Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
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I believe society would be better off if we had a rule whereby nothing would be awarded "Product of the Year" for whatever kind of product they are unless they actually have already been released. This should apply for everything from cars to videogames.

Also, I was a bit surprised to hear about a patent lawsuit filed by Microsoft against Motorola for things related to Android.. but it's hard for me to have too much sympathy for google given that they patented (the relatively obvious combination) MapReduce. Maybe it's stupid to have symapthy for companies to begin with.

People of Pittsburgh, I would appreciate if one of you might give me a ride to/from IKEA (I need to possibly get a new bed cover) this week. Also, if any of you have any of the following things I have loaned out (I wish I remembered to whom), I would appreciate getting them back sometime:

If any of you have other things that are mine that I neither gave to you nor are you still using, it'd probably be good for me to have it back sometime reasonably soon (not that I have immediate plans, but I'd like to know what I need to replace).

I'm a bit excited about Portal 2 coming out in a few months. It's a little thing, but it's terribly cute to see the animated character demoing game features swing their hands up as they're about to exit a room.

Geert Wilders is on trial. If this case were held in the US, or viewed by typical Americans, the conclusion would be pretty simple. The issues are much more complex by the broad sensibilities of much of the rest of the world.

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