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Sun November 25, 2007
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(ZDNet)
 
 
 
Top 10 worst IT disasters of all time
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
It seems that autism is caused by wi-fi as much as it is by jelly beans or Arbor Day
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(YouTube)
 
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Good news: Received callback from Microsoft support center. Bad news: It's unintelligible gibberish. Fark.com: Dude uploads it with funny subtitles
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(Seattle Times)
 
 
 
After solving all problems in our education system, school bans Wikipedia
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Tamiflu and Relenza might help your kid get over her flu quicker. Or they might make her jump off a balcony or run into traffic. Maybe both
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(Techdirt)
 
 
 
Amazon patents automatically giving bad service to bad customers. Best Buy files lawsuit claiming that their policy of bad service for all should be considered prior art
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(News Of The World)
 
 
 
Don't orgasm and drive, say motoring group about new toy that plugs into cig lighter
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(BBC)
 
 
 
The day after tomorrow is today
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Geek hacks laptop, puts in electric guitar
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Astronauts finish wiring and plumbing work in new space station module, eliminating need for all those buckets and extension cords
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(Jerusalem Post)
 
 
 
"Facebook helped further civil society in Syria and form civic groups outside government control. This is why it has been banned."
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Sat November 24, 2007
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Tree frogs inspire new type of adhesive 30 times stronger than normal tape; and you can ribbit off without leaving a mark
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Hot tub-sized nuke reactor could power 25,000 homes, help you pick up chicks
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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)
 
 
 
Environmentally friendly building draped in black cloth because birds kept crashing into it. "No species is safe--it's the wall of death." In related news, birds are really, really stupid
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(E to the power of 8)
 
 
 
The elusive "theory of everything" is best explained with 248 dimensions in the mathmatics of geometry
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
Japanese swimming snake robot. I bow to our aquatic robotic overlords
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(Pharyngula)
 
 
 
148 years ago today, the future of science education in America began its slow decline into stupid
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Civilization Anonymous
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Fully digital accordion boasts self-contained 51 speaker system
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Forgotten your password? Google can find it for you
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(YouTube)
 
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C-17 short field landing? Check. C-17 backing up? Check. C-17 creating little tornadoes as it backs up? That's a roger, you are cleared for the redlight, Charlie 17, Over
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Coolest pics of a flying mobula ray you'll see today
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
New solar-powered toothbrush may eliminate the need for toothpaste
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Want some new high-tech invention? Ask for it on a website, and if enough people vote for it, some guy will make it for you
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(UPI)
 
 
 
Herb Saffir, the guy who invented the scale that measures hurricane strength, suffers a Category 5 heart attack
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(Total Concept Car)
 
 
 
Hyundai looks to steer company in new direction with Genesis Coupe Concept car, code named "Aba Cab"
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Fri November 23, 2007
(The Register)
 
 
 
Ever wanted to convert MPH into the percentage of maximum velocity of a sheep in a vacuum? El Reg is there
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
The most boring video game ever, drive a bus thru the desert in a straight line for 8 hours, (real time) and then turn around and drive back
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(YouTube)
 
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The coolest geometry demonstration you will see all year
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(Valleywag)
 
 
 
French to ban file sharers from using the interwebs
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(Wired)
 
 
 
A Harvard Physicist can stop a pulse of light in midflight, start it up again at 0.13 miles per hour, and then make it appear in a completely different location
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(Something Awful)
 
 
 
2007 Research Grant Applications for the Institute of Applied Creation Science
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Methane-eating bacteria could halt global warming, make Earth smell better
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(Telegram)
 
 
 
"MySpace and Facebook are massively multiplayer online role-player games in disguise"
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Hitachi introduces a new robot to the media ... and it promply crashes
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(BBC)
 
 
 
New "just add water" instant concrete shelter can be set up in 40 minutes and is completely bulletproof in less than 12 hours. The world braces for the limitless pranks this technology could be used for
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Scientists use brain scans to discover that men like being paid more than their colleagues. Subby hopes one day to know how that feels
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(Digital Spy)
 
 
 
Championship Gaming Series with a million dollar prize to be broadcast worldwide in high definition
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Fathers who take a role in bringing up their sons actually make the kids dumber, study finds
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
First manmade ski resort to be open year-round. Difficulty: in Texas
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
Band sues Guitar Hero. Not because they used song without permission, but because authorized cover sounds too much like them
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
Ever wondered what it looked like out the windshield during a shuttle launch? Here ya go
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
Spam rules: this year marks the first time the total number of spam e-mail messages sent worldwide, 10.8 trillion, will surpass the number of person-to-person e-mails sent, 10.5 trillion
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
"A social networking site provides a place for a certain form of social engagement that no other medium provides. It's kind of like a pub." Submitter lifts his glass, asks for another
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(Network World)
 
