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+ - Colorblindness risks

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Anthony_Mitchell
Anthony_Mitchell writes "The use of color to distinguish electrical wires creates risks from the 10% of white American men who are color blind and who work on electrical hardware. Barring colorblind people from working on electronics is not a solution, as this TechNewsWorld [http://www.technewsworld.com/story/56107.html] article argues in the case of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile."
Patents

+ - Researchers claim GM corn is dangerous for humans

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miahfost
miahfost writes "Gene-modified corn MON 863 which has recently been approved for the European market should immediately be forbidden claims the French research group CRII-GEN, who recently completed the only independent analysis of Monsanto's test data for the corn. MON 863, designed to produce a pesticide through gene manipulation, when fed to female rats increased the levels of sugar and fat in their bloodstream. The GM corn also increased the size and weight of the liver as well as impaired kidney function. In male rats the liver shrunk. Note that toxic substances often affect the different sexes differently though the study was too short to identify specific illness that the GM corn was causing, however detoxification organs were clearly being affected. Here is the report in French CRII-GEN report. Here is an article in Swedish: SvD article."
The Courts

AT&T Says Spying Is Too Secret For Courts 312

Posted by kdawson
from the i-didn't-do-it-nobody-saw-me-you-can't-prove-a-thing dept.
The Wired blog 26B Stroke 6 reports on the arguments AT&T and the US government made to an appeals court hearing motions in the case the EFF brought against the phone giant for their presumed part in the government's program(s) to spy on Americans. In essence AT&T seems to have argued that the case against the telecom for allegedly helping the government spy on Americans is too secret for any court, despite the Administration's admission it did spy on Americans without warrants.

Comment: My way of handling the Net addiction (Score 2, Interesting) 227

by NotAHappyCoder (#17236946) Attached to: Is Internet Addiction a Medical Condition?
When ever I'm on a vacation, I try to stay away from computers as much as possible. For example I had a five week vacation this year and I used the Net only three times. And on each time it was about checking my email. (Yes, I checked my email only three times in five weeks! There were quite many unread messages waiting for me each time :-) )

At work I have to stare the screen 8 hours per day. I don't want to do that when I'm on vacation. It is not good for your physical well being to sit all day long.

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