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MooJohn

join:2005-12-18
Milledgeville, GA
kudos:1
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Let's patent ideas - they don't require any effort to create

Patenting just an idea, rather than the means by which to accomplish it is just stupid. For example, their algorithm should be patentable but not the broad claim of "automatically selecting the cheapest network." Their patent mentions choosing between available wireless connections. Does that mean if I create a similar technology stake a claim on the idea that the device can also use a wired connection in the determination, does that qualify as a new, separate patent?

I should patent the concept of a flying vehicle powered by flatulence (of the rider or of other animals). I also hereby patent the idea of a bicycle built for 17 riders, a foldable sidewalk, a floating anvil, and a mailbox that plays Journey's Greatest Hits (randomly selected) when mail arrives.

My "ideas" are just as valid as theirs.
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John M - Cranky network guy


inteller
Sociopaths always win.

join:2003-12-08
Tulsa, OK

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your ideas are invalid and you will be crushed on July 3rd.
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"WHEN THE LAUGH TRACK STARTS THEN THE FUN STARTS!"


insomniac84

join:2002-01-03
Schererville, IN
reply to MooJohn
Technically you would patent the flying car, the bicycle, the sidewalk, the anvil, and a box. Then you would use those broad patents to steal from the guy who invents the flying car that runs on farts, the bicycle for 17 riders, the fold-able sidewalk, the floating anvil, and the mailbox that plays journey.
Of course those patents were just filed just to steal from the guys who actually came up with the technology including ways to do it.


MooJohn

join:2005-12-18
Milledgeville, GA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Windstream
reply to inteller
LOL -- thanks alot!

I'm a huge fan of the original series; not so much of the movie. So far it looks like they just made a 2hr GM commercial with over-the-top graphics effects that's loosely based on the original show - like using character names and nothing else.

It's funny how there wasn't this much support for the original movie yet they're throwing millions at a "live action" version 20 years later.

I always wondered why they bothered to remake cartoons. Just show the old ones today and kids will think they're new -- you know they've never seen the original Transformers. It doesn't require anime-style animation to be interesting.

FWIW, I've used the avatar since around 1999, so I've been uncool for a long time
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John M - Cranky network guy