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Comment Re:Medical uses? (Score 1) 751

"When X-rays are used for medical imaging purposes, they have to be energetic enough to get through the human body. The X-rays used in the backscatter machines in airports have such low energy that they literally bounce off the skin. That is what backscatter implies," Thrall said.
you know this if you were a radiologist, instead of an idiot.

Comment Re:1984 came late... (Score 1) 751

i don't suppose a highly motivated, global organization that specializes in terror warrants some poor sap having to look at your ass. and, btw, i don't see how PUBLIC security has anything to do with someone bugging your PRIVATE residence, but, by all means, keep rocking the tin foil hat like its fucking 1984

Comment Re:Only in the US (Score 1) 124

we are cool with sex, as long as the lights are off.
in gta3, for example, when you hired a hooker you just saw the car rocking; in our sitcoms it's fine to imply the act, just as long as we don't have to look at it. if it was any other way I'd run for the hills...have you seen what our population looks like?
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Ubuntu 9.04 Released 620

Mohamed Zaian writes "Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition is free to download from Thursday 23 April. Also announced were the simultaneous releases of Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition and Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix (UNR). Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition delivers a range of feature enhancements to improve the user experience. Shorter boot speeds, some as short as 25 seconds, ensure faster access to a full computing environment on most desktop, laptop and netbook models. Enhanced suspend-and-resume features also give users more time between charges along with immediate access after hibernation. Intelligent switching between Wi-Fi and 3G environments has been broadened to support more wireless devices and 3G cards, resulting in a smoother experience for most users."

Comment oh noes (Score 2, Funny) 194

they know i have erectile-dysfunction and am also insecure about my bust size, and on a more dubious note, I am most likely personally responsible for all Nigerian immigration to the US. Oh yeah, I also get mail from the future...wait a second, I'm thinking about my old yahoo mail account. seriously though, how much energy is wasted hosting my personal collection of over 100,000 unread spam emails.

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