BBC, known world-wide as a sober, clear-minded organization free from prejudice and unaffected by influence, today reported such an array of bizarre shit as to stagger the under-informed mind.
Check this out:
“- ‘Indestructible’ botnet uncovered
More than four million PCs have been enrolled in a botnet security experts say is almost “indestructible”. The botnet, known as TDL, targets Windows PCs and is difficult to detect and shut down.
A ‘botnet’ is a network of home PCs that have been infected with a virus that allows the infector to criminally access the computer. Sometimes, these criminals simply steal data from the infected computers. At other times, they use the infected computers to send out spam, or commit cyber-assaults on other victims.”
This botnet has been through three revisions. The current version, TDL-4, infected 4.5 million computers in the last three months. It installs itself mostly from booby-trapped porn and bootleg movie sites, but has been also found on sites that offer storage of videos and stills.
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And there’s an article about a monster black hole, so far from Earth that the light we’re seeing left it in less than a billion years after the Big Bang. And we all know how cool that is.
But wait, there’s more:
– Bug makes record noise with penis
Scientists from France and Scotland recorded the aquatic animal, Micronecta scholtzi, “singing” at up to 99.2 decibels, the equivalent of a passing freight train, or a loud orchestra heard from the front row.
This creature, an insect – a water bug – makes its noise by rubbing its penis against its abdomen, a process known as “stridulation”.
What researchers found remarkable was that the creature that makes this enormously loud sound is less than 2mm in total length. The article did not specify the length of its penis. They say it does not matter. Song is song. I wonder.
If you’re like me, you may have had occasion to do just this sort of thing in the course of mating, ritualistic or not. I must say, in those times, I may well have sung. And if so, I’m sure it compared to a passing train.
You can find the article here.