In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on Tue, 07 Mar 2006 17:43:13 +0000
> __/ [ Jamie Hart ] on Tuesday 07 March 2006 15:47 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
>>> __/ [ chrisv ] on Tuesday 07 March 2006 15:15 \__
>>>> There'a bunch of evil bastards out there, to be sure...
>>> I have just filed a patent for bubblesort. Something tells me I'm
>>> gonna be rich!
>> Get rich off a bubblesort? Not likely, it's about the slowest type of sort
>> there is.
>> It's so bad that Microsoft are probably the only ones still using it.
>> Think big, patent a shellsort or quicksort.
> ...Too complex to be used as hilarious patent examples.
> And you thought you had seen *everything*...
> Best wishes,
They're going to have to rewrite that. It's too comprehensible. :-)
The odd thing is that the description has the swing
swinging sideways, parallel to the tree branch; most
children (from the very few observations I've made over
the years, and having been one myself at some point in the
distant past :-) ) swing perpendicular to both branch and
chains, in a wide, circular arc.
The description also makes no mention of bumping into
The good news: the reexamination certificate invalidated
all four claims. (This reexamination cert is, for some
reason, not directly visible from the website; however
the PDF images show it at the very end of the document.)
There's hope for the USPO yet.
It's still legal to go .sigless.