Sunday, November 24, 2013

3D Printers and 3D Printing Will Foster Virtually Unlimited Legal Wrangling Over Intellectual Property

Here is a field of the future for the legal profession, the entire world of 3D printers and 3D printing.

How, for example, are you going to be able to enforce patents that involve 3D products that can be made at home by just about anybody who possesses a 3D printer, a how-to instruction source, and the right materials?

See Phyllis Korkki and her report at Beyond 3-D Printers’ Magic, Possible Legal Wrangling.

The legal wrangling is assured.

Week 13 2013 College Football FBS Game Prediction RESULTS by SportPundit

Week 13 2013 College Football FBS Game Prediction RESULTS by SportPundit

What a wild week this one was, as Florida lost to Georgia Southern and highly rated Baylor and Oregon were destroyed by their opponents, just to mention a few of the upsets.

This week we were 43-16 in calling the winner and 31-28 against the spread.

Our stats for the season after Week 13 are now 574-163 (77.9%) in calling the winner and 350-292-10 (54.5%) against the spread.

Below are our College Football Prediction RESULTS for Week 13, 2013 relying on YPPSYS, our Yards Per Play System and our FBS Ratings and Rankings of all 125 Teams after Week 12 of the 2013 Season.

What makes a good prognosticator? Confidence and/or Accuracy?
And how about keeping all those conference changes straight?

Caveat emptor (Buyer beware): We make this material available in good fun out of interest for the sport of college football. Please do not rely on our material to place bets or wagers of any kind. No one knows the exact outcome of a game or a season before it is played and that is what makes it so interesting. We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of anyone relying in any way upon our postings, analysis, links or reasoning - for which we make no warranty of accuracy. May the best team win.

YPPSYS means "yards per play system", as that is our main ranking component, based primarily on stats at cfbstats.com, but we also use schedule difficulty and conference rankings as based on calculations e.g. at Massey Ratings, although our own system of schedule difficulty prevails.

At YPPSYS, we regard a difference of one rating point to be worth about 7 points on the scoreboard, a calculation, of course, that is not absolute, given home field advantages, etc.

In past weeks we have calculated the home field advantage at an average of about 3 points, but we now also sometimes use Kambour stats.

The betting lines ("odds", "point spread", or "spread") for Week 13 used here were taken from the opening lines at Oddsshark as of Sunday, November 17, 2013. If odds were not yet available, these were entered initially as "??" and were added later, when available. Note that the lines can and often do change over time, but our predictions do not reflect later changes once we have posted odds here as the basis for comparing our own selections.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Buffalo at Miami of Ohio
The Bulls were favored over the Redhawks by 24 points.
Our call: 30-3 for Buffalo.
Result: The Bulls led 28-0 at the half in beating the Redhawks 44-7.
This week we are 1-0 in calling the winner and 1-0 against the spread.

Kent State at Ohio
The Bobcats were favored over the Golden Flashes by 5.5 points.
Our call: 34-24 for Ohio.
Result: The Bobcats continued their downward tumble, losing big to Kent 44-13. Ohio ran the ball 34 times for 69 yards. One figures the coaching staff should at some time have noticed that running the ball was not working.
This week we are 1-1 in calling the winner and 1-1 against the spread.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Northern Illinois at Toledo
The Huskies were favored over the Rockets by 3 points.
Our call: 38-34 for Northern Illinois.
Result: The Huskies remained unbeaten at 11-0 and in the running for a BCS bowl berth with a 35-17 win over the Rockets, who earlier in the year lost by the same margin to Florida, who we rank 17th (Northern Illinois 20th). Similarly unbeaten Fresno State (we rank them 40th) should under no circumstances be ranked higher than the Huskies in the BCS standings.
This week we are 2-1 in calling the winner and 2-1 against the spread.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rice at UAB
The Owls were favored over the Blazers by 14 points.
Our call: 38-21 for Rice.
Result: The Owls (now 8-3) three times gave up 10-point leads were lucky to edge the Blazers (now 2-9) 37-34 in overtime.
This week we are 3-1 in calling the winner and 2-2 against the spread.

