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Syslogd Overwhelming Your Computer?

If your Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) system is unexpectedly sluggish, logging might be the culprit. Run Activity Monitor (Applications/Utilities/ folder), and click the CPU column twice to get it to show most to least activity. If syslogd is at the top of the list, there's a fix. Syslogd tracks informational messages produced by software and writes them to the asl.db, a file in your Unix /var/log/ directory. It's a known problem that syslogd can run amok. There's a fix: deleting the asl.db file.

Launch Terminal (from the same Utilities folder), and enter these commands exactly as written, entering your administrative password when prompted:

sudo launchctl stop com.apple.syslogd

sudo rm /var/log/asl.db

sudo launchctl start com.apple.syslogd

Your system should settle down to normal. For more information, follow the link.

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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.
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