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Re: Question regarding Microsoft patent on file synchronization

From: Andreas Schweigstill <andreas_at_schweigstill.de>
Date: 2007-04-22 08:19:13 CEST

Hello!

Mark Reibert schrieb:
> On Sat, 2007-04-21 at 12:10 -0700, Karl Fogel wrote:
>> In my professional opinion, this patent should not have been granted.
>
> That would imply some capability to separate the oats from the manure, a
> task for which our famous USPTO has shown little propensity.

Exactly. Microsoft recently also got a patent on the comparison of a
numeric value being not zero.

Common knowledge:

if !(a == 0) {
   // Do something
   ...
}

Great invention:

if (a != 0) {
   // Do something
   ...
}

With best regards
Andreas Schweigstill

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