bummer newegg. better luck on appeal. and you lose there, maybe we should start taking non-practicing entities out back, and shooting them. that'd put an end to the patent troll business.
it's about time. sheehs.
today on the way to pick up my kid at school i saw a truck nearly get creamed by two cars and a bicycle. we had been waiting to cross a major street. and when the light changed a thundering herd charged down the road. the guy in the truck thought he had just enough time to turn left in front of us. if he cut the corner a bit. apparently he was so distracted watching us that he didn't see the big yellow concrete lane divider directly in front of him. so he stopped. and we're all like what the fuck? then he started driving at us. and we're all like holy shit! we were braking before, but now we're seriously braking in earnest. his maneuver seemed crazy but made sense. he did have to get out of the way. and he did have to go around, not over, the concrete thing. but no one got hit. so it's all good. so long as it's not a regular occurrence.
so what the fuck is going on in iran? they're behaving so so so reasonably.
b brought home a classmate to work on a physics lab project. something about building a car powered by a mouse trap. kinda clever actually. this kid asserted the solution to overpopulation is emigration. so where are we going to emigrate to? the moon, mars, etc. huh. well. at least he didn't answer planets around other stars. he claimed we will have a colony on the moon by 2050. to facilitate mining of asteroids. hrm. maybe. but unlikely. anywho. let's look at shipping people to the moon cause it's so overpopulated here on earth we can't feed everyone. it costs $10k to put a single kilogram in low earth orbit. leo is a quarter of the way to the moon. in a gravitational potential energy sense. most definitely not in a dollars sense. but let's suppose in 2050 it will cost $10k to put a kg of living human flesh on the moon. so $1m to put a man on the moon. compare that to food stamps. which expect to feed a person for $5/day. so $2k/year. so that $1m to put a person on the moon would feed them for 500 years. so food would have to get a lot more expensive before one could even consider exporting excess population to the moon. where, as everyone knows, food is so plentiful it's free.
okay so i've played puzzle and dragons for over 200 days now. i know this cause it keeps track. and rewards me every 50 days. which is pretty cool if you want to exploit the addictive nature of human beings. though i still haven't given them any money. i think once i do, i'll have to admit it's an addiction instead of a hobby. and i'll have to quit. until then, there are two things i really like about the game. the puzzles. and the dragons. though my personal collection is pretty modest. i spent a lot of effort on the useless side monsters. just cause i seem to like collecting things. weird. i always thought of myself as more of a power player. hrm. sign of the apocalypse?