It seems to me the vultures at El Reg have been fighting back with comments of their own more frequently these days. Are we the readers getting more abrasive lately?
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"Everybody agrees that most US "patents" are worthless."
Rodime made plenty of money suing manufacturers of 3.5 inch disk drives, due to a patent on that form factor. Far more profitable than actually producing their own disk drives. But I agree, there are many patents that are laughably worthless, viewed in any light. Counting actual patent numbers is almost as useful as Olympic medal counts.
I have had some Tiktok effects that I wrote using music from Tiktok itself stripped of the music in them due to 'Copyright Violation' today. At least now I know why.
Probably be better to just generate the music myself. The quality will suffer but at least no copyright violations - I think.
Maybe you are looking at the problem backwards. Remember that big underground nuclear waste vault that was cancelled years ago? Hell, the half-life of data can't be more than a thousand years, a mere blip in nuclear waste half life. And the data brokers themselves? A mere blink of an eye.
Is everything required to be "sold" with a subscription model these days? Whatever happened to owning something that you buy outright?
No wonder nobody can save any money anymore. Every freaking month is "pay your subscriptions, you lackey!" I'm still making the payments on the loan I had to take out to buy the stupid device in the first place.
I now return you to your regular programming.
Yes. I've lived in SE Asia for years, and seeing is believing.
Throwing shitloads of money at the problem now is just too little too late. Kids need to grow up and both be motivated to study a difficult major (and somehow be able to afford it). Managers needs to learn (often by making costly mistakes) what works and what doesn't, Water resources must be carefully managed to ensure both an adequate and stable supply.
I could go on and on, but El Reg readers undoubtedly understand already.