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Submission + - Activists destroy scientific GMO experiment->

Freggy writes: "In Belgium, a group of activists calling themselves the Field Liberation Movement has destroyed a field which was being used for a scientific experiment with genetically modified potatoes. In spite of the presence of 60 police officers protecting the field, activists succeeded pulling out the plants and sprayed insecticides over them, ruining the experiment. The goal of the experiment was to test potato plants which are genetically modified to be resistant to potato blight. It's a sad day for the freedom of scientific research."
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Comment One key, one user (Score 1) 432

I don't see the need to have people post under their real names in the Blizzard forums to lower the number of trolls. For example to post in the SC2 forums, you should need a SC2 key (this may already be in place) and since each user is associated to only one account, banning a user from the forums would require them to shell out another $60 for a new key. I think this would be a very good deterrent.
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Submission + - Novell wins final judgment in SCO battle->

CWmike writes: It's not the first time onlookers have declared that the long-running legal dispute between Novell and SCO is over, but many are saying that a Thursday judgment favoring Novell on all counts is the end of the road. 'The door has slammed shut on the SCO litigation machine,' wrote Pamela Jones, a paralegal who has closely followed the SCO v. Novell case since its beginning on her Groklaw blog. A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah on Thursday granted Novell's request for declaratory judgment and ruled against SCO's claims of slander and breach of implied covenant of good faith. He also said that SCO is obligated to recognize Novell's waiver of SCO's claims against IBM and other companies that use Linux. He ordered the case closed.
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Comment Re:Um..no (Score 1) 865

Instead...they succeeded in their stated goals, bringing happiness and prosperity to all?

Wait...

At least in the case of Stalinist Russia, happiness wasn't the goal. The incredibly rapid industrialization of Russia was and that was a tremendous success though at a horrible human cost. It's no secret that non-democratic states are much more efficient than democratic ones.

Comment Re:Um..no (Score 1) 865

I agree that past totalitarian states (especially communist ones) had terrible environmental records. However, these non-totalitarian states did not have the goal of saving the environment. I think Lovelock's point is that he believes someone needs to be put in charge to direct responses to climate change that isn't responsible to corporate/private interests as current world governments are.

A university faculty is 500 egotists with a common parking problem.

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