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Comment: Re:Buy cheap Viagra? (Score 2) 134

by GuNgA-DiN (#41005203) Attached to: <em>The Oatmeal</em> Begins a Fundraiser for a Nikola Tesla Museum

They use Wordpress and got hacked with the Pharma Hack. I wrote to their webmaster and explained the problem and sent them some links. They have since upgraded their version of Wordpress and secured the site. But, they still have junk in their database that needs to be cleaned out. He told me that they are working to correct the problem.

Comment: It's about time (Score 5, Insightful) 134

by GuNgA-DiN (#41005177) Attached to: <em>The Oatmeal</em> Begins a Fundraiser for a Nikola Tesla Museum

A lot of people make fun of the Tesla vs. Edison thing but, think about it: this man invented the modern world and nobody knows (or cares). I went through elementary, middle, and high school in America. Then, I went to college. I never once learned about Nikola Tesla. I didn't find out who he was until I was in my mid twenties. I read a biography about him and was blown away. This guy helped to create everything that I used on a daily basis and I had no idea who he was. It was sad really.

It's about time that the geeks and scientists of the world step up and pay this man some respect. He DESERVES a museum in his honor in the USA. He deserves a place in the science curriculum. Children of today deserve to learn the truth about Tesla and all the ideas that he gave us. I just chipped in and I'm going to help to spread the word. It's time to give Telsa the recognition he deserves.

+ - Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum-> 2

Submitted by Quince alPillan
Quince alPillan (677281) writes "The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman is once again collecting money for a good cause. This time, he's collecting money for the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe to purchase the original location of the Wardenclyffe Tower in Shoreham, New York so that it can be rebuilt into a Tesla Museum. The fundraiser, titled Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum has already started."
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Science

+ - Can the Internet save Nikola Tesla's only remaining lab?->

Submitted by
GuNgA-DiN
GuNgA-DiN writes "The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe just posted a plea for help on their Facebook page:

"We need to raise the money to buy Wardenclyffe quickly. Looking for a substantial grant or donation to make this possible. Does anyone have some good connections to possible funding sources?"

A single donation from someone like Sergey Brin or Mark Zuckerberg could save this place for future generations. The foundation is looking to raise $850k to buy the property from AGFA. They have arranged for a matching grant from NY State. And, they are a 501 (c) 3 not for profit so all donations are tax deductible. Can the Internet save Nikola Tesla's only remaining lab?

Homepage: http://www.teslasciencecenter.org/
Donations: http://www.teslasciencecenter.org/donate/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/teslascience
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tesla-Science-Center-at-Wardenclyffe/81306299102"

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Android

+ - Android 4.0 Running on a Raspberry Pi [VIDEO]->

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DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 writes "Developers have managed to get Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) running on a Raspberry Pi computer, albeit without the sound.

Eben Upton, one of the founders of the Raspberry Pi computer has also hinted that Ice Cream Sandwich could soon be available to run on every users' Raspberry Pi."

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+ - Jelly Bean's interface smoothness caught on high-speed camera->

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crookedvulture
crookedvulture writes "Much has been made of Project Butter, the interface responsiveness improvements built into Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google tweaked the OS to better sync up with the 60Hz refresh rate of typical displays. It also implemented triple buffering to ensure smooth frame delivery. Critics have lauded the results, which this Nexus 7 review captures on a high-speed camera. The Nexus' UI is clearly much smoother than tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich. Google seems to be addressing one of Android's biggest weaknesses versus iOS."
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Science

+ - SPAM: Golden ratio discovered in a quantum world

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FiReaNGeL
FiReaNGeL writes "Scientist have for the first time observed a nanoscale symmetry hidden in solid state matter. By artificially introducing more quantum uncertainty the researchers observed that the chain of atoms of cobalt niobate acts like a nanoscale guitar string. The first two notes show a perfect relationship with each other. Their frequencies (pitch) are in the ratio of 1.618, which is the golden ratio famous from art and architecture. The observed resonant states in cobalt niobate are a dramatic laboratory illustration of the way in which mathematical theories developed for particle physics may find application in nanoscale science and ultimately in future technology."
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Internet Explorer

Microsoft Will Ship Windows 7 in Europe With IE Unbundled 578

Posted by timothy
from the when-bureaucrats-slither dept.
jimmi_hendrix was one of several people to note CNET's report that 'Microsoft plans to remove Internet Explorer from the versions of Windows 7 that it ships in Europe, CNET News has learned. Reacting to antitrust concerns expressed by European regulators, Microsoft plans to offer a version in Europe that has the browser removed. Computer makers would then have the option to add the browser back in, ship another browser or ship multiple browsers, according to a confidential memo that was sent to PC makers and seen by CNET News." There's also a report at Ars Technica.

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