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Offline Maik

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25/03/14
« on: Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 @ 10:22:49 »
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Two halves of a fossil bone found more 160 years apart have finally allowed scientists to scale one of the biggest sea turtles that ever lived.

Atlantochelys mortoni was originally described from a broken arm bone, or humerus, found in the 1840s in the US state of New Jersey.

Remarkably, the missing portion has also now been unearthed.

Together, the bone fragments give a much clearer view of A. mortoni, a species that would have looked very similar to the modern loggerhead - apart from its size.


http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26717415

I wouldn't fancy bumping into one of 'em on Mounda beach.

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Re: 25/03/14
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 @ 10:42:13 »
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The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS) called Drones is rapidly transforming the way we go to war. Drones were once used for land surveillance, Delivering Pizza's, then equipped with bombs that changed the way nations conduct war and now these hovering drones are ready to hack your Smartphones.

London-based Sensepoint security researchers have developed a drone called 'Snoopy' that can intercept data from your Smartphones using spoofed wireless networks.
http://thehackernews.com/2014/03/snoopy-drone-can-hack-your-smartphones.html

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Re: 25/03/14
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 @ 15:28:37 »
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China has replaced Germany as the third biggest country in patent filing, according to the annual report released Thursday by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Specifically, the United States witnessed the most applications which is more than 57,000 in 2013, with Japan, China and Germany in the following places.
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/848431.shtml

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Re: 25/03/14
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 @ 17:10:30 »
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A 27-year-old man was shot and injured outside a nightclub in Argasi, Zakynthos on Monday night.

Two Albanian men, aged 29 and 26, were arrested on suspicion of trying to murder the nightclub employee and his bosses.

Police said the incident occurred after the suspects were involved in an angry verbal exchange with the two owners.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_25/03/2014_538434

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Re: 25/03/14
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 @ 17:56:25 »
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The deputy warden of Malandrino Prison in central Greece was murdered on Tuesday by an inmate who used a makeshift knife to slice his victim’s throat.

Authorities said the 46-year-old prison guard, a father of two, died as he was being taken to the hospital. His windpipe had been severed in the attack, which was carried out by an Albanian inmate.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_25/03/2014_538440

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Re: 25/03/14
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 @ 21:41:10 »
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The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS) called Drones is rapidly transforming the way we go to war. Drones were once used for land surveillance, Delivering Pizza's, then equipped with bombs that changed the way nations conduct war and now these hovering drones are ready to hack your Smartphones.

London-based Sensepoint security researchers have developed a drone called 'Snoopy' that can intercept data from your Smartphones using spoofed wireless networks.
http://thehackernews.com/2014/03/snoopy-drone-can-hack-your-smartphones.html

What a surprise....not.  Bloody Snoopy  !!! :rant:   (Reason #156481.)

"Security researchers" = "hackers".  Thought that used to be illegal (apart from the NoW).

Tony
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