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Submission + - A Lesson in Security:The Student vs Hacker Rematch

monkeyboy44 writes: After last years entertaining hacker vs. student showdown, once again covered the annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition where college students are put to the test. During the three day event, small teams from eight of the areas colleges are handed insecure networks that they have to lockdown and keep running — all while a team of hackers attempt to gain access any way they can. To keep it interesting, the teams also had to perform various tasks, such as program web applications, install IDS systems and more — and if hacked, the US Secret Service was on hand to determine if their was enough data to start an investigation. Once again, the hackers dominated — but not without a few surprises.

Submission + - Coke and Pepsi Cook Your Liver?

beartenor1 writes: Science Daily is reporting that a team from the University of Barcelona (UB) has recently published a study in the journal Hepatology which provides clues to the molecular mechanism through which the fructose in beverages may alter lipid energy metabolism and cause fatty liver and metabolic syndrome. Is it time to ban high-fructose corn syrup?

Submission + - Inside Alienware: Exclusive Pics and Interviews

Laura Alter writes: "Want an exclusive look inside the Alienware headquarters in Miami? Interested in what their top executives think about the death of PC gaming, the possibility of a 14" gaming laptop, and just how much Dell is at Alienware post-acquisition? A team from spent two days with Alienware in Miami and we are ready to share what we saw. Inside Alienware: Pictures and Interviews from Headquarters in Miami."

Comment Future Funding (Score 1) 526

A lot more work is needed to determine the source of the bacteria, which might be brought in through the water system or through dirt that accumulates on peoples' bodies during the day. What role soap plays when it mixes with the bacteria also is unclear.

Looks to me like somebody's fishing for their funding for the next year. It must be nice to make a living out of researching the blindingly obvious.

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