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News, The Snitch U.S. Report: Wave of Laptop Thefts Hits Nuclear Weapons Lab Employees

U.S. Report: Wave of Laptop Thefts Hits Nuclear Weapons Lab Employees

The toil of the Bay Area's laptop thieves used to be simple: Hang around parking lots and cafes, nab an unattended computer, and put ads on Craigslist.However, thanks to carelessness at an East Bay nuclear weapons lab, this workday has…
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News, The Snitch IBM to Unveil World's Fastest Computer; Porn Addicts Giddy at the Possibilities

IBM to Unveil World's Fastest Computer; Porn Addicts Giddy at the Possibilities

I'm disturbed by what you're downloading, DaveJust seven months after creating the world's speediest supercomputer, those enablers at IBM have announced plans to craft one faster yet -- with the power of 2 million laptops (an improvement over…
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News, Bay View Bugging Out

Bugging Out

Facing a court challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy has delayed plans for a controversial biodefense lab at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. But DOE officials insist that a similar "hot lab" intended for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory…
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News, Feature A Question of Risk

A Question of Risk

For more than 10 months, U.S. and coalition forces have scoured Iraq for biological weapons and the laboratories that may have produced them. Here at home, with little media scrutiny, the Bush administration is pursuing plans to build advanced labs…
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News, Feature The New Defenders

The New Defenders

Only months after terrorists used airliners to decimate the World Trade Center and anthrax to shut down Congress, the United States hosted the Winter Olympics in Utah. During the Games, a Bay Area team won a gold medal -- in…
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Building a Better Bomb

It's difficult to pinpoint an exact moment when we stopped worrying about The Bomb. Maybe it was during the winter of 1989, when the Berlin Wall came down. Or two years later, when the Soviet Union's collapse was assured. But…
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Riff Raff

Still Two Dailies, Still No Rock Critics. What's Up With That? The local newspaper guild is starting to put some pressure on the Chron and the Examiner for both papers' squirrelly inability to hire a rock critic. Most people would…
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