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+ - New images from Mangalyaan

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 (797399) writes "Indian scientists have released a new set of color images taken by their Mars orbiter, Mangalyaan.

Arsia Mons is one of the three giant volcanoes to the east of Mars’ biggest volcano, Olympus Mons. Arsia Mons is important for future manned colonization, as there are known caves on its western flanks. In addition, those western flanks show solid evidence of past glaciers, which means that it is very likely that those caves will harbor significant quantities of water-ice, making settlement much easier."

Comment: Re:Fair and impartial? (Score 1) 659

by BarbaraHudson (#49202025) Attached to: Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial

And what part of "it only takes one joror to hang a jury" isn't true or relevant? Not backing off from it at all - I'd give it a 5-10% chance in the US, and about 50-50 in places where jurors know their rights and aren't afraid to cheese of judges, like Canada (especially Quebec).

However, if the government tries to go with your story line, that he worked for the Russians and Chinese, and that he should have just leaked it to newspapers, I'd put his chances of acquittal in the US at well over 50%.

Comment: Re:Just Askin' (Score -1, Flamebait) 217

by PopeRatzo (#49201349) Attached to: Come and Take It, Texas Gun Enthusiasts (Video)

Ah, gun nut, one of the favorite insults of the anti-rights crowd. Much easier to demean those that disagree with you rather than respond to their points, eh?

Fair enough. So let's examine your "point" and see what we have:

I'll turn in my modern firearm in favor of a musket when you exchange your computer for a printing press.

OK, I've given it some careful thought, and I've decided that for that point, the most appropriate response, the most reasonable response, and the absolute best response is, gun nut logic.


+ - Make those Brown Eyes Blue 2

Submitted by randomErr
randomErr (172078) writes "A new procedure has been developed that can turn any brown eye to blue. The procedure uses a laser that disturbs the melanin in the pigmented part of the eye. Over the course of a few weeks your body would eliminate the disturbed pigment revealing the blue layer below all people have. The procedure costs about $5,000 and only takes a few second to complete. You can't get it yet in the U.S. because it still going through clinical trials and some ophthalmologists fear that process could increase pressure in the eyes."

+ - FTC Announces $50k in Prizes for Robocaller Trap Software->

Submitted by crazyhorse44
crazyhorse44 (242315) writes "The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it is launching two new robocall contests challenging the public to develop a crowd-source honeypot and better analyze data from an existing honeypot. A honeypot is an information system that may be used by government, private and academic partners to lure and analyze robocalls. The challenges are part of the FTC’s long-term multi-pronged effort to combat illegal robocallers and contestants of one of the challenges will compete for $25,000 in a top prize.

As part of Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back, the FTC is asking contestants to create a technical solution for consumers that will identify unwanted robocalls received on landlines or mobile phones, and block and forward those calls to a honeypot. A qualifying phase launches today and runs through June 15, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. ET; and a second and final phase concludes at DEF CON 23 on Aug. 9, 2015."

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Comment: Re:They needed Brendan Eich (Score 1) 287

by BarbaraHudson (#49199975) Attached to: Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps?

. . .which tried to actively deny peoples' human rights.

WTF? How is marriage a human right? It's a bloody religious construct, that has no place in government regulation, and more importantly, a contract between two private individuals. I hoped that the various groups fighting for the (misnamed) "Right" to marry would instead work to remove marriage from any government regulation.

News flash - atheists get married too. It's only a religious construct for those who want to believe it is (such as religions that don't want to see same-sex marriage for "religious reasons").

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