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Comment: Bland but it works. (Score 1) 688

by Underfunded (#29100187) Attached to: Suitable Naming Conventions For Workstations?
Well, I typically rebuild an entire system when they are reassigned so tying the name to the user is possible but I still try not to as it ends up cluttering my AD. I prefer standardized names which tend to include the Site, Department, Type (laptop/desktop), and a number identifier so a customer in Boston MA in the Accounting department with a Desktop might be BOSACCDSK0001. Very bland and unimaginative but it works well.
Biotech

+ - A pill that makes women slimmer and hornier

Submitted by The Great Pretender
The Great Pretender (975978) writes "The BBC reports that scientists are developing a pill which could boost women's libido and reduce their appetite. The hormone-releasing pill has so far only been given to female monkeys and shrews who displayed more mating behavior and ate less. The team from the Medical Research Council's Human Reproduction Unit in Edinburgh believe a human version could be available within a decade. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6606927.stm. I was married to a shrew once..."
Movies

Don't Believe What You See at the Movies 441

Posted by Zonk
from the made-the-star-wars-movies-possible dept.
MattSparkes writes "Many images you see in a magazine are Photoshopped, and it's getting less and less likely that what you see at the cinema is any more genuine. In the film 'Blood Diamond', tears were added to Jennifer Connolly's face after a scene was shot. According to The Times, digital effects artists can even change actors' expressions. 'Opening or closing eyes; making a limp more convincing; removing breathing signs; eradicating blinking eyelids from a lingering gaze; or splicing together different takes of an unsuccessful love scene to produce one in which both parties look like they are enjoying themselves.' The article mentions the moral qualms digital effects people have over performing these manipulations, and the steps actors are taking to protect their digital assets."
Biotech

+ - Genetic origin found for autism

Submitted by
etherlad
etherlad writes "Researchers at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and the Offord Centre for Child Studies in Hamilton teamed with scientists and clinicians from centres elsewhere in Canada and eight other countries to scan the entire human genome for autism-related genes. The consortium of scientists — 137 from 50 centres worldwide that make up the Autism Genome Project — analyzed DNA from about 1,600 families with autistic children to try to zero in on a specific group of brain cells and the genes that affect their development and function. Their analysis led them in part to a region on chromosome 11, as well as to a gene known as neurexin 1, part of a family of genes believed to be important in communication between neurons, particularly during the brain's development."
Space

+ - vast water reservoir revealed

Submitted by
Agent Provocateur
Agent Provocateur writes "WUSTL has a news bulletin about research which has shown a hidden ocean the size of the Artic. A seismologist at Washington University in St. Louis has made the first 3-D model of seismic wave damping — diminishing — deep in the Earth's mantle and has revealed the existence of an underground water reservoir at least the volume of the Arctic Ocean. It is the first evidence for water existing in the Earth's deep mantle. Full report here."

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