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Fixing Save as Adobe PDF Crashes

There have been many reported instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF" workflow crashing regardless of application, but precious few workarounds or resolutions. In troubleshooting, I discovered that there were three instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF.action" in three different locations: /Library/Automator; ~/Library/Automator; and /System/Library/Automator. By eliminating all except the version in /System/Library/Automator, the workflow started behaving, and I was able to cut PDFs directly from the Print dialog.

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U.S. Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Software Patents

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In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that “abstract ideas” are not patentable. While this decision doesn’t completely eliminate software patents, it does require that such patents rely on “concrete improvements or new designs, not an aggregation of existing steps.”favicon follow link

 

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Daniel TidBits Kegan  2014-06-19 09:40
Nothing new in that "abstract ideas" are not patentable in the USA. That's the statute, 35 USC 101. What are patentable are "new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof." Plus plants and designs.
What sometimes gets fuzzy is when an invention involving software is more than just the idea.