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Comment Re:For once... (Score 1) 308

true, but at least the money will got for a (relatively) good cause for a change. CSIRO would use the money for further R&D in many many different fields, including sustainable energy and medicine. They've made some not-insignificant advances in those fields, I for one would like to see them kept well funded to continue to do so.

Comment Re:CSIRO are still good guys (Score 1) 308

Not all of their departments do good work however. I happen to have the misfortune of knowing just how well (ie: badly) their mining division works. They cost their clients millions of dollars by presenting the good guy persona that CSIRO has (and deserves) and then not delivering because they get a case of ADD and start working on the wrong thing.

I'm not going to go into details (yeah yeah trolling unless you substantiate claims) because of where I work, but not all CSIRO's were created equal if you take my meaning.


Best Man Rigs Newlyweds' Bed To Tweet During Sex 272

When an UK man was asked to be the best man at a friend's wedding he agreed that he would not pull any pranks before or during the ceremony. Now the groom wishes he had extended the agreement to after the blessed occasion as well. The best man snuck into the newlyweds' house while they were away on their honeymoon and placed a pressure-sensitive device under their mattress. The device now automatically tweets when the couple have sex. The updates include the length of activity and how vigorous the act was on a scale of 1-10.

Tactical Camera 137

An anonymous reader writes "What do you get when you mount a Nikon D200 with a standard rifle stock? Why a Tactical Camera of course! One that no reporter would be caught with in a war zone or covering any armed action anywhere. What started out as a tongue in cheek project for April Fools wound up being quite the successful demonstration of concept. It features a fully functional trigger; it has controls for operating the shutter and auto focus; and for the patient shots, it has a mounted bipod. Carry sling optional."

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