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Tower Switch-Off Embarrasses Electrosensitives Screenshot-sm 292

Sockatume writes "Residents in Craigavon, South Africa complained of '[h]eadaches, nausea, tinnitus, dry burning itchy skins, gastric imbalances and totally disrupted sleep patterns' after an iBurst communications tower was put up in a local park. Symptoms subsided when the residents left the area, often to stay with family and thus evade their suffering. At a public meeting with the afflicted locals, the tower's owners pledged to switch off the mast immediately to assess whether it was responsible for their ailments. One problem: the mast had already been switched off for six weeks. Lawyers representing the locals say their case against iBurst will continue on other grounds."
GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - Richard Stallman is looking for a wife (

Teran McKinney writes: "Richard Stallman, the father of GNU, has dramatically changed this world with the free software movement, and is largely responsible for Linux and open source as we know it. Without him, open source would probably not be nearly as far along, and would not likely have nearly the legal protection that it does. Many people look up to him, and he has helped create more competition in the software marketplace which is benefical for both proprietary and open source software users. I'm sure that a few females would be happy to find out that he is looking for a wife. Hint: I think he would be more impressed if you used his PGP key."

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