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Decades-Old Soviet Reflector Spotted On the Moon 147

cremeglace writes "No one had seen a laser reflector that Soviet scientists had left on the moon almost 40 years ago, despite years of searching. Turns out searchers had been looking kilometers in the wrong direction. On 22 April, a team of physicists finally saw an incredibly faint flash from the reflector, which was ferried across the lunar surface by the Lunokhod 1 rover. The find comes thanks to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which last month imaged a large area where the rover was reported to have been left. Then the researchers, led by Tom Murphy of the University of California, San Diego, could search one football-field-size area at a time until they got a reflection."

Submission + - What is the best accredited online school?

tecknoh writes: So the time has come for me to increase my earning potential. I have decided to obtain a BS in Computer Forensics. However, i wish to do so at a school offering all classes online, I have no desire to step foot in a brick and mortar learning institution.

Researching online schools yields countless results, and a variety of mixed reviews. So I am hoping my fellow /.'ers can assist by helping to decide which online college will offer the best education and a degree that will not get me laughed out of an interview.
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - Apple Ipod Cathing Fire in Mans Pants (

tecknoh writes: "An Apple iPod nano owner from Douglasville, Ga., claims that his iPod nano caught fire in his pocket, according to a report that aired on Atlanta's WSB-TV." The IPOD owner's claim is that his Ipod Nano burst into flames while in his pocket. No injuries occurred as a result. The blame is being placed on the Lithium Ion battery made by Sony. You can read the complete story here.
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Perhaps the most diturbing use for human remains (

tecknoh writes: Ok, so a friend of mine sent me a link he thought may give me a chuckle. Perhaps the most disturbing use ever created for human and animal remains. The jist is this:

A website called http://www.InkAfterLife.Com is offering one of the most disturbing services I have ever seen. You can send in cremated remains of a loved one or pet. They will then create a "custom ink formulation" and create a "beautiful memorial photo using that blended ink." So, good ole Dad could hang around on your living room wall keeping an eye on you, literally!

I am not sure what is worse. The fact that someone thought to do this for a living, or the thought that there is enough of a demand for this service that someone was able to create the business. Whats next, Tattoos after life?


Submission + - Club Live Seems More Like Club Screwed (

tecknoh writes: So many of us have heard of Club Live. And for those who haven't, here is a brief rundown.
Club Live can be found a The site is provided by Microsoft. The jist
of the site is simple. Microsoft offers several games that can be played online to earn 'points'.
These points can then be traded for 'prizes', such as Xbox 360's, USB Drives, PC games, gaming gear, etc.
There are no fees invloved and no cost to play. The (supposedly) even ship your prize for free!

Well, gathering enough points to get a prize is no easy task. The average small prize will
take you a couple of weeks of gameplay to acquire enough points. The games offered are all
integrated in Microsoft Search, so for every trivia answer, etc, you give, an autmoated search
runs thru the Microsoft search engines. I am sure the whole idea here is to get more clickthru's
and search rankings, and possibly even more advertising dollars. Regardles, I am sure there is
something big in it for Microsoft. Lets face it, Billy never hands over something for nothing.

After about two weeks of gameplay, I finally have enough points to order my Memorex 256MB USB stick
that I had my eye on. I ordered the USB stick on 7/30/2007. I recieved an email stating that I should
have it in 4 — 6 weeks. Well, I emailed customer support on 9/15/07 to get the status of my order since
I still have not recieved my prize or any communication about its expected ship date. As to be expected
by anyone that has dealt with Microsoft Support in the past, I never recieved a response.

My second attempt to contact customer support was 10/1/2007. And, guess what? you got it, still no response!
Hey, but dont worry right? Like the site said, a rep will get back to me in 24 hours. I would love to know how
much money my gameplay earned Microsoft just so the can turn around and burn me.

To anyone reading this, don't was you time on Club Live, you will be disappointed.

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