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Comment: Re:Not bound by the statute of limitations? (Score 1) 395

by werfele (#37693982) Attached to: NASA Sues Apollo Astronaut To Return Moon Camera

Did I just read that the government is not bound by the statute of limitations? ..and here I thought the statute of limitations was specifically there to bind the government.

Actually, TFA says the Federal government is not bound by state statutes of limitation. I imagine that's to, say, prevent Texas from setting a 30 second limitations period on federal claims, thereby allowing all federal property within the state to be confiscated.

Comment: Re:Summary of snobbery (Score 1) 259

. .. . a city that has been around longer than almost any other city on the planet.

Cairo dates back to the 1st century, so it's not really a contender for the oldest city on the planet. On the other hand, you could try to bridge in the history of Memphis, which was only 12 miles away.

Comment: Re:Punish Trolls (Score 1) 209

by werfele (#36682546) Attached to: Lawyer Attempts To Trademark Bitcoin

The name "Hamburger" is trademark to McDonalds too, and corresponds to the simplest hamburger sandwich.

Thanks for spreading some FUD. Not that I'm a fan of McDonalds, but they actually have a trademark on the phrase "McDonalds Hamburgers". Note the disclaimer: Applicant disclaims the right to the exclusive use of the word "Hamburgers" apart from the mark as shown..

Comment: Re:And this is news? (Score 1) 292

by werfele (#35350654) Attached to: Facebook Linked To One In Five Divorces In US

Once phones were being switched automatically there was slightly more privacy than when Gladys was connecting Bob to Mary across town, and Gladys just happened to mention it to Bob's wife one day when she ran into her at the market.

If you're going to go back as far as the switchboard, most people would have been using party lines, which pretty much guaranteed that your neighbors were all up in your business.

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School District Drops 'D' Grades 617 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the pass-fail-education dept.
Students in one New Jersey school district will no longer be able to squeak by in class after the Morris County School Board approved dropping the D grade. Beginning in the fall students who don't get a C or higher will get an F on their report card. "I'm tired of kids coming to school and not learning and getting credit for it," said Superintendent Larrie Reynolds in a Daily Record report.

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