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"All Our Patent Are Belong To You" - Elon Musk

06/12/2014 4:09 PM

Interesting news from Tesla Motors. And a really witty title for the announcement.

They are essentially placing their electric vehicle technology patents in the public domain.

http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/all-our-patent-are-belong-you

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Re: "All Our Patent Are Belong To You" - Elon Musk

06/12/2014 4:36 PM

Bill Gates, take a lesson.

Here's someone who may not think they need to amass billions and billions just, "because they can".

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06/12/2014 4:58 PM
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No, the analysis runs in the background, when my computer is otherwise idle or under worked. I have to do nothing, and I have not noticed any effect on my computer's performance since it has been running.

Actually this is just one part of a set of projects called "BIONIC" that uses the latent capability of individual computers to perform analysis of data in many areas of serious scientific investigation.

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Re: "All Our Patent Are Belong To You" - Elon Musk

06/12/2014 5:02 PM

oops this goes to another thread

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Re: "All Our Patent Are Belong To You" - Elon Musk

06/12/2014 9:37 PM

BTW...it's BOINC

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Re: "All Our Patent Are Belong To You" - Elon Musk

06/12/2014 7:43 PM

I am sure that if I lived a thousand years I could not do as much for humanity as Musk has done. I can also say the same for Bill Gates. I do not think it is fair to berate a person just because you don't like every move he makes. If I had to judge the human race by just these two people I would be thrilled to say I was a part of it

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Re: "All Our Patent Are Belong To You" - Elon Musk

06/12/2014 9:41 PM

Well at least Bill Gates gives a large percentage (over 30% I think) of his wealth to charities. The Wall-Mart clan that is worth many billions, gives very very little to their own established charity!

Musk is a great guy and I hope he's very successful in all his endeavors.

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Re: "All Our Patent Are Belong To You" - Elon Musk

06/13/2014 9:38 AM

What I understand of Tesla Motors, is they are still on the verge of just being a foot note in the pages of history.

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06/13/2014 11:33 AM

$2.2 B USD for the Walton family. Combined wealth, $93 B.

$33 B USD for the Gates family. Wealth, $59 B.

Point well made.

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06/16/2014 11:05 AM

"The Wall-Mart clan that is worth many billions, gives very very little to their own established charity!"

They have their own charity organization? I had not known this. My first response on hearing this was "Ah, a 'charity' that does nothing but lobby Congress for pro-Wall-Mart rulings, I bet." I'll need to do a little more research to see if my knee-jerk reaction was correct or not.

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Re: "All Our Patent Are Belong To You" - Elon Musk

06/12/2014 10:21 PM

Did Yoda become a flak?

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Re: "All Our Patent Are Belong To You" - Elon Musk

06/13/2014 1:46 AM

Seiko never patented the quartz movement.

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Re: "All Our Patent Are Belong To You" - Elon Musk

06/13/2014 10:44 AM

Among others, Juergen Staudte invented a quartz manufacturing process that was patented in 1968. I worked for him in Cedar City, UT.

He was a private pilot and was killed when his twin Beech aircraft was fueled with jet fuel in New Mexico. There was enough Av gas in the lines, to allow him to get high enough in the air that he couldn't turn back and land.

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06/16/2014 11:09 AM

"He was a private pilot and was killed when his twin Beech aircraft was fueled with jet fuel in New Mexico. There was enough Av gas in the lines, to allow him to get high enough in the air that he couldn't turn back and land."

Considering the aviation industries general love and worship of Checklists (to the point where some pilots of the Jeudeochristian faiths may feel uncomfortably close to violating Commandment #1) I find it hard to believe, on first hearing it, that this was a simple accident. Planes tale in a lot of fluids, in many different ports, and each one is color-coded to insure the wrong fluid doesn't go in the wrong port.

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06/16/2014 2:03 PM

I didn't read the accident report.

That was relayed to me by the company VP, after I had moved on.

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