Category: SIMS

First Sale and a Patentee's Right to Prohibit Imports

patents, SIMS, friends
Paul (another SIMS PhD) and I had been discussing the interaction between first sale and a patentee's right to prohibit importation of his previously-sold art. That is, if the patentee sells products that practice his patent to someone in a foreign cou… more »

NRC: "A Framework for Understanding Electronic Voting"

system, elections, certification/testing, accessibility, reform, vendors, standards, news, open source, secrecy, privacy, politics, SIMS, problems, friends
The Committee for Electronic Voting - under the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of the National Academies' National Research Council (NRC) - recently issued a call for papers for input on what questions policy makers should be think… more »

interface grrl

blogging, SIMS, San Francisco, friends
Mary is one of two kick-ass women that got me into blogging... read about her here: "Her So-Called Digital Life". more »

NYT: Federal Plan to Keep Data on Students Worries Some

wtf?, privacy, SIMS, berkeley
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 - A proposal by the federal government to create a vast new database of enrollment records on all college and university students is raising concerns that the move will erode the privacy rights of students. [...] But Jasmine L.… more »

Land on the Moon?

wtf?, space, SIMS, berkeley
a snippet of a recent conversation: Paul: An acre [on the Moon] can cost you just $25, apparently. Joe: Yeah, but who the hell's going to enforce my intellectual property rights? more »
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And a few words about the structure of the eye . Everyone " retina ". Especially often we hear it buy clomid online in the phrase " retinal detachment ." So what is the retina ? This - the front edge of the brain, the most distant from the brain part of the visual analyzer. The retina receives light first , processes and transforms light energy into irritation - a signal that encodes all the information about what the eye sees . The retina is very complex and in their structure and function . Its structure resembles the structure of the cerebral cortex. The shell of the retina is very thin - about 0.14 mm.