Out of the Blue

Well I'm glad I mentioned that unsolicited pop-up dealie yesterday, because a forum comment made it clear that what I was suffering from was not a scumware situation, but rather a method for exploiting an internal Windows service. Thankfully indiv posted a link to the Stop Messenger Spam website, which clearly explained the problem, and how to solve it. Whew!

Wild Science: Japanese scientist invents 'invisibility cloak'. Thanks Christine Albers.
Tadpoles take blame for human hiccups. Thanks shafty.
Weird Science: Nuke Plants Aging Disgracefully. Thanks Mike Martinez.
Corn-Based Duds Future of Chic. Thanks Mike Martinez.
Auction of the Day: Cray Mainframe (S-MP). Thanks W.Sean Harrison. How the mighty have fallen.
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Davis-Besse started leaking boric acid in 1996. Between 1998 and 2000, the leakage began causing problems for other equipment. In 1999, FirstEnergy, the corporation that operates Davis-Besse, found traces of rust particles in the filters of radiation monitors. These filters, which sample the air inside the reactor's containment structure, are normally replaced every two to three months. When the leakage began, the filters had to be replaced every day.

"That should have been a sign that something was not right here," Lochbaum said.

FirstEnergy ignored photographic evidence documenting rust seeping from the reactor head as early as April 2000, Ryder said.


So if I'm reading this correctly, this problem was known about for 7 years!?!

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