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NASA

+ - Science gets a lift on the Endeavor

An anonymous reader writes: The space shuttle Endeavour made its final launch on Monday, taking with it a payload eager scientists have been waiting to get into space.
The NASA space shuttle was first scheduled for lift-off on April 29, but engineers worked through a number of technical difficulties for a successful launch on May 16 at 8:56 am EST.

Comment: Re:I could have told you that. (Score 3, Insightful) 938 938

A little help:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088247/quotes

Kyle Reese: Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

Medicine

Apple Voiding Smokers' Warranties? 1078 1078

Mr2001 writes "Consumerist reports that Apple is refusing to work on computers that have been used in smoking households. 'The Apple store called and informed me that due to the computer having been used in a house where there was smoking, [the warranty has been voided] and they refuse to work on the machine "due to health risks of second hand smoke,"' wrote one customer. Another said, 'When I asked for an explanation, she said [the owner of the iMac is] a smoker and it's contaminated with cigarette smoke, which they consider a bio-hazard! I checked my Applecare warranty and it says nothing about not honoring warranties if the owner is a smoker.' Apple claims that honoring the warranty would be an OSHA violation. (Remember when they claimed enabling 802.11n for free would be a Sarbanes-Oxley violation?)"
Wireless Networking

+ - 'Sidejacking ' On WiFi

ancientribe writes: As if you need another reason not to use WiFi unprotected, here's one: a researcher has released a tool that lets hackers "sidejack" your machine and access your Web accounts. Called Hamster, the tool basically clones the victim's cookies by sniffing their session IDs and controlling their Website accounts.

http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=130 692&WT.svl=news1_2
United States

+ - Switching your Linux systems to the new DST

editingwhiz writes: ""Spring forward; Fall back." That's the way the saying goes. Some years I get it backwards, but I eventually catch on. I've never had to worry about my PCs getting it wrong before, though. Now, with the recent changes in the Daylight Savings Time (DST) rules, I do. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure that both my Linux computers and I get the new rules right. Explanation at Linux-Watch.com."

When someone says "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done," give him a lollipop.

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