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+ - Canadian University Students Model Zombie Attacks

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arthurpaliden writes "University of Ottawa mathematics students have produced a report of the survivability of Zombie attacks. There conclusion was that unless the infection could be stopped with in the first ten days we are all doomed.

Although the authors of the model said the actual scenario is "unlikely" the resultant methodology could have real-world applications when applied to diseases with dormant infection periods. It also provides a useful framework in instances when scientists are dealing with the outbreak of an unknown disease."

+ - Canada Firm, Warrants for Access IP Data

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arthurpaliden writes "Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day said the [Canadian]government would not introduce legislation forcing internet service providers to give customer information without a warrant. "We have not and we will not be proposing legislation to grant police the power to get information from internet companies without a warrant. That's never been a proposal,""

+ - http://www.space.com/news/060707_graves_web.html

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arthurpaliden writes "A French space-surveillance radar has detected 20-30 satellites in low Earth orbit that do not figure in the U.S. Defense Department's published catalogue, a discovery that French officials say they will use to pressure U.S. authorities to stop publishing the whereabouts of French reconnaissance and military communications satellites.

"They told us, 'If we have not published it in our catalogue, then it does not exist.' So I guess we have been tracking objects that do not exist. I can tell you that some of these non-existent objects have solar arrays.""

+ - Canadian Spy Coin's Secrets Revieled

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arthurpaliden writes "An odd-looking Canadian quarter with a bright red flower was the culprit behind a false espionage warning from the Defense Department about mysterious coins with radio frequency transmitters. The harmless "poppy quarter" was so unfamiliar to suspicious U.S. Army contractors traveling in Canada that they filed confidential espionage accounts about them. The worried contractors described the coins as "filled with something man-made that looked like nano-technology," according to once-classified U.S. government reports and e-mails obtained by the AP."

"There is no statute of limitations on stupidity." -- Randomly produced by a computer program called Markov3.