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"Special K" treats depression in hours!

I guess I shouldn't have thrown away that cat valium I had lying around. Smile
 
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I guess I shouldn't have thrown away that cat valium I had lying around. Smile
Never ever throw away brain chemicals. Pass 'em right over here to me.

I've heard more than a couple news reports that botox lifts depression, too. I don't think I need any more reasons now.
 
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botulism....ewwww....
 
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Save money now! Ask your bosses how!
 
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Save money now! Ask your bosses how!


Can you blurb the article. I can't be arsed to create an account (and yeah, I know about BugMeNot).
 
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"We are going to stop this deification of Hitler," he said without elaborating.


Deification through a small restaurant Smile.

Gromit, I was like Australia ("WTF^^?") too, when I learned that Finnish Jews are against something going on in Finland. Now, really, I can understand spreading a nation thin... But that's just hilarious Smile
 
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Mumbai's "Hitler" eatery angers Indian Jews.

WTF???!!! Eek


Made me wonder if the korean bars are still doing business. Link
 
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"This place is not about wars or crimes, but where people come to relax and enjoy a meal,"


how relaxing! must be a fucking madhouse outside.
 
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Um, the fact that the manager's name is "Fatima" suggests a non-barking dog in that little story.
 
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Oh, the dogs are barking, Splittie. As they do.
 
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[sigh]
For the record, all I was implying is that there's an obvious possible explanation for the phenom which the journalist neglected to address. And that means I'm unimpressed with the journalist, though glad I saw the story anyway. Unlike the shmucks you link to, I did not intend it as a slight against Islam. If the restaurant was in northern Idaho and the manager, Adolf Schmidt, said he'd opened the Hitler-themed restaurant merely to stand out as different, I would also be wondering why the journalist didn't bother to ask about the obvious possible white supremacist angle.

Tokyo had a similar place, iirc, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't run by Muslims.
 
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pluto's officially no planet

my girl's gonna be shattered.
 
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Danish scientists teleport information from light to matter.

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The experiment involved for the first time a macroscopic atomic object containing thousands of billions of atoms. They also teleported the information a distance of half a meter but believe it can be extended further.

"Teleportation between two single atoms had been done two years ago by two teams but this was done at a distance of a fraction of a millimeter," Polzik, of the Danish National Research Foundation Center for Quantum Optics, explained.

"Our method allows teleportation to be taken over longer distances because it involves light as the carrier of entanglement," he added.

Quantum entanglement involves entwining two or more particles without physical contact.

 
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Danish scientists teleport information from light to matter.

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The experiment involved for the first time a macroscopic atomic object containing thousands of billions of atoms. They also teleported the information a distance of half a meter but believe it can be extended further.

"Teleportation between two single atoms had been done two years ago by two teams but this was done at a distance of a fraction of a millimeter," Polzik, of the Danish National Research Foundation Center for Quantum Optics, explained.

"Our method allows teleportation to be taken over longer distances because it involves light as the carrier of entanglement," he added.

Quantum entanglement involves entwining two or more particles without physical contact.



someplace sombody is working on a way right now to make porn out of this.
 
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    In Africa, reports of human-elephant conflicts appear almost daily, from Zambia to Tanzania, from Uganda to Sierra Leone, where 300 villagers evacuated their homes last year because of unprovoked elephant attacks.

    Still, it is not only the increasing number of these incidents that is causing alarm but also the singular perversity "” for want of a less anthropocentric term "” of recent elephant aggression. Since the early 1990's, for example, young male elephants in Pilanesberg National Park and the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve in South Africa have been raping and killing rhinoceroses; this abnormal behavior, according to a 2001 study in the journal Pachyderm, has been reported in "a number of reserves" in the region. In July of last year, officials in Pilanesberg shot three young male elephants who were responsible for the killings of 63 rhinos, as well as attacks on people in safari vehicles.

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    For a number of biologists and ethologists who have spent their careers studying elephant behavior, the attacks have become so abnormal in both number and kind that they can no longer be attributed entirely to the customary factors. Typically, elephant researchers have cited, as a cause of aggression, the high levels of testosterone in newly matured male elephants or the competition for land and resources between elephants and humans. But in "Elephant Breakdown," a 2005 essay in the journal Nature, Bradshaw and several colleagues argued that today's elephant populations are suffering from a form of chronic stress, a kind of species-wide trauma. Decades of poaching and culling and habitat loss, they claim, have so disrupted the intricate web of familial and societal relations by which young elephants have traditionally been raised in the wild, and by which established elephant herds are governed, that what we are now witnessing is nothing less than a precipitous collapse of elephant culture.
- long article in NYT (via Barista)
 
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Hundreds of Iraqi Police Sick From Poison

This is obviously 'Bad' news but my first reaction was 'Whoa.'
 
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This caught me off guard.

Eight convicted over Arkan murder.
 
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This caught me off guard.

Eight convicted over Arkan murder.


Well, I'll miss the French Guy and his 1 billion posts. I am at least happy that it took EIGHT to bring him down, instead of the usual lone gunman.

Read in The Times, this morning, that they have developed a chip, that when implanted on the back of the hand, allows instant purchasing. Already being tested in Spain.

The "Mark of the Beast" came a little earlier than expected, methinks.
 
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If this is true, the fallout is going to fun to watch.
    The Foreign Ministry on Friday condemned remarks by the Israeli ambassador to Australia in which he told Haaretz that the two countries are white sisters amid "the yellow race" of Asia.

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    "Israel and Australia are like sisters in Asia," Tamir said in an interview with Haaretz during a visit to Israel this week. "We are in Asia without the characteristics of Asians. We don't have yellow skin and slanted eyes. Asia is basically the yellow race. Australia and Israel are not - we are basically the white race. We are on the western side of Asia and they are on the southeastern side."
 
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...this land is your land this land is my land from 0 longitude back to zero longitude...fuck i gotta go piss on a tree...ok I'm back...this land is your land this land is my land...hey! that's my piss on that tree don't piss on top of it...
(sorry humans are just so territorial us all)
 
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Music industry sues 8000 file-sharers.

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The industry has now filed about 18,000 lawsuits in the US, the largest market for music sales, and 13,000 in the rest of the world.

The legal proceedings involve both criminal and civil suits and are aimed at "uploaders", people who put copyrighted songs onto Internet file sharing networks to offer to music fans without permission.

The IFPI says many of those targeted for legal action were parents whose children had been illegally file sharing.

Others facing law suits include a laboratory assistant in Finland and a German parson.
 
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a German parson.


His church must be pissed.
 
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I had a hard time if the following should've been in the whoa, weird or bad news thread:

Bush Sets Defense As Space Priority

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President Bush has signed a new National Space Policy that rejects future arms-control agreements that might limit U.S. flexibility in space and asserts a right to deny access to space to anyone "hostile to U.S. interests."


"'cause we own this whole universe, damnit!"
 
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The concept of rejecting an agreement not even made yet is funny. I assume that any future President can toss this aside since it is a Presidential policy directive only. I suppose it is a matter of time before somebody places weapons in space though.
 
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Cloned Animal Food Products

What the real 'whoa' news is is that its obvious these guys don't want competitors to be able to identify thier products as 'clone free'. These food lobby guys are powerful, sueing anyone in the U.S who tried to label their dairy products as 'hormone free', so I could see them getting away with this.
In Canada, the last survey I saw said 90% of Canadians wanted GM foods to be labeled as such but its not anywhere on the political radar.
 
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Stingrays on the rampage!

This reminds me of the lions in the "ghost and the darkness" movie. they attacked humans for no real reason and it was cited in some circles as the earth trying to defend itself against humans. Maybe this is part of the same phenomenon, stringrays chasing us down on water and lions on the land. Pretty soon there will be murderous monkeys in the malls and death squads of feral cats running though the subdivisions!
 
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I distinctly remember stealing one of these from a third-level elf in a D&D session back in 1980.
 
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Colin prediction: The 2D, microwave only, leaves a small shadow and is slightly reflective 'invisibility' material will not be extensible to a 3D, visible light, effective invisibility material in the forseeable future, but will occasionally come up in the news every so often like that other invisibility material that only works if you project a very bright picture of the background onto the object being hidden, and then not very well. And we won't get jet packs or flying cars either. Mad
 
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Israeli jets clash with German ship near Lebanon.

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Germany daily Der Tagesspiegel earlier on Wednesday quoted a junior German defence minister as telling a parliamentary committee that two Israeli F-16 fighters flew low over the German ship and fired two shots.

The jets also released infra-red countermeasures to ward off any rocket attack, the paper quoted him as saying.

The minister did not say when the incident happened or what had caused it, the paper said.



WTF?
 
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Rotroh
 
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The whole fact that these machines need to be funded by an administration negates the possibility of their functioning in any proper way...

Talk about a placebo...
 
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New tech always scares people, it will get better. Also I noted on the post that I think it doubtfull of malicious flipping of votes in the case of the people quoted inthe story.

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Mine worked fine, but there is a perspective issue with touchscreens that I had a problem with too. It happens to me every time I go to Disney and try to use their kiosk to find something. I put my finger over the box as I see it but the screen highlights something right below what I want. I had a couple of my votes do that last week, so I adjusted my finger a bit higher and fixed it. Offhand it seems if somebody is good enough to hack the machines they would be good enough not to show you that your vote was going to the OTHER guy.
 
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You and the original commenter seem to overlook the fact that all is required is for your choice to be above his opponent for this to foul up. Whether it's malicious or not is neither here nor there. The fact that the voting machinery is unreliable isn't a problem for you?
 
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