Humans Nearly Went Extinct 1.2M Years Ago
Well, assuming half is male, you can "only" bang 5k women.
Widespread Attacks Exploit Newly-Patched IE Bug
[...] the Trojan sends a notification e-mail to the attackers, using a US-based, free e-mail service that Symantec declined to name.
Hotmail, perhaps? No?
Huge ISS Science Report Released
The ISS is not only about zero-gravity research.
It is also about spaceflight. And politics.
Silverlight 3.0 Released, Allows Apps Outside the Browser
That just doesn't sounds as cool as Smooth Streaming, now does it...
Dutch Gov. Wants To Tax Online Media To Fund Print
You forgot the hs in "angstschreeuw" and "slechtstschrijvend". Also, "slechtstschrijvend" translates to worst writing (not written). Lastly, the correct word is "Jazzzanger" (with an a instead of an i).
Student Who Released Code From Assignments Accused of Cheating
jplag is software that does what you describe (not sure about the technology behind it, though). It compares all student submissions and detects similarities. The site seems to be down currently, but this page gives an overview of what it does.
A Secure OS For the Dalai Lama?
I think you mean a Tibet of equal or greater value.
Slashdot Mentioned In Virginia Terrorism Report
For those too lazy to make the conversion, here's Lumpy's message:
"Only really stupid paranoids think that there is a secret society trying to get them. People in general are too lazy to act en-masse' to disrupt things if they are comfortable. If you are creating misery and death for a group, then by all means worry.\n\nBut these people are simply clutching at straws..\n"
(Python: ''.join(map(chr, map(lambda x: int(x, 16), s.split()))))
Ubuntu's Laptop Killing Bug Fixed
You will have to update your machine right away after installation. As you can see from the file dates at the bottom of the download page, the images are not updated after the initial release: http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/8.10/.
Hence, *always* perform security updates immediately after installation.
What Tech Should Be Seen At TED?
Well, Theo Jansen did a TED presentation on his improvement on te wheel.