madhatter256 (443326) writes "Apparently, an ex-Navy Seal member that partook in the raid that resulted in America bagging its number one most wanted man is publishing a book that allegedly raises questions about how Osama was shot and killed. The gist of the book is that the guys were sent to kill Osama, not capture, "unless he was naked and had his arms up" and if that were true, then USA essentially broke the Geneva Convention. Oh and the auther said that everyone of his members hates Obama. They also mistreated Osama's body.
If this guy is breaking the legendary code of silence, then why isn't he being prosecuted similar to Bradley Manning, who also divulged top-secret information, but only this case, the Seal Team 6 ex-member plans on making money off of this..." Link to Original Source top
madhatter256 (443326) writes "Fukushima is still facing dangerous levels of radiation leaks. TEPCO is reported that radiation is now exceeding 10 seiverts per hour at the bottom of a ventilation stack between two reactors. That's enough to incapacitate and kill a human within seconds of exposure! The work in Fukushima is slowly progressing but this goes to show that this disaster is far from being fully contained." Link to Original Source top
madhatter256 (443326) writes """The family of a budding computer programmer have on Saturday launched a campaign to raise awareness about the health risks of playing online computer games after their son died following a marathon session on his Xbox. A post-mortem revealed that 20-year-old Chris Staniforth — who was offered a place to study Game Design at Leicester University — was killed by a pulmonary embolism, which can occur if someone sits in the same position for several hours. Deep vein thrombosis normally affects passengers on long-haul flights, but medical experts fear youngsters who spend hours glued to their consoles might also be at risk and have urged them to take regular breaks. Goes to show that we need to stay active and exercise! Put that controller down!" Gotta limit yourself from time to time!" Link to Original Source top
madhatter256 (443326) writes "From the This-can't-be-true department... Local swat team is called to respond to a possible hostage situation at a suburban home in Collier County, Florida. When the SWAT arrived, no one was in any danger of any sort. The police believe the kid's XBOX was hacked by someone in Canada (of all places) and used it to call in the SWAT team.... is this even possible?" Link to Original Source top
madhatter256 (443326) writes "According to the Inquirer: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/851/1050851/intel-design-playstation-gpu . It looks like Intel will be designing Sony's next gen console's GPU. It will most likely be an off-shoot of the Larrabee GPU architure. It is also unknown as of yet if Intel will also take part in the CPU design of the console. Due to current economic times it was a no brainer for Sony to go with Intel. However, I personally think this will backfire on them as Larrabee has yet to be proven as a worthy GPU. Very much like counting your chickens before they hatch, is what Sony just did. Also, with Intel's "our way, or no way" type of business & designing they do, Sony really are taking a gamble here. They have no choice, however."