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Submission + - 3D Porn Outsells 3D Avatar in Hong Kong (

Mr_Blank writes: Now there is a reason for 3d TV sales to take off... From the article: "Blue creatures in 3-D can't quite keep up with a 3-D blue movie at the box office in Hong Kong, apparently.3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, the porn film that Eyder wrote about earlier this month, "earned 17 million Hong Kong dollars ($2.2 million) as of Tuesday since opening last week on 73 screens" in Hong Kong, The Associated Press reports. And according to the BBC, on its first day the movie brought in 2.78 million Hong Kong dollars — more than the previous first-day Hong Kong record of 2.63 million, set by Avatar."

Submission + - Computer Glitch Prompts 50 Raids on Elderly Couple (

spun writes: "New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized to an elderly Brooklyn couple on Friday for about 50 door-pounding visits police made to their home resulting from a glitch in one of the department's computers. The couple's address was used in an automated test and never removed from the system. Now the police department claims to have a foolproof solution: they have flagged the address with a note telling officers not to go there."

Submission + - Scientists Use Sex-Crazed Bugs as Pesticide (

ByronScott writes: In today’s “gross news” category, some female insects just might be getting lucky. As an alternative to toxic pesticides, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created “super-sexed” sterilized male leafhoppers to knock bug boots with females in the wild, resulting in decreased populations. Yes, that means that the female bugs will miss out on the joys of motherhood, but the idea that the insects will be having some fun instead of being gassed to death by poisons is pretty cool.

Submission + - Poll: How truthful are you when creating accounts?

Caption Wierd writes: How much of the requested demographic information you provide is true when you create an account?

a: Most have true information, regardless of the website
b: Most have some true and some false data
c: Most are pure fabrications
d: I don't fall into any of these categories and would like to explain why below
e: Only here — I lie to everyone else

Submission + - Iran accuses US of cyber warfare (

superapecommando writes: Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps hacked into 29 websites affiliated with US espionage networks, Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency reported on Sunday.
"The hacked websites acted against Iran's national security under the cover of human rights activities," Fars reported. It did not disclose details of the attacks.
The Internet has been used by Iranian opposition groups who contested the results of last year's elections there to organise demonstrations and share information about protests and arrests. The Revolutionary Guards is a military group that was founded after Iran's 1979 revolution. The group includes conventional army, navy, air force, and intelligence units, as well as the Basij paramilitary force and various business units.
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Submission + - How safe is flying with Macgyver?

CyberDong writes: A friend of mine is flying soon, and we were discussing the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority packing list. The topic of Macgyver came up, and we started trying to think of ways that carry-on articles could be combined. For example, "cheese dunked in breast milk with razors, sealed in a container until the gas builds up and explodes across the room"? Or what could you do with air-activated hand warmers, 2 batteries, and a bottle of hydrogen peroxide?

What can more chemically talented Slashdotters find in the list that we should fear?

Submission + - Facebook users insert their passwords anywhere (

An anonymous reader writes: Recently, tech blog ReadWriteWeb wrote about Facebook new login-related partnership, they keywords here being "Facebook" and "login" — quite literally, as they soon got a thread full of people complaining that the new redesign of Facebook sucked and won't they please just let them log in?
The (LONG) thread is full of unbelievable comments, to the point that many suspected a joke. RWW staff however indicated that their stats showed people searching Google for "Facebook login", being directed to their article, and trying to use the Facebook Connect button to log into Facebook, all the while complaining about the new "redesign".
Is this appalling scenario the definite proof of just how web-illiterate the average user is nowadays? As one commenter put it, how do these people not get caught up in phishing schemes?


Submission + - Microsoft CEO signs student's MAC laptop ( 1

Liz Str8 writes: When Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, spoke at a Nashville Techonolgy Council event held at Trevecca Nazarene University, he participated in a "meet and greet" session with students from local colleges and universities.

At that event, a Trevecca student asked Ballmer to sign his MAC laptop. In an action that Tech Flash blogger Todd Bishop described as "a scene that will make Mac fans feel like they're watching Thomas Kinkade scribble on a Van Gogh," Ballmer graciously agreed to do so--right across the MAC logo.


Submission + - virtual reality: Moscow police surveilance cams (

An anonymous reader writes: Source in Russian. During several months of 2009 Moscow police looked at fake pictures displayed on their monitors instead of what was supposed to be video from the city surveillance cams. The subcontractor providing the cams was paid on the basis of "the number of working cams", so he delivered pre-cooked pictures stored on his servers. The CEO is arrested.
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Submission + - 9/11/07: General Strike (

An anonymous reader writes: 'A general strike has been proposed for 9/11/07 in the USA. No work, school or shopping. The General Strike is a national call to action, from citizens to other citizens. It is not about a single issue. It is not an anti-war protest, a civil rights protest, an election fraud protest. It is not about torture, surveillance, corporate media, the 9/11 coverup, or the environment. This strike is about all these issues and more.' At the time of submitting, there are 4786+3374 diggs and 3783 members in the facebook group.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long