3seas writes: "Banned license plates: DMV is hip to your txtspeak. Many state motor vehicle departments are keeping up with txtspeak and banning vulgar acronyms from appearing in personalized plates on the road." Link to Original Source
3seas writes: "46 US patent judges under cloud
"A US law professor has uncovered a constitutional flaw in appointing judges who decide patent appeals and disputes, which could undo thousands of patent decisions concerning claims worth billions of dollars. The basic point John F. Duffy, who teaches at the George Washington University Law School, has raised does not appear to be in dispute.""
3seas writes: "The term "Computational thinking" appears to be gaining interest and google search findings over the past year. Having just discovered the term but not really understanding what it is about after reading a lot of google findings, how it is to be taught and applied, I was wondering if the slashdot community might help to clairify. I came to understand computer technology based ideas required the use a computer, so to get a feedback loop of what your input generates. But that doesn't seem to be the case here, so I'm confused."