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Students Banned From Bringing Pencils To School

Splatus Blame Microsoft (426 comments)

This _has_ to be a nefarious plot by Microsoft to force PC's onto students.

more than 4 years ago

Smart Phones Could Know Their Users By How They Walk

Splatus People walk? (96 comments)

I wonder if the 10 steps it takes the average American to and from their SUV is enough to differentiate by gait - or waddle....

more than 4 years ago

Australian Buyers Say They Were Told "No iPad Without Accessories"

Splatus thats what you get if you block the internet... (412 comments)

Tinfoil Hat! Apple convinced the AUS government to block all access to internet sites where the true sales value and company policies could have been viewed. We were all wrong thinking that China and Japan had bought Australia for its ore, Apple bought it!

more than 4 years ago

Air Force Treating Wounds With Lasers and Nanotech

Splatus Nanotech? (92 comments)

I rtfa and I can't find a direct link to the use of nanoparticles. Are they the component of the "glue" that, when activated by the laser forms the seal? Or are they a figment (pigment?) of imagination here and used to attract readers with a buzzword? http://www2.massgeneral.org/wellman/faculty-kochevar-projects.htm

more than 4 years ago

Are My Ideas Being Stolen? If So, What Then?

Splatus Re:Only the paranoid survive (not) (508 comments)

Alain, you are completely right of course but I think the original poster had a different question - how to protect IP from the school you are attending and not so much whether anyone thinks your idea is great. Most academic institutions can call all IP developed on their systems as their own - and most Tech Transfer services are useless of course to commercialize them. They won't bother coming after you until you succeeded - and if there is any doubt that the IP is yours, good luck finding a VC... As a guide - just dont work on your amazing idea using University hard / software. Keep some form of papertrail (McDonald's napkins work fine if countersigned by your buddy) that you are the sole inventor and if there are patentable parts to it (that applies probably more to hardware), file reasonably early but with a plan in mind to do something about it. Again, don't be paranoid (as Alain said above) but cover your base

about 6 years ago


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