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Submission + - Ghostly remains of Soviet Space Shuttle...->

ClarkMills writes: From CNN:

Photographer discovers treasure trove in Baikonur Cosmodrome

It's hard to imagine now, but this derelict shuttle was once at the gleaming forefront of the Soviet space program. It was one of a number of dilapidated spacecraft found at the Baikonur Cosmodrome site in Kazakhstan by urban explorer Ralph Mirebs.

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Comment I used to be totally against online voting... (Score 1) 77

My main bitch with online voting was/is vote-buying. This *could* be mostly solved by having it so that you can change your vote right up to closing time. That way, even if you sold your vote and voted in front of the vote-buyer, you could always go and change your vote later. Dispels any significant incentive to even try that rort.

We first need to get an e-voting system in place that is trustworthy (and hence open/auditable).

Submission + - Digital noise in photos gives away edits->

ClarkMills writes: Here's a neat paper outlining the detection of digital photographs by detecting and comparing the noise across the image. There's more information at (the humorously named site) http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/07/09/Research-uses-noise-patterns-to-detect-manipulated-images It will be interesting to run this tech across previous "winner" images. :)
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