Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Unless your living under a rock (or in a barn) you have heard the name Harry Potter somewhere during your life. What you may not know is that the upcoming book, “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows” is scheduled to be released to the screaming public on July 21st of 2007. This is the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling.

There has been a huge security measure in place to make sure this book didn’t get released on the internet before it is available to be bought in stores. We all know how that goes. The bigger the security measure, the more crafty the person(s) trying to get their name in lights for the day, become.

This time proved to be no different. There are various versions of the book available in newsgroups and on torrent sites (in .pdf files), but most are claiming those are fakes. There is one that I think is real, and it isn’t a .pdf file. Someone got their grubby little paws on the book despite all of the security. They then proceeded to take photos of every single page. That’s right, the entire book in several .jpg files. And personally, I think that this one is the real thing. If it’s not, then someone clearly has way too much time on their hands.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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$207 Million In Cash

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Have you ever wondered what $1 million in cash looked like? How about $207 million? It’s no wonder that drugs are everywhere. After seeing this loot, who wouldn’t be tempted?!

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Lab remakes species by total DNA exchange

From the “Say-What?” archives come this little diddy I was reading in the Baltimore Sun news.

Scientists at a Rockville biotechnology institute say they have completely replaced the DNA of one bacterium with that of another, effectively changing its species.

The experiment could open the door to production of artificial organisms whose original genetic material is replaced entirely by man-made DNA, the researchers said. That way, they believe, they can program bacteria to produce useful metabolic products, such as new biofuels.

Critics said the experiment raises concerns about the unknown risks of artificial organisms and the emerging science is too loosely regulated.

Raises concerns? I would certainly hope so! Who knows what kind of weird organisms could (and would) be created by man? If the technology would get into the wrong hands, we could face a new kind of extreme terror in our lives. Imagine a new kind of weapon that contained a “super-flu” or something like it. Not only would it kill those close to it, the bug could be programmed to be highly contagious, and could be spread from humans to animals, and vice versa.

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