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Comment: Actually, this is going to get interesting (Score 2) 169

The mark "CANDY" was published as application for registration serial number 85/842,584 on January 15, 2014. Interested parties have until February 15, 2014 to file a Notice of Opposition to registration of the mark.'s pushing its weight around regarding this mark during the opposition period, when they are particularly vulnerable, is just stupid, IMHO. Any party receiving a "cease and desist" from can file institute an opposition proceeding before the U.S. Trademark Office during this time and get the trademark examiners to consider all the many arguments as to why should not obtain registration for this mark for these goods and services.

+ - Ternary part of Goldbach's conjecture proof->

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Unixnoteunuchs (990069) writes "Goldbach's famous conjecture, that every even number greater than 2 can be represented as the sum of two primes, is one of mathematics' most famous unproven challenges. However, another part of Goldbach's conjecture, that every odd number greater than 5 can be represented as the sum of three prime numbers, the "ternary part", is now claimed to have been proven by mathematician Harald Helfgott at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Has another lofty peak in mathematics been conquered?"
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+ - Star Wars Episode 4 to be dubbed in Navajo->

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Unixnoteunuchs (990069) writes "Coming to a theater in Window Rock in the Navajo Nation on July 4, 2013, Star Wars Episode 4 dubbed in the Navajo language. This is the first time a major motion picture has ever been dubbed in a native American language. This effort will help the Navajo nation preserve its cultural heritage in its language, a complex and beautiful Athabaskan tongue heavily reliant on adjectives and compound words. Listen to this article and how "computer" and "droid" would translate."
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Comment: Re:Asterisk (Score 1) 281

by Unixnoteunuchs (#42755605) Attached to: FTC Gets 744 New Ideas On How To Hang Up On Robocallers

I solve this problem by having asterisk prescreen all incoming calls. An IVR prompt requires you to press a combination of numbers before it actually rings any phones. A white and black list for caller ID data are used to bypass or simply play line disconnected tones and hang up.

It's the only reason I still have a POTS line. I never give out my cell.

This seems like such a sensible solution. Is there no hardware/firmware combination for the naive user so that they can program a single POTS line to require callers to dial in programmed access digits before they are cut through to the user's home telephone system?

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