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posted by martyb on Monday February 18, @02:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the Is-this-thing-on? dept.

This is the line from the submit comment page:


Comment with examples of each of these tags in use.

Original Submission

posted by chromas on Thursday November 15 2018, @10:49PM   Printer-friendly
from the teste-test dept.
Now this'ere's a test. Article with linked poll.
posted by chromas on Tuesday October 23 2018, @03:21PM   Printer-friendly
from the (.Y.) dept.

Wasn't sure if "Main Page" nexus needs to be checked.

It does not.

systemd is great
posted by The Mighty Buzzard on Tuesday October 16 2018, @08:29AM   Printer-friendly
from the foo-bar-baz-bot dept.

this is a paragraph

this is a second paragraph

with a labeled spoiler tag

and some more text

posted by chromas on Saturday August 25 2018, @10:31PM   Printer-friendly
from the teehee dept.
posted by martyb on Tuesday May 01 2018, @07:03AM   Printer-friendly
from the department_text dept.
20180501_110533 UTC New story submitted using 'new' on admin bar and clicking immediately on 'save' button.. this is the "Intro Copy"
This is the "Extended Copy"
posted by martyb on Monday April 09 2018, @06:16PM   Printer-friendly
from the ? dept.

This is a test story on which there is to be a sufficient number of comments to cause them to spill onto a subsequent page.

The intent is to have a place to experiment with ways to better call out that pagination has occurred.

This in response to a problem reported by a user where they thought their comment had disappeared.

:: Specify cookie first, otherwise, the chain of invocations ends up defaulting to martyb:
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:: Non-subscribers need to wait 10s after getting reskey before they can post a comment;
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posted by fyngyrz on Thursday March 08 2018, @11:10AM   Printer-friendly
from the stray-cats dept.

On April 9, 1972, Iraq and the Soviet Union signed an historic agreement. The USSR committed to arming the Arab republic with the latest weaponry. In return for sending Baghdad guns, tanks and jet fighters, Moscow got just one thing — influence... in a region that held most of the world's accessible oil.

Nixon and his national security adviser Henry Kissinger visited Tehran in May 1972 — and promptly offered the shah a "blank check." Any weapons the king wanted and could pay for, he would get — regardless of the Pentagon's own reservations and the State Department's stringent export policies.

That's how, starting in the mid-1970s, Iran became the only country besides the United States to operate arguably the most powerful interceptor jet ever built — the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, a swing-wing carrier fighter packing a sophisticated radar and long-range AIM-54 Phoenix air-to-air missiles.

Today Iran's 40 or so surviving F-14s remain some of the best fighters in the Middle East. And since the U.S. Navy retired its last Tomcats in 2006, the ayatollah's Tomcats are the only active Tomcats left in the world.

TFA goes on in some depth both about the historical importance of the F-14 as it flew nearly 50 years ago, as well as the challenges Iran has faced in creating an entirely new supply chain, and eventually new upgrades, to keep a fleet of dedicated interceptors from the last century in service.

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posted by fyngyrz on Thursday March 08 2018, @10:56AM   Printer-friendly
from the HEPA-filter dept.

A new study showed a link between strong right-wing views and fear of disease and increased concern about hygiene.

The study showed that people who are more offended by bad odors are more likely to support authoritarian leaders such as Donald Trump.

In the past, disgust at bad odors may have been important for survival. The scientists suggested that the disgust at unfamiliar odors may be linked to a desire to keep apart from "culturally unfamiliar" groups.

Jonas Olofsson, a researcher in scent and psychology at Stockholm University, said:

It showed that people who were more disgusted by smells were also more likely to vote for Donald Trump than those who were less sensitive,

We thought that was interesting because Donald Trump talks frequently about how different people disgust him.

The research was published in Royal Society Open Science.

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Original Submission

posted by fyngyrz on Thursday March 08 2018, @10:25AM   Printer-friendly
from the we'll-toast-to-that dept.

Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:

The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the main causes of infections and sepsis in people suffering from severe burns because it is difficult, if not impossible, to fight. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have succeeded in revealing the dynamics of the pathogen's physiology and metabolism during its growth in exudates, the biological fluids that seep out of burn wounds.

...this study allows to follow step-by-step the strategies developed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa to proliferate and, thus, to guide the development of innovative treatments to counter them.

Manuel R. Gonzalez says:

"Since the availability of iron is a limiting factor for bacterial growth, a Trojan horse type strategy should be considered, which is under development."

Manuel R. Gonzalez, Verena Ducret, Sara Leoni, Betty Fleuchot, Paris Jafari, Wassim Raffoul, Lee A. Applegate, Yok-Ai Que, Karl Perron. Transcriptome Analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cultured in Human Burn Wound Exudates. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 2018; 8 DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2018.00039

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