Totally Drug-Resistant TB Emerges In India
It was also mentioned on NPR that one of the patients with the drug-immune TB in India actually checked themselves out of the hospital and they can't find them.
Here's to you our new "Patient Zero"
Video Games As Propaganda
They actually discussed this on NPR earlier. When applying to enter the country, he told them about his military history and asked if it would be ok. Telling Iran that you were formerly in the US army is not the kind of thing you would do if you were an actual spy.
Not to say entering Iran and telling them you used to be in the military is a good idea.
Google Accused of Interfering With South Korean FTC Investigation
"Google denies that its employees deleted documents or that it instructed them to work from home in order to impede the investigation."
Only evil corporations have their employees work from home...
And everyone knows the damning evidence wasn't there because they deleted it.
If there were real consequences this might matter
How Doctors Die
You're thinking of Doctor Who
Sadly, Doctor Who was not a documentary. Despite him being referred to as "the doctor" he is not representative of other doctors
Inside Obama's Twitter Blitz On the Payroll Tax
I think it's worth mentioning that on twitter "trending" isn't just a measure of numbers. It's also a large part a measure of proportional increase. This means it's easier to get a trending topic on something that hasn't been talked about much before with a wierd hashtag.
This is a blog discussing how a tag for a gaming tournament became a trending topic.
India To Cut Out Animal Dissection
While I do believe that some careers should probably dissect animals (surgeons, veterinarians) I don't see the point in requiring this for everyone. I am just fine with my pharmacist not having cut open dead animals.
IBM Tracks Pork Chops From Pig To Plate
While I agree with the first post, having a picture isn't quite the same as hearing its death-scream. Now if opening its package let out a recording of its death-squeal, that might turn some people off from pork... ...or just attract dogs.
Earth's Core Made In Miniature
...on our doomsday device to stop the earth's core from spinning.
Small scale tests first before we build the full-size model.
Slashdot Asks: Whom Do You Want To Ask About 2012's U.S. Elections?
I would second this, but for the reason that I believe he is one of the few politicians that actually seem to follow what's going on in the world of computers and software
Next-Gen Game Consoles Still Years Off
...when you can add a stick / camera for more money?
Personally, if I want to play tennis or go bowling, I go out and play tennis or go bowling
Are You Prepared For the Zombie Apocalypse?
If you meant the zombie-apocalypse where zombie-computers take down the internet then I choose
H) Woefully unprepared
For the undead kind I'm primarily enlightened by World War Z
Deep-Sea Squid Mate and Run
...I can't tell which are male or female either.
FCC To Test Opening White Spaces Up To Public
I think summary need to be clarified.
The FCC is beginning a test Monday that will give public access to a database to be used to identify frequency bands available. This database will be used to determine what frequencies are available when the 'white spaces' go public.
"Wi-Fi Refugees" Shelter in West Virginia Mountains
It was most obvious at the end of the BBC article when she mentions how she could cause/cease the pain by turning the TV on and off....
It doesn't take a genius to realize the TV doesn't *broadcast* EM waves...except for light. And if you're allergic to light...you have bigger things to worry about than cell phones.
Paralyzed Patients Control Robot With Brain Waves
Sounds like episode 23 of Cowboy Bebop "Brain Scratch"
Sports Bars Changing Channels For Video Gamers
For those interested in where this is actually happening, here's a forum thread which has locations (with map) and descriptions for a tournament this weekend
Barcraft Location Map
Some locations: Seattle WA, Toronto, San Diego CA, Washington DC, New York City, Portland OR, Tampa FL, Gainesville FL, Edmonton (Canada), Honolulu, Waterloo (Canada), Chicago, Boston, Dallas TX
Spiderman's Politically Correct Replacement
Am I the only that can't get the thought out of his head that the new spider-man was bitten by a radioactive spider-man?
Otherwise he'd turn into a spider after all.
WiFi 802.22 Can Cover 12,000 Square Miles
While I'm sure not that many people could go onto each tower, this could still be useful for getting broadband to areas where homes are very spread out.
Tracking Bracelets for Autistic Kids and Senior Citizens
Wasn't there a Law & Order episode with an autistic kid that had a tracking bracelet but took it off?
While the idea of putting it on those willing with autism or alzheimer's, if it can be taken off the problem still exists
Ask Slashdot: How Do I Scrub Pirated Music From My Collection?
The method they *could* use to tell would be to take a hash of the file. When you rip the cd, you will get a different hash each time. With file sharing services most likely there are only 3 or 4 rips that are shared among thousands of people. Consequently, if you see someone with a copy of a particular song that has a hash of one of these commonly shared files, chances are miniscule that it isn't a pirated copy.
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