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Comment Re:Evade air defense? (Score 1) 237

No, the power is spread across radio and tv transmitters, cell towers, and the like. The radar sites can be largely passive as long as they are synchronized.

I don't know where you are getting your information but it is wrong, multiple transmitters cause a huge problem as the signals can only be synchronized in a line every where else the two signals will be out of phase. This will essentially cause one transmitter to jam the other.

Comment Re:What a load of nonsense (Score 1) 210

Whiskey is aged in wood barrels or in glass containers with pieces of charred wood inside them, putting whiskey in an empty glass container is not aging so unless we are assuming the article is incorrect it's safe to say that there was wood inside the glass containers. It's tough to say if weightlessness had any effect or if the vibrations of the 4 year space flight accelerated the aging process. As for marketing, it costs about $10,000 per pound to put something in orbit so I doubt very much that they will be selling space whiskey any time soon.

Submission + - Can living in total darkness for 5 days "reset" the visual system? (

the_newsbeagle writes: That's what one neuroscientist is aiming to find out. He wants to put patients with a type of amblyopia, the vision problem commonly called lazy eye, into the dark for 5 days. His hypothesis: When they emerge, their brains' visual cortices will be temporarily "plastic" and changeable, and may begin to process the visual signals from their bad eyes correctly. Before he could do this study, though, he had to do a test run to figure out logistics. So he himself lived in a pitch black room for 5 days. One finding: Eating ravioli in the dark is hard.

Comment Re:Like Tomato? (Score 4, Informative) 242

The restrictions are only for the 5GHz band. The reason is 5GHz is supposed to use dynamic frequency selection and transmit power control this is to avoid interfering with weather radar and allow more people to play nice together. They just don't want Dorthy to get hit by a tornado because some one is crapping all over that frequency. They are using a cannon to kill a fly when all they have to do is require that any firmware follow DFS and TPC on 5GHz routers.

Submission + - Sexual health clinic accidentally publishes HIV status of 800 patients (

An anonymous reader writes: "A sexual health clinic in London has accidentally disclosed the HIV positive status of nearly 800 patients, it has emerged."

What were these records even doing on a computer a) in the clear and b) connected to the Internet ?

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