 
 
Indiana University grabs Bandwidth Challenge crown
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Thu November 22, 2007
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
New Japanese technology could make Second Life more "realistic", so that running across an 8 foot tall rabbit with a purple penis in the game will be just like seeing one in real life
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(Morpeth Herald)
 
 
 
Survey finds that most UK northeasterners think that Macros are a chain of online discount supermarkets, and "browsers" are indecisive online shoppers
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(galaxiki.org)
 
 
 
How NASA Plans To Get Back To The Moon ... And To Mars
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(Some Savant)
 
 
 
Can't stand any more chatting with the relatives? Then plot the Mendelbrot Set by hand. That's right, geek... by hand
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(Some Inchworm)
 
 
 
Out of 173 countries, only three have not adopted the metric system -- Liberia, Myanmar and the United States
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(Popular Mechanics)
 
 
 
FAA's next gen air traffic control system to rely on AT&T's cell towers. Hopefully they'll drop less planes than they do calls
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Ric Romero reports that cybersquatters use common keyboard errors to pick domain names. It's not news, it's Frak.com
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
If you suffer from smelly feet, you can now buy air-conditioned shoes. Or you could change your socks and wash your feet daily
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(Canoe)
 
 
 
Company comes up with sh*tty idea of turning old diapers into diesel fuel
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(Winding Road)
 
 
 
Robotic Japanese ladybugs to clean rest area bathrooms, offer directions to weary travellers
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
"Within a couple of decades, we will have 'nanobots' in our blood stream, basically small robots the size of blood cells, that will keep us healthy at the cellular and molecular level"
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Wed November 21, 2007
(Newsweek)
 
 
 
Your infant is quietly judging you
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(Slate)
 
 
 
Unless the admins are Asian, they won't greenlight this
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(Newsweek)
 
 
 
People think too much before making important decisions. Wait, this is a better headline: Trust your gut when making important decisions. Or the first one
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Unusual White Dwarfs thought to be a previously unrecognized category of star. Red Dwarfs say they're just a bunch of bloody smeg heads
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(woai.com)
 
 
 
Brain dead teen miraculously comes back to life, plans to donate some of his spare brain cells to Lindsay Lohan
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(MSNBC)
 
 
 
People with pedometers tend to walk more. In related news, people with breathalyzers tend to drink more
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(The Chronicle of Higher Education)
 
 
 
UF/FSU game goes carbon neutral, what's your favorite sports rivalry doing to save the planet? In other news there is one tag that rules them all
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(Slashdot)
 
 
 
Save second base. And the Doritos
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(Network World)
 
 
 
Standards effort seeks to make Java safer
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Mario Galaxy confirmed as highest-ratingest, fastest-sellingest, most-bee-suit-wearingest Mario game ever
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(Space.com)
 
 
 
In the future, space-based telescopes will be so powerful they will be able to see God picking His Nose
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
The coolest Wii-lightsabre attachment you'll see today
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
360-degree military sim is closest thing ever to a holodeck
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
T-Mobile to sell unlocked I-Phones without contracts and will unlock older I-Phones for free
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(WFTV Orlando)
 
 
 
Astronauts practice launch, who can slam down most shots during countdown
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(Slashdot)
 
 
 
Google crowdsources its map editing. Hmmm, trusting random people on the internet to perform cartography--what could possibly go wrong?
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(WCBStv.com)
 
 
 
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree: now with one third the kilowatt hours
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(Radar Online)
 
 
 
Worried that someone is trying to hurt him, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has hired some muscle to keep from anyone from 'poking him' to death
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(Computerworld)
 
 
 
Microsoft Vista's service pack (SP1) will boost your computer's performance by a staggering 1%. If you tweak it and run the right tests
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Facebook drops the word "is", tech sites go bonkers, no one else cares
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(ScienceDaily)
 
 
 
New "lung on a chip" will have wide applicability in pulmonary disease, while the "penis on a chip" remains targeted at the smaller expensive car owner market
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(Chicago Breaking News)
 
 
 
New titanium toothbrushes never need toothpaste. Here comes the science
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Man-sized sea scorpion claw found
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(International Education)
 
 
 
My mumps, my mumps, my infectious case of mumps
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Tue November 20, 2007
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Man builds amazing floating island paradise from 250,000 plastic bottles in the waters of Mexico, hurricanelarity ensues
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(Total Concept Car)
 
 
 
Volkswagon Space Up Blue hybrid debuts in Los Angeles - Total Concept Car
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(Network World)
 
 
 
