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Patents

Submission + - New Rules Released by the United States Patent Off

An anonymous reader writes: The U.S. Federal Register of August 21, 2007 published the new rules in a 129-page fine-print document:
          http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/notices/7 2fr46716.pdf

Even the "high-level summary" is over 100 pages of PowerPoint slides:
          http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/dapp/opla/pre sentation/ccfrslides.pdf
Announcements

Submission + - Odd fossil trees provide vital clues to climate

Device666 writes: uly 31, 2007 — It may look like a haunted forest — but a rare cluster of fossilized trees is luring scientists in, not scaring them away. [...] The remains of the 16 uncovered trees [...] are an oddity because they did not petrify, or turn to stone, as preserved trees usually do. Instead, the trees retain their original wood, giving scientists vital clues to the puzzling geology and climate of ancient central Europe.

"The importance of the findings is that so many trees got preserved in their original position in one place," Alfred Dulai, a geologist at the Hungarian Natural History Museum.
Microsoft

Submission + - Converting from XP to Ubuntu (ittoolbox.com) 1

madgreek writes: "Here is a short story about my switch to Ubuntu from XP at work. I have been Microsoft free for 3 months now at a Microsoft heavy shop. Few people know I am using Open Office and Linux. I create countless documents that people open using Word, Excel, PPT and nobody can tell that they were created using Open Office. http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/eai/madgreek/archives/o pen-source-and-microsoft-free-17339"

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