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  • Kilogram Gets Controversial; Why Not Split the Difference?
    By on January 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    gbrumfiel writes “As Slashdot has noted, the kilogram has a problem. The SI unit is officially defined as the weight of a 130-year-old platinum-iridium cylinder in France. But the physical object appears to be getting lighter. Scientists want to replace the cylinder with a new standard based on Planck’s constant, but two experiments designed to facilitate the switch keep coming up with different results. Now one researcher is proposing a solution: (more…)



  • Controversial Muslim Cleric Caught Sneaking Back Into the U.S. Near San Diego
    By on January 27, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Said Jaziri, a controversial Islamic cleric who had been deported to Tunisia from Canada, was caught east of San Diego after he was allegedly smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico earlier this month. Jaziri was a Montreal imam who led Canadian protests against against a Danish cartoonist who made light of the prophet Mohammad in 2006.

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  • China’s Controversial Toothpaste “Darlie”
    By on December 1, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Of all the unfamiliar products in a Chinese supermarket, one of the most shocking to American visitors is a toothpaste featuring the logo of a minstrel singer in a top hat, flashing a white smile. Even worse, the toothpaste, Darlie, used to be called Darkie.

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  • USPTO To Review Controversial VoIP Patent
    By on February 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    alphadogg writes “The US Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to review a controversial patent issued in 2001 that is claimed to cover much of the technology underlying VoIP. The patent, held by a small company called C2 Communications Technologies, is one of 10 that the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been trying to strike down for several years through its Patent Busting Project. On Friday, the patent office granted the EFF’s request for a (more…)

  • Modern Warfare 2′s Controversial Opening [Video]
    By on October 28, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    One of the first missions of Infinity Ward’s upcoming shooter, Modern Warfare 2 plays out as a very controversial, if disturbing sequence of events.

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  • 39 Creative & Controversial Examples of Playstation Ads
    By on September 12, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Recent Playstation advertising has been described, by some circles, as being creative, effective and memorable. By others, down right controversial. In the beginning, the advertising for the original Playstation was reasonably conservative, and demonstrated with ease the product they were selling, without trying to shock or mind blow anyone.

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