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+ - SPAM: There's a big problem

Submitted by fustakrakich
fustakrakich writes: Why don't we have the identities of the Germanwings cockpit crew? What will their names reveal that somebody doesn't want revealed? It's bogus. We should not allow this kind of secrecy, ever.

+ - Bad News Everybody!

Submitted by fustakrakich
fustakrakich writes: It appears you can no longer go back more than 66 pages in front page news stories, where previously you could go all the way back to 1999. If this is actually a permanent thing, then Slashdot is truly dead, and it is no longer worth lingering around here. Shame on you, Dice. You are horrible people. You killed a great web site. All to make space for the spammers in the Journal section.

If this is only temporary, I take back everything.

Thank you

+ - Brains Grown in the Lab

Submitted by fustakrakich
fustakrakich writes: "It's a long way from conscience or awareness or responding to the outside world. There's always the SPECTRE of what the future might hold, but this is primitive territory."
Science

+ - Bacteria and global warming

Submitted by fustakrakich
fustakrakich writes: Like we do, most bacteria respire, that is they convert carbon containing compounds, into carbon dioxide and water, and as an outcome of this process generate cellular energy. Unfortunately, for us there are far more bacteria on the planet that there are people and as a consequence bacteria produce rather a lot of carbon dioxide. In fact the microbes that break down plant matter in soil release 55 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year into the atmosphere, which represents around eight times the amount that humans are putting into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. As the temperature of our planet increases, we will inevitably alter the activity of planet’s microbes and through this fundamentally their impact on the Earth’s climate

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