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For the second year (2010) in a row, more US soldiers killed themselves (468) than died in combat, reports Cord Jefferson January 27, 2011 on www.good.ir . Excluding accidents and illness, 462 soldiers died in combat, while 468 committed suicide. Veterans who, after serving, suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are also at high risk. The study showed that 47 percent of veterans with PTSD had thoughts of suicide before they found help. The internal anguish a soldier experiences after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan can be far more severe than that experienced during live external combat.
If you have a neighbor that's playing their music too loudly, you can get them back by hijacking their speakers with a little DIY project. Some people are more than a little inconsiderate, and when a friendly note or call to your landlord doesn't solve the problem, sometimes you need to take matters into your own hands. Evil genius and electrical guru junkyardmessiah over at Reddit came up with this DIY solution: In deference to XKCD the real way to cause problems with her system is pretty simple. You need a Cheap CB radio, A linear amp, and a bottom loaded CB antenna (easier to build a ground plane for it). See if you can get a good guess where she has her [speakers] set up and get your antenna close as you can to it.
Remember a few months ago, when Anonymous released an ominous video claiming that they were going to “kill Facebook” ? With the date fast-approaching, many people are beginning to wonder if there’s any credibility to the hacktivist group’s threat. According to Anonymous, they’re taking down Facebook because: Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so that they can spy on people from all around the world. Some of these so-called whitehat infosec firms are working for authoritarian governments, such as those of Egypt and Syria.” – Anonymous
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October 31, 2011 12:30 Devon trio's 2003 hit edges out Rush and Queen to take top spot Muse 's 'Hysteria' has been voted as the track which features the best bassline of all time. In a new poll conducted by Musicradar.com , the bassline from the Devon trio's 2003 hit single came out on top, with Rush 's 'YYZ' in second place.
To date we have around seven conspiracy theory lists or lists containing entries related to such. This new list is a welcome addition as it has been some time since our last one and they are always extremely fascinating topics to read about. The world is full of conspiracy theories – many of which contain elements of mystery. This will definitely not be the last list of this type.
It’s a new year, and the beginning of a new semester in school. Students who didn’t do so hot last year have probably made a New Year resolution to improve their grades. To help you all with the next semester, I’ve decided to make a list of extremely helpful web tools that will make school easier for all the struggling students out there.
Scientists have found the biggest and oldest reservoir of water ever--so large and so old, it’s almost impossible to describe.
By MATT BRADLEY Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Egyptian Coptic Christians clash with soldiers and police in Cairo on Sunday. CAIRO—Clashes between Muslims and Christians in downtown Cairo on Sunday night left at least 24 people dead, including three Egyptian military police officers, in one of the worst incidents of sectarian violence since a revolution in February toppled Egypt's former regime. Thousands of mostly Christian protesters armed with Molotov cocktails and rocks clashed with several hundred military police officers who were guarding the Nile River-side state-television building, witnesses said.
Dan Yoder Apr 26, 2010 Let's all ban Facebook! After some reflection, I’ve decided to delete my account on Facebook. I’d like to encourage you to do the same .