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Old 2011-02-19, 01:58   Link #12061
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Speaking of holograms, I found this one via Starwars.com. Slightly older tech news, but it is relevant to this topic.
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns...021253061.html

Touchable Holograms invented at the University of Tokyo.
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Old 2011-02-19, 02:20   Link #12062
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Speaking of holograms, I found this one via Starwars.com. Slightly older tech news, but it is relevant to this topic.
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns...021253061.html

Touchable Holograms invented at the University of Tokyo.
Does this mean holographic catgirls in my room dancing to Lucky Star near the future?

HELL YES.
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Old 2011-02-19, 04:17   Link #12063
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Speaking of holograms, I found this one via Starwars.com. Slightly older tech news, but it is relevant to this topic.
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns...021253061.html

Touchable Holograms invented at the University of Tokyo.
So it does use ultrasonic sound, which bsically means they just added interaction by tracking a users movement in an accustical way (like bats). That does not mean the user would experience any resistance from the hologram, but still the user could interact in a certain way with it. However... the proposed applications in the article... I don't know if it is worth the technical overkill (at least not for switches... I am sure a hardware switch will less often malfunction than a virtual switch that uses a much more complex way to determine if it is on/off.. or in general... is interacting with something/someone).
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Old 2011-02-19, 06:54   Link #12064
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Libya's Gaddafi faces fight of life, Bahrain offer snubbed
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNew...71F41K20110219

U.S. vetoes U.N. draft condemning Israeli settlements
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNew...13183320110219
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Old 2011-02-19, 23:23   Link #12065
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Ishihara: “I Want to Censor the Internet As Well!”

"Tokyo’s governor Shintaro Ishihara has indicated that his next target is the
Internet."

"In recent statements, he has said he intends to use his position as Tokyo governor
to “lead Japan from Tokyo” – i.e. make laws in Tokyo which the rest of the country
has no real choice but to go along with, just as has already happened with his
manga ban, so there seems to be a very real danger he will attempt to enact a
further ban on 2D material on the Internet."

See:

http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/0...ernet-as-well/
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Old 2011-02-20, 02:00   Link #12066
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Wisconsin budget cuts: Madison rally attracts thousands

Okay i found this very jarring.
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Among the Walker supporters was "Joe the Plumber", real name Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, who figured in the 2008 Republican presidential campaign.

His message was: "Unions don't deserve anything, you don't deserve anything, you work for it yourself!"
Doesn't he know the purpose of a Trade union is to unsure that workers get a fair salary and good working conditions so their bosses won't cheat and exploit them?
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Old 2011-02-20, 02:57   Link #12067
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Doesn't he know the purpose of a Trade union is to unsure that workers get a fair salary and good working conditions so their bosses won't cheat and exploit them?
Problem is unions in US no longer do that, it is about lining pockets.

OTOH :

Libya forces shoot dead dozens, talks begin in Bahrain

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(Reuters) - Libyan security forces shot dead dozens of protesters to try to crush a revolt in the second city Benghazi, and the wave of unrest sweeping the Middle East also pushed Bahrain's rulers into talks with the opposition.

Anti-government demonstrators in Bahrain camped out overnight in Pearl Square in Manama after putting riot police to flight in a striking victory, confidently setting up camp for a protracted stay.

In Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, a witness told Reuters snipers had fired at protesters from a fortified compound.

"Dozens were killed... We are in the midst of a massacre here," said the resident, who did not want to be named. The man said he helped take the victims to a local hospital during Saturday's violence.

The Libyan authorities have not allowed foreign journalists into the country since the protests against Gaddafi erupted, and the witness' account could not be independently verified.

Human Rights Watch says 84 people have been killed in Libya since the protests began, reflecting the ferocity of the security crackdown mounted in response to anti-government protests that sought to emulate uprisings in neighboring Egypt and Tunisia.

Britain's Independent on Sunday newspapers said the death toll in Benghazi -- 1,000 km (625 miles) east of the capital -- may be as high as 200. Unverified posts on social network sites referred to minor skirmishes in the capital and of overnight gunfire in Nalut, to the west of Tripoli.

Unrest has also been seen in Yemen, Oman, Kuwait and Djibouti as people took to the streets demanding political and economic change.

Anti-government protests met varying degrees of force in Yemen, Algiers and Djibouti, while an Egyptian court approved a new party in a landmark ruling. Authorities in Saudi Arabia detained activists trying to set up the kingdom's first political party.

SNIPER FIRE

Twitter was abuzz with talk of unrest in Libyan towns other than Benghazi. Reports ranged from the use of mercenaries and aircraft to mortars and artillery against protesters, but with foreign media banned from entering the country, they were impossible to verify.

