* Posts by Fr. Ted Crilly

283 posts • joined 18 Jan 2010


Only 'natural persons' can be recognized as patent inventors, not AI systems, US judge rules

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Re: Rivers *are* people

No, Rylands v Fletcher 1868. flooding river is a natural efflux and thus non actionable.

Your Neighbours tree perhaps, certainly his mine flooding and spilling under your fence....

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Re: ML and AI systems should be able to hold patents

Exactly, I said much the same on the Aussie story a while back.

Now if you could just get the AI to go before a notary public to attest to being the inventor...

Nope? thought so ;-)

Think you can solve the UK's electric vehicle charging point puzzle? The Ordnance Survey wants to hear about it

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Re: The names of places

Well for a start, having a dump charge at Shitterton on the A35 would be worth a day for the photo...

Samsung: We will remotely brick smart TVs looted from our warehouse

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Help i'm choking here...

'In keeping with our values to leverage the power of technology to resolve societal challenges, we will continuously develop and expand strategic products in our consumer electronics division with defence-grade security, purpose-built, with innovative and intuitive business tools designed for a new world'

somone laboured hard to throw these words out.... and it shows.

British teachers' pensions set to be released from Capita's grasp after nearly 30 years

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You forgot the space mumps...

US boffins: We're close to fusion ignition in the lab – as seen in stars and thermonuclear weapons

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Re: "a key aim of the NIF is researching the design and maintenance of thermonuclear weapons"




Magna Carta mayhem: Protesters lay siege to Edinburgh Castle, citing obscure Latin text that has never applied in Scotland

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Re: What a bunch of muppets...

Nah, breaking into the sewers to kidnap pilate's wife...

Boston Dynamics spends months training its Atlas robots to perform one minute of parkour almost perfectly

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Re: Quick learner

on the other foot, you and I have a perfectly natural, reasonable concern, about the continued functioning of our neck vertebrae which generally increases with age and exposure to near misses...

SpaceX Starship struts its stack to show it has the right stuff

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Re: "Mine is bigger than yours"

And best of all, compile a report on the TPS tile install times against projected performance...

84-year-old fined €250,000 for keeping Nazi war machines – including tank – in basement

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Er so what is a panzerschiff then...

Australian court rules an AI can be considered an inventor on patent filings

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Thing really is, Can the AI have all the legal atributes of a natural human being? In a very real sense this would be tantamount to (partly) giving the AI human atributes, in this case to 'own' interlectual property.

I'd like to see the AI assert its rights, or indeed give instructions to legal counsel to action its rights, or for that matter assign its rights to another, agree to share the patent with another. Didnt think so,

Also, if the bloke bringing the action on behalf of the AI has 'control' of the AI the AI would be something of a slave for bloke at his command, then surely the AI could have no rights as but if the Court has decided the right to assert interlectual property can be said to be 'owned (in part) by the AI Then what?

The Law is an ass, but here what is needed is amendment to legislation that has been advanced past by the modern world to decide if mathmatics can be described as human. this AI is a bit of mathmatics nothing more. get your abacus out, in fact train a zoo of monkeys to get their abacuses out, wait a few hundred years and then decide if the bit of paper they write it all out on is sentient. might be a ultra low bandwidth discussion, remenber it's a principle of law not reality that is defective...

Brain-computer interface researchers warn of a 'bleak' cyberpunk future – unless we tread carefully

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You don't even know your own name, you stupid d**khead!

Ghost-hacked humans are so pathetic, it's a shame. And this poor bastard has been hacked pretty badly.......

NASA signs $1bn deal with Northrop Grumman to build studio apartment in lunar orbit with room for 3 vehicles

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the little engine that could

Nearly didnt for a while but keeps on going and going...


Richard Branson uses two planes to make 170km round trip

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When ever I see BO I do not think blue origin rather Body Odour. Is it just me? Besides New Shepard sounds like it shoud be a roll-on...

Nvidia launches Cambridge-1, UK's most powerful supercomputer, in Arm's neighbourhood

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Pretentious, Moi?

'Cambridge to London UK innovation corridor'

M11 to everyone else....

or even less exciting A10...

Taikonauts complete seven-hour spacewalk, the first for China since 2008

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Re: Well done!

Well, no not quite, Ohain like Whittle went for the centrifugal commpressor not because it was the best but because it was expected to be workable and within reach. True the Bmw and Jumo axial engines were technically better, however they were also extra-destructo-fire-bang machines wheras the Whittle engines were developed to the point of 100hr overhaul rather than the feeble 25hr maybe (if the pilots and ground crew didnt screw up engine handling) of the German axial engines. Believe it or not, German metallurgy was not up to the task, possibly due to war shortages but thats another discussion...

Now can anyone guess why the Me 262 had mildly swept wings?


Arm chief hits out at 'ill-informed speculation' over proposed Nvidia buyout

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Re: How will it not damage competition

'There will always be a Midland bank on your High Street' remember that doing the rounds?

Opera browser tries to make sweet music for the ears of Chromebook users

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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong, but...

Your not holding it right...

Radioactive hybrid terror pigs have made themselves a home in Fukushima's exclusion zone

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Re: “Re-wilding”

Wild? I was absolutely livid... (Gerald)

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have the radio-pigs mutated frikkin lasers to replace the tusks yet?

Record-breaking Kuwaiti heatwave triggers inadvisable TikTok expletive outburst

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Re: Change what we can change

'Trying to make it worse'!..How could it be worse?

