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Monday, December 8, 2014

Stalling Patents

U.S. Government Has a Secret System for Stalling Patents
December 3, 2014, Yahoo Tech
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/the-u-s-government-has-a-secret-system-for-104249688314.html

Entrepreneurs and established companies alike depend on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Newly released documents reveal that the office, tasked with evaluating and protecting the rights to intellectual property, has a covert system for delaying controversial or inconvenient patents. It's a system that ... could function as a way to limit or stomp out emerging companies. Before today, the program — named the Sensitive Application Warning System (SAWS) — has been mentioned only anecdotally by examiners who work in or with the office, and in a government memo that was leaked in March 2006. However, a new 50-page document obtained by a law firm's Freedom of Information Act request shows the sweeping scope and conflicting interests of this particular set of rules. The law firm behind the request, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, frequently represents major tech companies, including Apple, Google, Twitter, and Oracle. For Thomas Franklin, a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend, applications that he prosecutes typically issue as patents 22 months after filing. Any application that is categorized in SAWS, however ... can be delayed for years. There is no official channel to notify an applicant once her patent is placed in the system. Franklin told Yahoo Tech., "That's what piqued my interest as a constitutional issue. There's a secret program that they're not supposed to talk about."

Note: When the government has a "property interest" in any patent application, it may be rejected, stolen, or classified according to secret criteria. Among new energy technology researchers, it is well known that the patent office can block patents of amazing inventions that could cost oil and energy companies billions of dollars. Read this excellent summary for more on this.


 


 

 

Storage Sense in Windows 10 will allow you to track hard disk usage - TechRepublic

Storage Sense in Windows 10 will allow you to track hard disk usage - TechRepublic

Beware Apple ID Phishing Emails | Kirkville

Beware Apple ID Phishing Emails | Kirkville

Bondic at werd.com

Bondic at werd.com

The Best Entry-Level DSLRs For New Photographers

The Best Entry-Level DSLRs For New Photographers

Sunday, November 30, 2014

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Computer, Plaques | Buy Computer, Plaques from Crown Awards

Computer, Plaques | Buy Computer, Plaques from Crown Awards

Computer, Trophies | Buy Computer, Trophies from Crown Awards

Computer, Trophies | Buy Computer, Trophies from Crown Awards

Computer, Medals/Dogtags

Computer, Medals/Dogtags

How to Avoid Copyright Infringement While Creating Presentations? - authorSTREAM Blog

How to Avoid Copyright Infringement While Creating Presentations? - authorSTREAM Blog

2015 Calendar Templates - Download 2015 monthly & yearly templates with hoilidays

2015 Calendar Templates - Download 2015 monthly & yearly templates with hoilidays

InvoiceToMe – simple free invoice generator lets you produce professional looking invoices in a snap | The Red Ferret Journal

InvoiceToMe – simple free invoice generator lets you produce professional looking invoices in a snap | The Red Ferret Journal

Web IQ Quiz | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Web IQ Quiz | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Thursday, November 27, 2014

(1) MacTraders

(1) MacTraders

New shop in Sequim.

Note services and prices.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Never lose a website again. · fetching.io FOR MAC

Never lose a website again. · fetching.io

Postal Service almost never denies mail-surveillance requests - The Washington Post

Postal Service almost never denies mail-surveillance requests - The Washington Post

Can't find your car? Hold your key fob up to your head. (Really.) - Vox

Can't find your car? Hold your key fob up to your head. (Really.) - Vox

The FAA's upcoming commercial drone rules could be brutally restrictive | The Verge

The FAA's upcoming commercial drone rules could be brutally restrictive | The Verge

Pro tip: Sort table data in a Word document - TechRepublic

Pro tip: Sort table data in a Word document - TechRepublic

Privacy Resources - Marcus P. Zillman

Privacy Resources - Marcus P. Zillman

columns.virtualprivatelibrary.net/Stealth_Mode_Dec14_column.pdf

columns.virtualprivatelibrary.net/Stealth_Mode_Dec14_column.pdf

Friday, November 21, 2014

100 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications - Datamation

100 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications - Datamation

siliconvalleyjobtitlegenerator.tumblr.com

siliconvalleyjobtitlegenerator.tumblr.com

Resist Surveillance

Resist Surveillance

Detekt is a free tool that scans your Windows computer for traces of known surveillance spyware used to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world. Run the downloaded file as ADMIN after you disconnect your machine from THE INTERNET.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

