So, B&M finally done it... 4D Style.

Friday, July 16, 2010 9:39 PM
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Mooshie said: "The track on I305 is identical to the track on Formula Rossa @ the Ferrari Park, another Intamin project."

Yes, but the same holds true for when that coaster started to surface. It didn't look like an Intamin. Just saying the track is not a clear indication of anything really.


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Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:35 AM
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Didn't they say somewhere that X-Raptor was only the concept name?


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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 11:25 AM
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Rumors, possible name change from x raptor to raptor

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:07 PM
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I hope not. I'm really getting used to this "X-Raptor" name...


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:13 PM
Jeff's avatar

Not sure what the IP treaties look like for a case like this, but Raptor as a coaster does have a US trademark.


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 1:04 PM
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Just a thought- doesn't really make sense to me for name trademarks to be internationally enforceable, since the translation so frequently messes up the meaning. Chevy's awesome Nova, for instance, didn't sell too well in Latin America for some reason...


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 1:10 PM

Which Nova versions didn't sell well in Europe? The first 3 generations were the best. The 4th and 5th gen. pretty much sucked. But, then again I wouldn't expect any of them to sell well over there. The USA has the biggest collection of muscle cars in the World, except for verry well to do Europeans.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 1:14 PM
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He said Latin America. Because No Va means No Go in Spanish.


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 1:19 PM
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Bill: I've never looked much into how WIPO is setup for trademarks, but I have no reason to believe that there aren't some kind of provisions for this kind of thing.


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 1:21 PM

Toatally missed that Latin America thing. My teachers always told me I needed to pay attention more.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 3:29 PM
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Aww Gator, don't make me have to go all snopes on ya! :)

I don't know if this gives us a clue, but they already have the unrelated SeaWorld® in the U.S. and Sea World™ in Australia. Interestingly, the latter has a water park named Castaway Bay, and they both have an exhibit called Penguin Encounter.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 3:40 PM
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Re: The snopes article

Wondered if anyone was going to link to that :). Before I'd read that, I always thought exactly what it says in the article regarding the Notable/No Table example and wondered how nova came across as no va.

I had a friend arguing that Jagermeister had deer blood in it, and I linked to that article, and she was like "Well, snopes.com isn't reliable, someone outed them", and so I had to go into the whole scientific explination of WHY Jagermeister doesn't have blood in it. (rolls eyes)


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 3:47 PM
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LOL, ya know I never bothered checking that - something that came up in business class some....25 years ago (where DID the time go?) to teach us cultural sensitivity- and I just took it on faith. That'll be the last time I trust a UF professor! ;)

How come they couldn't come up with something that actually happened? I mean, the story SOUNDS believable, but why not just find some true story? Oh, that's right...those were the pre-web times. ;)


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Thursday, December 30, 2010 3:59 PM
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During Foreign Language Week in high school, we had someone come to our Spanish class and talk about the importance of learning a foreign language -- which was also somehow parlayed into a plug for this non-accredited technical college she represented, now won't you all please write your contact info on these postcards, thanks.

Anyway, she passed along the Chevy Nova story as truth (along with the "Pepsi will bring your ancestors back from the dead" story), and our Spanish teacher also backed her up.

I always found the story odd just because nova seems like it should be a Spanish word; after all, it's Latinilicious. Indeed, Babelfish translates it as "it novates." And dictionary.com says novate means "to replace with something new." An obscure word, but a word nonetheless.

As for Jaegermeister, I don't believe it contains deer blood, but I do believe it contains concentrated evil. As in, if evil had a flavor, that's what it would taste like. :)

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 4:09 PM
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Jagermeister contains good. But it can turn you into evil ;).

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 5:41 PM
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(Oh dear God no. The only way I'll take it is with a shot of Red Bull dropped in it, and I haven't done that in years. :))

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