Lightly recruited Nugent candidate for Lou Groza Award

Lightly recruited Nugent candidate for Lou Groza Award:

When Ohio State linebacker A.J. Hawk and kicker Mike Nugent were still at Centerville High School, Hawk couldn’t understand why Nugent was generating so little interest from big-time colleges.

(Via Ohio State Buckeyes NCAA Football – Topix.net.)

iTunes currently playing Pop Muzik (Live at Foro Autodromo, Mexico City, 3 Dec ’97) from the album “The Complete U2 – Hasta La Vista Baby!” by U2

New Patent Fees

The FY2005 Omnibus Appropriations Bill passed by Congress over the weekend will substantially change the current patent fee system.

For example, the filing fee for a utility patent application for a large entity will increase from $790 to $1000. The cost of independent claims has increased dramatically from $88 per claim in excess of 3 to $200 per claim in excess of 3. Similarly the excess total claim fee of $18 per claim in excess of 20 has been increased to $50 per claim in excess of 30. The USPTO will finally start charging for large specifications and drawings – $250 for each 50 sheets in excess of 100.

The new fees will be in effect as soon as the Bill is signed by the President.

More details can be found at www.aipla.org and www.ipo.org.

iTunes currently playing One Step Closer from the album “The Complete U2 – How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” by U2

The Complete U2

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WOW! The Complete U2 Digital Box Set is amazing. “The Complete U2,” a digital box set containing 445 songs, including their iTunes-exclusive latest album, “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb;” all the group’s previous albums, more than 100 rare live cuts, remixes, covers, demos, and b-sides; and 40 previously unreleased tracks. The boxset also packs a digital booklet (PDF) containing album art, track listings, and band commentary.

The only downside is that it does take some amount of time to download 445 songs. I am about 1/4 of the way done and already enjoying the new tunes.

iTunes currently playing Original of the Species from the album “The Complete U2 – How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” by U2

U2 digital box set to be released November 23

U2 digital box set to be released November 23:

Apple has updated its Web site to let music fans know that The Complete U2, Apple’s first digital box set, will be available on Tuesday, November 23, alongside U2′s new studio album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. The digital box set includes the band’s 15 albums and more than 25 previously unreleased tracks. It also comes with a PDF booklet with band photos, album art and song lyrics. Those who have purchased the iPod U2 Special Edition can you use the included coupon to save $50 on the…

(Via iPodlounge.)

iTunes currently playing Almost Crimes from the album “You Forgot It in People” by Broken Social Scene

Buckeye band the Dead Schembechlers makes fun of coaching legend, his team

Buckeye band the Dead Schembechlers makes fun of coaching legend, his team:

The University of Michigan plays the Ohio State University on Saturday for the 101st time in what many consider to be the country’s best college football rivalry.

(Via Ohio State Buckeyes NCAA Football – Topix.net.)

iTunes currently playing Almost Crimes from the album “You Forgot It in People” by Broken Social Scene