IT Business Elsewhere: Toxic PCs

Dead ringers
The Register

Cell phones have been banned in North Korea due to the terrorism risk they pose. But if you are a visitor or you end up there in some Alias-like high-stakes CIA plot, you can use your phone.

I text-messaged the law and the law won

A member a Clash tribute band in the U.K. was text messaging lyrics to what he thought was another band member. It wasn’t. And the text contained the two words that should never be found in the same sentence: gun and jet airliner.

PCs cause more than eyestrain

There’s another reason spending too much time in front of your monitor is bad for you: toxic dust.

Don’t cough, call 911

If you get an e-mail that advises you to cough if you’re having a heart attack, wise up. Experts have dismissed the suggestion as having no medical merit.

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