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Pumpkin Pie increases Male Sex Drive 173

Dr. Alan Hirsch, Director of Chicago's Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Center, says the key to a man's heart, and other parts, is pumpkin pie. Out of the 40 odors tested in Hirsch's study, a mixture of lavender and pumpkin pie got the biggest rise out of men ages 18 to 64. That particular fragrance was found to increase penile blood flow by an average of 40%. "Maybe the odors acted to reduce anxiety. By reducing anxiety, it acted to remove inhibitions," said Hirsch.
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ATMs That Dispense Gold Bars Coming To America 482

tetrahedrassface writes "As the US economic woes continue unabated, a German company is bringing gold-bearing ATMs to Mainstreet America. The machines accept credit cards, and will dispense 1 gram, 5 gram, 10 gram and 1 ounce units, as well as various gold coins. The company hopes to install 35 bullion machines in the United States this year, and will hopefully have several hundred up and running by next year. The machines will be decorated like giant gold ingots and be over two meters tall. Physical gold has both pros and cons, but from a safety standpoint would it be fine to have a couple of ounces in your pocket while walking around the mall? The giant, gold-dispensing ATMs will monitor the market conditions for gold every 10 minutes in order to reflect spot price changes as they occur." We already covered similar machines installed in travel hubs across Germany.

Comment Re:McCroskey (Score 1) 106

I agree, unfortunately there are a lot of people that don't realize this and will click on any and every cool looking app out there.

However, even if your Facebook account is compromised people need to realize that they should only be putting information on their page that they want the whole world to see. If people would just ask themselves one question "Am I ok with my [boss, wife, mom, complete stranger] knowing this" before posting a lot of issues could be avoided.


Leg-Paralysis Sensing, Stimulation Device Steps Up 20

AndreV writes "After 30 years of development, a device developed at Simon Fraser University that assists people to walk who have paralysis in one leg will soon be on the market in Europe and, eventually, in the US and Canada. The pacemaker-like Neurostep uses nerve cuffs to sense and stimulate nerve activity in the paralyzed leg, allowing greater mobility for those suffering from neurological disabilities such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, or cerebral palsy. About the size of a cell phone, the 'brain' integrates three digital modules: the neurosensing module (receives nerve impulses), real-time adaptive control module (interrogates the signals and identifies physical events), and neurostimulation module (delivers stimulation to the target nerve). It was recently approved for use in Europe, and they are working to begin clinical trials and introduce the device in the US."

How To, When You Have To Encrypt Absolutely Everything? 468

Dark Neuron writes "My institution has thousands of computers, and is looking at starting an IT policy to encrypt everything, all hard drives, including desktops, laptops, external hard drives, USB flash drives, etc. I am looking at an open source product for Windows, Mac, UNIX, as well as portable hard drives, but I am concerned about overhead and speed penalties. Does anyone have experience and/or advice with encrypting every single device in a similar situation?"

Comment Missing Address (Score 4, Insightful) 168

"The nature of the [breach] is such that card-not-present transactions are actually quite difficult for the bad guys to do because one piece of information we know they did not get was an address," Baldwin said.

Because as we all know it is impossible to get someone's address by having only their full name and credit card number.

They are trying to down play a very serious incident by disclosing the breach on a day heavily focused on the inauguration. Then they have the nerve to say "don't worry they didn't get your address" as if to say someone smart enough to embed malicious software which gathers credit card numbers is not smart enough to find someone's address. Common!


Submission Educause asks Blackboard to drop patent suit

toaster-repair writes: "Inside Higher Ed is reporting that Educause, leaders in higher education, recently sent a very strongly worded letter to Blackboard, encouraging them to drop their patent lawsuit against desire2Learn. They cited the patent as being too broad and hurting the eLearning industry. Blackboard has not replied favorably." An excerpt of Educause's letter expresses the intense anger of customers and eLearning vendors, "Among those who have been most directly involved in the development and evolution of course management systems — customers whom Blackboard has relied upon for ideas and advice — these concerns are most pronounced. Their anger over the law suit is so intense that many are simply not communicating with Blackboard."

Feed News: Nightmare At Twenty-Thousand Feet->

Tycho: Recently returning home on a terrifying sky journey, Gabriel tried to explain that he couldn't shut off his game system - couldn't - because the Mana Tree had just released some kind of surge, unleashing monsters upon isle of Illusia. His aircraft's stern women were unmoved, even by the delicacy and imminence of his imaginary plight, because the genuine danger posed by airborne videogames was simply too grave.
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