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Submission + - SETI@Home tracks stolen laptop, reunites couple

yuna49 writes: Thieves recently stole a laptop belonging to the estranged wife of a computer programmer in Minnesota. Luckily the husband had installed SETI@Home on the machine. He saw the computer appear on the SETI site three times in a week and gave the IP address to the authorities. This lead to the recovery of the laptop and a reconciliation between the estranged couple.

Comment for use with VLIW CPUs? (Score 4, Interesting) 196

Chemical name of Dahlemense Strain of Tobacco Mosaic Virus is 3rd longest in English language, apparently (not sure I'd want to have a conversation with anyone who thinks this is really a valid English word, but anyway):

        acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylproly lserylglutaminyl-
        phenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucylserylserylvalyl tryptophylalanyl-
        aspartylprolylisoleucylglutamylleucylleucylasparag inylvalylcysteinyl-
        threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminy lphenylalanyl-
        glutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminylalanylarginy lthreonylthreonyl-
        glutaminylvalylglutaminylglutaminylphenylalanylser ylglutaminylvalyl-
        tryptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminyls erylthreonylvalyl-
        arginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspartylvalyltyrosy llysylvalyltyrosyl-
        arginyltyrosylasparaginylalanylvalylleucylaspartyl prolylleucylisoleucyl-
        threonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenylalan ylaspartylthreonyl-
        arginylasparaginylarginylisoleucylisoleucylglutamy lvalylglutamyl-
        asparaginylglutaminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonyl threonylalanylglutamyl-
        threonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginyl valylaspartylaspartyl-
        alanylthreonylvalylalanylisoleucylarginylserylalan ylasparaginylisoleucyl-
        asparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylval ylarginylglycyl-
        threonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginylglutaminylas paraginylthreonyl-
        phenylalanylglutamylserylmethionylserylglycylleucy lvalyltryptophyl-
        threonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine

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