Internet service has been cut off in Libya, but local Muslim leaders called on soldiers to stop killing fellow Muslims:

"Do NOT kill your brothers and sisters. STOP the massacre NOW!," urged the appeal, sent to Reuters.

Italy's Ansa news agency quoted an Italian witness in Benghazi as saying the city was "completely out of control."

"All the government and institutional buildings and a bank have been burned, and the rebels have ransacked and destroyed everything. There's no one on the streets, not even the police," said the witness, who declined to be identified.

The government has not released casualty figures or made any official comment on the violence.

The unrest has helped drive up oil and gold prices.

BAHRAIN TALKS

In Bahrain, a key U.S. ally and home to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, thousands of protesters celebrated as they poured into Pearl Square after riot police pulled out.

"We don't fear death any more, let the army come and kill us to show the world what kind of savages they are," said Umm Mohammed, a teacher wearing a black abaya.

Bahrain's government said it had opened a dialogue with opposition groups demanding reform. The crown prince called for a national day of mourning for the six people killed in this week's protests and appealed for calm.

"All political parties in the country deserve a voice at the table," Crown Prince Salman told CNN late on Saturday of the dialogue, adding the king had appointed him to lead it and to build trust with all sides.

He had earlier announced that all troops had been ordered off the streets -- meeting one of the conditions for talks set out by an ex-lawmaker of the main Shi'ite opposition bloc Wefaq.

The Sunni Muslim Al-Khalifa dynasty rules Bahrain, but the Shi'ite majority has long complained about what it sees as discrimination in access to state jobs, housing and healthcare.

"The protesters in Pearl Roundabout represent a very significant proportion of our society and our political belief," the crown prince told CNN.

"But there are other forces at work here. This is not Egypt and this is not Tunisia. And what we don't want to do, like in Northern Ireland, is to descend into militia warfare or sectarianism."

The United States and top oil producer Saudi Arabia see Bahrain as a bulwark against neighboring Shi'ite Iran.

In Egypt, a court approved the Wasat Party (Center Party), the first new party to be recognized since President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown this month, and an official said there would soon be a limited cabinet reshuffle.

In Yemen, one protester was killed and seven were hurt in clashes with supporters of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa.

Riot police in Algiers meanwhile prevented some 500 protesters marching in through the city center.

The uprisings sweeping through the region also reached the tiny Horn of Africa state of Djibouti, where three leading opposition politicians were detained on Saturday in a move to quash anti-government protests.

Djibouti, a former French colony between Eritrea and Somalia, hosts France's largest military base in Africa and a major U.S. base. Its port is used by foreign navies patrolling busy shipping lanes off the coast of Somalia to fight piracy. Unemployment runs at about 60 percent.
Wtf is wrong with Gaddafi?
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Old 2011-02-20, 07:09   Link #12068
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Wtf is wrong with Gaddafi?
He might think than Saudi Arabia wouldn't be a option for him if the protesters manage to overthrow him ?
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Old 2011-02-20, 12:28   Link #12069
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Wtf is wrong with Gaddafi?
He's a dictator and doesn't want to lose power. What happened in Egypt isn't going to go as smoothly elsewhere in the middle east. It ended relatively peacefully because the Egyptian military pretty much sided with the protesters and said it was time for Mubarak to go. Elsewhere, the military is apparently supporting the regime and turning their guns on the protesters. That's making things a lot bloodier. Not to say it's doomed to failure, but the people protesting need to be willing to pay for a new government with their lives.
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Old 2011-02-20, 12:33   Link #12070
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He's a dictator and doesn't want to lose power. What happened in Egypt isn't going to go as smoothly elsewhere in the middle east. It ended relatively peacefully because the Egyptian military pretty much sided with the protesters and said it was time for Mubarak to go. Elsewhere, the military is apparently supporting the regime and turning their guns on the protesters. That's making things a lot bloodier. Not to say it's doomed to failure, but the people protesting need to be willing to pay for a new government with their lives.
So maybe a chance for Iran to finally export their revolution of hate crimes against non-shi'ite muslims (or rather, anyone who isn't a Muslim and supports an Iran mandated ME caliphate)? We certainly don't need that, but they have already sailed two warships through the Suez Canal.

And it has just gotten bloodier.

Libya killings exceed 100
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Old 2011-02-20, 13:00   Link #12071
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Wisconsin budget cuts: Madison rally attracts thousands

Okay i found this very jarring.


