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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM 1232 1232

net_shaman writes in with word of a Seattle man who was arrested for taking a photo of an ATM being serviced. "Today I was shopping at the downtown Seattle REI. I was about to buy a Thule hitch mount bike rack. They were out of the piece that locks the bike rack into the hitch. So I was in the customer service line to special order one. It was a long line and while I was waiting, I saw two of guys (employees of Loomis, as I later learned) refilling the ATM. I walked over and took a picture with my iPhone of them and more interestingly of the open ATM. I took the picture because I'm fascinated by the insides of things that we don't normally get to see. ... That was when Officer GE Abed (#6270) spun me around and put handcuffs on me."
Security

Submission + - Flash simulation of the three-rotor ENIGMA machine

morpheus83 writes: "The Enigma machine was one of the impressively complex physical encryption devices ever built. This flash file as reports Newlaunches simulates the inner workings of the Enigma machine in real time as you type in the plain text. The Enigma machine was used for encrypting communications during World War II."
Space

Submission + - NASA hitch a ride on Virgin Galactic

MattSparkes writes: "It recently emerged that NASA may have a gap in their launch capability between the retirement of the Shuttle and the introduction of its replacement. Now the effects of this are showing, as it has been announced that astronauts in training will take flights on commercial space flights, in return for technical knowledge from the space agency."
Announcements

Submission + - New Zealand fishermen catch rare squid

laejoh writes: A fishing crew has caught a colossal squid that could weigh a half-ton and prove to be the biggest specimen ever landed, a fisheries official said Thursday.

Colossal squid, known by the scientific name Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, are estimated to grow up to 46 feet long and have long been one of the most mysterious creatures of the deep ocean.

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