3/31/2007

Grow-your-own Viagra craze hits Britain’s garden centres

Filed under: DIY,Holistic,SEX — 10:48 pm

A chance discovery by a Berkshire allotment-holder that a plant widely available in garden centres has the same effect on men as Viagra has been confirmed by experts at one of the world’s leading botanical institutions.

Convert Physical Windows Systems Into Virtual Machines To Be Run On A Linux Desktop

Filed under: Linux,Technology — 10:35 pm

This article shows how you can convert a physical Windows system (XP, 2003, 2000, NT4 SP4 ) into a VMware virtual machine with the free VMware Converter Starter. The resulting virtual machine can be run in the free VMware Player and VMware Server, and also in VMware Workstation and other VMware products. Vmware Converter comes in handy if you want to switch to a Linux desktop, but feel the need to run your old Windows desktop from time to time. By converting your Windows desktop into a virtual machine, you can run it under VMware Server/Player, etc. on your Linux desktop .

Dispelling The Top 10 Nutrition Myths

Filed under: Health,Research — 10:32 pm

Dispelling The Top 10 Nutrition Myths

Terror suspect gets 9 months in plea deal

Filed under: Conspiracy,Terrorism,The Law — 10:29 pm

Australian David Hicks pleaded guilty at the Guant‡namo Bay Navy Base yesterday to supporting terrorism in exchange for a nine-month prison sentence under a plea deal that forbids him from claiming he was abused in U.S. custody.

In return, Hicks, 31, will be allowed to leave Guant‡namo within 60 days to serve out the sentence in his native Australia. He will be free by New Year’s Eve.

“They told us this was one of the world’s worst terrorists, and he got the sentence of a drunken driver,” said Ben Wizner, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union.

The U.S. military death toll in March was nearly twice that of the Iraqi army

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Iraq — 10:25 pm

The U.S. military death toll in March, the first full month of the security crackdown, was nearly twice that of the Iraqi army, which American and Iraqi officials say is taking the leading role in the latest attempt to curb violence in the capital, surrounding cities and Anbar province, according to figures compiled on Saturday.

Microsoft to “periodically” check Vista installs for piracy

Filed under: Computer Security — 9:55 pm

Yet another reason to migrate to Linux, who knows what else they will be checking periodically.

Technology built into Vista allows Microsoft to periodically evaluate the OS to make sure it is legitimate, rather than just having one opportunity, when the product key is first entered at activation.”

Department of Homeland and Security wants master key for DNS

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Computer Security,Conspiracy — 9:48 pm

This is BAD NEWS. All we need is DHS claiming that national security depends on them controlling the Internet.

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was created after the attacks on September 11, 2001 as a kind of overriding department, wants to have the key to sign the DNS root zone solidly in the hands of the US government . This ultimate master key would then allow authorities to track DNS Security Extensions (DNSSec) all the way back to the servers that represent the name system’s root zone on the Internet. The “key-signing key” signs the zone key, which is held by VeriSign. At the meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in Lisbon, Bernard Turcotte, president of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) drew everyone’s attention to this proposal as a representative of the national top-level domain registries (ccTLDs).

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