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Comment Re:Natal Brain? (Score 1) 186

Used in this way, the word "artificial" refers to the origin of the intelligence, not the intelligence itself. In essence, generally speaking, if something sounds silly by one interpretation, you should probably consider another one...

Colliding Galaxies Reveal Colossal Black Holes 134

Matt_dk writes "New observations made with the Submillimeter Array of telescopes in Hawaii suggest that black holes — thought to exist in many, if not all, galaxies — were common even in the early Universe, when galaxies were just beginning to form. Astronomers have found two very different galaxies in the distant Universe, both with colossal black holes at their hearts, involved in a spectacular collision."
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Two Europeans Indicted In US For 2003 DDOS Attacks 93

narramissic writes "In a continuation of the first successful U.S. investigation ever into DDOS attacks, Axel Gembe, 25, of Germany and Lee Graham Walker, 24, of England were indicted Thursday by a grand jury in Los Angeles, California, on one count of conspiracy and one count of intentionally damaging a computer system. The two men were allegedly hired by Jay R. Echouafni, owner of Orbit Communication, a Massachusetts-based company that sold home satellite systems, to carry out DDOS attacks against two of Orbit's competitors."

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