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Comment: Tor and I2P are slow, but.. (Score 1) 122

by crizpiz (#27692945) Attached to: How Tor Helps Both Dissidents and the Police
I would really like projects like Tor, and I2P to get more support. Even the United States has problems with net filtering and network shaping. The more the telcos and government try to regulate the internet, the more people will turn to projects like these. Like trying to firmly grasp water in your hands.

Comment: Re:A better plan? (Score 1) 830

by crizpiz (#27690669) Attached to: Mariners Develop High Tech Pirate Repellents
Its not that its more humane to drown the pirates then to shoot them in the head, its a simple matter of insurance. The insurance price for a ship with guns is astronomically higher then one without. This is such a big deal that the merchant ships, such as the ones in this article, are looking for a way to protect themselves, and yet not pay the extra insurance costs.

The Taste Of Space 81

Posted by samzenpus
from the what-wine-does-it-go-with dept.
It turns out that space tastes like raspberries and not Tang or freeze-dried ice cream as one might suspect. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy were searching for evidence of amino acids in space when they found ethyl formate, the chemical used in to make raspberry flavoring. The astronomers used the IRAM telescope in Spain to analyze electromagnetic radiation emitted by a hot and dense region of Sagittarius B2 that surrounds a newborn star. Astronomer Arnaud Belloche said, "It [ethyl formate] does happen to give raspberries their flavour, but there are many other molecules that are needed to make space raspberries."

Entropy isn't what it used to be.