Rutgers at UCF
The Knights were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 14.5 points.
Our call: 41-24 for Central Florida.
Result: The Knights rolled over Rutugers 41-17, as Blake Bortels threw for 335 yards.  
This week we are 4-1 in calling the winner and 3-2 against the spread.

UNLV at Air Force
The game between the Rebels and Falcons is seen as even.
Our call: 31-30 for Air Force.
Result: The Falcons played true to their now 2-9 overall and 0-6 MW conference record in losing to UNLV 41-21, even being outrushed 330 to 228 yards in their own presumed specialty. We keep thinking the AIR Force should as a matter of logic, have a coach and a playing system that goes to the air via a passing game and leave the ground game to the other services.
This week we are 4-2 in calling the winner and 3-3 against the spread.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Navy at San Jose State
The Spartans were favored over the Midshipmen by 3 points.
Our call: 34-30 for Navy.
Result: In an exciting game worth watching regardles of the winner, the Midshipmen emerged victorious 58-52 in three overtimes, as their QB Keenan Reynolds set an NCAA record by rushing for 7 touchdowns. The Spartans QB David Fales was 42 of 56 passing for 440 yards and 5 TDs in a losing cause.
This week we are 5-2 in calling the winner and 4-3 against the spread.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Oregon at Arizona
The Ducks were favored over the Wildcats by 17.5 points.
Our call: 41-20 for Oregon.
Result: What? Upsets are always possible, but Arizona 42-16 over the Ducks? Amazing. Ka'Deem Carey had 48 carries for 206 yards and 4 TDs for the Wildcats, who had lost 2 in a row at home. Who could see this one coming? 
This week we are 5-3 in calling the winner and 4-4 against the spread.

California at Stanford
The Cardinal were favored over the Golden Bears by 28.5 points.
Our call: 38-7 for Stanford.
Result: The Cardinal kept the Axe 63-13 as Ty Montgomery had 5 TDs. 
This week we are 6-3 in calling the winner and 5-4 against the spread.

Arizona State at UCLA
The Sun Devils were favored over the Bruins by 2 points.
Our call: 31-28 for UCLA.
Result: The Sun Devils prevailed over the Bruins 38-33, as Arizona State continues to amaze us this year, thus winning the Pac-12 South division to set up a rematch with Stanford in the Conference Championship game.
This week we are 6-4 in calling the winner and 5-5 against the spread.

USC at Colorado
The Trojans were favored over the Buffaloes by 21.5 points.
Our call: 41-21 for Southern Cal.
Result: The Trojans prevailed over the Buffaloes 47-29.
This week we are 7-4 in calling the winner and 6-5 against the spread.

Michigan State at Northwestern
The Spartans were favored over the Wildcats by 7 points.
Our call: 24-14 for Michigan State.
Result: The Spartans clinched the Legends Division title in the Big Ten with a solid 30-6 win over Northwestern.
This week we are 8-4 in calling the winner and 7-5 against the spread.

Wisconsin at Minnesota
The Badgers were favored over the Golden Gophers by 14.5 points.
Our call: 34-24 for Wisconsin.
Result: The Badgers held Minnesota to 185 total yards in beating the Gophers 20-7.
This week we are 9-4 in calling the winner and 8-5 against the spread.

Indiana at Ohio State
The Buckeyes were favored over the Hoosiers by 31.5 points.
Our call: 48-21 for Ohio State.
Result: The Buckeyes beat the Hoosiers 42-14 for the 23rd straight win, permitting only two late Indiana TDs.
This week we are 10-4 in calling the winner and 9-5 against the spread.

Nebraska at Penn State
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Huskers by 2.5 points.
Our call: 24-23 for Nebraska.
Result: The Cornhukers edged Penn State in overtime 23-20.
This week we are 11-4 in calling the winner and 10-5 against the spread.

Memphis at Louisville
The Cardinals were favored over the Tigers by 22.5 points.
Our call: 38-14 for Louisville.
Result: The Cardinals let Memphis rally for two unanswered 4th quarter TDs in winning 24-17.
This week we are 12-4 in calling the winner and 10-6 against the spread.

