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Comment: Also (Score 1) 321

by arstchnca (#26946443) Attached to: Atlantis Seekers Given Thrill by Google Ocean
Or, there's the explanation that sustaining a city's worth of persons requires more than a city's worth of land. Logistically, how could a city exist occupying the entirety of the island on which it was built?

Personally, I'm of the opinion that the grid effect is some kind of artifact from the methodology of the mapping. Even so, I don't really think that a size argument is sufficient to refute that the image we see today may somehow represent ancient ruins or something.

Seriously - what did they do? Eat only fish? Boat in food from western africa everyday?
Software

Feds Overstate Software Piracy's Link To Terrorism 448

Posted by Zonk
from the gotta-make-a-point dept.
Lucas123 writes "Attorney General Michael Mukasey claims that terrorists sell pirated software as a way to finance their operations, without presenting a shred of evidence for his case. He's doing it to push through a controversial piece of intellectual property legislation that would increase IP penalties, increase police power, set up a new agency to investigate IP theft, and more. 'Criminal syndicates, and in some cases even terrorist groups, view IP crime as a lucrative business, and see it as a low-risk way to fund other activities,' Mukasey told a crowd at the Tech Museum of Innovation last week."
Privacy

US Army "Scams" Service Members to Test Their Spam Gullibility 218

Posted by Zonk
from the i-think-they-call-that-trial-by-fire dept.
9gezegen writes "An offer for free tickets to theme parks for service members turned out to be an email scam, a ploy that was in actuality a security exercise run by the Army. Involved servicemen and DoD civilians received an email, allegedly coming from the 'Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command Office,' and directed them to a phishing site which asked for personal information. After rebuttal and warning by Army MWR, the website revealed that it was a security exercise after all. Army MWR later verified the exercise and announced they were not informed beforehand."
It's funny.  Laugh.

Study Shows Males Commonly Mistake Sexual Intent 825

Posted by kdawson
from the ask-any-woman-in-a-bar dept.
seattle-pk writes "Males are apparently clueless when it comes to interpreting sexual intent from females, according to a recent study (PDF) from Indiana University's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Men were found commonly to perceive more sexual intent in women's behavior than women were intending to convey. (A campus survey showed that 68% of college females had an experience where a male mistook signs of friendliness for affection.) However, the study also shows that men were quite likely to misperceive sexual interest as friendliness. 'Rather than seeing the world through sex-colored glasses, men seemed just to have blurry vision of sorts, overall,' according to the article. If you're a male who ever mistook the meaning of a barista's smile, looks like you're not alone."

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