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+ - Sexually Transmitted Virus Sterilizes Insects While Encouraging Mating->

Submitted by cold fjord
cold fjord (826450) writes "National Geographic reports, "Why would a sterile male cricket mate with an infertile female? On the surface, this behaviour makes no sense: sex takes energy and effort, and there’s nothing in it for either of these partners. Neither one can foster the next generation. Shelley Adamo from Dalhousie University has the answer. Her team have shown that one particular insect virus can sterilise crickets, but also change their behaviour so they continue to mate with each other. By doing so, they pass the virus on to uninfected hosts. This virus is the latest example of parasitic mind control ... Scientists have now documented hundreds of such manipulators." — TED2014 Video"
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+ - WiFi Pineapple Hacking Device Sells Out at DEF CON->

Submitted by darthcamaro
darthcamaro (735685) writes "At the recent DEF CON conference over the weekend, vendor were selling all kinds of gear. But one device stood out from all the others, the WiFi Pineapple — an all in one WiFi hacking device that costs only $80 (a lot cheaper than a PwnPlug) and powered by a very vibrant open source community of users. Pineapple creator Darren Kitchen said that 1.2 Pineapple's per minute were sold on the first day of DEF CON (and then sold out). The Pineapple run it's own Linux, based on OpenWRT, is packed with open source tools including Karma, DNS Spoof, SSL Strip, URL Snarf, Ngrep and more and is powered by g a 400MHz Atheros AR9331 MIPS processor, 32MB of main memory and a complete 802.11 b/g/n stack.
Is this a tool that will be used for good — or for evil?"

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Comment: Re:Monk = Assassin (Score 1) 297

by winphreak (#29180801) Attached to: Blizzcon 2009 Wrap-Up

The issue of similarities to the Monk classes between Hellfire and D3 were addressed in the summary on here. In Hellfire, it was a far east style monk, versus the "eastern european" feel they are trying to create this time.

Now, had they gone with that far east feel (which is what I first assumed when I heard about this), then they were borrowing more than just a name from a prior game.

Comment: Re:Monk = Assassin (Score 3, Interesting) 297

by winphreak (#29175055) Attached to: Blizzcon 2009 Wrap-Up

Blizzard seems to be borrowing a WHOLE LOT from themselves on Diablo II.

Borrowing from one game to the successor is alright, but they've borrowed a good deal from Diablo II for the original WoW. As long as it's all in good taste, I say let it.

Also, when thinking of the monk, I think of the official expansion for Diablo 1 that added the Monk class originally.

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