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Freedom from Religion

Yes, this country and others need to stop this ridiculousness of trying to combine religion and government into some mash up monster. To be honest, this US government was built on the idea that government should be free from religion. It might seem such a small detail, but it shows a rather interesting correlation. Not a direct one, but rather interesting one.

http://youtu.be/VdtwTeBPYQA

 

Well whether you agree with that fact or not, I right now. I really don’t care. I not here to talk about freedom from religion in that kind of idea. I am talking about our future generations. The little brothers can sisters we have. Those pesky children even though fight with all the time but care about in the end(I thought I would never say this :P).

http://youtu.be/jmuy0BS40g4

Most of you might recall this video of a toddler singing “Ain’t No Homo Gonna Make It to Heaven”. This video cause many disturbances over different communities, but does this kid know? Does he have any idea of what he is saying?

These innocent kids, who just learned 1 + 1 = 2, are not capable of determining what is moral. They are essentially emulators of their parents. If parents are allowing this to the little kid, what would they be lead to believe. Today, it might have been just a song, but tomorrow he could be brainwashed to think this is true.

There have been alarmingly increasing suicidal rate among teenagers, especially with GLBT students. If that wasn’t enough evidence for you There have been incidents among young teenagers and kids, who are led to believe that these extreme views are true and killed their class mates for “the glory of God”

These events should have been enough warning to show us that religious extremists should not be presented to little kids to prevent further damage in society.

Any kids shouldn’t be allowed into church, temple, or any religious place until they are at least 16.

Why 16?

16 is a number where most if not all, have gone through puberty, and most of them have developed a sense of morality in their own terms based on what they have experienced through out their life.This allows for students to choose whether they should follow the doctrines of the religion they are presented with.

I weep for the future of mankind. I hope we can do better than out parents. I know we are capable of doing such miracles.

 

 

 

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My CBA :P

So As usual there was big essay assignment and I am gonna put this one up as well

 

The greatest inventor of our generation, Steve Jobs, loved to quote Pablo Pisscaso, who said, “Good artists copy, but great artists steal. ” Although this mantra might have helped Jobs become successful, it’s still important to try to respect others’ patent rights. Most governments around the world have patent offices to approve new inventions and other advancements in many areas to protect the inventor’s right. This power, in the US, lies within congress, and it has yet to update these outdated laws. In the last few years, it has become clear that these out dated Patent laws are festering the progress of technology. These so-called Patent Trolling sue other companies for settlement money or elimination of competition. Such vile acts should be addressed by reformations of the Patent laws.
Despite the ubiquity of electronic devices, patent office and many law makers seem distant from the everyday technologies used by average users. If anyone with common sense were to goes through the library of Patents approved, it is clear that some if not most patents are puerile. In fact, some patents can be made from technologies that exist, then to be used to sue the emerging industry. In another recent Patent Troll, fark.com was sued by Gooseberry Natural Resources which claimed a patent for “emailing new releases”. Of course fark.com wasn’t the only one sued. Yahoo, MSN, Reddit and other services were sued as well. Although these bigger corporations settled out of the case, fark.com was able to fight as one major flaw. The definition of news in the mainstream media is Press Release. fark.com was fortunate enough to win the case, but the patent troll, Gooseberry Natural Resources, have “won” some of the cases. Because most if not all cases are non-disclosure agreement, the Patent Troll claim that it has won the case.
This under-appreciated power of congress has became a problem to the hi-tech industry. Patent Trolling is a tactic in which corporations with, large library of Patents, sue others to eliminate competition by claiming patent infringement. Within the last few years, there has been an increasing number of law suits between technology companies, most of them started by Apple. These law suits happen because companies are approved of patents that can be interpreted too widely or simply ridiculous. A Taiwanese company, called HTC, was sued by Apple recently for infringement of 20 different patents. Although most of these claims were dropped, one patent, so-called “data tap”, which allows the user to tap a phone number, email, or other data to perform an action, also known as hyperlink on the Internet. As a result HTC was banned from importing of most of their devices including their new upcoming line of products. HTC has reprogrammed the user interface and this new program has been approved by the U.S. Customs. In the end, all Apple was able to do was render the experience worse for the user. Quite frankly the damage done by the Patent trolls are around $500 Billion to the U.S. economy, this is way more then terrorist costs which is around $128 Billion.
Although some progress were made to rewrite small part of Patent laws, the important goal is to re-examine current patent library to clean out of patents that are simply not creative enough or misused by the patent trolls such as Apple, and Gooseberry Natural Resources. They are using these patents to kill innovation. It might seem simple reformation of the laws might do the job, but the problem with reformation of patent laws is that two major innovative industries Medical and Hi-Tech are at odds. Medical industry wants more protection for the inventors, while Hi-Tech industry want the protection for the producers. This allows the Patent trolls to sit between the lines and sue companies out of existence as Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs wanted to do.
These patent law suits create negative cycles. People end up having to pay more expensive hi-tech devices because of licensing fees; as fewer people buy these devices, less innovation can happen without the resources. In the end, the customers have to pay for devices that will be expensive and less innovative just like the case of HTC Vs. Apple. “Don’t negotiate with terrorists; patent trolls have done more damage to the United States economy than any domestic or foreign terrorist organization in history, every year.” (Drew Curtis) We have come so far within the last few years the speed of the innovations was too fast of the outdated laws to catch up. It is now that law makers should sit down and figure out new laws for the new era.

