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Submission + - Man claims caffeine insanity (yahoo.com)

caffiend666 writes: "A Kentucky man accused of strangling his wife is poised to claim excessive caffeine from sodas, energy drinks and diet pills left him so mentally unstable he couldn't have knowingly killed his wife, his lawyer has notified a court."..."Dr. Roland Griffiths, a professor of behavioral biology at Johns Hopkins University has noted in an unrelated study that there is a diagnosis for "caffeine intoxication," which includes nervousness, excitement, insomnia and possibly rambling speech." Personally, I just blame 'dark roasts'.
Encryption

Submission + - Cryptography Pioneer Paranoid Of Webcam (zdnet.com.au)

bennyboy64 writes: Pioneer of public-key cryptography Whitfield Diffie doesn't trust Apple to keep attackers from taking control of his webcam, it was revealed at a recent security conference. At the conference, Diffie had a piece of tape over his Apple MacBook's built-in webcam. When asked why, he answered it was the most effective protection against prying eyes.
Science

Submission + - Today is Boobquake Day (blaghag.com) 1

Dr. Hok writes: One of the greatest experiments is taking place today: Boobquake. In an effort to disprove an Iranian Cleric who blamed indecently dressed females for causing earthquakes, feminists and atheists around the world a determined to try it out. Will the earth rattle and shake?

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