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Comment Re:Feh (Score 1) 352

Freedom in general is a sword that cuts both ways; it can be used for both great good and great evil. I think the lovers of freedom often forget the 2nd.

It's not that they forget, they just value the former over the possibility of the latter.

At least I do.


Submission + - SPAM: Scientists Identify the Brain's Emotional IQ cente

destinyland writes: People with high emotional intelligence tend to be more successful in life than those with a lower score — even without a higher IQ! And now scientists have pinpointed the brain locations responsible for two kinds of emotional intelligence: experiential and strategic. Researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda performed studies on 38 injured veterans (along with 29 control subjects). And this article also includes a link where you can test your own Emotional IQ.
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Submission + - Super Strong Metal Foam May Save Energy and Lives (

MikeChino writes: Metal foams have been around for some time, but new research by Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei of North Carolina State University has revealed the strongest metal foam ever. It can compress up to 80% of its original size under loading and still retain its original shape. Applications for the new material are numerous — naturally, it could be integrated into the bodies of cars to minimize the impact from crashes, but it could also be used for body armor or even in artificial limbs. It’s even foreseeable that the metal foam could be used in buildings and help absorb shocks from earthquakes.

Submission + - New Twitter, Facebook Attacks Using IP Geolocation (

Trailrunner7 writes: Attackers have been focusing a lot of attention on social networking destinations such as Facebook, Twitter and even LinkedIn for some time now, but they recently have begun shifting their tactics to make their attacks much more effective and precise through the use of geolocation and profiling. "If the advertisers are doing it, and it's working, there's no reason the bad guys won't," said Stefan Tanase of Kaspersky Lab. "They're now automating the targeted attacks. That's a dangerous thing. The complexity of these attacks will get bigger and bigger and the social engineering attacks are getting more complicated."

Comment Sounds good (Score 1) 152

But I think it will be a while, at least for the phones. Just about all cell phones have bluetooth, but I have yet to see one besides the iPhone with wifi.

Also, with phones, bluetooth makes a bit more sense to me, as it seems that (I could be wrong) bluetooth would use less power than wifi, why else its more limited range?

What excites me about this is something I've thought about for a while and mentioned once or twice here -- peer to peer telephony. If it got big enough we could put the cell companies out of business.

The shortest distance between two points is under construction. -- Noelie Alito