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Submission + - Blender 2.43 has been released!

An anonymous reader writes: Blender 2.43, cross-platform, open source 3d suite, has been released. This version brings powerful new features within reach of every person. These features include sculpt modeling, retopologing tools, render passes, render baking, support for multi-uvs, enhanced fluid simulator with particles, new rigid body engine, numerous new compositing nodes including defocus (DOF) node and much more. Full list of additions as well as the program itself can be found at . Also feature videos are available.
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Submission + - In Alabama, Sex Toys are Just Like Prostitution

An anonymous reader writes: A federal appeals court has upheld an Alabama law banning the sale of sex toys against a claim that the law conflicted with the Supreme Court's prior holding that private sexuality is protected by the Constitution. The court reasoned that, because sex toys are bought and sold in "public" transactions, selling them is just like prostitution, and therefore it could be banned.

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall