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Comment: BS (Score 0) 863

by CrackPipePls (#21767616) Attached to: Couple Busted For Shining Laser At Helicopter
Sounds more and more like a plot to ban lasers for whatever reasons

I mean comon, we're talking about a small hand held laser device, not some computer guided auto target locking laser,
the average person will have problem aiming it at something stationary 50 ft away due to the natural shaking of the hand, let alone a flying target 500 ft away
that's why it takes a long time to master marksmanship, this is not something human can do naturally
looking at some of the other related news, somehow everybody seems to be able to aim at pilot's eyes from long distance
something smells fishy here
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+ - GoDaddy Lets Their SSL Certificate Expire ->

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SuperUberGeek
SuperUberGeek writes "GoDaddy Lets Their SSL Certificate Expire

Of all the biggest blunders you do not want to do, GoDaddy.com has let their security certificate expire and is now taken offline. As of 4:10 PST, Dec 19, 2007 Godaddy.com has ceased to exist. This is a major blooper for a company that prides itself in reselling SSL Certificates, and in providing web based tools to manage your domain names, websites, and auctions for domain names. All three which can expire in the time godaddy is down, presenting a huge problem for anyone who has a domain name expiring tonight, or who needs to manage something for a client using the tools at godaddy."

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Sony

+ - Sony silently drops PS3 linux support.-> 4

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t0qer
t0qer writes "Up until this week, hackers at the PS2dev.org forums have been hot on the trail of writing a hardware accellerated driver for the PS3 RSX chip until Sony released thier new firmware. Now it seems that updating to the new 2.10 version of PS3 firmware not only blocks RSX access completely, but breaks linux installs as well. This is a harsh blow to the PS3 linux community."
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Music

+ - New York judge grabs all Brooklyn RIAA cases

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newtley
newtley writes ""I wonder how many of the defendants think the settlements were 'equitable'?" That's Recording Industry vs The People on news that a New York judge has decided only he and another judge should preside over Brooklyn cases. Judge J. Trager, "has denied the motions by the defendants in two Brooklyn cases, Maverick v Chowdhury and Elektra v Torres, for random judicial assignment of RIAA cases," it says. Trager holds, "the cases should all continue to be assigned just to himself and Magistrate Judge Levy". In this decision denying the defendants' motion, "Judge Trager said that (a) many of the defendants have retained the same attorneys, (b) there have been approximately 350 RIAA cases in the Eastern District of New York, and (c) Magistrate Levy has brought about 'equitable settlements'," says RIvTP's Ray Beckerman."
Power

+ - Toshiba Builds Household Nuclear Reactor->

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sterlingda
sterlingda writes "Toshiba has developed a new class of nuclear reactor 100 times smaller than a standard reactor. These micro sized nuclear reactors could be used to power large houses, apartment blocks or some city blocks. The new 200 kilowatt reactor, which is only 20 feet by 6 feet is engineered to be fail-safe and totally automatic and will not overheat. The new micro reactor uses no control rods to initiate the reaction, but uses reservoirs of liquid lithium-6, an isotope that is effective at absorbing neutrons. The whole whole process is self sustaining and can last for up to 40 years, producing electricity for only 5 cents per kilowatt hour, about half the cost of grid energy. Toshiba expects to install the first reactor in Japan in 2008 and to begin marketing the new system in Europe and America in 2009."
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