NASA planning to explore Venus in manned solar-powered airship

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ICANN has been hacked, zone files pilfered

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From the «want some salt on that hash?» department: Title: ICANN HACKED: Intruders poke around global DNS innards Author: Kieren McCarthy Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:57:17 -0500 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12/17/icann_hacked_admin_access_to_zone_files/ Spear-phishing attack timing couldn't be worse for domain name overseer

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apple and gold

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-co-founder-traded-shares-004201732.html

[M] Opera finally releases v26 for Linux

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From the «marginally better than mosaic» department: Title: Opera 26 released. Install it on Linux Mint 17.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 Author: finid Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:45:39 -0500 Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/linuxbsdos/~3/jiVQVtsWye4/

[M] Use TOR browser, get blacklisted

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From the «sounds like bullshit to me» department: Title: Use Tor Browser, get your computer blacklisted Author: finid Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:31:00 -0500 Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/linuxbsdos/~3/RoLz4lGIsMU/

[SM] Salmo kottelati: new trout species from Turkey

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From the «but does it blend?» department: Title: A new trout species described from the Alakır Stream in Antalya, Turkey Author: Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:16:55 -0500 Link: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/bzHUbp5zQnY/141212111655.htm

[CM] A look at more flexible digital protocols

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From the «course, half of what humans say is crap anyway» department: Title: More-flexible digital communication Author: Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:18:03 -0500 Link: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/inolxQDPwDk/141212101803.htm

[SM] Gene exchange among oil-dwelling bacteria

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From the «the soirees are just lovely» department: Title: Oil-dwelling bacteria are social creatures in Earth's deep biosphere Author: Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:03:15 -0500 Link: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/DmlIS1tguQE/141212150315.htm

Do you speak cow? Conversations in cattle

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From the «also wanted to post this to alt.cows.moo.moo.moo but alas» department: Title: Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on 'conversations' between cattle Author: Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-12/qmuo-dys121514.php

Microsoft takes on the USG

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Never thought I'd find myself rooting for Microsoft in the 21st century, but this is good news: a Microsoft lawyer willing to take on the USG over issues over privacy issues stemming from the USG's assertion it has the right to impose itself on servers located in Ireland.

MIT Computer Systems Security final projects

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was ist das f

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Or as the Rheinlander says, "wat iss dat für'n".. in any case page 8 of today's FAZAMS had a piece from Greenpeace entitled "was war das noch mal für ein Fisch"? My curiosity was aroused by the question, why "für ein Fisch" (nominative) and not "für einen Fisch" (accusative)? Is it grammatical, or dialect, or just wrong?

'Big Bang' of bird evolution mapped: Genes reveal deep historie

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/-LPPEZ5NmCo/14121 1142136.htm --  

Mickerliste

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What does "Mickerliste" mean? The whole paragraph is given below.

Yet anther reason to post HTML and Unicode: fewer arrogant moro

Give Nelly a break. His ass is sore from getting fucked by Lloyd. Neal D. Warren/Wilbur Hubbard/Gregory Hall PO Box 1015 Tavernier, FL 33070 305 304-7546

Sound shift from T to D

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I may be mistaken but seem to remember that there was a discussion once about a shift, over time, from the sharp T to the softened D. If that is correct and someone remembers the thread or any external references, I would appreciate hearing of that. --   Cheers, Arno

NY Times Books covers the creepiness of the Internet of Things

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Rosetta detects a difference in water vapor on 67P/Churyumov/Ge

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Database gets 14.4M random writes per second

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From the guys at Foundation DB (which I hadn't heard of). I've provided a few sections of the article here, omitting about half of it. Well worth checking out the parts I didn't include here. http://blog.foundationdb.com/databases-at-14.4mhz

Homo Erectus shell scratching art

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Jethro Sues CBS

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LOS ANGELES - Max Baer Productions claims in Superior Court that CBS conspired to deny him licensing fees from a Jethro's BBQ chain in Iowa; Max Baer played Jethro on "The Beverly Hillbillies" TV show. http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/12/10/jethro-sues-cbs.htm

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