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Submission + - Zubbles Available for Pre-Order (

zifferent writes: "Zubbles the painstaking invention of Tim Kehoe and Ram Sabnis where first promised to us in the pages Popular Science in 2005 are finally being produced JAMM Companies, Inc. Zubbles for those that don't know, are the world's first non-staining brightly colored bubbles. After the bubbles have popped, the color disappears with friction, water or exposure to air.
The first offering is a two pack containing Presto Pink and Blazing Blue bubbles for pre-order for $14.95 available at Zubbles website"


Submission + - Missing Link Found (

zifferent writes: "Feast your eyes on what a group of scientists call the Holy Grail of human evolution. A team of researchers Tuesday unveiled an almost perfectly intact fossil of a 47 million-year-old primate they say represents the long-sought missing link between humans and apes. Officially known as Darwinius masillae, the fossil of the lemur-like creature dubbed Ida shows it had opposable thumbs like humans and fingernails instead of claws. Scientists say the cat-sized animal's hind legs offer evidence of evolutionary changes that led to primates standing upright — a breakthrough that could finally confirm Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
"This specimen is like finding the Lost Ark for archeologists," lead scientist Jorn Hurum said at a ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History.
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Submission + - Compuware aquires maker of HyperTerminal

zifferent writes: According to the press release and an article in the Detroit News making Compuware the largest the world's largest on-demand collaboration platform for lab and prescription data sharing. This is huge news and should place Compuware Covisint as the front-runner towards a single point for medical data for all Americans.

Submission + - Contractor Caught Red-Handed ( 1

zifferent writes: While at work I often have a ssh opened into my home computer so that I can check my email. On this day I had a contractor working on my floor while I was out. I also happened to be tunneling a VNC session when I noticed in my taskbar CPU monitoring tool was pegged. It turns out that firefox was chewing on 98% CPU resources. It's not odd that Firefox would be left running on my home desktop so I killed it, and went back to whatever else I happened to be doing. Well after a bit more of work. I notice firefox back at the top of my top list. So I thought to myself, maybe there is more than one window running. So I killed that process. And two more promptly took it's place. Eventually, I shut down X-Windows and called his home office. Unfortunately he denied everything making me look a bit like a fool. As it stands right now it's this guy's word against mine.
I know I have the shutdown log and the browser history, is there anything else I can do to pin my accusations to this creep? (I run Ubuntu.)

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