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Submission + - "Terrorist" Lyrics Land High Schooler in Jail

An anonymous reader writes: A Methusen, Mass. high schooler, who goes by the rapper name "Cammy Dee" has been arrested after posting lyrics that police felt were "communicating terrorist threats." This wouldn't be the first time rap lyrics were investigated, but if formerly charged for "communicating terrorist threats" this would a set a chilling low bar for terrorist investigations.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: How Would Room Temperature Superconductors Impact Society? 3

Bananatree3 writes: While we have sci-fi visions of room temperature superconductors like in the movie Avatar, the question still remains: How would the discovery of a such a material impact our everyday lives? How would the nature of warfare change? How would the global economy react? What are the cultural pros and cons of such a technological shift?

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Cultural Impacts of Room Temperature Superconductors? 1

Bananatree3 writes: While we have fanciful visions produced for us like in the movie Avatar, the question still remains: What are the most likely cultural, societal and political effects to stem from the introduction of room temperature superconductors? How would the global economy be impacted? How would the nature of warfare change? What are the cultural pros and cons of such a shift?

As with all paradigm shifts in technology, there is always a dramatic change in how human civilization functions when compared to prior generations. Room temperature superconductors would pave the way for a whole new level of technological innovation.

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