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Ocean-Crossing Dragonflies Discovered 95

Posted by samzenpus
from the incredible-journey dept.
grrlscientist writes "While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little dragonfly called the Globe Skimmer, Pantala flavescens, only to discover that it had the longest migratory journey of any insect in the world."

Comment: Re:Need someone to write a program... (Score 1) 446

by fluffybacon (#27732415) Attached to: UK Government To Monitor All Internet Use

Paranoid Linux is an operating system that assumes that its operator is under assault from the government (it was intended for use by Chinese and Syrian dissidents), and it does everything it can to keep your communications and documents a secret. It even throws up a bunch of "chaff" communications that are supposed to disguise the fact that you're doing anything covert. So while you're receiving a political message one character at a time, ParanoidLinux is pretending to surf the Web and fill in questionnaires and flirt in chat-rooms. Meanwhile, one in every five hundred characters you receive is your real message, a needle buried in a huge haystack.

Looks like that's already underway

Comment: Re:Need someone to write a program... (Score 4, Interesting) 446

by fluffybacon (#27732317) Attached to: UK Government To Monitor All Internet Use
Looks like that's already underway

Paranoid Linux is an operating system that assumes that its operator is under assault from the government (it was intended for use by Chinese and Syrian dissidents), and it does everything it can to keep your communications and documents a secret. It even throws up a bunch of "chaff" communications that are supposed to disguise the fact that you're doing anything covert. So while you're receiving a political message one character at a time, ParanoidLinux is pretending to surf the Web and fill in questionnaires and flirt in chat-rooms. Meanwhile, one in every five hundred characters you receive is your real message, a needle buried in a huge haystack.

It's funny.  Laugh.

Men Willing to Give up Sex for a 50in TV 139

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the tough-choices dept.
Active Seti writes "The NY Times reports that nearly half of British men surveyed would give up sex for six months in return for a 50-inch plasma TV. The firm found 47 percent of men would give up sex for half a year, compared to just over a third of women. 'It seems that size really does matter more for men than women,' the firm said. The survey also said a quarter of people would give up smoking, with roughly the same proportion willing to give up chocolate which could make buying a plasma TV a good alternative to programs for smoking cessation or weight loss. Of course the survey should be taken with a grain of salt since it was carried out for a firm selling televisions."
Graphics

+ - XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB Fatal1ty->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "XFX is back with another Fatal1ty endorsed graphics card. This time, the object of gaming desire is a more appropriately high-end GeForce 8800 GTS but as usual, XFX has gone for the ultra overclocking approach. The result? XFX has created the absolute fastest GeForce 8800 GTS card that even approaches the GTX!

To read more, click here."

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Journal: Night Rider 1

Journal by Alioth

So I've kitted out my bicycle for full night-road-warrior use. I put a number of retroreflective strips on my backpack (the adhesive wasn't good enough for sticking to fabric, so I stitched them on with thread and needle), added a 3 watt front LED light, which uses a 3W Luxeon power illuminator LED (this light I didn't build myself, since it needs lenses and reflectors etc. so the enclosure would be rather a chore to build), got a retroreflective ankle band with built in blinky LED (it has a

Christmas Cheer

+ - Fabulous Holiday Gift Idea!->

Submitted by
An anonymous reader writes "Homogenius, the gay trivia board game that celebrates gay culture is on sale for the holiday season for $24.99 — you can even get it gift wrapped! Homogenius, named one of the Most Innovative New Board Games of the Year by TD Monthly, has pledged ongoing contributions to GLAAD. An innovative board game that gives back? Now that's holiday spirit!"
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