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Comment Re:Enough of this already (Score 1) 433

"Fortunately, the trademark laws are fairly cut and dried. To be in violation, you either need to be using a trademark without permission in a way likely to cause confusion, or using the trademark in a way that causes "trademark dilution" which "dilutes the distinctive quality of the trademark". You seem to be doing neither in this case." Note - I am not a lawyer, I just found and paraphrased this by googling "referencing a trademark"

Comment Where are the Sand (or Playdough) Tables? (Score 2, Insightful) 290

I am a "computer guy" for a fairly affleunt K-12 district, and for years I have been saying that for K, 1 & 2 there shouldn't even be computers or other "gadgets". As Clifford Stoll asked in his book "Silicon Snake Oil", "Where are the sand tables?" and other hands-on, tactile, open ended learning stations. Most teachers, even Principals I bring it up to more or less agree... but... everyone says the parents won't stand for it.

Submission + - Torchwood Season extended trailer released (

bowman9991 writes: "Excellent clip. The BBC has released an extended trailer for Torchwood Season 2. The clip shows James Marsters, best known as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, along with Freema Agyeman, who played Martha in Doctor Who's third season. Look's like the action will be ramped up in the second season. Can't wait."

Submission + - Surfer Creates Grand Unified Theory (

surferGuy writes: ""A surfer dude with no fixed address may be this century's Einstein. A. Garrett Lisi, a physicist who divides his time between surfing in Maui and teaching snowboarding in Lake Tahoe, has come up with what may be the Grand Unified Theory. That's the "holy grail" of physics that scientists have been searching for ever since Albert Einstein presented his General Theory of Relativity nearly 100 years ago. Even more remarkable is that Lisi, who has a Ph.D. but no permanent university affiliation, solves the problem without resorting to exotic dimensions, string theory or exceptionally complex mathematics.",2933,311952,00.html"

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