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Where do computer viruses come from

70 percent of virus writers work under contract for organized crime syndicates.

Reference: Linux World

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Nearsightedness farsightedness and how glasses work

Simply put, the eyeglass lens is a tool you use to focus light appropriately on your retina. For example, a lens that is concave, or curves inward, is used to correct nearsightedness, while a lens that is convex, or curves outward, is used to correct farsightedness.

Nearsightedness causes nearby objects to appear clear, while objects farther away look blurry. Farsightedness is where far away objects appear clear and objects up close appear blurry.

To correct astigmatism, which is caused by distortions in the shape of the cornea, a cylinder shaped lens is frequently used.

Reference: http://my.webmd.com/content/article/63/71988.htm?z=4051_00000_7000_to_07

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Necessity is the mother of Invention, but chocolate can work too.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.


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Your happiness depends on other people

"The pain of having less is much stronger than the joy of having more." Workers who discover they're earning more for the same work may be happy, but those who earn less can quickly feel slighted, killing motivation and often the quality of their output.

Reference: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1687725,00.html

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How shrimp and fish work together

“Cleaner shrimp” feed off the parasites that live on fish. To attract passersby in the market for a cleaning, the shrimp do a little dance. Fish taken in by the shrimps’ choreographed moves will respond by “striking a pose,” which signals the cleaner shrimp to start washing and waxing … kind of like an underwater car wash.

Reference: www.mentalfloss.com

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