Newly Discovered Virus Widespread in Human Gut
So does this mean that as well as the bacteria that we have living in a symbiotic relationship with us, there's viruses in our internal ecosystems that we need to keep us alive as well now?
The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist
Well, that depends on whether the person running his dossier through said system wants him to end up on it or not, just like anybody else. It all depends.
World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use
Well, speaking of caffeine, there was a story on the news last Friday about caffeine powder making its way into the market and onto the radar by way of some overdoses.
The powder comes out in a packet which advises the recommended dose: 1/16th of a teaspoon, which makes it very easy to overdose on, especially if measured out with common household implements.
Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water
Nu-uh! I drink only pure, unadulterated planetary nebula whizz, and I love it!
Rocket Scientist Designs "Flare" Pot That Cooks Food 40% Faster
I hope you made a torrent and posted it to one of your regularly scheduled archival websites for those who would follow in your footsteps...
Russia Moves From Summer Time To Standard Time
Milking cows. Try leaving it till after the sun is up and your cows will not be timid in expressing their dismay. Or quiet
Opening the shop before the morning rush. What, you think pastries hot from the oven for breakfast is a modern invention?
Any number of religious orders have been following the canonical hours for well over a thousand years. Who do you think was getting the animals to the temple in time for the morning slaughter? And who was making their roasted walnuts, or whatever they used before coffee was invented?
Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things
Is it just me or or is anyone else noticing a lot of flamebait and troll mods being applied to any comment reminding people of Microsoft's standard operational practice when faced with a potential new market?
Embrace, Extend and Extinguish was a real thing, and this sort of behaviour might make people suspect that the lepoard has not changed his shorts.
Testing 65 Different GPUs On Linux With Open Source Drivers
You could conceivably say that of the 65 tested, "only" 15 did not have good enough OpenGL support. This...other...usage of the word "only"...I do not think it means what you appear to think it means...
Microsoft Customers Hit With New Wave of Fake Tech Support Calls
I've dealt with a few of them over the last few years, it can be very entertaining.
The way to do it is to set up a virtual machine with a packet sniffer on it. If you use all the old tricks that you would have learned on the helpdesk, you can even keep them on the phone while you set it up.
Here's a few of the classics to get you started;
"Yes...Ok...right...ok...right..yes...<15 minutes later>...no, sorry, I'll never remember all this. The computers in the other room: If I go in there, would you show me how to do it?...."
"it's a terrible slow old thing, let me start it up <ten minutes later...talking about the grandkids, especially the oh-so-clever favourite who built the computer for you is an excellent way to pass the time> oh, looks like it's frozen, I'll just turn it off and start again..."
"Start button? Oh, he must mean the button on the front of the hard drive! OK...it's shutting down now...OK, it's off, now what?"<20 minutes, easy>
Once you've got it all set up, let them talk you through downloading and running the LogMeIn software on the virtual machine. don't make it too easy for them, now...Did you know the app that you download from LogMeIn is only good for five minutes? If you haven't got it running by then, you'll need to download a new one and try again! Hours of fun and excitement for you both!
So, let them connect and then use the packet sniffer to identify the IP address their connection is coming from. Also, here's a fun tip - the local session takes priority over the remote session, so if you are moving the mouse, even just a little bit, they can't! Fun!
Once you've had your fun, and you have their IP address, you can let the authorities know, and their internet connection will become a very interesting place. Briefly.
DOJ Says iPhone Is So Secure They Can't Crack It
The FEMA coffins are easy. Do you know how quickly a few hundred thousand dead bodies becomes a major, MAJOR health hazard?
No need to dream up any New World Order conspiracy theory, either. One large earthquake and tsunami will do just fine.
Or you could remind yourself that a volcano with the ability to wipe out half of Seattle with less than an hour's warning is considered one of the most dangerous volcanos in the world today.
Or, for an extra shit and/or giggle, consider the consequences if the 1918 flu strain were to happen again...How many coffins would you suddenly need to find then? Bit late to be placing 50,000 unit orders at that stage of the game...
NASA Unplugs Its Last Mainframe
Oh yes...yesss there is, precious...
'Merging Tsunami' Amplified Destruction In Japan
Vain and silly little humans...You don't really understand the way this works, do you?
IEA Warns of Irreversible Climate Change In 5 Years
Psst: The not-so-secret Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has been manipulating oil prices for a very long time now, from their triggering of the 1973 energy crisis by denying oil to supporters of Israel in the Yom Kippur War to...
> ...ensure[ing] a steady flow of oil that would support economic expansion. Part of the basis for this policy is the Saudi concern that expensive oil or oil of uncertain supply will drive developed nations to conserve and develop alternative fuels.
Worldwide Night Sky Stitched Together In 5 Gigapixel Image
Mind-blowingly amazing - From where I live in Australia, at the right time of the year, the central bulge of the galaxy is more or less right overhead with the arms spreading out on either side from horizon to horizon. Dizzying sense of gazing across unfathomable distances, standing on the shores of the infinite? You better believe it...
'Death By GPS' Increasing In America's Wilderness
I don't know...Knowing how to inflict explosive diarrhoea on oneself doesn't seem a terribly handy survival skill to me.
PS3 Root Key Found
Ok, fine, I won't run Sony's crappy software on it.
Thousands of Blackbirds Fall From Sky Dead
Actually, just to keep this in focus here, it doesn't take a lot of genetic difference to cause this.
Fact: Lactose Intolerance.
Ooo, Ooo! - Fact:Broccoli haters!
Groklaw — Don't Go Home, Go Big
I'm glad you put the Open in Open Debate in "quotation fingers", because that's the sort of "debate" she's not interested in but gets far too much of.
If she wanted to read people making shit up, hurling insults and doing their best to shit on anything says*, she'd go into politics.
* Not because there's anything wrong in what she's saying, but because she's right and this is the only kind of attack they can mount because everything she says is true. Actually, you get that in a lot of places, I guess, so just fill in your own blanks there.
ACTA Text Leaks; US Caves On ISPs, Seeks Super-DMCA
Yes...Let's not forget the right of the pharmaceutical companies to force third-world nations to pay first-world licencing fees
Microsoft Patents OS Shutdown
And 500 bucks for a real RAID controller...
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