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Comment Avoid the following names (Score 1) 186 186

Arheddis Varkenjaab and Aywellbe Fayed
Arhevbin Fayed and Bybeiev Rhibodie
Aynayda Pizaqvick and Malexa Kröest
Awul Dasfilshabeda and Nowaynayda Zheet
Makollig Jezvahted and Levdaroum DeBahzted
Steelaygot Maowenbach and Tuka Piziniztee

Comment It happens in England (Score 1) 211 211

While travelling in England in 2010, my wife and I were told by a security person at an international airport in London, that they monitor conversations of people in queues. I can't remember how/why the topic came up, but we were both not surprised that it happens.


Adobe Download Manager Installing Software Without Consent 98 98

"Not all is worth cheering about as Adobe turns 20," writes reader adeelarshad82, who excerpts from a story at PC Magazine's Security Watch: "Researcher Aviv Raff has found a problem in ADM (Adobe Download Manager) and the method through which it is delivered from The net effect of the problem is that a user can be tricked into downloading and installing software using ADM without actual consent. Tonight Adobe acknowledged the report and said they were working on the issue with Raff and NOS Microsystems, the company that wrote ADM."

Scientists Say a Dirty Child Is a Healthy Child 331 331

Researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of California have shown that the more germs a child is exposed to, the better their immune system in later life. Their study found that keeping a child's skin too clean impaired the skin's ability to heal itself. From the article: "'These germs are actually good for us,' said Professor Richard Gallo, who led the research. Common bacterial species, known as staphylococci, which can cause inflammation when under the skin, are 'good bacteria' when on the surface, where they can reduce inflammation."

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)