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Comment Re:Hope (Score 1) 569

Depends on the christians you talk to. The ones who take the bible literally are pretty batshit insane I would say. Others, who take most of the bible as figurative aren't so bad. I went to a Catholic high school, so I had a lot of friends who were Catholic. They probably wouldn't have any problem with anti-aging stuff I don't think.
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Submission + - The GeForce 9800 GTX: What Was nVidia Thinking (gpureview.com)

TheSpengo writes: nVidia's card naming scheme has been relatively consistent over the past several years. New architectures get a x000 name change, and refreshes get 0x00. This was true for the GeForce 4 (Ti4600 -> Ti4800), the GeForce FX (FX5800 -> FX5900), GeForce 6 (GeForce 6800 -> no refresh), and GeForce 7 (7800 -> 7900). But with the 8800 series, nVidia decided that the refresh, for some bizarre reason, would get a name change usually reserved for major architectural changes. If nVidia were to be consistent, the 9800 GTX would be an 8900 GT. That's right, not even a GTX since it has less memory and a smaller memory bus!
Security

Submission + - The Ethics of Hacking

An anonymous reader writes: I have to write a 10-page paper on the ethics of hacking. It is a confusing subject and there is much disagreement. The best admins have done a lot of grey and maybe even black hat hacking themselves, which is why they know how to secure a network. How far can you go when messing around in other peoples' networks? Is it ethical to put exploits you find up for bid? Even in regular white-hat IT ethics often collide with work. Any examples from personal experience or links to good articles are appreciated.
Idle

Censored Count 4

samzenpus writes "The thing that interests me about this video is how by just adding a beep you can change something completely innocent into something that seems vulgar. There is a consumer/advertising perception study in here somewhere. Also, perceived puppet profanity is funny."
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Combat Pilots May Get Viagra 5

Israel is considering giving its combat pilots Viagra to improve their performance in the air. A study by Israeli doctors of mountain climbers in Africa found a correlation between erectile dysfunction drugs and improved performance in high altitudes. It looks like this already tough job is about to get a lot harder.
Idle

Store Stops Selling Lolita Bed

If the people who run Woolworth's website had ever read the famous Nabokov novel, seen one of the 2 movies based on it or listened to the police in the 80's they might have known that calling a line of beds for little girls, the Lolita line, wasn't the best Idea. "Now this has been brought to our attention, the product has been removed from sale with immediate effect. We will be talking to the supplier with regard to how the branding came about." says the company. Other controversial products like the Cobain trigger lock and Ahmadinejad's big book of fictional atrocities are still on the shelves.

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