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Comment: Re:Rule #1 (Score 1) 894

by Helge9210 (#45695399) Attached to: How the Lessons of Columbine Saved Lives At Arapahoe High School

In Israel, ... they don't have school shootings.

In US school is part time prison where if someone beats you and you don't resist it's OK. If you complain, nobody cares, and if you resist, both sides of conflict are considered equally guilty. The only way out is to suffer through these years or get a gun and shoot everyone. In Israel they seem to care and to control the psychological state of students, and bullies get their ass full of Ritalin in no-time.

Comment: Re:Rule #1 (Score 1) 894

by Helge9210 (#45695325) Attached to: How the Lessons of Columbine Saved Lives At Arapahoe High School

kitchen knives

It's actually illegal to carry a kitchen knife out of your house in Israel. Even in the trunk of your own car going to barbecue. And you know, how most people get criminal injuries on the streets? They get stabbed with a knife. Limiting the right to own a lethal weapon limits only the law abiding citizens. Criminals will have what they need anyway.

Comment: Re:In fact it is French PERICOLOR-1000 Software (Score 1) 146

by Helge9210 (#34133596) Attached to: Soviet Image Editing Tool From 1987
Most of the new development was carried in Kyiv, Ukraine. But Moscow had a technology to grind x86 chips slice by slice to reverse engineer Intel technology. So they send a committee from Moscow to Kyiv to choose a path for the industry for the next decade. Due to enmity between russians and ukrainians committee chose to continue with grinding and reverse engineering and the development of own technologies was canceled. Some years later Intel launched 80386 with 3D chip structure and russians were unable to guess its schematics like it was with 8086/88 and 80286.
Power

+ - MIT demo a working example of Wireless power

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Radioactiva (666) writes "A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have produced a system which delivers power to devices without the need for wires by lighting up a 60 watt light bulb from a power source two meters away and with no physical connections between the source and the appliance. The "WiTricity" device — the term coined by the MIT team to describe the wireless power phenomenon — uses magnetic fields to deliver power to the gadgets remotely. The charger sends power to the gadget using magnetic induction, which is the ability to change a magnetic field to produce an electrical current."
The Internet

+ - TorrentSpy's RAM data now considered as evidence->

Submitted by AncientPC
AncientPC (951874) writes "This past Friday TorrentSpy was ordered to start tracking visitors (/. discussion). Possibly setting a new legal precedent, TorrentSpy is now required to track visitor info that resides in RAM to turn over as legal evidence.

The courts have for the first time found that the electronic trail briefly left in a computer server's Random Access Memory (RAM) by each visitor to a site is "stored information," and must be turned over as evidence during litigation, according to documents obtained by CNET News.com.

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This may be the first time that anyone has argued that information within RAM is electronically stored information and therefore subject to the rules of evidence, Chooljian said according to court records. Up to now, many Web sites that promised users anonymity, such as TorrentSpy, believed they need only to switch off their servers' logging function to avoid storing user data.

Should Chooljian's order stand, the decision could force Web sites to rethink privacy precautions.
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Role Playing (Games)

+ - Science in virtual worlds->

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Jonathan
Jonathan writes "I work for the Royal Institution in London, and we're organising a free talk at the Apple Store next week on the ways science is moving into virtual worlds like Second Life. Scientists use it to meet each other, but also to demonstrate things you can't do in real life — like walk through a four-dimensional house. Social scientists also study the relationships that people have in virtual worlds, figuring out how coherant social networks form when people are semi-anonymous and potentially thousands of miles away from one another. The speakers who'll be there all write about what they're doing in virtual worlds: Dave Taylor, from the National Physical Laboratory, runs the Spaceflight Museum in SL and also the SciLands, the place in SL where loads of scientific organisations are opening outlets. Aleks Krotoski is a columnist for the Guardian and a PhD student at the University of Surrey, working on social networks in virtual worlds, and Jo Scott co-ordinates the science journal Nature's island in SL. She blogs on Nature's emerging web technology blog, Nascent."
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The Almighty Buck

+ - Infosys goes for 'bonded-labour'!->

Submitted by Infocison
Infocison (666) writes "IT outsourcing giant Infosys is having all its employees sign a non-compete clause which states that even after the employee quits the company, he/ she cannot work for any of Infosys' competitors. In fact, the clause allegedly lists by name the top five rival companies — TCS, Accenture, IBM , Cognizant and Wipro. click here for full story."
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It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - Full Moon correlated with crime rate

Submitted by Tsalg
Tsalg (828169) writes "In Brighton they have found a correlation between the crime rate and the full Moon. As a result, more cops in the street at that time. However a study of 1998 in the '"Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry" showed no correlation with the full Moon and human behaviour at all..."

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