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New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

ozduo it's a blueprint (121 comments)

for terrorists to plant a low yield bomb in Yellowstone and get a high yield result!

about 1 month ago

Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

ozduo Australia rocks (291 comments)

we eat carbon for breakfast and fart CO2 all day long

about 2 months ago

Cassini's Space Odyssey To Saturn

ozduo did they (45 comments)

discover Unobtanium?

about 3 months ago

Fixing Faulty Genes On the Cheap

ozduo not true (105 comments)

genes with holes cut in them are always more expensive in the places I shop

about 3 months ago

Bunnie Huang Shows Off His Open Source Laptop (Video)

ozduo I guess (24 comments)

It DOESN'T run windows

about 4 months ago

Quad Lasers Deliver Fast, Earth-Based Internet To the Moon

ozduo Re:Civ 5 (131 comments)

I think they will be playing civilization beyond earth which is due out soon. I know I will!

about 4 months ago

Open Source Program To Give Voters More Active Role In Government

ozduo magna carta two won't happen (60 comments)

The guys on top will never give up power unless they are forced to!

about 5 months ago

Ancient Desert Glyphs Pointed Way To Fairgrounds

ozduo The signs said (38 comments)

Next water 200 miles, next water 199 miles, next water 198 miles ETC

about 5 months ago

Opting Out of Big Data Snooping: Harder Than It Looks

ozduo if she wanted safety (248 comments)

she should have worn tin foil over her baby bump!

about 5 months ago

China Censors "The Big Bang Theory" and Other Streaming Shows

ozduo Shelden will be miffed! (166 comments)

Or he will be piriated

about 5 months ago

MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

ozduo why build expensive nuclear plants (218 comments)

when coal is plentiful and cheap! Plus can have an beneficial effect on climate (carbon particulate matter released cools climate, or carbon dioxide gas released increases water vapour in upper atmosphere which warms climate) Of course we will have to figure out if the climate is warming or cooling first. Ha Ha!

about 5 months ago



Spy expert says Australia operating as 'listening post' for US agencies

ozduo ozduo writes  |  about a year ago

ozduo (2043408) writes "Intelligence expert Professor Des Ball says the Australian Signals Directorate — formerly known as the Defence Signals Directorate — is sharing information with the National Security Agency (NSA).

The NSA is the agency at the heart of whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks, and has recently been accused of tapping into millions of phone calls of ordinary citizens in France, Germany and Spain.

Mr Ball says Australia has been monitoring the Asia Pacific region for the US using local listening posts.

"You can't get into the information circuits and play information warfare successfully unless you're into the communications of the higher commands in [the] various countries in our neighbourhood," he told Lateline.

Mr Ball says Australia has four key facilities that are part of the XKeyscore program, the NSA's controversial computer system that searches and analyses vast amounts of internet data.

They include the jointly-run Pine Gap base near Alice Springs, a satellite station outside Geraldton in Western Australia, a facility at Shoal Bay, near Darwin, and a new centre in Canberra."

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Medicare cuts could come from sensitive area

ozduo ozduo writes  |  about 2 years ago

ozduo (2043408) writes "2nd May The Australian National times reports that "THE government is expected to target one of the more delicate areas of medical care — cosmetic genital surgery — in its search for cuts to the cost of Medicare. The increase in so-called ''designer vagina'' surgical procedures is expected to come under tougher scrutiny in relation to eligibility for Medicare benefits in Tuesday's budget.""
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