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There are two leading explanations for why it was called the God particle:

1) It will explain how the universe was created (or at least bring us significantly closer), from a scientific standpoint. Finding it will not disprove the existence of a deity, nor will not finding it prove the existence of one.

2) It was nick-named that as a tongue-in-cheek 'We think this particle is everywhere but nobody has actually seen it.' (this came from an earlier Slashdot article, you can look it up for yourself later)
It's funny.  Laugh.

Doing the Laptop Drive of Shame 252

netbuzz writes "If you bring your work computer home with any regularity, chances are good that you've done the Laptop Drive of Shame. (Oh, c'mon, admit it.) It's happening more than ever ... and costing more than ever, too, what with the price of gas and all." I'll spoil it for you — they mean leaving your laptop at home. Yay, Monday news cycle.
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Submission + - Facebook's Beacon Possibly Illegal (

drwxrxrx writes: An associate professor at New York Law School has published a look at Facebook's Beacon service through the eyes of the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988, which prohibits "wrongful disclosure of video tape rental or sale records". From the article: "I dug a bit into the legalities of the issue, and this is roughly what I came up with: Facebook and Blockbuster should hunker down and prepare for the lawsuits."

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One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.