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2012 in DrLuciferZ`s Post

 

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Spider Vs. Beetles

 

Remember back in April when Starbucks and bunch of other companies who uses “Organic” food dyes were caught using small bugs found in Africa or South America?

Well my friend and I got into an argument on what bug they used. I saw that it was a Spider.. while my friend believed it was a Beetle.. Well we are kinda both wrong.. One website suggests that it is not a Beetle but doesn’t explicitly state that its spider, and from the looks of this bug it’s not a Spider either… Many websites refer it as Parasite (well Wikipedia and other bit more reliable sources does).

Why did I bother to research about the stupid bug?

I love Starbucks’s Strawberry Frappuccino.. (I didn’t have one for long time cause of this I recently had it that’s why I got into this argument)

Although I understand Vegan’s and Veterinarian’s concern for their choice of food, I think that there is nothing wrong with it. I don’t see any kind of festering situations because of this. Few cases of Allergic reactions were reported, but that is too small for the larger mass to turn to other alternative. The only two alternatives are derivatives of tar..

To be honest, I am rather relieved to know that I know what makes the drink pink. I don’t believe ignorance is a bliss most of the time and this is one of them. I really hope that Americans can care more about their health and make many food processing corporations that might be good as Starbucks or bad as McDonald to come clean about what they use in their food.

 

 

 
 

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Facebook Banner?

I am a heavy I mean HEAVY Facebook user

And I am also one of the few who like the Timelines UI so I got it as soon as I Could and made this for the Banner

 

It fits and kept it with me for a while

I am thinking of changing it to something else I wanted your opinion on what I should put on the new one

When I make a new one I will share that 😛

 
 

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The Great Pissing Contest

The Great Pissing Contest

Patents has always been big trouble factor in new technology.

Within last few years there is increased amount of law suits by big patent giants like Motorola, Microsoft, Apple, and others.

The only people who are rejoicing is the law firms in Seattle, Silicon Valley, New York and few other places.

These law suits are not easy to follow and many juries and judges probably don’t know what they are dealing with.

I find most of these patent infringement law suits to be just ridiculous.

 

Last year, this patent trolling, as some journalists put it, started with Samsung Vs. Apple over in EU.

The law suit is over who has the rights to lock screen. Ya Apple apparently hold the patent for “Unlocking a phone by dragging an image:, and Samsung made witty counter attacks with a scene from 2001 : A Space Odyssey.

