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Comment: Have you ever seen a video of this happening? (Score 5, Interesting) 466

by Snard (#45631703) Attached to: US Issues 30-Year Eagle-Killing Permits To Wind Industry

Okay, I will probably be modded down for this, but it's worth saying. And for the record, I'm opposed to needlessly killing animals.

The first time I heard about eagles being killed by windmills, I imagined one being cut down while flying from point A to point B, not noticing that there was this lethal windmill in its path. Then, I saw a video on a website of an actual eagle death by windmill (and I apologize for not being able to find & post the link here) and was very surprised bu what I saw. Basically, the eagle was "dancing" with the windmill, repeatedly flying around it over and over. Like a moth flying around a flame. Eventually, the two paths intercepted, and the eagle was hit by the blade.

So part of me wanted to scream "stupid eagle!" and make the natural selection comment. But maybe there is something hypnotic going on that makes the bird want to investigate this strange whirling object?

Maybe a solution to the problem isn't to grant power companies "permits" to kill eagles, but to find a way to repel them rather than attract them.

+ - Cyber Monday HDTV lies->

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justelite writes "LCD market is full of surprises. Recently FBI unveil a conspiracy like in Hollywood movies: top-level executives from a number of Asian manufacturers of LCD panels met secretly in a Taiwan hotel room and agreed to a plan to fix the prices of LCDs in the U.S. and elsewhere. That why we paid paid too much for computer notebook, computer monitor, or big-screen TV anytime from late 2001 to 2006. Off course even now after the conspiracy is over we can still learn that someCyber Monday deals are just lies.."
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+ - Black Friday E-Commerce Hits $1 Billion, Amazon Gets Most Visits->

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sevgelh50 (2781747) writes "The fastest growing category of sales this holiday season is digital content and subscriptions, which is up 29% year-over-year. That category includes digital books, audio and video content, which have been driven by the massive growth of mobile and tablet devices. The other fast growing categories are toys up 27%, consuemr packaged goods up 23%, video games up 18% and consumer electronics up 18%."
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