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Men Willing to Give up Sex for a 50in TV 139 139

Active Seti writes "The NY Times reports that nearly half of British men surveyed would give up sex for six months in return for a 50-inch plasma TV. The firm found 47 percent of men would give up sex for half a year, compared to just over a third of women. 'It seems that size really does matter more for men than women,' the firm said. The survey also said a quarter of people would give up smoking, with roughly the same proportion willing to give up chocolate which could make buying a plasma TV a good alternative to programs for smoking cessation or weight loss. Of course the survey should be taken with a grain of salt since it was carried out for a firm selling televisions."
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft Defender under fire for failing spyware

thefickler writes: "Microsoft's Windows Defender was only able to block 47% of spyware threats in quick scan mode, in a recent test of spyware products by independent lab Enex TestLab on behalf of security and utility products vendor PC Tools. In full scan mode, Defender was only able to block 53% of threats."
Communications

Submission + - Underwater sea cables repair completed

ocknock writes: The International Herald Tribune is reporting that the underwater sea cables damaged in the December 2006 earthquake have all been repaired.
While voice and network traffic had been re-routed to compensate for the damaged cables, it will be interesting how the restoration to full bandwidth will affect those users.
Sci-Fi

Submission + - Cool new laser graffiti technology

Stackman writes: The guys from Graffiti Research Labs have come up with a brand new way to graffiti a building using a giant laser projector hooked up to a pen-laser held by the artist. Taking defacement of property to a new level... or are they? You can check it out here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKbtTPYZEig http://graffitiresearchlab.com/

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