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+ - Should We SEO Our Children?

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gbulmash
gbulmash writes ""Freakonomics" turned a lot of people on to how your name can affect your career prospects. Now a Wall Street Journal article is discussing parents who are considering how well their children will rank in Google searches when they pick the child's name. With everyone "googling" each other, common names make pages related to you harder to find. Is this the future of baby naming: search engine optimizing our children?"
Biotech

+ - Resumption of oxygen to cells kill cells

Submitted by Carlinya
Carlinya (622024) writes "Newsweek reports that standard emergency-room procedure has it backward by pumping oxygen to someone who's heart has stopped for more than a few minutes.

According to the article: "Once the cells have been without oxygen for more than five minutes, they die when their oxygen supply is resumed. The cellular surveillance mechanism cannot tell the difference between a cancer cell and a cell being reperfused with oxygen. Something throws the switch that makes the cell die.""
Censorship

+ - NFL Copyrights Nix Church Super Bowl Party

Submitted by
Copywrong
Copywrong writes "Having taken a cue from the Grinch, the NFL's lawyers have threatened legal action to prevent the Fall Creek Baptist Church's Super Bowl party. They're not worried about them charging admission, nor are they worried about using the trademarked term "Super Bowl" in promoting it — the church was more than happy not to do either — instead, the deal breaker was that their TV is too big. That's right, the NFL believes that watching the Super Bowl on more than one TV, or on a TV that's over 55 inches would violate their public performance rights under US copyright law, a limitation you can find codified in 17 USC 110."
Television

+ - Linux powers Super Bowl's "flying" camera

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A new article on Super Bowl technology is out. Biggest revelation? That overhead "flying" camera CBS uses runs on Linux. From the article: "The camera's position is updated 200 times each second by the Overdrive motion control software, which runs on RTLinux, and control information is fed to a set of winches outside the stadium. The winches are driven by 20hp motors that can spin up to 3,000rpm and can position the camera anywhere in the field of play by reeling in cable and playing it out. The system is now sophisticated enough that an operator can fly the camera behind the ball carrier on a kickoff and follow his return up the field, all the way to endzone if necessary (and with Devin Hester running back kicks for Chicago, it may be necessary)." Is this the first Pengiun-powered Super Bowl?"
Security

+ - Super Bowl Web site hacked, Seeded with Exploits

Submitted by
Adri00la
Adri00la writes "ZDNet is reporting that the official Web site of Dolphin Stadium, home of Sunday's Super Bowl XLI, has been hacked and seeded with exploit code targeting two known Windows security flaws. In the attack, the server hosting the site was breached and a link to a malicious JavaScript file was inserted into the header of the front page of the site. Visitors to the site execute the script, which attempts to exploit the vulnerabilities to load keyloggers/backdoors."
Graphics

+ - Stick with Windows XP; Vista incompatible

Submitted by
derrida
derrida writes ""Do not: 1. Post you're going to sue nVidia. 2. Post they are guilty of false advertising. (without link to your court judgement saying so) 3. Post the hardware must not work (FUD) 4. Post the software must not work (FUD) 5. Post that you want nVidia staff fired or accosted. (don't be a jerk) 6. Ask for direct response from nVidia." With the above suggestions an Nvidian moderator closed a thread discussing Vista drivers. ; in his opinion "Far too many people flaming, posting FUD, and in general not posting within TOS.". The reaction: A site collecting information that may lead to a class action suit against the graphics firm, for lying when implying Vista compatibility."
Communications

+ - Lycos Deletes Emails and Says 'Too Bad!'

Submitted by
Billosaur
Billosaur writes "The Consumerist brings us a tale of woe which is apparently generating outrage in some quarters, along with death threats. Lycos email customer Whitney did not access her account for 30 days. Result: Lycos deleted all her emails and won't restore them. Now, it isn't so much Lycos' policy that's the problem (though that requires some scrutiny), but the response of the "manager of all of Customer Service," Mike Jandreau. Apparently he's not too service oriented, as his exchange with Whitney shows. And since this story was posted to The Consumerist, apparently Mr. Jandreau has become the focus of some unwanted attention. Of course, his final response to her might have something to with it:

"I'm sorry, no one here has any intentions of helping you with anything. I am the manager of all of Customer Service. There is no one higher than me that you will speak with. You violated our policy, which is, despite what you say, completely clear. No one is holding anything hostage. Your e-mails have been completely deleted, and no amount of money can now restore them."
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Television

+ - Virgins Wanted

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "When you think of Paris Hilton and Jenna Jameson, the last thing you probably think is ... virgins. Famed on-camera sexhibitionists Hilton and Jameson are to participate in a reality show currently in production called "Virgin Territory," in which a group of the uninitiated will find their way to the promised land. To help stock his TV larder, Executive Producer Kevin Blatt will be unveiling giant billboards in Times Square and Los Angeles; soliciting actual, live virgins in those cities. "Finding virgins in NYC or Los Angeles is no easy task," says Blatt. http://www.virginterritorytheshow.com/"
PlayStation (Games)

+ - PS2 > PS3

Submitted by
LifeWithJustin
LifeWithJustin writes "It looks like in Japan the Playstaion 2 can still beat the Playstaion 3. That's right folks the PS2 sold more units then the PS3 did. That makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside because I have yet to even have the chance to buy one of those damn things... anyho...

FTA: "For the week of January 22 to January 28, sales of the PlayStation 2 totaled 20,995 units while those of the PlayStation 3 were 19,996, said Media Create. The research company receives data from around 3000 stores across Japan and uses that to estimate nationwide sales. "

Now excuse me while I go back to playing Tetris on my Gameboy."

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