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FDA Says Homeopathic Cure Can Cause Loss of Smell

dooms13 But.... (452 comments)

At least I won't have a stuffy, runny nose as a result of my cold!

more than 5 years ago

Nintendo and the Decline of Hardcore Gaming

dooms13 Decline of Wii Sales (438 comments)

I just read an article the other day about the declining Wii sales in Japan. Wouldn't that say casual gaming is declining? I would think that if Wii sales in Japan are going down and PS3 is going up, there is still hope for the hardcore gamers!

more than 4 years ago

Star Wars - The Force Unleashed

dooms13 Re:Vader attacks Palpatine? (122 comments)

That doesn't seem that out of character to me. I mean if you think about it the Sith are all about the apprentice trying to over take the master. If he fails that could be the reason he never thinks of trying to over take the emperor again until Return of the Jedi.

more than 7 years ago



NSA-Proof Email: Proton Mail

dooms13 dooms13 writes  |  about 5 months ago

dooms13 (954485) writes ""This new encrypted email service, called ProtonMail is a super-secure email service created in collaboration with the scientists from Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the European research lab CERN."

"ProtonMail offers a user-friendly experience with full “end-to-end” encryption. It encrypts the data on the browser before it communicates with the server, therefore only encrypted data is stored in the email service servers. So, even if someone gains complete access to the server, it will find only the encrypted data. Moreover, there is even a “self-destruct” feature in the email service which ensures your emails are only available for a limited period of time.""

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Resiliency for SEALs costs $44 mil

dooms13 dooms13 writes  |  about 3 years ago

dooms13 (954485) writes "According to, 'Resiliency' is the newest military buzzword for preparing families to handle separation anxieties. It’s also an expensive one. In July, the Navy gave a contract worth up to $44 million to a Seattle organization called Loving Families Loving Children Inc. for SEAL family training. That’s not all. U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) may have awarded another $7 million to teach SEALs to be better dads."
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Fukushima is a triumph for nuke power

dooms13 dooms13 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

dooms13 (954485) writes ""If nuclear powerplants were merely as safe as they are advertised to be, there should have been a major failure right then. As the hot cores ceased to be cooled by the water which is used to extract power from them, control rods would have remained withdrawn and a runaway chain reaction could have ensued – probably resulting in the worst thing that can happen to a properly designed nuclear reactor: a core meltdown in which the superhot fuel rods actually melt and slag down the whole core into a blob of molten metal. In this case the only thing to do is seal up the containment and wait: no radiation disaster will take place, but the reactor is a total writeoff and cooling the core off will be difficult and take a long time. Eventual cleanup will be protracted and expensive.""
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dooms13 dooms13 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

dooms13 writes "A Vietnamese security company has detected what it believes is a new worm that thwarts Google's security protections in order to register new dummy Gmail accounts from which to send spam. Bach Koa Internetwork Security (BKIS) said the worm was discovered earlier this week in one of its honeypots, the term for a computer set up to catch samples of malicious software. BKIS has named the malware "W32.Gaptcha.Worm.""
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