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The Military

Submission + - Airborne Invisible Laser Beam

totallydude writes: Newscientist.com reports on a 100kw invisible laser beam with "plausable deniability".

The Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) is to be mounted on a Hercules military transport plane. Boeing announced the first test firing of the laser, from a plane on the ground, earlier this summer.

Now if we can only manage reduce them in size enough to strap them to sharks.
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - Viruses direct from factory on IPOD, Tom Toms....

totallydude writes: Jordan Robertson of the Associated Press has a story about the widespread problem of embedded viruses coming out of the factory from "Apple iPods, digital picture frames sold by Target and Best Buy stores and TomTom navigation gear." http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2008-03-13-factory-installed-virus_N.htm

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.