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Earlier today, computer maker Asus kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show a day early by announcing four upcoming tablet computers. Three of them run Google’s Android operating system. One runs Windows 7. See if you can guess which one is the outlier:
* Eee Pad MeMO: starts at $499
* Eee Pad Slider: starts at $499
* Eee Pad Transformer: starts at $399
* Eee Slate: starts at $999
Most non-Dutch readers of my little blog probably missed this:
A massive fire at a chemicals packaging plant in Moerdijk, south of Rotterdam was brought under control shortly after midnight after being sprayed with a thick layer of foam to douse the flames.
Fire broke out in the Chemie-Pack plant around 14.30 hours on Wednesday, sending enormous clouds of smoke into the air and leading officials to declare a phase four alarm. Locals were told to stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed.
The national safety council has begun an investigation into the fire under the leadership of Pieter van Vollenhoven. The probe will focus on how the fire started and the manner in which the blaze was tackled.
The body of a decorated US Army officer was found dumped in a Delaware landfill on New Years Eve day, a few days after he expressed concern that the nation wasn’t adequately prepared for cyber warfare, according to news reports following the bizarre whodunit.
Events surrounding the murder of John P. Wheeler III, who most recently worked part-time for defense contractor Mitre Corporation on cyber defense topics, read like a Tom Clancy novel. The 66-year-old worked for three Republican administrations, was special assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, served in the office of the Secretary of Defense, and penned a manual on the effectiveness of biological and chemical weapons, which urged US forces to show restraint.
Reading the rest of the article make me expect they’ll find he shot himself in the back of his head repeatedly.
The body which certifies that fish have been caught sustainably has been accused of "duping" consumers by giving its eco-label to fisheries where stocks are tumbling.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) manages the labelling system that tells consumers which species of fish they can buy safe in the knowledge they aren’t destroying stocks.
It recently celebrated the 100th award of its eco-label – to the Barents Sea cod fishery – but a series of decisions allowing controversial fisheries to be granted the prized MSC label has prompted severe criticism of the organisation.
Richard Page, a Greenpeace oceans campaigner, said decisions to certify some fisheries "seriously undermine" the MSC’s credibility.
"I will go as far as to say consumers are being duped. They think they are buying fish that are sustainable and can eat them with a clean conscience."
A man who was molested as a child by a Portland priest — then secured a $900,000 settlement from the church — has yet to see a penny more than seven years after the church paid out the money.
In a lawsuit filed this week in Multnomah County Circuit Court, the man alleges that attorneys who represented him in the case managed to claim $877,000 of the settlement, leaving him with no more than $23,000. Yet the man, identified only by his initials, G.B., hasn’t seen a check for any amount.
Evidence published a decade ago, giving birth to the belief of a connection between vaccines and autism, has been deemed outright "fraudulent," according to an editorial published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal.