Category Archives: Nature Checking Market

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Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol — Chris Ayres, London Times Online

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The Afterlife of Cellphones — Jon Mooallem, New York Times Magazine

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Six months on, Vista users still griping
– Jessica Mintz, AP on MSNBC.com

See also these recent articles on Slashdot: Programs Cannot Be Uninstalled In Vista? — kdawson Firefox Now Serious Threat to IE in Europe — CmdrTaco Warning On Office 2007 “Try-Before-You-Buy” — kdawson

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iPhone as a Widescreen iPod + Wifi without Contract?
Mac Rumors

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Giant microwave turns plastic back to oil
Catherine Brahic, New Scientist Environment

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Schoolgirls celebrities after exposing Ribena
Mike Steere, New Zealand Press

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New “paint” provides wireless network protection without encryption — George Gardner, Tech Blorge

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Dogs Used to Tackle Movie, Music Piracy
Enlai Yeoh, AP on Breitbart

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Leave No Child Inside: The growing movement to reconnect children and nature
Richard Louv, Orion Magazine

(HT: BoingBoing)

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A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection
Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Executive Summary Windows Vista includes an extensive reworking of core OS elements in order to provide content protection for so-called “premium content”, typically HD data from Blu-Ray and HD-DVD sources. Providing this protection incurs considerable costs in terms of system performance, system stability, technical support overhead, and hardware and software cost. These issues affect not [...]

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Ranchers Decry Grass-Fed Beef Rule Plan
Libby Quaid, AP on North Jersey.com

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Planting Evidence? The discovery of a protected herb sparks accusations of sabotage – AP in Winston Salem Journal

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Animal rights protest shuts restaurant [in China] – Reuters

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Web inventor warns of ‘dark’ net – Jonathan Fildes, BBC News

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America Is Not Addicted To Oil – JP of Blog and Tan, BlogCritics.org

“…America is addicted to Real Estate…”

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Sleep Deprivation: The Great American Myth – Robin Lloyd, LiveScience.com

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Save Gas, Ride a Horse.

The Salt Lake Tribune has a great article about a couple enterprising teenagers using some particularly lively alternative fuel vehicles. Too bad “school officials” felt like they had to squelch such original thinking.

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If you can’t beat ‘em, bug ‘em.

“A group of Colombian scientists believe they’ve found a way to wipe out cocaine production: unleash an army of hungry moth caterpillars…”