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Technology News Archive - December 01, 2006

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Imagine tossing a top-notch laptop into the sea, leaving scientists from a foreign culture to scratch their heads over its corroded remains centuries later. A Roman shipmaster inadvertently did something just like it 2,000 years ago off southern Greece.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Dec. 1, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Gateway Bank & Trust Co., the banking subsidiary of Gateway Financial Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:GBTS) announced that its subsidiary, Gateway Insurance Services, Inc., is acquiring C.D.

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- It's Marlo, Marlo and more Marlo beginning Friday, December 1 when TV Land and TVLand.com kick off a month-long celebration showcasing the ground-breaking series That Girl and the Emmy Award-winning special Free To Be ... You And Me.

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The government warned on Thursday of a possible Internet attack on U.S. stock market and banking Web sites from a radical Muslim group, but officials said the threat was unconfirmed and seemed to pose no immediate danger.

Based on household totals from the recently completed ratings period, KARE 11 News will top all local newscasts when demographic figures are released next month by Nielsen Media Research.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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