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Editorial

+ - EU President granted powers to evict MEP->

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jurt1235 writes "Democracy in the European government has always been questionable, but now the European president has taken it to the extreme by trying to evict members of parliament. In short: Majority is against the minority, so why don't we just prevent the minority to come into the parliament again. Some MEPs make some interesting analogies with nazi Germany, which is in this case really close to the truth. Watch the rather shocking movie on youtube For the sake of democracy watch the video and publish this at other sites too."
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Biotech

+ - Virus kills braincancer->

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jurt1235 writes "Scientists of Yale University School of Medicine have discovered a virus which destroys cancerous braincells. This VSV virus is very selective in the cells it infects, and seems to make only small mistakes, only 1 in 10000 healthy cells gets infected. The working is still unknown (so, no it is not an engineered virus line in the movie "I am legend").

From the article: Metastatic tumors and malignant gliomas make up the majority of cancers in the brain. They are invariably fatal and there is currently no cure. From in vitro comparisons of a number of viruses, we selected one that appeared the best in selectively killing glioblastoma cells. Intravenous injection of VSVrp30a expressing a green fluorescent protein reporter, rapidly targeted and destroyed multiple types of human and mouse tumors implanted in the mouse brain, including glioblastoma and mammary tumors."

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Intel

+ - Intel's new C/GPU Larrabee first specs

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jurt1235 writes "Intel is developping a new C/GPU, called the Larrabee. It is a mix of an apparently to slow CPU core with added vector calculation core + a massive fast bus. From the article: The target is 16 cores in the early 2009 time frame, but that is not a fixed number. Due to the architecture, that can go down in an ATI x900/x600/x300 fashion, maybe 16/8/4 cores respectively, but technically speaking it can also go up by quite a bit"
Security

+ - Why so many visitors on my dead blog

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jurt1235 writes "For the last two months, visitor numbers on my blog has gone up a 3 fold. My blog, which is essentially pretty dead since I migrated it to a new server incompatible with the blogging software (Bad right settings on Red Hat), is now getting more than 1000 hits a day, while about 50 normal visitors would be more inline. The visitors from about 1000 different IPs on one day, tend to "read the article" and than try to rate the article in the most weird way:
69.125.74.74 — - [15/Jan/2007:23:27:09 +0100] "GET /rate_cgi.php?y=06&m=01&entry=entry060111-151258&r ating=1 HTTP/1.1"
68.53.38.230 — - [15/Jan/2007:23:27:11 +0100] "GET /rate_cgi.php?y=06&m=01&entry=entry060111-151258&r ating=2 HTTP/1.1 "
87.7.1.126 — - [15/Jan/2007:23:27:17 +0100] "GET /rate_cgi.php?y=06&m=01&entry=entry060111-151258&r ating=3 HTTP/1.1 "
82.38.37.146 — - [15/Jan/2007:23:27:19 +0100] "GET /rate_cgi.php?y=06&m=01&entry=entry060111-151258&r ating=4 HTTP/1.1 "
82.55.121.156 — - [15/Jan/2007:23:27:21 +0100] "GET /rate_cgi.php?y=06&m=01&entry=entry060111-151258&r ating=5 HTTP/1.1 "

This repeats many many times.

What I was wondering about if any other bloggers noticed this uptake in visitors amd this way of spamming? Could it be that many of the beloved Microsoft Windows systems are abused again in bot style to promote some pills or "real diamant watches"?"

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