MrExcel.com | Excel Resources | Excel Seminars | Excel Products

MrExcel.com | Excel Resources | Excel Seminars | Excel Products

Welcome to Chandoo.org - Learn Excel, Charting Online

Welcome to Chandoo.org - Learn Excel, Charting Online

Learn Excel Online From 40 Free Excel Tutorials & Reference Sites

Learn Excel Online From 40 Free Excel Tutorials & Reference Sites

​Google says the best phishing scams have a 45-percent success rate

​Google says the best phishing scams have a 45-percent success rate

Amazon Echo Is The New Siri, Free Microsoft Office Mobile, & More... [Tech News Digest]

Amazon Echo Is The New Siri, Free Microsoft Office Mobile, & More... [Tech News Digest]

Excel Vs. Access - Can A Spreadsheet Replace A Database?

Excel Vs. Access - Can A Spreadsheet Replace A Database?

Forget Keys: 5 Smart Locks You Can Unlock With Your Phone

Forget Keys: 5 Smart Locks You Can Unlock With Your Phone

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Countdown Timer to Any Date

Countdown Timer to Any Date

Home Depot: Hackers also stole 53M email addresses | Consumer News | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

Home Depot: Hackers also stole 53M email addresses | Consumer News | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

Augmenting Your Password-Protected World - NYTimes.com

Augmenting Your Password-Protected World - NYTimes.com

VoilaNorbert - Find anyone email address

VoilaNorbert - Find anyone email address

How To Make Your Computer Read Documents to You

How To Make Your Computer Read Documents to You

Have I been pwned? Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach

Have I been pwned? Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach

Open several URLs at once

Hiper url - Abre hasta 5 pestañas con un solo enlace

5 Useful Sites & Tools To Save For Your URL Toolbox

5 Useful Sites & Tools To Save For Your URL Toolbox

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Library of Congress Wants Your File Format Ideas | The Signal: Digital Preservation

The Library of Congress Wants Your File Format Ideas | The Signal: Digital Preservation

Signing robot developed as chatty companion for the elderly

Signing robot developed as chatty companion for the elderly

SIGN language robot in Japan by Toshiba.

Why Technology Isn’t Truly Wearable | Co.Design | business + design

Why Technology Isn’t Truly Wearable | Co.Design | business + design

Your USB Devices Aren't Safe Anymore, Thanks To BadUSB

Your USB Devices Aren't Safe Anymore, Thanks To BadUSB

The BadUSB malware isn’t stored on the user-accessible storage partition, but rather on the firmware of a USB device – including Keyboards, phones and flash drives. This means that it’s virtually undetectable to conventional anti-virus packages, and can survive the drive being formatted.

Fix Windows Update & Make It Less Annoying Without Compromising Security

Fix Windows Update & Make It Less Annoying Without Compromising Security

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Best Evernote Tips and Tricks You Should Know

The Best Evernote Tips and Tricks You Should Know

20 Alternative Web Browsers For Windows You Didn’t Know Of

20 Alternative Web Browsers For Windows You Didn’t Know Of
Note:
Conduit toolbars have been identified as Potentially Unwanted Programs by Malwarebytes[3] and are typically bundled with other free downloads.[4][5] These toolbars modify the browser's default search engine, homepage, new tab page, and several other browser settings.[6] A program called "Conduit Search Protect", better known as "Search Protect by conduit", can cause severe system errors upon uninstallation. It claims to protect browser settings but actually blocks all attempts to manipulate a browser through the settings page; in other words, it makes sure the malicious settings remain unchanged. The uninstall program for Search Protect can cause Windows to be unbootable because the uninstall file not only removes its own files, but also all the boot files in the root of the C: drive.[citation needed] Conduit is associated with malware, spyware, and adware, as victims of this hijacker have reported unwanted pop-up and in-text advertisements.

Victims of unwanted redirections to conduit.com have also reported that they have been attacked by phishing attempts and have received unwanted email spam, junk mail, other messages, and telephone calls from telemarketers. Some victims claim that the people claimed to be Apple, Microsoft, or their ISP, that personal information was used in some phone calls, and that some of the calls concerned their browsing habits and recent browsing history. Personal information used in phishing attempts may be associated with spyware. This hijacker virus is currently added to the official PowerISO download, and the Vuze version 5.4.0.0 update, for example.[7]

Should I Use Linux Or Windows? 3 Deal-Breaker Questions You MUST Answer

Should I Use Linux Or Windows? 3 Deal-Breaker Questions You MUST Answer

10 Best Shortcuts To Add To Your Right-Click Menu

10 Best Shortcuts To Add To Your Right-Click Menu

Friday, October 3, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Home Depot - Incident Response

The Home Depot - Incident Response

FREE monitoring from Home Depot for your credit card.

