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That is true, however Slashdot's advertisements are relatively noninvasive, and (somewhat) relivent. (dice anyone?) Digg conversely has those damn annoying auto playing flash and and blinking ads. If I had to view one sites advertisements over another, I would pick Slashdot's.

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

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.
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The Taste Of Space 81

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."

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