Old Dominion at North Carolina
The Tar Heels were favored over the Monarchs by 17 points.
Our call: 48-27 for North Carolina.
Result: The Tar Heels piled up 721 total yards and led by the final score of 80-20 after three quarters.
This week we are 13-4 in calling the winner and 11-6 against the spread.

Duke at Wake Forest
The Blue Devils were favored over the Demon Deacons by 5.5 points.
Our call: 27-20 for Duke.
Result: The Blue Devils rallied from a 14-0 deficit to win 28-21. Can David Cutcliffe coach? You bet. Duke is amazing this year.
This week we are 14-4 in calling the winner and 12-6 against the spread.

Citadel at Clemson
The Tigers were favored over the Bulldogs by 40.5 points.
Our call: 45-7 for Clemson.
Result: Calling these FBS against FCS games proved tough this week. The Tigers pounded the Citadel 52-6 on the strength of 5 TD passes by Tajh Boyd. The score was 42-0 at the half.
This week we are 15-4 in calling the winner and 12-7 against the spread.

Cincinnati at Houston
The Cougars were favored over the Bearcats by 2.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Houston.
Result: The Bearcats outgained Houston 573 to 278 yards in winning 24-17.
This week we are 15-5 in calling the winner and 12-8 against the spread.

Michigan at Iowa
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Wolverines by 3.5 points.
Our call: 24-23 for Michigan.
Result: The Hawkeyes trailed 21-7 at the half but held the offense-poor Wolverines scoreless in the second half to win 24-21.
This week we are 15-6 in calling the winner and 13-8 against the spread.

Oklahoma at Kansas State
The Wildcats were favored over the Sooners by 3 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Kansas State.
Result: The Sooners downed K-State 41-31 on the Wildcats home turf in Manhattan, Kansas.
This week we are 15-7 in calling the winner and 13-9 against the spread.

Virginia at Miami of Florida
The Hurricanes were favored over the Cavaliers by 19.5 points.
Our call: 35-21 for Miami of Florida.
Result: The Hurricanes beat Virginia 45-26.
This week we are 16-7 in calling the winner and 14-9 against the spread.

Illinois at Purdue
The Illini were favored over the Boilermakers by 6.5 points.
Our call: 37-20 for Illinois.
Result: The Illini struggled to a 20-16 win over the Boilermakers.
This week we are 17-7 in calling the winner and 14-10 against the spread.

Mississippi State at Arkansas
The Bulldogs were favored over the Razorbacks by 3 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Mississippi State.
Result: The Bulldogs prevailed over Arkansas in overtime 24-17.
This week we are 18-7 in calling the winner and 15-10 against the spread.

East Carolina at North Carolina State
The Pirates were favored over the Wolfpack by 6 points.
Our call: 28-21 for East Carolina.
Result: The Pirates beat NC State 42-28 in spite of a 21-point final quarter by the Wolfpack.
This week we are 19-7 in calling the winner and 16-10 against the spread.

Pittsburgh at Syracuse
The Panthers were favored over the Orange by 1.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Syracuse.
Result: The Panthers edged the Orange 17-16.
This week we are 19-8 in calling the winner and 17-10 against the spread.

Massachusetts at Central Michigan
The Chippewas were favored over the Minutemen by 8.5 points.
Our call: 34-20 for Central Michigan.
Result: The Chippewas shut out UMass 37-0.
This week we are 20-8 in calling the winner and 18-10 against the spread.

Bowling Green at Eastern Michigan
The Falcons were favored over the Eagles by 24 points.
Our call: 48-21 for Bowling Green.
Result: The Falcons decimated the Eagles 58-7, holding EMU to 65 yards.
This week we are 21-8 in calling the winner and 19-10 against the spread.

Coastal Carolina at South Carolina
The Gamecocks were favored over the Chanticleers by 34 points.
Our call: 45-17 for South Carolina.
Result: The Gamecocks ran away with this one 70-10.
This week we are 22-8 in calling the winner and 19-11 against the spread.

