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Submission + - Colorblindness risks

Anthony_Mitchell writes: "The use of color to distinguish electrical wires creates risks from the 10% of white American men who are color blind and who work on electrical hardware. Barring colorblind people from working on electronics is not a solution, as this TechNewsWorld [http://www.technewsworld.com/story/56107.html] article argues in the case of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile."
Businesses

Submission + - DA: Women Collected Checks After Deaths

UM writes: Checks and life insurance forms show that two women made millions from the deaths of two transient men they are accused of killing, a prosecutor said in a preliminary hearing Monday. Helen Golay, 76, and Olga Rutterschmidt, 74, are accused of befriending the men, convincing them to sign the women's names on to their life insurance policies before drugging and running them over in secluded alleys.
Graphics

HDMI-Enabled Graphics Cards Debut 235 235

TrackinYeti writes "HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface), is the first industry supported digital-only interface, that requires a single cable to connect an output source to an HD-ready device, such as a television or monitor and deliver HD video, plus multi-channel digital audio, like Dolby Digital and DTS. Recently, Asus Computer released versions of their GeForce 7600 and Radeon X1600 cards with HDMI outputs on them, driven by an on-board Sil1930 controller. These are some of the first graphics cards to hit the market that can output HDMI natively with an integrated HDCP cipher engine and support HD-audio as well. Just the thing for that HTPC?"
PlayStation (Games)

Submission + - Cluster Computer Built from PS3's

jbcage writes: A professor at North Carolina State University has built a cluster computer using 8 PlayStation 3's running Linux. "His cluster of eight PS3 machines — the first such academic cluster in the world — packs the power of a small supercomputer, but at a total cost of about $5,000, it costs less than some desktop computers that have only a fraction of the computing power."
The Internet

Submission + - Teacher convicted in porn case

General Lee's Peking writes: According to this article, this woman was held responsible for the pornographic ads that popped up after one of the students went to browse a site on hairstyles. Although she may be spared prison, or even go to prison for a year to 18 months, the conviction carries a maximum of 40 years.
The Internet

Submission + - Teacher's porn conviction sparks tech debate

Steve Davis writes: "Substitute teacher Julie Amero faces up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of exposing seventh-grade students to pornographic images on their classroom computer in Norwich, Conn. She claims spyware and adware caused pornographic popup ads to show up on their own, which her students saw."
Science

Atom Smasher May Create "Black Saturns" 423 423

David Shiga writes "If we ever make black holes on Earth, they might be much stranger objects than the star-swallowing monsters known to exist in space. According to a new theory, any black hole that pops out of the Large Hadron Collider under construction in Switzerland might be surrounded by a black ring — forming a microscopic 'black Saturn'. This could happen if extra dimensions exist, as string theory suggests, and if they are large enough." An evocative excerpt from the article: "...there is an outside chance that in a few years in a tunnel near Geneva, physicists will make a black hole far smaller than a proton and circled by a squashed four-dimensional black doughnut."

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