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Comment Re:others trying to force their morales on us (Score 1) 284

That higher brain functions and analytical capacities develop very, very early on can be illustrated in a manner so dramatical to disgust even the biggest proponent of abortion in a very simple way : a 6-week old baby that's getting aborted FIGHTS the scissors inserted to rip it to shreds, meaning a baby of that age realises what is happening, or at the very least realizes that those scissors are there for a very bad reason, and is capable of enough coordination against those scissors to convince a human (s)he's fighting her abortion.

that sounds interesting, I looked over the internet for what you said but couldn't find anything. the video you linked said nothing about what you claim, do you have a better one? I looked on wikipedia and found that a fetus can't make a fist with it's hand until 10-12 weeks in, most of the bones and muscle tissues have not even developed yet. how can a fetus that can't even make a fist yet be trying to rip scissors into shreds? and plus are you aware that they usually dont use scissors to abort fetus that are younger than 12 weeks? they use a vacuum instead.

now that I did research on what you said, it just seem like you are trolling...


MacBook Air First To Be Compromised In Hacking Contest 493

Multiple readers have written to let us know that the MacBook Air was the first laptop to fall in the CanSecWest hacking contest. The successful hijacking took place only two minutes into the second day of the competition, after the rules had been relaxed to allow the visiting of websites and opening of emails. The TippingPoint blog reveals that the vulnerability was located within Safari, but they won't release specific details until Apple has had a chance to correct the problem. The winner, Charlie Miller, gets to keep the laptop and $10,000. We covered the contest last year, and the results were similar.

Submission + - Lucent fined $2.5M for cozy China relationship (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: "Lucent has entered an agreement with the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission to pay a $ 2.5 million in fines to resolve allegations that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by spending millions of dollars on approximately 315 trips for Chinese government officials that included primarily sightseeing, entertainment and leisure. Many trips consisted primarily or entirely of sightseeing to locations such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, the Grand Canyon, and in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., and New York City, and typically lasted 14 days each and cost between $25,000 and $55,000 per trip, the DOJ stated. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/23329"

Submission + - Mexico takes number one global piracy spot

An anonymous reader writes: An analysis of the recording industry's own piracy data has shown that China is far from leading the theft of digital media, and that the Mexico ranks at the top of the table. A survey of over 20,000 consumers in 22 countries conducted last year showed that US movie studios lost $6.1 billion to piracy, of which 80 percent came from overseas. Topping the list of offenders was Mexico, the UK and France, accounting for a quarter of all losses. China was well down the table in sixth place.

Submission + - Developing Databases in Developing Countries (fromthehorizon.com)

Michael writes: "Developing Databases for Disasters in Developing Countries is a paper presented at the ISCRAM China Workshop based on my experiences developing and implementing databases for International Non Government Organizations (INGOs) in Indonesia after the 2004 Tsunami, Pakistan after the 2005 Earthquake and in Uganda. It discusses a number of observations and issues regarding wider information systems, data entry models, stakeholder participation and Head Office involvement."

Submission + - German Government Hacked by Chinese (beskerming.com)

SkiifGeek writes: "The Times is just one of many news sources reporting on a series of network penetrations affecting the German Government that were first detected in May this year. Believed to have originated from China, this means that Germany joins the UK and the US as having publicly acknowledged that government / military networks have been successfully attacked by Chinese hackers.

Setting these breaches apart, though, is an apparent willingness of the German government to confront China over the incident.

Publicly reporting the network breach two weeks after restrictive computer security laws came into effect could be seen by some as ironic."

The Media

Submission + - History's most romantic geeks

Cupid writes: CNET have compiled a list of history's most romantic geeks. The entries include Albert Einstein and Mileva Maric, who Einstein described as "a creature who is my equal and who is as strong and independent as I am." There's also Alan Turing's homosexual infatuation, Christopher Morcom. Other famous geek lovers honored on the list are Linus and Tove Torvalds, and the astronaut Lisa Nowak who drove 1,000 miles in a nappy to attack her fellow astronaut and love rival. If you need cheering up this Valentine's day, the list is worth a read.

Submission + - Gmail Opens Registration To Everyone

magicchex writes: Gmail now allows anyone to register, without an invite or a cell phone number. The last three people without an account can now sign up, but what will this mean for Gmail spammers? Will we see an influx of Gmail-originating spam?
PC Games (Games)

Submission + - Windows Vista Gaming Performance Revealed

GamingGary writes: "So should gamers run right out and get a copy of Vista today? Apparently not, according this article from PC Perspective. With quotes like "very obviously let down by the Windows Vista gaming experience" and "NVIDIA's Forceware 100.54 driver on the other hand was more or less a mess" you can get the idea on how it went. Of the two GPU companies, AMD had the most stable and "XP-like-performance" driver while NVIDIA's driver was only able to keep up with Windows XP performance in a single game. For an OS that was in development for so long, these results have got to be disappointing."
Role Playing (Games)

eBay Virtual World Delisting Skips Second Life 42

As a follow-up to last week's eBay delisting story, CNET has the word that Second Life content is exempt from this decision. Mr. Durzy, speaking with CNET, specifically cited Second Life content as exempt because of the uncertain role of the virtual world. As the company (and the rest of us) are uncertain whether to label Second Life as a game in the first place, player-created content is still sellable via eBay auction. A perfectly fine explanation, but GigaGamez takes things a step further, pointing out that eBay founder Pierre Omidyar became a major investor in Linden Labs in 2004. It's uncertain if this constitutes a conflict of interest, because confusion about what exactly Second Life is persists pretty much everywhere. Just the same, it's interesting to note. Their article on the subject also has a few words of commentary from Edward Castronova, the well-known commentator on all things RMT.

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