Mavs owner Mark Cuban urges ISPs to block P-to-P traffic so our twinkled-toed billionaire can download smut faster
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(Network World)
 
 
 
Twelve spam research projects that might make at least a teensy weensy bit of difference
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
"I, and I'm guessing you, are suffering social network overload. It is the '07 version of the '06 RSS feed flameout, the '04 bookmarking debacle, and the '02 e-mail catastrophe. Take my social networks, please"
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Research shows PMS is a 28 day affliction with more than 150 physical and emotional symptoms. Thank you, ladies, for those 29 days of peace a year
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(C|Net)
 
 
 
Politicians want to regulate video games once again, since children everywhere (according to them) are playing Manhunt 2. First Amendment unavailable for comment
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(ars technica)
 
 
 
First look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 1
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(The Ledger)
 
 
 
Florida school board apparently didn't watch NOVA last week. ""If (evolution) is taught, I would want to balance it with the fact that we may live in a universe created by a supreme being as well." Here we go again
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
An open letter from a Pfizer Inc. scientist to the CEO: If PFE was a restaurant, it would take $1,000,000 and two months to cook a hamburger
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(Newsweek)
 
 
 
No embryos needed in latest stem cell breakthrough. So all you folks having abortions for the sake of science can stop now
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Scientists learning to pop really tiny bubbles. Still no cure for - no, wait, these bubbles *are* a cure for cancer
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(New Scientist)
 
 
 
Why people troll online, you libtard
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Man trying to hatch the first maroon albino green tree python bred in captivity. "It's not only going to reverberate in my house, but it has the potential to reverberate across the country, if not the globe."
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(Computerworld)
 
 
 
Hype: Vista SP1 will make it better, stronger, faster. Reality? Not so much
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Leading forensic expert says TV crime shows like "CSI" and "Law and Order" do not give a true depiction of the real work carried out by forensic experts. Lt. Horatio Caine takes off his sunglasses and stares at her
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Mon November 19, 2007
(Drunken football guy)
 
 
 
Breaking news from the Department of Overfunded Research: College students drink too much during college football game days
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
First hydrogen fuel cell car, the Honda FCX, will be available next summer for $600 per month in SoCal. Fuelarity ensues
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
But does your PC have 4 video cards?
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(Alley Insider)
 
 
 
GPhone pics (sort of). Open-source mobile gadget can run Google's Android OS
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(TTAC)
 
 
 
The Infiniti G37 Coupe: "The same sleek, low-slung two-door sports car whose side profile is ruined by the inevitable 25-year-old 'son of stock broker' with gelled back hair sitting far too low behind the wheel"
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(Tech Digest)
 
 
 
JFK's assassination to be recreated in "Second Life." Finally, proof that the avatar guy with the big furry green penis did it
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
There will be so much content on the Internet in the next few years that cable and DSL connections will have the speed of dial-up. EVERYBODY... (buffering)... (buffering)... PANIC
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(Gitr Knows WoW)
 
 
 
"World of Warcraft" patch 2.3 opens new doors for Level 70 raiders and non-raiders, does not open doors on mom's basement
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(NJ.com)
 
 
 
Dating sites resist plan to mandate background checks, douchebag filters
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
The Internet. On one page
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(Network World)
 
 
 
November 19 is World Toilet Day, which makes it a good day to ponder what your loo is lacking -- LED nightlight, music, blood pressure monitor, RFID-powered overflow sensor, voice activation interface
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(Live Science)
 
 
 
Next to fire, the remote control may arguably be the greatest invention created
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
People in China, India and Nigeria are polluting the planet by improperly recycling old electronics. Of course someone has found a way to blame America
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(Space.com)
 
 
 
Swedish communications satellite reaches orbit, immediately opens IKEA store next to International Space Station
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(Slashdot)
 
 
 
The coming face of I.T. justice: Lose an unencrypted laptop with others' personal info on it, face charges. Because you're the criminal, not the thief
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Good News: Cannabis may halt breast cancer. Also, productivity, coherent speech
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
The world's largest cylindrical fish aquarium stands 82-feet tall
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(The Register)
 
 
 
C:\> cd \memories\ibm\1981
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
♫ Chocolate fuel / building a car that runs on this goo / Chocolate fuel / riding from England to Timbuktu ♫
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(Philly.com)
 
 
 
Computer can listen to music, tell you what you'll like; suggestions expected to run heavily to Sarah Connor, Guns 'N' Roses
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(Sydney Morning Herald)
 
 
 
Prominent cryptographer warns that a math error in a widely used computing chip places the security of the global electronic commerce system at risk
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(LiveLeak)
 
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Mass "jedi" fight consists of such pure, unadulterated nerdiness that merely watching it will cause your chances of getting laid to drop precipitously
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