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Practical, or feasible?
Authored by: Wol on Thursday, April 25 2013 @ 04:54 PM EDT
ANYTHING, and the professionals in the field will tell you that that literally
DOES mean anything, that can be done with a computer can also be done by a human
brain with pencil and paper.

It may be im*practical* without a computer, but it is a mathematical theorem
that it is not im*possible*.

Cheers,
Wol

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B & N Stands On Solid Ground,
Authored by: albert on Thursday, April 25 2013 @ 08:42 PM EDT
I'm almost certain the concepts of 3D printing are patented. (the plastics that
can be UV cured, like the composite fillings your dentist cures with blue
light). 'CNC' machines have been around since before computers. They were
'programmed' with plugs or wires. Computers in dedicated machines are embedded.
The ones in my pocket or on my desk are not. It's the 'machine' that's
patented, not the computer code that drives it. Codecs and encryption
algorithms are 100% math, and should not be patentable.

The purpose of computers is to allow us to do things better, faster, cheaper or
in some cases, just to be _able_ to do something. Doesn't matter how unique or
useful it is.
This is why we had an explosion of innovation when computers came along. Patents
destroy innovation when you run out of ways to do something.

The patent system needs an operation, and it's OK if the patient dies.

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