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Authored by: PJ on Thursday, April 25 2013 @ 05:45 PM EDT
Dude, don't you think you maybe have trolled
enough?

If you insist on continuing, could you up your
game and make sense with some provable supportive
urls?

Note our comments policy. Trolls and shills
get eventually moderated outahere.

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Authored by: Wol on Friday, April 26 2013 @ 06:16 AM EDT
Science can present you with THOUSANDS of examples of things that people knew
*couldn't* work, and yet they did.

It's rather harder to present you with ideas that people knew could work but
didn't, but that's because those things rapidly get lost in time rather than
become urban legends.

I'm afraid there are far too many deluded people who are capable of sharing
their delusions, for me to trust you like that.

Anyways, patents are there to protect the hard work you put in *making* it work.
Just because it CAN work, doesn't mean it's easy to make it work. Take viking
steel, for example (or damascene, it's similar). We knew it COULD work because
we had viking and damascene swords. But we couldn't make them! We didn't know
HOW to make steel of that quality!

Do you really think a patent on "making damascene steel" should be
granted on the evidence of an old sword, and not on the evidence of a *newly*
*made* sword?

Cheers,
Wol

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  • No. - Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, April 26 2013 @ 12:39 PM EDT
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