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Submission + - Remote controlled guard towers to Afghanistan ( 1

maggern writes: It looks like an ordinary containter, but is a remote controlled guard tower optimized to provide rapid organic direct fire-power support for combat outposts, patrol bases, forward operating Bases, ports, and shipboard-defense applications. The "Containerized Weapon Station" is being developed by the Norwegian Kongsberg Protech Systems and will be tested in Afghanistan by the american military this summer, as troops pull out, according to the Norwegian Teknisk Ukeblad (Technical Weekly).

Comment Foreskin is important (Score 1) 1264

Denmark study: Circumcision cuts sexual satisfaction in men and partners

CONCLUSIONS: Circumcision was associated with frequent orgasm difficulties in Danish men and with a range of frequent sexual difficulties in women, notably orgasm difficulties, dyspareunia and a sense of incomplete sexual needs fulfilment.

Woman Claims Wii Fit Caused Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome 380

Amanda Flowers always liked her Wii Fit but now she can't get enough of it. Amanda claims a fall from her balance board damaged a nerve and has left her suffering from persistent sexual arousal syndrome. From the article: "The catering worker said: 'It began as a twinge down below before surging through my body. Sometimes it built up into a trembling orgasm.' A doctor diagnosed her with persistent sexual arousal syndrome due to a damaged nerve."

Judge Chin Says He Will Cut the Google Book Settlement 38

Miracle Jones writes "In a move that has shocked the publishing world, Judge Denny Chin has filed a brief saying that he has decided to cut the Google Book Settlement in half, letting Google host the first half of every book the company has scanned, and letting other interested stakeholders fight for the rights to the rest. 'We think this is a hard decision, but a fair one,' said John Peter Franks for Google. 'We would like to be able to host and control whole books, but at least we get the front half.'"

Comment Norwegian sciencetists are laughing their asses of (Score 1) 237

Not sure if this has been posted before.
Norwegian sciencetists have been studying these creatures for 30 years. This according Norway's biggest newspaper "Verdens gang". (

Original in Norwegian:


Comment Norwegian newspaper: Automatic DJ-function (Score 1) 279

According to an article in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten[.no] the format also has extra cool features:

Rough cut'n'paste from google translate:
"- Unlike today, where you only get the disc and song titles, the Music DNA could provide descriptions of tempo, mood, energy and rhythm of the song. This makes the music file is extremely searchable"

If those features could be incorporated in a .mp3-format (non-DRM) then that would be great.


Understanding is always the understanding of a smaller problem in relation to a bigger problem. -- P.D. Ouspensky