BOFH: Oh for Pete’s sake. Don’t make a spectacle of yourself

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Cribbing from hitchhikers now are we...

'Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses' been there and done them.

Facebook granted patent for 'artificial reality' baseball cap. Repeat, an 'artificial reality' baseball cap

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FARseholes, you saw it here first folks ;-)

Mayflower, the AI ship sent to sail from the UK to the US with no humans, made it three days before breaking down

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Doors... dont talk to me about doors.

“You watch this door. It’s about to open again. I can tell by the intolerable air of smugness it suddenly generates.”

FYI: There's a human-less, AI robot Mayflower ship sailing from the UK to US right now

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Re: It will be a bit rolly at first

Did anyone else read this in that steady calm modulated Radio 4 esq voice?

No mention of Channel light vessel automatic, the highlight of the forecast.

Roger Waters tells Facebook CEO to Zuck off after 'huge' song rights request

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Easy now, such dangerously even-handed sensible comments are not what the internets are for...

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What did he say?

Take your filthy hands off my desert....

Mark it in your diaries: 14 October 2025 is the end of Windows 10

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Time to pick up your bed and bugger of to pastures new... tftfy :-)

Realizing this is getting out of hand, Coq mulls new name for programming language

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how about Capon ?

'Welcome to Perth' mirth being milked for all it's worth

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Funny ?

Well yes it appeals to me tbh... OTH they've blown 4500 aus for the try hard humour demonstration and that is funnier...

Custom HMCTS video platform bought as part of £280m digitisation project used less than Zoom, say judges

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Re: jitsi

yes, we have wondered that too in the office, considerations about that are about42 pay grades above those of us who have to use it... :-|

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Big Brother



From inside, the problems seem mostly to be the outside looking in, certainly it does not seem to suffer the afternoon blues like Teams does.

The Court side interface is clunky and has an annoying habit of having a nap and becoming unresponsive mid session.

Oh and i nearly forgot the pathetic and near inability to filter out howl-round feedback, how did i nearly forget that!

Still, Teams and Zoom are more familiar to general users, perhaps that very familiarity is skewing the responses...

Not that i'm defending CVP

UK government bows to pressure, agrees to delay NHS Digital grabbing the data of England's GP patients

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Re: Opens excuses manual

Ah yes, the well worn exercise of consult and ignore, Sir Humphrey is a patient man...

Protip: If Joe Public reports that your kit is broken, maybe check that it is actually broken

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Re: "Either that, or they fib and say "of course I have, I'm not stupid"."

Got a mirror handy? ( or is that mirrr?)

'Biggest data grab' in NHS history stuffs GP records in a central store for 'research' – and the time to opt out is now

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Re: Get your tin foil hat on!

And it all comes back to trust...or the lack of it. :-|

43 years and 14 billion miles later, Voyager 1 still crunching data to reveal secrets of the interstellar medium

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Re: Progress...

Well on the upside at least it spared you the chore of tuning off Mr 'has never been funny' steve wright...

As another vendor promises 3 years of Android updates, we ask: How long should mobile devices receive support?

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Re: "support" is a sales "feature"

This begs the question why a group of nerdy blokes in basements can manage that, but a corporation with $32 billion in profit last year Wont... tftfy ;-)

Philanthropist and ex-Microsoft manager Melinda Gates and her husband Bill split after 27 years of marriage

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Or familiarity with quality for that matter...

Michael Collins, once the world's 'loneliest man,' is dead. If that name means little or nothing to you, read this

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Re: Nice obit, Iain.

Fyunch (click)

Appeals court nixes online blueprint sharing ban on 3D-printed 'ghost guns'

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Re: Why bother with 3D printing

Now look here mate, your post is far to sensible for the 'tinternets. take your rash thoughts away somewhere else eh BEGONE!!

Home office setup with built-in boiling water tap for tea and coffee without getting up is a monument to deskcess

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All that and no keyboard shelf and its a bit 'cornery' too...

Blue Origin sends Mannequin Skywalker aloft again, testing out comfier capsule for future space tourists

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Astronauts? 'Spam in a can' more like...

Quality control, Soviet style: Here's another fine message you've gotten me into

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Re: Not a translator

:-) stop mangling my ears! and continuing in good English etc. What always gets me is going to pay for something and the Vlamms/Dutch speaker going straight into English before my mouth opens etc.

I like Belgium said pooh happily...

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Re: Not a translator

Yeah, had that too, and not always in the middle of nowhere smallsville city (since the granary closed down) in a 'flyover' state either. and my native is Londonish edumacated...

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Re: Not a translator

I bet your English is better than many of the people you speak to throughtout the day;-)

Feature bloat: Psychology boffins find people tend to add elements to solve a problem rather than take things away

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Re: people tend to add elements to solve a problem

Ed Heiniman designer at Douglas aircraft

UK terror law reviewer calls for expanded police powers to imprison people who refuse to hand over passwords

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Re: Protect?

Or going equiped with a loud shirt and walking on the cracks in the pavement...

Vegas, baby! A Register reader gambles his software will beat the manual system

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Re: At JGH, re: the mail.

Ah aside from the extra cash. how much was it worth to keep in good with the senior secretary, see she even cut you in on the goodness when you could have gone to the top of her shit-list... ;-)

What could be worse than killing a golden goose? Killing someone else's golden goose

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Re: At JGH re: checks...

But the czech was in the post, Nixon's dog got to it first and ate it see...

Listen to The Sound of Perseverance: Not the death metal album, but NASA's Mars rover on the move

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Martian Helicopter?




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