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  • Couple Stumbles Upon $10 Million in Rare Coins

    02/26/2014 5:52:38 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 26, 2014 | By JOHN ROGERS
    A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree. Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service of Santa Ana, which recently authenticated them. Although the face value of the gold pieces only adds up to more than $28,000, some of them are so rare that coin experts say they could fetch nearly $1 million apiece. [continued at link]
  • NSA Paid a Huge Security Firm $10 Million to Keep Encryption Weak

    12/20/2013 4:16:47 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 99 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 20 dec 2013 | Gizmodo
    Reuters reports that the NSA paid massive computer security firm RSA $10 million to promote a flawed encryption system so that the surveillance organization could wiggle its way around security. In other words, the NSA bribed the firm to leave the back door to computers all over the world open. Thanks to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, we already knew the NSA played a central role in promoting a flawed formula for generating random numbers, which if used in encryption, essentially gives the spies easy access to computing systems. A piece of RSA software, bSafe, became the most significant vector...
  • DHB UNDER FIRE; ARMOR CO. EXECS CHARGED WITH COOKING BOOKS (provided shoddy armor for US troops)

    08/18/2006 3:48:20 AM PDT · by Liz · 23 replies · 1,053+ views
    NY POST ^ | August 18, 2006 | JANET WHITMAN
    Ex-CFO Dawn Schlegel Two women who were once top executives at DHB Industries were arrested yesterday on charges they made millions in ill-gotten gains by cooking the books of the company, which supplies body armor to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dawn Schlegel, DHB's chief financial officer until she resigned early this year, and Sandra Hatfield, the company's chief operating officer before she stepped down late last year, turned themselves in to FBI agents in Melville, L.I., early yesterday. U.S. prosecutors in Brooklyn said they're still investigating DHB, which last month reached a $35 million settlement with irate...
  • Fossil frogs yield 'soft tissues'. Marrow from the bones of amphibians that died 10 M years ago

    07/27/2006 9:22:40 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 11 replies · 541+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 07/26/2006 | Helen Briggs
    Fossil frogs yield 'soft tissues' By Helen Briggs Science reporter, BBC News The specimens were found in Spain Scientists have extracted marrow from the bones of frogs and salamanders that died 10 million years ago in the muddy swamps of north-eastern Spain. The first fossilised bone marrow known to science provides a rare insight into the make-up of prehistoric animals. It is preserved in remarkable detail; usually only hard tissue such as bone survives in the fossil record. The soft tissue may yield traces of protein and DNA, researchers report in the journal Geology. Bone marrow is the tissue that...
  • Ansari X Prize 2nd Launch Live Thread - Launch at 6:30 PDT

    10/03/2004 3:14:24 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 614 replies · 22,077+ views
    I know this is early, but heck I'm excited.
  • Kerry Promises to Create 10 Million Jobs

    03/26/2004 12:50:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 263+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/26/04 | Nedra Pickler - AP
    DETROIT - Determined to counter President Bush (news - web sites)'s effort to portray him as a tax-raiser, Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) said Friday he would lower corporate taxes by 5 percent to promote job creation while eliminating tax incentives that sends work overseas. "Some may be surprised to hear a Democrat calling for lower corporate tax rates," Kerry told an audience at Wayne State University. "The fact is, I don't care about the old debates. I care about getting the job done and creating jobs here in the United States of America." Kerry, speaking to Michigan...
  • Largest Marijuana Load -- $10 Million -- Seized in Laredo, Texas

    03/13/2003 6:39:26 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 17 replies · 363+ views
    Laredo's largest marijuana load seized Time staff report Customs and Border Protection inspectors in Laredo seized a load of marijuana valued at more than $10 million, the largest in port history, on Monday. The confiscation did not produce an arrest, but an investigation is underway, officials said. The seizure occurred at World Trade Bridge when Customs and Border Protection inspectors referred a 1996 Freightliner tractor hauling a shipment of synthetic wall panels for a secondary examination. A non-intrusive imaging system scan indicated anomalies in the shipment. Inspectors found packages hidden between the panels. Canine "Miaka" alerted to the odor of...