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Submission + - Celebrate the 20th anniversay of the Game Boy (

Zcomuto writes: On 28th of September, it'll be exactly 20 years since the original Game Boy praised our lands! Bringing us fantastic entertianment such as Pokémon, Mario Land, Tetris and more! I propose that on this day, we — the public — collect our dusty ol' Game boys (Be they original, pocket, color — even Advance) and play them on the get-go to show that we still care and appreciate what the magical device has given us all. Leave your PSP, DS and mp3 players at home and be proud to show your retro side to the public!

Submission + - Wikileaks coup: Guantanamo and rendition manuals (

James Hardine writes: The Washington Post is reporting that Wikileaks has released another manual for Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay together with the US military's rendition operations manual. This release follows from the Wikileaks release of the 2003 SOP Manual as reported in Slashdot and the New York Times last month. Wikileaks compares the two manuals (2003, 2004) and reveals damning changes in official US detainee policy in exquisite detail. Who knew that diff could be such a powerful political weapon?

Journal Journal: Scientists discover protein cue that allows limb regrowth in newts

Agence France Presse (AFP) reports "Scientists have discovered a protein's molecular signal that apparently plays a key role in allowing newts -- which are amphibians -- to regrow severed limbs, a report in the journal Science said Friday. The protein called nAG, produced by nerve and skin cells, apparently plays a key role in stimulating blastema cells, the undifferentiated cells from which a new organ or limb can grow, Kumar and

Submission + - 20/20 airing Hans Reiser interview on eve of trial 1

An anonymous reader writes: ABCNews 20/20 television magazine will broadcast an interview tonight with Hans Reisier, the author of the Linux ReiserFS filesystem, who is accused of killing his wife, although no body has been found. Jury selection is complete, and the trial is schedule to begin next week.

Submission + - Dislike a Relative? Turn Them in as a Terrorist! 9

Stanislav_J writes: A Swedish man who had less than fond feelings for his daughter's hubby, took advantage of the son-in-law's trip to America by reporting him to the FBI as a terrorist. The e-mail, which the father-in-law admits to sending, earned him a libel charge after his poor son-in-law was arrested on his arrival in Florida, handcuffed, interrogated, and placed in a cell for 11 hours before being released.

It's a brief article, but dovetails nicely with the recent Slashdot story about "The War on the Unexpected." That article touched on many examples of well-meaning, but misguided and paranoid citizens reporting innocent activities to the authorities. In the current climate, the potential also exists for maliciously false and far from well-meaning reports made to the Feds about people one simply doesn't care for, or those made merely as a sick prank.

While the man admitted to sending the e-mail to the FBI, he claims he thought no harm would come from it because "he did not think the US authorities would be stupid enough to believe him." To quote the great philosopher Bugs Bunny, 'Nyahh....he don't know us very well, do he?'

Feed Science Daily: Allergy-related Asthma More Common In Children Living In Affluent Countries (

Children with allergic sensitizations in economically developed countries are much more likely to develop asthma than similarly sensitized children in poorer countries, according to a new article. Researchers tested allergic sensitization as well as asthma in 8-12 year old children. Altogether, children living in affluent countries with allergic sensitizations were 4 times as likely to have asthma than their non-sensitized counterparts; in non-affluent countries, children with allergic responses were only 2.2 times as likely to have asthma.

Submission + - 12-inch Miracle Tube Could Halve Heating Bills (

Nullav writes:
It sounds too good to be true — not to mention the fact that it violates almost every known law of physics.
But British scientists claim they have invented a revolutionary device that seems to 'create' energy from virtually nothing.
The device seems to break the fundamental physical law that energy cannot be created from nothing — but researchers believe it taps into a previously unrecognized source of energy, stored at a sub-atomic level within the hydrogen atoms in water.
If the technology can be developed on a domestic scale, it means consumers will need much less energy for heating and hot water — creating smaller bills and fewer greenhouse gases.


Submission + - DDR3 Memory Round-Up, Gaining In Performance (

MojoKid writes: "It's only four months after the launch of Intel's P35 chipset — the first desktop chipset to support DDR3 memory — and already the market is rife with high-end DDR3 memory kits that dramatically outperform the initial offerings that arrived alongside Intel's new platform. DDR3 memory kits are still substantially more expensive than even some of the fastest DDR2 kits but with the amount of innovation going on in this space, it's interesting to see just how far DDR3 system memory has come. This HotHardware look at five different 2Gig kits from Corsair, Kingston, OCZ and SuperTalent shows that performance and overall bandwidth has improved significantly now that latency is coming down and clock speeds continue to rise for DDR3."

Submission + - Eight Financial Reasons Why You Should Use Mac OS ( 1

truthsearch writes: "For many years companies have been analyzing and debating the total cost of ownership for various operating systems. Once an investment is made it can be very expensive to switch. With Vista potentially raising the cost of Windows TCO, CIO magazine lists eight financial reasons why businesses should consider Mac OS. Among the reasons: overall value proposition, cheaper licensing fees, less help desk calls, less manual patching, and increased worker productivity."

Feed Science Daily: Mechanism In The Malaria Parasite Aids Its Adaptation To Infected Individuals (

Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for the most severe forms of human malaria. Invasion of red blood cells is an essential step of the complex life cycle of this parasite. Scientists have discovered that the parasite has the ability to switch on and off the expression of some of the proteins it uses to enter its victim's red blood cells.
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Submission + - Germans reject file-sharing paranoia (

athloi writes: "German prosecutors have begun denying requests to force ISPs to identify the subscribers behind IP addresses, saying that the alleged file-sharing was a "petty offense." According to German-language Heise Online, the court said that the labels did not explain how a "criminally relevant damage" could have arisen from the alleged file-sharing. Unlike the US legal system, German law has no provision allowing for civil proceedings to obtain ISP subscriber info. -sharing-is-a-petty-offense-say-german-prosecutors .html"

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. -- Plato