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Submission + - Bobby Fischer dead at 64 (google.com) 2

Smartlikeafox writes: Bobby Fischer, the reclusive American chess master who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky as world champion in 1972, has died. He was 64. Fischer died Thursday in a Reykjavik hospital, his spokesman, Gardar Sverrisson, said. There was no immediate word on the cause of death.
Privacy

Submission + - Encrypted E-Mail Company Hushmail Spills to Feds

Anon Indian writes: Hushmail, a longtime provider of encrypted web-based email, markets itself by saying that "not even a Hushmail employee with access to our servers can read your encrypted e-mail, since each message is uniquely encoded before it leaves your computer." But it turns out that statement seems not to apply to individuals targeted by government agencies that are able to convince a Canadian court to serve a court order on the company. http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/11/encrypted-e-mai.html
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Submission + - Scanning railroad tracks in 3D (controleng.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Control Engineering has an article about how the railroad companies are using high-speed 3D scanning at 30 mph to detect defects in railroad track. Up until now, amazingly, people have been walking the track to judge the condition of it.

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