Alabama A&M at Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Bulldogs by 51.5 points.
Our call: 49-7 for Georgia Tech.
Result: The Yellow Jackets pounded the Bulldogs 66-7.
This week we are 23-8 in calling the winner and 19-12 against the spread.

Georgia Southern at Florida
The Gators were favored over the Eagles by 27.5 points.
Our call: 35-7 for Florida.
Result: Oh, my. The SEC Gators lost to FCS Georgia Southern 26-20.
This week we are 23-9 in calling the winner and 19-13 against the spread.

Chattanooga at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Mocs by 48.5 points.
Our call: 45-7 for Alabama.
Result: The Crimson Tide shut out the Mocs 49-0.
This week we are 24-9 in calling the winner and 19-14 against the spread.

Hawaii at Wyoming
The Cowboys were favored over the Warriors by 6.5 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Wyoming.
Result: The Cowboys beat the winless Warriors 59-56 in overtime.
This week we are 25-9 in calling the winner and 19-15 against the spread.

Georgia State at Arkansas State
The Red Wolves were favored over the Panthers by 23 points.
Our call: 38-21 for Arkansas State.
Result: The Red Wolves squeaked past the winless Panthers 35-33.
This week we are 26-9 in calling the winner and 20-15 against the spread.

New Mexico State at Florida Atlantic
The Owls were favored over the Aggies by 21 points.
Our call: 41-24 for Florida Atlantic.
Result: The Owls rolled over New Mexico State 55-10.
This week we are 27-9 in calling the winner and 20-16 against the spread.

Idaho at Florida State
The Seminoles were favored over the Vandals by 56 points.
Our call: 63-3 for Florida State.
Result: The Seminoles annihilated Idaho 80-14.
This week we are 28-9 in calling the winner and 21-16 against the spread.

BYU at Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Cougars by 1 point.
Our call: 27-24 for Notre Dame.
Result: The Fighting Irish topped Brigham Young U 23-13.
This week we are 29-9 in calling the winner and 22-16 against the spread.

Texas A&M at LSU
The Tigers were favored over the Aggies by 4 points.
Our call: 44-41 for LSU.
Result: The Tigers pulled off an impressive win over Manziel's Aggies 34-10, outgaining Texas A&M 517 to 299 yards.
This week we are 30-9 in calling the winner and 22-17 against the spread.

Boston College at Maryland
The game between the Terrapins and Eagles is seen as even.
Our call: 28-27 for Boston College.
Result: Nate Freese of the Eagles kicked a 52-yard field goal on the final play of the game to top the Terps 29-26
This week we are 31-9 in calling the winner and 23-17 against the spread.

UTSA at North Texas
The Mean Green were favored over the Roadrunners by 7 points.
Our call: 35-21 for North Texas.
Result: The Mean Green were topped by Texas San Antonio 21-13.
This week we are 31-10 in calling the winner and 23-18 against the spread.

Utah at Washington State
The Cougars were favored over the Utes by 1 point.
Our call: 27-24 for Washington State.
Result: The Cougars outscored Utah 49-37.
This week we are 32-10 in calling the winner and 24-18 against the spread.

Colorado State at Utah State
The Aggies were favored over the Rams by 6 points.
Our call: 37-23 for Utah State.
Result: Utah State shut out the Rams 13-0.
This week we are 33-10 in calling the winner and 25-18 against the spread.

Middle Tennessee at Southern Miss
The Blue Raiders were favored over the Golden Eagles by 20.5 points.
Our call: 38-14 for Middle Tennessee.
Result: The Blue Raiders prevailed over Southern Miss 42-21.
This week we are 34-10 in calling the winner and 26-18 against the spread.

UTEP at Tulane
The Green Wave were favored over the Miners by 15.5 points.
Our call: 34-17 for Tulane.
Result: The Green Wave led 38-3 at the half in a 45-3 win over the Miners. Did someone say "Montana"?
This week we are 35-10 in calling the winner and 27-18 against the spread.

New Mexico at Fresno State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Lobos by 31 points.
Our call: 45-24 for Fresno State.
Result: Fresno State thumped New Mexico 69-28 as the Bulldogs now have only San Jose State standing in the way of an undefeated regular season.
This week we are 36-10 in calling the winner and 27-19 against the spread.

