, the Federal Circuit has upheld Ultramericial's patent on the process of users viewing video ads online in order to view content. The court ruled
that the abstractness of the patent does not invalidate it. [more inside]
posted by juiceCake
on Jun 25, 2013 -
Today, the 9th Circuit said
a majority of its 26 actively serving judges has voted not to revisit
a three-judge panel's 2-1 decision
declaring the voter-approved ban to be a violation of the civil rights of gays and lesbians in California. Now that en banc rehearing was denied, the proponents have 90 days to file a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court, seeking review of the decision striking down Proposition 8. Oral argument would follow a few months later, and then a final decision would be issued by June or July 2013.
posted by roomthreeseventeen
on Jun 5, 2012 -
: this excerpt from a Wim Wenders film offers an interesting little glimpse into the world of pachinko
, a gambling obsession for so many in Japan. But while most are gazing hypnotically into the noisy little machines in order to win prizes or money, others are circuit bending
them to make them even noisier
. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Oct 21, 2007 -
: The art of taking (usually consumer-grade children's toys) electronics and short circuiting them for audio effects
previously not intended by the manufacturer.
The simple directions
are to probe around the insides of a vivisected
toy to find the connections that cause distortion, repitition, pitch change etc.
After that all you have to do is solder wires
to an on/off switch, dial or button.
Maybe a little like the Frankenstein monster
projects like this can be pretty inexpensive. All you need is a bunch of wires, switchs, knobs and a soldering iron. Not to mention hours of trial and error.
Any subjects for experimentation can be found at your local thrift store. Too lazy to shop around for victims
? Trouble findng switches for under 5$ each? You can always buy one
posted by Napierzaza
on May 15, 2005 -