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Zombie Pigs First, Hibernating Soldiers Next 193 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the fattening-up-on-brains dept.
ColdWetDog writes "Wired is running a story on DARPA's effort to stave off battlefield casualties by turning injured soldiers into zombies by injecting them with a cocktail of one chemical or another (details to be announced). From the article, 'Dr. Fossum predicts that each soldier will carry a syringe into combat zones or remote areas, and medic teams will be equipped with several. A single injection will minimize metabolic needs, de-animating injured troops by shutting down brain and heart function. Once treatment can be carried out, they'll be "re-animated" and — hopefully — as good as new.' If it doesn't pan out we can at least get zombie bacon and spam."

+ - Death of Free Internet is Imminent

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Recently covered by http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00225.htm, Kevin Parkinson lays out what teh large Canadian telcos have up their sleeves to turn the current free internet with a "change (that) will be so radical that it has the potential to send us back to the horse and buggy days of information sharing and access".
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I'm not so "fine" with that at all."
The Internet

+ - ISPs to target illegal file sharers

Submitted by shortscruffydave
shortscruffydave (638529) writes "As reported in this BBC story ISPs are going to be taking action against people engaged in file sharing. If it's just to act against illegal file sharing, then I guess that's fair enough as their actions are intended to prevent illegal activity on their networks, but there's no detail in the story as to whether they can differentiate between illegal and legal file sharing."

+ - UK ISPs Make Deal With BPI-> 1

Submitted by daemonburrito
daemonburrito (1026186) writes "The BBC reports that the six largest ISPs in the UK have agreed to a deal with the trade group British Phonographic Industry, assisted by government arbitration. Under the reported terms of the deal, the ISPs will begin mailing notices to subscribers identified by the BPI, and aim for a "significant reduction" in music sharing. Hundreds of thousands of notices are expected."
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It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - No tenure? Well then, I'll just STARVE myself....

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BigDocJayster writes "In what must be the first attempt on Planet Earth, an associate professor at MIT who happens to be african-american and pursues research in the hotly contested stem cell research arena failed to make tenure. The claim is that it was due to racial discrimination. The twist is that because he's failed he's protesting. But not like you and I do when we don't get a promotion — he's actually staging a very visible hunger strike on the doorstep of his university. What happens next is anyone's guess — but it sounds vaguely like extortion. Read on for all the caloric-deprived details...

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Journal: ANZAC day 2003

Journal by simong_oz

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

- Ode from "For the Fallen", by Laurence Binyon

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