Both companies are still in courts, in Germany, although the initial ban of sales of Galaxy line of products has been lifted somewhat, its long way from settlements in any shape or form.

 

Speaking of last year law suits. Google and Oracle is about half way or little less done with their case.
Oracle has claimed that Google has used some of its Java APIs to create Android platform. Now to some this doesn’t seems important since the OS is written in Linux kernel, and Java Oracle has some jurisdiction over this OS, if and only if Android has used a part of API that is not for public use. Today jury has decided that Google has infringed copy right protects Java API, but hasn’t decided on the damage Google caused by Android OS.

All this trouble for 9 lines….. But I understand that Google is creating lot of revenues from Ads, Apps, Music, Books, and Movies that its selling through the Google Play store (formerly known as Android Market). Oracle would get a lot of settlement money from this law suit.

These two are only major ones, I estimate about 5 to 10 more law suits that probably was behind door and settled quietly.

This is no different, Motorola and Microsoft began the year with law suits.

Motorola has claimed that its patent that allows Wi-Fi streaming has been infringed by Microsoft’s Windows 7 Media Center and XBOX 360. Now you might be asking yourself how did Motorola have these patents in first place? Motorola is not just failed Mobile device company, it also controls a lot of cable box that we use today.

Just like most law suit Motorola and Microsoft is going to be like a cry baby in front of the court until they get tired and settle for few million pay out.

 

These patent trolling isn’t helping new technology to emerge, because patents laws weren’t fitted out for this century.

1. The number of patents over lap each other
2. The use of patents are clear enough but if any similarity is found law suit can be initiated
3. Many patents are ridiculous as “Unlocking a phone by dragging an image”
Here is few links to few ridiculous patents
http://news.yahoo.com/three-ridiculous-patents-holding-apps-back-163900534.html
http://bigorangeslide.com/2011/09/apples-ridiculous-patents/
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/05/04/german_court_stays_apple_lawsuit_against_samsung_postpones_another.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/8975419/Technology-patents-useful-and-ridiculous.html

We need new laws to govern the emerging technology. patent can do that, but we need new laws to govern the use of patent and copy rights.

Last Time I heard anything about reformation of Patent law was last summer, UK has worked on new patent laws to stop the trolling.

Here is overview of all things patent

 

P.S. – If these law suits are ridiculous enough for you. Hasbro (The owners of Transformer franchise, as far as I know or care) has sued Asus for naming its tablets Transformer, Transformer Prime, and Transformer Pad. I have no idea what is going on with these two companies, so leave a comment if you know anything about it. I’m too lazy to look it up.

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in DrLuciferZ`s Post, Just a Thought, WTF

 

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Some shitty poem

Ya I am depressed to death again
I seriously don’t know why I haven’t killed myself

 

For the broken hearts
Needs new heart

For the broken promise
Needs new hope

For the broken minds
Needs new brain

For the feared people
Needs new brave hearts

What The Fuck

Our life is the story of
Wizards of Oz

So where is the Emerald City
So where is the Wicked Witch of the West

Where is the Hope given to Dorothy
Where is the Bravery given to the Lion
Where is the Brain given to the Scarecrow
Where is the Heart given to the Tin-man

Well, We don’t get one in real world
Well, We don’t have one in real world

So then Why do we keep walking

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2012 in DrLuciferZ`s Post, WTF

 

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Broken Glass

I write poems now and then, when I have serious trouble with my mind…
I guess today is that day of the year. hahahaha
It`s not even funny anymore

Bomb went off in the silent night
Leaving nothing but dust

There is no turning back

Where do we go from here?

How do you live on

How do you move on
From favorite restaurant to play ground

How do you move on
From memories of affairs to first kiss

How do you move on
From the dearest place

Well you can’t
So we must make new one

New memories
New life

Bombs went off in the silent night
Leaving nothing but dust

There is only one thing to do

Move on with Life that suck every time

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2012 in DrLuciferZ`s Post, Serious Thought

 

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