)

these posts about feminists wanting to eliminate the male of the species is at the same time the funniest and scariest stuff i think i've ever seen on slashdot.

about 6 months ago

Solar-Powered Toilet Torches Waste For Public Health

cats-paw it's all about efficiency (126 comments)

nature. _extremely_ efficient.

human. _extremely_ inefficient.

that's a problem when there are 7 billion extremely inefficient humans.

about a year ago

Mystery Intergalactic Radio Bursts Detected

cats-paw Re:First post (259 comments)

a civilization capable of interstellar travel is almost certainly capacble of terraforming, or I guess it would be xenoforming.

I hardly think they would come all this way to raid our puny little planet.

they would able to extract necessary resources from their own, or adjacent solar systems.

about a year and a half ago

Obama Reveals Climate Change Plan

cats-paw Re:Microsoft and Bill Gates (577 comments)

really ? his "look over there" move is to address climate change ?

really ? something the majority of americans couldn't care less about ?

you are a troll, but I don't have any mod points.

about a year and a half ago

Larry Ellison Rejuvenating Hawaii's Sixth-Largest Island (Which He Owns)

cats-paw Re:One Rich A** Called Larry Ellison (297 comments)

precisely _why_ has has money for this.

you are unhappy but you are an Oracle customer.

the game is to make your customers as unhappy as possible, but not so unhappy that they stop buying your product.

about a year and a half ago

The Free State Project, One Decade Later

cats-paw Re:Well, that pretty much sums it up right there.. (701 comments)

20,000 screaming idealogues who equate taxes used to educate children to create a literate society with fascism.

idealogical morons, the lot of them.

about a year and a half ago

Scientists Explain Why Chairman of House Committee On Science Is Wrong

cats-paw Re:Fantastic... (476 comments)

well the fucking morons in his district elected him.

then, because he's a loyal soldier in the war on science, the republicans gave him the chair of the committe.

remember these committe appointments are political give outs.

you might end up with someone who is actually competent, but it certainly doesn't have to be that way.

about a year and a half ago

Scientists Explain Why Chairman of House Committee On Science Is Wrong

cats-paw Re:email leak (476 comments)

and interestingly this high and mighty witch hunt for dishonest scientists never seems to extend to the carbon cartel which has an extraordinary financial interest to lie through their teeth.

what we're seeing is exactly why they lie. there is absolutely no down side, and muddying the waters is very useful to them.

about a year and a half ago

Intel's Haswell Moves Voltage Regulator On-Die

cats-paw Re:sinking heat? (237 comments)

seems like they could have beat the IR drop by simply bringing out sense lines.

it's not obvious too me how this helps intel.

unless of course the motherboard makers aren't doing a very good job with those external regulators because the intel chips now require such high performance regulation.

that's a distinct possibility.

about a year and a half ago

Congress Wants Federal Government To Sell 1755-1780 MHz Spectrum Band

cats-paw Re:I hate this policy (88 comments)


about a year and a half ago

Debian 7.0 ('Wheezy') Release Planned For 1st Weekend in May

cats-paw Re:I hereby request an easier mail/http server set (226 comments)

I'll tell you what's wrong - you have to know to put exim4-config in there.

Just try and figure out how to reconfigure your keyboard.

why dpkg-reconfigure doesn't take an option to let you know what the hell it is you _can_ reconfigure is another great mystery.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?

cats-paw bike to work (635 comments)

takes care of your commute and exercise in one fell swoop.

you would not believe how good a shape you can be in biking only 5 or 6 miles one-way to work.

obviously you have to be able to do it relatively safely which is not always easy depending on where you live.

about 2 years ago

'This Is Your Second and Final Notice' Robocallers Revealed

cats-paw Re:FFS (235 comments)

just following orders has long been the refuge of scoundels.

about 2 years ago

Will Renewable Energy Ever Meet All Our Energy Needs?

cats-paw Re:It depends... (626 comments)

wars are massively expensive but we continually find the money to fund them, and the ROI on war is awful.

we get a bunch of wounded warriors back and nothing else to show for our trouble.

but somehow making a long term commitment to renewables is always, always "too expensive".

about 2 years ago

Silicon Valley Before the Startup

cats-paw those days are over (57 comments)

now it's financial engineering.

and social distortion programming. the number of start-ups working on social apps which look to be completely worthless is mind-boggling, and they are getting bought up all the time for ridiculous somes of money. we're all going to write social networking apps which try to sell each other social networking apps.

America the land where people made things is disappearing and we will absolutely be worse off for it.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Stay Fit In the Office?

cats-paw ride your bike to work (372 comments)

        your commute time then absorbs some of your exercise time.

        also, while you are at work do some simple PT/yoga type exercises for 5 min every hour or two.

        regardless, get up and walk around ! sitting at your desk continuously will definitely cause problems - start good habits now while you're a young whippersnapper.

about 2 years ago



Harvard Law Professor goes on the offensive

cats-paw cats-paw writes  |  more than 6 years ago

cats-paw (34890) writes "Remember how the yellow-bellied varmints at the RIAA wouldn't go after the students at Harvard for fear of Harvard's legal bench ? Well looks like Charles Nesson at Harvard got tired of waiting, and more importantly, is of the opinion that the law the RIAA is using to extort money is unconstitutional. Read about it here."

Origin of cosmic rays explained ?

cats-paw cats-paw writes  |  more than 7 years ago

cats-paw (34890) writes "Cosmic rays are, well, cosmic, and their origin is something of amystery. Using measurements of the variability in X-ray emissions from a supernova, astronomers think they are very close to understanding how they are created.

Summary on NASA website

Abstract of the article in Nature

The key to the discovery seems to be an accurate measurement of the magnetic field of an object a few thousand light years away. Easy ! Wonder what took so long ?"


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