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Comment Re:More hair-brained ideas for "Global Warming" (Score 3, Informative) 418

The startling conclusion of the paper is that in a worse case scenario--you break a CFL in a closed, unventilated room; you vacuum the carpet, throwing mercury into the air; you set the vacuum in a corner; and then sit in the room breathing for eight hours--the amount of mercury exposure is about equivalent to the exposure you'd get from eating a can of Albacore tuna.


Submission + - Detective: Only Pedophiles Play Animal Crossing (

porcupine8 writes: KMIZ, a Missouri ABC affiliate, is running a brief story about the possibility of predators using online Wii games such as Animal Crossing: City Folk to communicate with children. It should come as no surprise to anyone by now that pedophiles would use an internet-based means of communication to find victims, though the article notes that so far only three children in Missouri have been targeted in this way. The less obvious conclusions come from Detective Andy Anderson, coordinator of the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force, who claims that "There is no reason an adult should have this game [AA:CF]." He goes on to admit that "The equipment is real expensive and we cannot afford to buy all of the systems and do not have the resources either to examine all of the possibilities," which makes one wonder on what he is basing his assertions.

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