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Comment: Re:Mixed Causes (Score 1) 1083

by himanshuarora (#23448648) Attached to: Fat People Cause Global Warming, Higher Food Prices
It is both increased demand and shorter supply. In particular, the growing middle class in both India and China are eating more meat. Also add this to your list "Per-capita consumption of food in US is 5 times higher than in India and approx 4 times than in China". So, putting 20% corn into producing ethanol is tantamount to the total corn consumption of middle class in India. I guess the cause of global rising in food prices is more than clear.
Intel

+ - Intel Answers Phenom with Unsupported CPU->

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Vigile writes "Sure the AMD Phenom is getting a lot of attention today but Intel wasn't going to let AMD's parade run without raining on it. In a response that seems more than a little strange, Intel brought in the release of performance data on the Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processor which runs at 3.20 GHz on a 1600 MHz front-side bus. What makes this release odd is that AMD's parts don't even come close to competing with the existing Intel high-end CPUs and that there is no chipset from Intel or elsewhere that actually supports a 1600 MHz FSB! Using current motherboards that were overclocked to run the QX9770, the performance of the new processor is simply the fastest desktop processor we have seen."
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Spam

+ - Fun with US anti-spam laws.

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An anonymous reader writes "Just look at last few lines on this web-page. Today I got a SPAM from them and they say that as they disclose the contact information so they have the right to spam. WTF is this. Any suggestions on what should be done with them."
The Internet

+ - All About Webhosting!->

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ZeroK
ZeroK writes "I want to host a business website for my company. I also have to get a domain name. On searching for web-hosting I found many links. I'm confused. What should I look for before registering? Is it a good idea to register for web-hosting and domain name at a single place like Yahoo! or GoDaddy. Will I be able to host my website at another place without paying extra charges. Stories like this give me a strong reason to ask for your experiences. If possible suggest some good domain name registrar and web-hosting service provider."
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The Internet

+ - "Conservapedia" claims to fight Wikipedia

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Ellis D. Tripp
Ellis D. Tripp writes "A group of religious right activists has launched "Conservapedia" in an attempt to counter the perceived "liberal bias" in the Wikipedia. A few examples of the "corrections":

Dinosaurs
Wikipedia
"Vertebrate animals that dominated terrestrial ecosystems for over 160m years, first appearing approximately 230m years ago."

Conservapedia
"They are mentioned in numerous places throughout the Good Book. For example, the behemoth in Job and the leviathan in Isaiah are almost certainly references to dinosaurs."

US Democratic party
Wikipedia
"The party advocates civil liberties, social freedoms, equal rights, equal opportunity, fiscal responsibility, and a free enterprise system tempered by government intervention."

Conservapedia
"The Democrat voting record reveals a true agenda of cowering to terrorism, treasonous anti-Americanism, and contempt for America's founding principles."

Article here:

http://www.mg.co.za/articlepage.aspx?area=/breakin g_news/breaking_news__international_news/&articlei d=300812

Site here:

http://www.conservapedia.com/"
Security

+ - Modern Day Witch-Hunt in Connecticut

Submitted by zhenya00
zhenya00 (972438) writes "USAToday is reporting on a story most of us are already familiar with; the case of Julie Amero, a 40 year old Norwich, Connecticut substitute teacher who has been convicted of four counts of risk of injury to a minor when the un-patched Windows 98 computer she had used to check her email began to display a flurry of pornographic pop-ups to the students in her classroom. She faces up to 40 years in prison when she is sentenced this Friday March 2.
From the article:

"Julie Amero was a victim of a school that couldn't be bothered to protect its computers, of a prosecutor without the technology background to understand what he was doing, a police "expert" who was not, and a jury misled by all of them. "Miscarriage of justice" doesn't begin to describe it."
Can this country really allow something like this to happen? Why isn't there general outrage on the front page of every newspaper? Why aren't those responsible being flooded with calls and emails from angry citizens?"
Biotech

+ - British government slashes scientific research

Submitted by asobala
asobala (563713) writes "The British Government has slashed the funding of scientific Research Councils by £68 million. The Research Councils most affected by this include the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, which has been hit by a £29 million reduction in funding, and the Medical Research Council, which is seeing a £10.7 million reduction in funding.

The response of the BBSRC biological research council announces that the council will have to cut 20 new grants and reduce expenditure on new equipment.

This could have major effects on the research output of the UK."

Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? -- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"

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