Unexpected and Fruitful IP Law, Design & Economics.
Its almost worth starting a tumblr just for bad chess design patents.
I like hardware chess (above). Here are some more:
Corbin on Contracts: 3rd Party Beneficiaries
As in so many other inquiries in the law of contracts, the search for anything resembling a litmus test is futile.
Navy now allows lower case:
“AUTHORIZED TO USE STANDARD, MIXED-CASE CHARACTERS IN THE BODY OF NAVY ORGANIZATIONAL MESSAGES.” npr
In March, James Clapper told Congress that the NSA does not gather data on “millions of Americans.” He now says he answered in “the least untruthful manner” possible.
Milton Friedman. (via arishahdadi)
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.
US v. Barnes, 188 F.3d 893 (7th Cir. 1999)(Posner). via Quotable Posner
Appellate lawyering is an over-verbalized activity. There is, as we have remarked before, little appreciation of the power of images even in cases, such as trademark cases, in which visual impressions have controlling legal significance. The appellate lawyer’s adage might be, a word is worth a thousand pictures. ‘Tain’t so.
Christopher Hitchens on the Rushdie Fatwa NYTimes 1989
It seems that many respectable people are prepared to be more critical of a novel written by a private individual than they are about a murder threat issued so boldly by a man with state power…
In the responses of a liberal society to this direct affront, there has been altogether too much about the offended susceptibilities of the religious and altogether too little about the absolute right of free expression and free inquiry. One can and must be ”absolute” about these. Unlike other absolutisms, they guarantee rather than abridge the rights of all - Khomeini included - to be heard and debated.
Wired Magazine’s; “ONE HUNDRED FLOW CHARTS BY THE MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE ON THE EARTH RIGHT NOW”
George Orwell nails it. Inside the Whale, 1940.
Joyce is a kind of poet and also an elephantine pedant…
I generally like using Rightsignature.com for signing contracts. But recently, its been mangling my PDF documents.
I just sent a client a document with all the capital “A”s removed! WTF right-sig?