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Submission + - Steve Jobs' yacht impounded over unpaid bill (

capnkr writes: Steve Job's "minimalist" 100 million+ euros yacht "Venus" sits impounded in Amsterdam over contention that only 6 of a promised 9 million euros have been paid to the designer, Philippe Starck. A lawyer for Stark's company said "These guys trusted each other, so there wasn't a very detailed contract.". Jobs was never able to use the yacht prior to his death.

Submission + - Enormous Debris Field Headed for West Coast of U.S ( 1

capnkr writes: A vast field of debris from Japan earthquake and tsunami is floating towards U.S. West Coast.

"... more grizzly are the predictions of U.S. oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer, who is expecting human feet, still in their shoes, to wash up on the West Coast within three years.

âIâ(TM)m expecting parts of houses, whole boats and feet in sneakers to wash up,â(TM) Mr Ebbesmeyer, a Seattle oceanographer who has spent decades tracking flotsam, told MailOnline.

Several thousand bodies were washed out to sea following the disaster and while most of the limbs will come apart and break down in the water, feet encased in shoes will float, Mr Ebbesmeyer said.

âIâ(TM)m expecting the unexpected,â(TM) he added."

Submission + - Displax film can turn any surface into touchscreen (

capnkr writes: Displax is revealing a new plastic film with multitouch sensing. It can be placed over any display or even non-display surfaces, making them into interactive devices.

Portugal-based Displax calls this a “multitouch skin” which can be thinner than paper. The company has been working on it for the past decade and plans to launch commercial products in July.

Submission + - Climate Change Scientists Email Leaked 1

capnkr writes: According to The Examiner: The prestigious U.K. Hadley Climate Research Unit was attacked by Russian computer hackers two days ago. Officials at Hadley, a leading global-warming research center, have confirmed that some 3,000 sensitive documents including decades-old emails from climate scientists are genuine.

However, other sources like indicate that the work may have been an inside job.

Whoever did it, the emails and data are out on the 'net, even to the point that there are searchable databases where you can sift through the now-freed emails at your leisure.

Submission + - MMCC/GW - A scandal too big for these words

capnkr writes: It’s in fact a conspiracy of many of the world’s leading global warming scientists that involves massaging data, dodging scrutiny, hounding out sceptical editors, fudging figures, the possibly criminal destruction of data under FOI request, tax avoidance, gloating over a sceptic’s death, character assassination of sceptics. admissions of using “tricks” to “hide” inconvenient trends, farming grants, private admissions of grave doubts in their own public warming warnings, close collusion with green groups, the joint concocting of the most alarmist announcements and much more. 'Hackers' (some are proposing whistle-blowers) leak emails from leading MMCC/GW scientists which seem to show massive collusion to defraud and disinform about the 'data' behind man-made climate change/global warming...

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