Doesn't he know the purpose of a Trade union is to unsure that workers get a fair salary and good working conditions so their bosses won't cheat and exploit them?
"Joe the Plumber" is a manufactured lie and an idiot... the fact that some people/media think he's worth airtime is purely to draw attention and sell ads.
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Old 2011-02-20, 18:56   Link #12072
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This is a VERY important fight for the teachers union across the nation. The teachers union is one of the last invincible unions. If this goes through then other states will see the chink in the armor.

The teachers union has used a formula of begging and bullying for years and it has worked.
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Old 2011-02-21, 00:28   Link #12073
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We certainly don't need that, but they have already sailed two warships through the Suez Canal.
What do they intend to do with it? Using those warships would be a far more '' visible'' move than sending money and weapons to terrorists group.
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Old 2011-02-21, 03:07   Link #12074
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What do they intend to do with it? Using those warships would be a far more '' visible'' move than sending money and weapons to terrorists group.
Show how big their balls are to the shi'ite muslims living outside of Iran. Seriously, I would laugh if the Israelis covertly sank one of the ships through some form of induced engine/magazine explosion.

The sailing of warships is unwarranted for. Do they really think they can influence the post Mubarak Egyptians to ally with them for another Six-Day War? They can't even clean up the political divide and corruption in their country for goodness sake, and now they are trying to shift their internal problems by demonising someone else?

If the Iranians truly believe that it is the outsiders' fault, the rest of the world is screwed. By then it is in the best interests of Russia and US to nuke the place to oblivion.
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Old 2011-02-21, 03:52   Link #12075
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Actually it is just one warship and a replenishment ship.

Kharg is a 11,000 ton British built replenishmet ship (an AOR) finished in 1984.
The Alvand is also a British built ship, this one a guilded missiles frigate (FFG) commissioned in 1971. It has 1 x 114mm cannon, 2 x 35mm cannons, 3 x 20mm cannons, and 3 machine guns. Also 4 ship to surface missiles (Chinese C-802) She is 1,350 tons.

The Isrealis have more than enough ships to deal with them if that was needed, and the American Sixth Fleet also has more that enough firepower to take out one Iranian frigate in combat. If they provoke anybody that is.
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Old 2011-02-21, 04:12   Link #12076
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Japan to investigate site linked to Unit 731.

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Excavations are beginning at a former medical school in Tokyo which may reveal grisly secrets from World War II.

The site is linked to Unit 731 of the Japanese Imperial Army, which carried out experiments in germ warfare on prisoners.

Japan's government has never formally acknowledged the atrocities took place.

It ordered the excavation after a former nurse came forward to break 60 years of silence.

The woman, now 88, said she and colleagues were ordered to bury hundreds of bodies after Japan's surrender at the end of World War II.

The job had to be finished before American troops arrived in the capital.

The site from which an apartment block has been cleared for the digging was the Tokyo headquarters of Unit 731 of the Imperial Japanese Army.

Historians and witnesses say it subjected many thousands of prisoners in occupied northern China to barbaric experiments, searching for advances in biological warfare.

Some were injected with diseases and then dissected alive, others frozen to death to test their endurance.

The site being excavated is close to another where fragments of bone, many showing saw marks, were found in 1989.

Then the health ministry concluded that they could not be linked to Unit 731.

Requests for DNA testing from Chinese families whose relatives are believed to have fallen victim to medical experiments were refused.
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Old 2011-02-21, 05:55   Link #12077
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Animal-rights groups ready their cameras for Canadian seal hunt
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1914480/
At least if it was profitable...
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Old 2011-02-21, 10:27   Link #12078
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http://www.haaretz.com/news/international/report-libya-air-force-bombs-protesters-heading-for-army-base-1.344775
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Old 2011-02-21, 12:38   Link #12079
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This is absolutely fucking ridiculous.

Gaddafi under threat as revolt hits Tripoli

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There were reports that soldiers who refused to fire on civilians were executed by commanding officers in Benghazi.

"We have buried today 11 bodies of soldiers who refused to fire on civilians and were executed by Gaddafi officers.. The bodies were cut, heads in one side and legs in the other...it is a crime what is happening here," said Elsanous Ali Eldorsi, a retired judge in Benghazi.

A soldier serves his/her country, abides by his presidents orders so he/she could protect his/her own people. Why are they fucking shot for refusing to kill innocents?

The rule of the thumb is to protect the people, not the damn regime!
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Old 2011-02-21, 13:05   Link #12080
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A soldier serves his/her country, abides by his presidents orders so he/she could protect his/her own people. Why are they fucking shot for refusing to kill innocents?

The rule of the thumb is to protect the people, not the damn regime!
Much dictators don't think this way...
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