Pasty Skin, GPS Tracking And Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

Pasty White Folks May Lack Vitamin D

Sunlight is good for your health — your body turns it into vitamin D. That's not news. But if you're a night owl, a vampire, or just naturally fair, you may be not be getting enough, according to a recent study. While pale-skinned people weren't found to be deficient, more than half of those studied had "lower-than-optimal" levels of vitamin D. [BBC via Lifehacker Australia]

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GPS Inventor Opposes Tracking

Roger L. Easton — the man behind GPS — has joined ranks with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in support of a court battle they hope will ban the practice of warrantless GPS tracking by the government. That sounds reasonable. But how'd the EFF track him down after all these years? I smell a conspiracy. [EFF via Boing Boing]

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