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Submission + - Fossil of Ant-Eating Dinosaur Discovered in China->

thomst writes: Charles Q. Choi of LiveScience reports that a farmer in southern Henan Province in China has dug up the first known ant-eating dinosaur, a half-meter-long theropod (the dinosaur family to which T. Rex belongs), whose fossilized remains were described as "fairly intact". The 83- to 89-million-year-old pigmy dinosaur has been named named Xixianykus zhangi by Xig Xu, De-you Wang, Corwin Sullivan, David Hone, Feng-lu Han, Rong-hao Yan, and Fu-ming Du, whose paper on the critter, A basal parvicursorine (Theropoda: Alvarezsauridae) from the Upper Cretaceous of China, was published in the March 29 issue of Zootaxa (the abstract is available in PDF format for free, the full article is paywall-protected.)
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Google

Submission + - Google Buzz Exposes White House Deputy CTO->

An anonymous reader writes: From Digital Daily: Among the many Gmail subscribers to have their private contacts exposed in the Google Buzz privacy fiasco was Andrew McLaughlin, the Obama administration’s deputy chief technology officer and Google’s former head of global public policy. Oh, the irony — IT BURNS!
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Comment Re:So? (Score 1) 182

I use Vista with 8 cores and 8 GB of RAM, and it runs like a gem. Perhaps your IT people should stop reading /. and actually try the technologies they refuse to run. Of course, I'm sure someone here will simply point out that you need to have such a beefy machine in order to run Vista. Oh look, a cliff for us to jump off!

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