making original art, in high resolution, and putting that into the public domain. Things like the full length animated feature film, "Sita Sings the Blues" (http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/) and the full set of eleven images, "The Avatars of Vishnu" (http://blog.ninapaley.com/2011/05/06/the-avatars-of-vishnu/), in vector format so they have infinite resolution and many many others.
So what have you, Mr. Smug AC, contributed to the Public Domain this year? Huh? What did you say? Nothing! I'm shocked.
Instead, like me, your reading about being creative. (Oh, I'd better get back to my little video editing project.)
Next I downloaded the PDF and opened it in Adobe Acrobat Reader v.10.1.1. I went to the page, rotated it 90 degrees and then used Jing again to capture a still image which you can see here: http://screencast.com/t/G6amW0xG6
Next I futzed around using Adobe Reader to make the picture as big as I could on my screen. Then I used Jing to capture this larger image and saved it to my local disk. I opened it in Gimp and found that the pixel size is 1350x9034. So I zoomed into the picture where you had seen much bluring and took another snap with Jing. I think mine looks much sharper than yours. Here's the link to it. http://screencast.com/t/harjCYlxgea1
Of course you are limited to your screen resolution when capturing from your screen. Even 1920x1080 isn't really high enough for good print design of any size.
p.s. I've been enjoying planting your Intellectual Pooperty pamphlets in some strategic place.
You're sending out electromagnetic radiation. Light is electromagnetic radiation too. Pretty soon you'll by saying it's a violation of your constitutional rights if anybody just looks at you.
Defense Attorney: "Officer, how did you find my client?"
Officer: "I saw him walking out of the Denny's on 5th Ave."
Defense Attorney: "Did you have a warrant to look at him or were you intercepting his electromagnetic emanations in violation of his constitutionally protected rights to reflect light privately?"
Bbbbuuuuzzzzzz. Wrong answer but thank you for playing.
I don't like patents either. But your answer is boooogggguuuusss.
1. "not so with programming languages for which you have a few which all translate to a basic language and that is the language a machine understands, there is no search for the perfect combination, there is no difficulty in finding a solutions to that problem"
Clearly you're not a programmer. Take for example the LZH algorithm used for data compression. I was astonished at how really simple and elegant it is. I never would have tried it because it is completely surprising, at least to me, that it would give you some much compression for so little work.
2. All mechanisms are made up of six classical simple machines. So if your argument that programs "all translate to a basic language and that is the language a machine understands" holds any water then I can say the same for all mechanisms; they all reduce to six simple machines ... just like your description of a computer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_machine
That was my point. The problem isn't "software patents", the problem is draconian IP laws in general and patent law in particular.
I think we should reward people doing manual labor, like warehouse pickers, farm labor, factory workers, because nobody wants to do those jobs. Artists and inventors create because they enjoy it so pay them less.
Maybe because it isn't true. False rumors and lies can, in fact, harm people. However, most of the time we're not talking about those kinds of statements. I do stand in favor of the option to be anonymous on the Internet and I take everything I read and hear with a grain of salt.
by not buying any smart phone. I have a $12 feature-phone with prepaid minutes that cost $100/year. I'm limiting my support of the monopolistic, customer-hostile US phone companies and avoiding Apple products, good as they are, because of their reprehensible business practices.
"UPDATED: Holy crap, y’all. I just got an email from Fred Armisen (co-creater and co-star of Portlandia), telling me that he and Carrie have no clue why those bags were banned, and that they think they’re fabulous."
I tried to post a comment on YouTube under the video but it apparently was monitoring for the name "Jenny Lawson". I tried posting it but a captia came up that always failed. I tried six different captia images. I'm sure I got at least one correct. I then tried posting a test message there. That worked. I tried "Jenny Lawson" and, again, captia that never works.
"We"? How about the 20% of the folks with 40% of the wealth in the USA? I don't think they're evil but, when they look out for their own interests, maybe they forget to consider the other 80% of folks who're getting left behind.
So will they go after Ford or GM if their cars are "aiding and abetting" a bank robbery get-away? Shouldn't Ford and GM keep tabs on the owners of their products? What's this country coming to if you can just drive away from the scene of your crime? THIS MUST BE STOPPED! Let's pass some laws here! Let's punish the creators of technology for how their products are put to use.