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Comment: Re:They are all gay (Score 1) 260

by Dharzhak (#27044751) Attached to: MD Appellate Ct. Sets "New Standard" For Anonymous Posting

Annnd to round it out, John Edwards cheating on his wife while she was battle cancer.

The scandal there isn't that he cheated on her. Hell McCain cheated on his 1st wife and left her while she was battling cancer for a younger, richer woman. The scandal is that she accepted his apology and that they have maintained their marriage!

So...when does Mrs. Edwards run for Senator of New York?

The Internet

+ - How the Facebook platform is changing the world

Submitted by
malbrech
malbrech writes "An article in the Guardian technology blog points us to how the Facebook platform makes web applications explode virally. There is also an excellent analysis of Facebook by Marc Andreesen (remember? the guy who did Mosaic and Netscape). In a nutshell: the carefully designed instant awareness of your friends of the application you just started using, makes them use it too. That cascades onto their friends, and so on. The result: your servers get blown apart in very short time. You might be famous, but flat out beaten by traffic."
Biotech

+ - Partner choice 'shaped by father'

Submitted by
gollum123
gollum123 writes "Much as she might hate to admit it, a woman's choice of partner may depend a lot on her own father ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6745121.stm ). Scientists have found women who were treated well by their dad during childhood are attracted to men who resemble their father facially. But the link is lost on women who did not have good relationships with their fathers. Women in the study were asked to rate pictures of men's faces for attractiveness, and assess their relationship with their fathers. They found in women who reported more positive relationships with their fathers, there was a link between the faces the women found most attractive and their father's faces. The study was the first of its kind to use facial measurements to assess the similarity of the faces."
Networking

+ - How to deal with an abusive web host?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "I recently sent a DMCA takedown notice to a hosting company, regarding a customer who was blatantly posting copyrighted material from my website, along with attacks against me based on sexual orientation. I was told that, because they agreed with the person's attacks, the offending content would not be removed. They also claim that copyright is irrelevant, because they agree with their customer's "comments." I couldn't believe this response, but upon Googling the name of this host, I found dozens of webmasters and ISPs complaining about legal threats and spam attacks originating from this company. What is the correct way to deal with this issue?"
Businesses

+ - AT&T to Block Content For RIAA/MPAA

Submitted by Nom du Keyboard
Nom du Keyboard (633989) writes "Several sources are reporting an agreement between AT&T and the RIAA/MPAA alliance to block copyrighted material on their network. And as has been pointed out, AT&T has a lot of network, meaning most packets traverse a piece of it at some point. Money quote: "As AT&T has begun selling pay-television services, the company has realized that its interests are more closely aligned with Hollywood." Nice to know that their interests aren't aligned with their paying customers any longer."
Portables

+ - Your neck bone's connected to your cellphone->

Submitted by
stevedcc
stevedcc writes "New Scientist are running an article about using sound waves to communicate between different devices attached to a user's body, avoiding the potential interception issues of wireless signals. From the article:

They want to use the human skeleton to transmit commands reliably and securely to wearable gadgets and medical implants. Their research, funded by Microsoft and Texas Instruments, could also lead to new ways for people with disabilities to control devices such as computers and PDAs.
"

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Announcements

+ - Plants 'recognize' their siblings->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Biologists have discovered that just like humans, plants can also recognize their relatives. Researchers at McMaster University have found that plants get fiercely competitive when forced to share their pot with strangers of the same species, but they're accommodating when potted with their siblings."
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Software

+ - The 40 Fastest-Growing Software Companies->

Submitted by morningside
morningside (1112395) writes "The biggest software makers continue to rely on acquisitions for growth, according to this article (with rankings) in Baseline. "While the software industry has matured, M&A is still letting stalwarts like Oracle, Adobe and Symantec post top-line growth in excess of 20%. Here's our list of the company's with the best year-over-year revenue rise.""
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Space

Matter Discovered Traveling at Near Light Speed 403

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the celestial-slingshot dept.
mcgrew writes to mention New Scientist is reporting that scientists have clocked matter traveling at 99.999% the speed of light. "The fastest flows of matter in the universe shoot out of dying stars at more than 99.999% the speed of light, new observations reveal. When a massive star runs out of fuel, it collapses to form a black hole or a neutron star. In the process, some of the matter from the star also explodes outward at blistering speeds, producing an intense burst of gamma rays and other radiation."

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