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Comment: How stupid can people get? (Score 3, Insightful) 145

Anyone who believes this garbage deserves what they get. Time to go outside for a bit, people. Your virtual existence is not real, and if you think it defines who you are, you're as sick as the junkie who thinks the most important thing in their life is their next fix.

Comment: Re:More of the same ... (Score 1) 92

by BarbaraHudson (#49196269) Attached to: Demand For Linux Skills Rising This Year

Again, this has nothing to do with increasing the number of linux jobs - to the contrary, it decreases the number, which gets back to my original point - the "study" is extremely badly done, its conclusions are bogus, and it's just another example of the linux foundation's false boosterism.

For a long time, linux and open source in general was FUN as well as useful. Now the wanna-be suits/overlords have pretty much ruined it by trying to intermediate themselves into the process for their own personal benefit. Whether it's the mozilla foundation, shuttleworth, fsf, whatever ... their credibility level keeps plumbing new nadirs. Too bad there's neither a way to turn back the clock nor to fix it.

Comment: Re:Fair and impartial? (Score 1) 655

by BarbaraHudson (#49196187) Attached to: Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial
You've obviously never served on a jury. It is the JURY who decide what the facts of the case are, and jurors are not nearly as naive as you seem to think. Oh - wait - you're probably in the US, where jurors are paid so little that everyone and their dog tries to get out of jury duty, leaving only those stupid enough not to get out of it to serve.

Comment: Re:Imagine.. (Score 1) 199

by BarbaraHudson (#49196129) Attached to: How Activists Tried To Destroy GPS With Axes

Truckers don't need gps to drive, ships can be navigated w/o gps, even ICBMs don't need gps (inertial guidance systems would still work fine). Airliners can still be navigated as well. The only ones at total risk are the idiots who, when their in-car gps says "turn right now" do so without even looking. They'll just have to park and hitch-hike, which will be an improvement.

And the cloud? Come on - it's just servers. The lack of a super-accurate timing signal will have no more effect than it does on your home pc.

+ - New Titanium nanoparticles-based paint creates self-cleaning surfaces->

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "Scientists have created a paint not only provides ultimate self-cleaning surfaces, but also continues to retain those abilities even in cases of damaging effects. The paint, composed of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles, is delivered as a suspension in ethanol containing the chemical perfluorooctyltriethoxysilane. Once the coating is applied on any surface, the ethanol needs to be allowed to evaporate for 180 seconds before it is ready for use. Depending on the surface on which it is applied, the coating can be sprayed, dipped, or painted onto a surface. YouTube Link []"
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+ - India Bans BBC Documentary on Rape

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "India's far-right Hindu Nationalist government headed by Narendra Modi has banned telecasting and viewing online of a BBC documentary on the 2012 Delhi rape which shocked the nation. The documentary consists interviews of the rapist Mukesh Singh, his lawyers and the victim's parents seems to expose the male dominant nature of Indian society. Indian government is now attempting to ban the documentary worldwide. Critics of Indian government's action has accused it for not addressing issues women face and instead trying to hide the dirty secrets of its culture from the world. Some Indian websites also reported that the views expressed by the rapist is echoed by policemen, lawyers and politicians of the nation. So far the government's attempt to ban the video online is with mixed success."

+ - Hubble Discovers Quadruple Lensed Ancient Supernova->

Submitted by astroengine
astroengine (1577233) writes "Astronomer Patrick Kelly, with the University of California Berkeley, and colleagues report this week about four different routes light from an ancient supernova took to reach the Hubble telescope after being deflected around an intervening elliptical galaxy. The phenomenon is known as an Einstein cross. “Basically, we get to see the supernova four times and measure the time delays between its arrival in the different images, hopefully learning something about the supernova and the kind of star it exploded from, as well as about the gravitational lenses,” Kelly said in a statement. The supernova will appear again in the next 10 years, as its light takes different paths around and through the gravitational lens."
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