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Navy May Use Mine-Detecting Dolphins In the Straight of Hormuz 204

Posted by Soulskill
from the more-effective-than-mutated-sea-bass dept.
New submitter cervesaebraciator writes "The Atlantic Wire reports that the Navy has a tested solution to the possible mining of the Strait of Hormuz. The Navy has 80 dolphins in San Diego Bay trained to use their own sonar to detect mines. When they find the mines, the dolphins drop an acoustic transponder nearby, so that human divers might return to defuse it. Retired Adm. Tim Keating cannot say, however, whether the dolphins will be used in the Straight." The Obama administration has reportedly warned Iran that closing the Strait would provoke an American response.

Comment: Re:Let them try (Score 1) 146

by supaneko (#38698012) Attached to: India OKs Censoring Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo
It is a shame that anyone should half to endure such tragedy.

However, I find it incredibly honorable and reassuring to know that at least somewhere in the world, there is a massive group of intelligent, open-minded, and decent people who will not let their government step on them so easily.

We Americans could certainly learn from you Indians, and I don't mean that in a tech or web sense. ;)

Comment: Re:Let them try (Score 1) 146

by supaneko (#38698006) Attached to: India OKs Censoring Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo
Yeah, except how many Americans would actually switch to another platform knowing that the government is actively monitoring or working on censoring it?

Oh, wait... NEXT TO NONE.

Facebook is the new crack and almost EVERYBODY IS HOOKED. Make any changes and the sheep will just keep chuggin' along, like the media, their "representatives," and everyone else they know does. Most Americans truly are sheep, looking to the great nanny state to tell them what to do next (and no, just because we can sit here and bitch on /. doesn't mean that half of what we say or think actually applies in this new world created by "our" "representatives").

Comment: Re:All you negative people... (Score 1) 68

by supaneko (#38487080) Attached to: Linux-Powered Christmas Display Puts Rudolph To Shame
As simple as not eating grains?

I have celiac's and I can't have dairy, corn, most meats, and I know PLENTY of other people who have seen ADDITIONAL food intolerances crop up over the years.

I think raising funding for it is a great idea. There are so many people out there who have no clue that, just as you said, grains really aren't good for any of us.

Comment: Bu...bu...bu...whaddabout da books? (Score 1) 230

by supaneko (#37482370) Attached to: Borders Bust Means B&N May Get Your Shopping History
Believe it or not, some of us actually prefer the feel, texture, and overall appearance of a BOOK. eBooks are nice and all but even when they're printed, they're no where near the same.

I will admit: seeing all these Bargain Book stores around Ann Arbor and Lansing, MI selling Borders property for $.25 a piece really has quadrupled my book collection. I may die before I ever get a chance to read all of them. :)
Open Source

+ - Hacker artist embraces open source for inspiration->

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supaneko
supaneko writes "Computer terminals at a gritty internet cafe in New York City's Chinatown were taken over last week by digital artist Evan Roth in order to debut his internet-based art. Scores of art enthusiasts flocked to Mr Roth's "speed show", an art exhibition format that is specifically geared toward displaying artwork hosted on websites.

To hold a speed show, an artist will rent time on terminals at an internet cafe, many times amidst a sea of teenage gamers, and pull up webpages containing his or her artwork on a cluster of monitors. Mr Roth spread the word about his speed show, called When We were Kings, through Twitter only days before the event.

"I like taking these ideas that come from open source development. In this case, the hack isn't programming code but altering it to your own meaning," Roth says."

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