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Comment: Re:Hide? Why? (Score 2) 789

by Blade (#41087769) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Would Your 'I've Got To Disappear' Plan Look Like?

Bradley Manning committed a crime. I thought the original post said that in this case, the theoretical person had not. I sympathise with Bradley, and I think his treatment at the hands of the US is despicable, but it's hard to argue he wasn't committing a crime and equally, didn't know it.

Comment: Re:WWAD (Score 3, Insightful) 789

by Blade (#41087749) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Would Your 'I've Got To Disappear' Plan Look Like?

It's a formal and serious allegation which he is avoiding answering to by hiding. If he's innocent, why is he hiding? Read up on the extradition laws and you'll find it's *harder* to be extradited from Sweden than the UK, and that if he gets extradited to Sweden then *both* Sweden and the UK have to consent to extradition to the US on charges that haven't even been brought yet.

Two women have made serious allegations, he should face them using legal due process.


+ - Mystery of 2000 year super noval solved new myster->

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Bob the Super Hamste writes: "The BBC is reporting that the mystery of a 2000 year old supernova has been solved. The supernova RCW 86 was observed in 185AD by Chinese astronomers and was visible for eight months. Recently sicentists have wondered how the supernova grew so big. By combining data from the Chandra X-ray telescope and the XMM-Newton Observatory with recent images from the US space agency Nasa's Spitzer and Wide-field Infrared Survey (Wise) telescopes scientists scientists have figured out that the supernova expanded into a relatively empty bubble of space. These empty bubbles of space are typically associated with a core collapse supernova but the core remnant is high in iron which instead is associated with a type 1A super nova. The findings are published in the Astrophysical Journal."
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+ - Mobile Radiation Affecting Birds->

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damitr writes: "A ministry of environment and forests expert committee says that the (Electro Magnetic Radiation) EMR is largely responsible for the bird's declining numbers in the cities. The panel found that EMR being a newly recognized pollutant, not much research is available on the subject, making it difficult to do comparative studies. Most studies are on EMR affects on humans. Some studies have shown long-term impacts on health and environment reporting negative consequences on immunity, health, reproductive success, behaviour, communication and coordination in animals and birds. One of the studies carried out by Centre for Environment and Vocational Studies, Punjab, 50 eggs of house sparrows were exposed to EMR for 5-10 minutes. It was found that all the 50 embryos were damaged."
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