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Testing the Safety of Tasers On Meth-Addled Sheep 253

Posted by samzenpus
from the thank-you-science dept.
Funded in part by Taser International, a recent study was done to learn the effects of being tasered while on methamphetamines. Since someone would probably complain about researchers going around and tasering meth addicts, they used sheep instead. From the article: "The less-lethal device of choice was the Taser X26, a standard law enforcement tool which can fire at suspects from a distance of 35 feet. Researchers shocked sixteen anesthetized sheep after dosing the animals with an IV drip of methamphetamine hydrochloride. Some of the smaller sheep weighing less than 70.5 pounds suffered exacerbated heart symptoms related to meth use. But neither the smaller nor larger sheep showed signs of the ventricular fibrillation condition, a highly abnormal heart rhythm that can become fatal."
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EA Shuts Down Pandemic Studios, Cuts 200 Jobs 161

Posted by Soulskill
from the say-goodnight-folks dept.
lbalbalba writes "Electronic Arts is shutting down its Westwood-based game developer Pandemic Studios just two years after acquiring it, putting nearly 200 people out of work. 'The struggling video game publisher informed employees Tuesday morning that it was closing the studio as part of a recently announced plan to eliminate 1,500 jobs, or 16% of its global workforce. Pandemic has about 220 employees, but an EA spokesman said that a core team, estimated by two people close to the studio to be about 25, will be integrated into the publisher's other Los Angeles studio, in Playa Vista.' An ex-developer for Pandemic attributed the studio's struggles to poor decisions from the management."

Comment: Re:Trollin' Trollin' Trollin'... (Score 1) 1873

by gsx1400 (#11334444) Attached to: Number of foreign countries you've visited?

UK == United Kingdom != England.

Geography: The British Isles comprises some 600 or so islands of varying sizes, lying off the coast of northern europe including the isles of scilly, britain, ireland, the inner and outer hebrides, the shetland and orkney islands, plus a lot more.

Politics: There are two sovereign countries within the british isles, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. The united kingdom is split into 4 nations: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. There has been recently some devolvment of power from UK government to individual national assemblies - with varying degrees of success.

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