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Submission + - Scientists say strong winds parted the Red Sea

insufflate10mg writes: Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research http://ncar.ucar.edu/home have released simulations showing how a strong/long gust of wind could have reduced the height of the Red Sea in a particular area and reveal a "bridge" type landmass. This story is just another stepping stone in the journey to explain many of the events described in religious scripture.

Submission + - Android Bug Puts A Family In Fear For Their Lives 1

An anonymous reader writes: Our lives are now in danger due to a well-known bug in the Android 2.1/2.2 operating system. The bug causes a text message to be sent to someone else without the sender being notified of it. The details are located in this thread http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/android/thread?tid=345259e6d424bad3&hl=en ... and if only we had been warned about it. As you can see in the thread, the issue has been raised by many people over the last six months and the Android developers have not even bothered to address it. Less than 24 hours ago, my sister knew someone who recently committed a very large crime in our area and decided it was in our community's best interest to turn him in. She texted her best friend to tell her what she was going to do, and the bug in her Android phone caused the text message to be sent to Person-B, who was more loyal to the criminal. Person-B replied by telling us that 'it's on and we will pay' and that he had forwarded the message to the criminal. Later on in the night, a car and a bicycle were stopped outside of our house (in a VERY rural area). As soon as we opened up the front door to say something, both of them sped off. We are scared to call the police, because if the criminal gets caught, all of his cronies will know it was us and will definitely seek revenge. Because the Android developers refused to fix a catastrophic programming error, two of their most outspoken supporters are now living in fear.

Submission + - Videos/Reports of Unexplained Fireball Pour In (cnn.com) 1

insufflate10mg writes: Incredible footage, undeniable evidence and massive numbers of people in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin phone in reports of an unbelievably large fireball. The footage from many surveillance cameras in the cities show a fireball seemingly larger than the city itself. Some are speculating it was a meteor, but the conspiracy theorists have dawned their tinfoil hats and feel the government will HAVE to explain this one!

Submission + - Need Emergency Slashdot-Level Legal Advice

insufflate10mg writes: Waiting for 3D Monitor in mail. Mail Company arrives and pulls in. I open door in anticipation of playing 3D Counter-Strike. Mail Company pulls out. Called Mail Company; they called me back, said the gentleman left 3D Monitor in Garage. I was In the Garage. What Now? Please Help Slashdot/.!

Submission + - The difference between 2D / 3D TV to laypersons 1

insufflate10mg writes: I'm having trouble putting into words the difference between 2D and 3D television. When I try to explain, the response is "Well I can see the sides of peoples faces on TV, it looks 3D," which is true, and I don't know how to explain it. When I try asking to describe the distance between a wall and someone's head, they make a rough estimate and are pretty close to correct. The best way I can explain it is the difference between looking at a screen with video playing and looking through a window at the scene. He understands the difference between monoscopic and stereoscopic vision, and the concept depth perception, but that doesn't help him truly visualize it. I would not be asking on Slashdot if I wasn't really having trouble so any assistance would be appreciated.

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