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Submission + - The New Da Vinci Code? (discovery.com)

apok04 writes: For those that can't get enough Da Vinci conspiracy stories, Discovery News reports that Giovanni Maria Pala, an Italian musician and computer technician has discovered new meaning in Da Vinci's "The Last Supper". In a book (Google Translation) due to be released today in Italy, Pala describes how he discovered a "hymn to God" composed of the hands and bread loaves in the famous painting. When he first played the notes, they sounded terrible. It wasn't until he realized that they should be played right to left (a common Da Vinci writing style) that they sounded "like a requiem". In addition to the music, Pala found what appears to be a sentence written in ancient Hebrew: "bo nezer usbi," which means "with Him consecration and glory."

Submission + - Former Governor Hosts UFO Talks (cnn.com)

loteck writes: From CNN: "Former Arizona Governor Fife Symington will be moderating a November 12 event at the National Press Club where he will discuss the Phoenix Lights incident. He says he will be joined by 14 former high-ranking military and government officials from seven countries who will share evidence from what they call their own UFO experiences and investigations."

Symington claims to have "witnessed a massive delta-shaped, craft silently navigate over Squaw Peak, a mountain range in Phoenix, Arizona" that was, according to him, witnessed by "hundreds if not thousands" of people in Arizona. There is no shortage of speculation on the Phoenix Lights incident online.


Submission + - 150 dollar laptop - true or scam? (computersweden.idg.se)

An anonymous reader writes: Medison, a small Swedish PC company, claims they will sell a basic Linux-based laptop for only 150 US dollars. But the company has been called in question in blogs, forums, and news articles, because the computer shown on the company's web site seems very similar to a laptop from another producer. Two days ago Medison met the Swedish press to straighten things out.

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga