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2012-07-31 23:02:58

The Super Rope Cinch, a device that eliminates the need to tie and untie knots when securing items with rope, has just received patent number 8225463 from the United States Patent and Trademark

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2012-07-23 21:56:48

Minecraft game developer Markus Persson tweeted "Step 1: Wake up. Step 2: Check email. Step 3: See we're being sued for patent infringement. Step 4: Smile."


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.