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From the Eccentric_Billionaire++ department:
The 2009 TED talks are going on this week. Apparently, during his talk on fighting malaria, Bill Gates unleashed a jar full of mosquitoes genetically engineered to implant nano-bots in their victims. Gates laughed maniacally and revealed the details of his plot, phase one of which involves the nano-bots infecting their hosts with a fanatical devotion to Windows Vista.
J/K! As the BBC reports, Gates told his audience that there's no reason only poor people should have to get malaria. Thankfully, Gates' mosquitoes were pre-screened for malaria. TED curator Chris Anderson handed news agencies the lede on a silver platter:
TED curator Chris Anderson quipped that when a video of the talk is posted on its website it would be headlined "Gates releases more bugs into the world."