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Submission + - Cow Snitches on Government Spying (

tobiah writes: "A New Jersey computer tech named “Puking Monkey” hacked his E-Z Pass and found out that they’re being read all over New York City. Monkey boy rigged his unit to a miniature cow that would “moo” every time that it was read. And what did he find? That the E-Z Pass is read all over the Big Apple, not just at toll-booths."

Submission + - Apply for Edward Snowden's old job! (

tobiah writes: Like many of us here I expect your first reaction to Snowden's disclosure on the NSA was "Primo job opening!". And you were correct, Booz Allen Hamilton is now advertising for sys admin position in Hawaii with a $200k salary, all the perks. So polish up those resumés and join the team that watches everything!

Submission + - #OpIsreal Aims to knock Isreal off the Intenet (

tobiah writes: Anonymous and affiliate groups have launched a joint cyberattack on Isreali websites.

In a video message posted on YouTube, Anonymous said that on April 7, “elite cyber-squadrons from around the world have decided to unite in solidarity with the Palestinian people against Israel as one entity to disrupt and erase Israel from cyberspace.”


Submission + - Bacteria Found to be Common Snowflake Seed ( 1

tobiah writes: "CBS is reporting on a new study published in Science (subscription required) finding that a significant percentage of snowflake cores are bacteria. The most commonly found bacteria was Pseudomonas syringae, which causes disease in some crops and for which there is an active effort to eradicate it. The study's first author, Brent C. Christner, is quoted suggesting that decreased rain and snowfall might be a negative side effect of this effort. But what I'd really like to know is what do bacterial snowflake look like?"

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