Update: Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 update after users report problems - GeekWire

Update: Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 update after users report problems - GeekWire

Evolution Of The Desk (1980-2014)

Evolution Of The Desk (1980-2014)

The images tell the story, dramatically.

"My phone won't charge."

Recently, a friend, a farmer, with lots of critters, took her phone to the phone store and complained.  The tech dug a pile of alfalfa out of the charging port, and all was fine.
--
Thomas Pitre Sequim


 

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Emtech: A Hybrid Solution for Cheap Desalination | MIT Technology Review

Emtech: A Hybrid Solution for Cheap Desalination | MIT Technology Review That's less that .25 a day in Clallam County, for example, figuring .069 cents / Kw to produce about 264 gallons of potable water/day.

Yossarian Lives - The Metaphorical Search Engine

Yossarian Lives - The Metaphorical Search Engine

OBD2 & Windows: Save On Auto Repair With Diagnostic Tools

OBD2 & Windows: Save On Auto Repair With Diagnostic Tools



This is link to the one I bought last year:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ZWM0R4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Easy to use and software a snap to install on laptop.

What Is Half-Duplex And Full-Duplex Operation, And How Does It Affect Your Router?

What Is Half-Duplex And Full-Duplex Operation, And How Does It Affect Your Router?

Migrating From Windows 7 To Ubuntu: The Ultimate Guide

Migrating From Windows 7 To Ubuntu: The Ultimate Guide

When Technology Breaks, Should You Replace Or Repair?

When Technology Breaks, Should You Replace Or Repair?

Infinit - The smartest way to send files

Infinit - The smartest way to send files

Fresca Radio

Fresca Radio

Bringing you the freshest selection of Latin, Hispanic and Caribbean music channels in the world!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How to prepare for the iOS 8 upgrade - GeekWire

How to prepare for the iOS 8 upgrade - GeekWire

Ready, Set, Update! Apple's iOS 8 is now available for download - GeekWire

Ready, Set, Update! Apple's iOS 8 is now available for download - GeekWire

Accessing the Internet by E-mail FAQ

Accessing the Internet by E-mail FAQ

Credeon Cloud Data Protection | Client side encryption for the Cloud

Credeon Cloud Data Protection | Client side encryption for the Cloud

Design News - Blog - Engineers Make Great Comedians

Design News - Blog - Engineers Make Great Comedians

Xiaolin Zheng: Solar Stickers to Power the World - FORA.tv

Xiaolin Zheng: Solar Stickers to Power the World - FORA.tv

10 Unique Ways To Use Microsoft OneNote

10 Unique Ways To Use Microsoft OneNote

3 Tools For Turning Your USB Drive Into A Secure Unlock Key For Your PC

3 Tools For Turning Your USB Drive Into A Secure Unlock Key For Your PC

Windows XP Update: More Tools To Keep You Safe

Windows XP Update: More Tools To Keep You Safe

Filelize

Filelize

Simplify your work



* Stay connected with work that matters
* Sync files from ANY folder to your cloud storage
* Use with your favorite cloud storage       service
* It's automatic, as you work, we save

Monday, September 15, 2014

Chinese City Launches Special Lane for Cellphone Addicts - China Real Time Report - WSJ

Chinese City Launches Special Lane for Cellphone Addicts - China Real Time Report - WSJ

11 Common Myths About The Technology You Use Every Day

11 Common Myths About The Technology You Use Every Day

spam-warning-alert-600.jpg (600×744)

spam-warning-alert-600.jpg (600×744)

Stephen Colbert Mocks Apple Watch - Iphone 6 (9-9-2014) - YouTube

Stephen Colbert Mocks Apple Watch - Iphone 6 (9-9-2014) - YouTube

Pro tip: Reset Windows 8.1's Start Screen - TechRepublic

Pro tip: Reset Windows 8.1's Start Screen - TechRepublic

Air Pollution in World: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map

Air Pollution in World: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map

Video Demonstration of CPR for Adults

Video Demonstration of CPR for Adults

Time to review method, folks.

Friday, September 12, 2014