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Submission Summary: 0 pending, 15 declined, 5 accepted (20 total, 25.00% accepted)

Biotech

Submission + - Kill em cuz they're inconvienient (imagenebula.com)

lurking_giant writes: At a time when the scientists in the western world are concerned with honey bee colony collapse and the possibility of crop failures due to insufficient pollinators to support the food growing regions of the world; we have this genius who was bright enough to document his actions but unable to appreciate the ramifications of them. Images and Text
Communications

Submission + - Do you see what I hear? Cha-Ching$$$ (reuters.com)

lurking_giant writes: Reuters is reporting that just off their latest settlement with Time Warner and AT&T, http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/04/1859214/ Klausner Technologies filed another patent lawsuit Tuesday in District Court in Tyler, Texas, this time against Google and Verizon as well as LG Electronics and others. In anticipation of this latest round of lawsuits, Verizon filed against Klausner two weeks ago in the U.S. District Court (New York)seeking to declare Klausner's "Visual Voicemail" patent invalid.
Transportation

Submission + - So your Hybrid car get's 40mpg huh? Sucks for you! (wikipedia.org)

lurking_giant writes: While most cars get less than 40 miles per gallon of gas, VW has a 2 seat diesel concept car called the 1-litre car that gets up to 100 kilimeters/liter. (That's 285 mpg for the metric challanged) It's made of carbon fiber and magnesium and was designed to meet GT racing safety standards. BTW... it's not a hybrid!
Supercomputing

Submission + - Chinese plan to "STOP THE RAIN" during Oly (impactlab.com)

lurking_giant writes: Like something out of a Stanley Kubrick movie, "The "National Weather Modification Office", a branch of China's Meterological Administration plans to stop the rain during the Beijing Olympics... with supercomputers, bombers and artillery.

Impactlab.com reports:

    "To prevent rain over the roofless 91,000-seat Olympic stadium that Beijing natives have nicknamed the Bird's Nest, the city's branch of the national Weather Modification Office-itself a department of the larger China Meteorological Administration-has prepared a three-stage program for the 2008 Olympics this August.

First, Beijing's Weather Modification Office will track the region's weather via satellites, planes, radar, and an IBM p575 supercomputer, purchased from Big Blue last year, that executes 9.8 trillion floating point operations per second. It models an area of 44,000 square kilometers (17,000 square miles) accurately enough to generate hourly forecasts for each kilometer."

Privacy

Submission + - Is your personal data worth $54 million?

lurking_giant writes: BEST BUY is being sued for $54 million by a women for loosing her laptop. She took it in for extended warrenty service and they lost the laptop. Over the next few months she contacted them numerous time and was never told that they lost it but was given a variety of repair status reports. She lost her tax records and music collection. http://redtape.msnbc.com/2008/02/a-lost-laptop-a.html#posts

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