Marshall at FIU
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Golden Panthers by 33 points.
Our call: 34-13 for Marshall.
Result: The Thundering Herd stampeded the Golden Panthers 48-10.
This week we are 37-10 in calling the winner and 27-20 against the spread.

Louisiana Monroe (ULM, UL Monroe) at South Alabama
The Jaguars were favored over the Warhawks by 3 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Louisiana Monroe.
Result: The Jaguars won easily over the Warhawks 36-14.
This week we are 37-11 in calling the winner and 27-21 against the spread.

SMU at South Florida
The Mustangs were favored over the Bulls by 5.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for SMU.
Result: The Mustangs won 16-6 over the Bulls behind freshman backup QB Neal Burcham.
This week we are 38-11 in calling the winner and 27-22 against the spread.

Kentucky at Georgia
The Bulldogs were favored over the Wildcats by 26 points.
Our call: 41-17 for Georgia.
Result: The Bulldogs routed the Wildcats 59-17 as Georgia QB Aaron Murray hurt his knee.
This week we are 39-11 in calling the winner and 27-23 against the spread.

Connecticut at Temple
The Owls were favored over the Huskies by 9 points.
Our call: 34-23 for Temple.
Result: UConn posted its first win of the season, beating Temple 28-21.
This week we are 39-12 in calling the winner and 27-24 against the spread.

Western Kentucky at Texas State
The Hilltoppers were favored over the Bobcats by 3.5 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Western Kentucky.
Result: The Hilltoppers scored 21 4th quarter points in beating Texas State 38-7.
This week we are 40-12 in calling the winner and 28-24 against the spread.

Tulsa at Louisiana Tech
The Golden Hurricane were favored over the Bulldogs by 3.5 points.
Our call: 27-20 for Tulsa.
Result: The Golden Hurricane beat the Bulldogs 24-14.
This week we are 41-12 in calling the winner and 29-24 against the spread.

Vanderbilt at Tennessee
The Volunteers were favored over the Commodores by 2.5 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Tennessee.
Result: The Commodores topped the Vols 14-10.
This week we are 41-13 in calling the winner and 30-24 against the spread.

Missouri at Ole Miss
The Tigers were favored over the Rebels by 2 points.
Our call: 31-28 for Missouri.
Result: The Tigers beat Ole Miss 24-10, setting up a crucial SEC East Division deciding game against Texas A&M next week.
This week we are 42-13 in calling the winner and 31-24 against the spread.

Kansas at Iowa State
The Cyclones were favored over the Jayhawks by 5 points.
Our call: 24-23 for Iowa State.
Result: The Cyclones shut out Kansas 34-0 behind freshman QB Grant Rohach.
This week we are 43-13 in calling the winner and 31-25 against the spread.

Baylor at Oklahoma State
The Bears were favored over the Cowboys by 13 points.
Our call: 41-24 for Baylor.
Result: As we noted for the Oregon loss to Arizona, upsets are always possible, but 49-17 for the Cowboys? Amazing. 
This week we are 43-14 in calling the winner and 31-26 against the spread.

Boise State at San Diego State
The Broncos were favored over the Aztecs by 6 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Boise State.
Result: The Aztecs upset the Broncos 34-31 in overtime.
This week we are 43-15 in calling the winner and 31-27 against the spread.

Washington at Oregon State
The Huskies were favored over the Beavers by 1.5 points.
Our call: 34-31 for Oregon State.
Result: Washington demolished the Beavers 69-27 as Oregon State dropped its fourth straight game.
This week we are 43-16 in calling the winner and 31-28 against the spread.

Bitcoin Gets Boost from Richard Branson

The concept of a virtual currency like Bitcoin, presumably finding its origins in gaming, is still a radical non-mainstream enigma. We remain undecided.

Who owns the money?

See Richard Branson endorses Bitcoin, says Virgin Galactic will accept the virtual currency

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The Verge reports that Taiwanese iPhone maker Foxconn to build plant in the US, citing manufacturing 'renaissance'.

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