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Submission + - Extremely Rare - Flower Hat Jelly (

vints777 writes: ""AMAZING IMAGES of the flower hat jelly, a rare species of jellyfish occurring primarily in Brazil, Argentina, and off southern Japan. Characterized by lustrous tentacles that coil and adhere to its rim when not in use, the flower hat jellys bell is translucent and pinstriped with opaque bands, making it easily recognizable.""
The Media

Submission + - Variety's Scathing SMG Review Sponsored by...Sony? 1

Cymoro writes: Talk about fair and balanced journalism. On Monday, Variety published a review of Super Mario Galaxy, which had been released the same day. However, their first impressions of the game were less than stellar. Astute readers did happen to notice a "Sponsored by Sony" located at the top of the page, and a strong comparison to Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction. Is it possible that Sony is paying off reviewers now to hold off Nintendo's sales?

Feed The Register: Reno 911: World's largest reboot underway (

The sound of 10,000 OSes clapping

SCO7 You were up all night writing those last lines of code to ensure mega-demonstration success. And this code is a real pain in the ass to deal with because it has to spread across a 72-processor cluster. But, with a bit of perseverance, you nail it, pop open a beer and wait for the glories to follow when show attendees see your genius on the conference floor.

Feed The Register: Cig-lighter electropulse cannons offered to US plods (

Cold dead turkey strangely incapable of flight

Electromagnetic weapons designed to zap circuitry have long been a favourite speculation of war-tech buffs. Consensus opinion suggests that the only energy source capable of powering a useful pulse strike is a nuclear explosion, or perhaps in the near future a largish conventional bomb. But a recent report in MIT Tech Review suggests that actually it can be done with a car alternator.

Feed The Register: Court date for challenge to 'new' patent rules (

UK conflict with Europe is 'absurd'

A date has been set for a hearing in the High Court to determine the legality of a patent office review of the level of protection it offers to software patents in the UK. On November 19, the High Court will hear four small UK companies argue that the patent office's refusal to accept patent claims covering disks and downloads is "absurd" and puts the UK in conflict with European patent law.

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