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+ - Wikileaks Publishes Hacked Sony Emails, Documents->

Submitted by itwbennett
itwbennett (1594911) writes "Wikileaks has published a searchable database of thousands of emails and documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment that were leaked in late 2014 after the studio was attacked by hackers. Some of the 173,132 emails and 30,287 documents contain highly personal information about Sony employees including home addresses, personal phone numbers and social security numbers, a fact which is likely to raise new concerns about the use of stolen information online."
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+ - Jack Thompson Gets His Just Desserts - Onscreen

Submitted by requerdanos
requerdanos (1056082) writes "Former attorney and professional troll Jack Thompson is set to become a major motion picture figure, played by Bill Paxton, in the upcoming film Grand Theft Auto.

According to Cinema Blend, "Paxton is in line to play Jack Thompson. A Miami lawyer, Thompson came into the public eye by frequently blasting Grand Theft Auto, creator Rockstar Games, and video game violence in general. Before that, he was known for attacking media companies who promoted both hip hop and sex. In 2008, allegations of professional misconduct, including harassment, defamation, intimidation, and false statements led to Thompson being disbarred.""

+ - We the people petition to revoke Scientology's Tax exempt status->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "There has been a lot of interest in the activities of the Church of Scientology recently, especially since the release of Alex Gibney's documentary "Going Clear". A petition against tax-exempt status for Scientology, has been started on the United States white house petition website. If it receives more than 100,000 signatures, it will qualify for an official white house response. Even slashdot has had its own run-ins with Scientology in the past. Has the time come for Scientology go "clear"?"
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+ - Hubble and the VLT Uncover Evidence for Self-Interacting Dark Matter->

Submitted by astroengine
astroengine (1577233) writes "A new study carried out by the ESO’s Very Large Telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revealed for the first time that dark matter may well interact with itself — a discovery that, at first glance, seems to contradict what we thought we knew about the nature of this invisible mass."
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+ - Road to Mars: Solving the Isolation Problem->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "As space technology matures, new missions get funding, and humanity sets its goals ever further, space agencies are tackling some of the new problems that crop up when we try to go further away than Earth's moon. This New Yorker article takes a look at research into one of the biggest obstacles: extended isolation. Research consultant Jack Struster once wrote, "Future space expeditions will resemble sea voyages much more than test flights, which have served as the models for all previous space missions." Long-duration experiments are underway to test the effects of isolation, but it's tough to study. You need many experiments to derive useful conclusions, but you can't just ship 100 groups of a half-dozen people off to remote areas of the globe and monitor all of them. It's also borderline unethical to expose the test subjects to the kind of stress and danger that would be present in a real Mars mission. The data collected so far has been positive, but we have a long way to go. The technology and the missions themselves will probably come together long before we know how to deal with isolation. At some point, we'll just happen to hope that our best guess is good enough."
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+ - Net Neutrality Developments In India

Submitted by asvravi
asvravi (1236558) writes "People of India are up in arms to save their internet. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has put out a public consultation paper on regulations for net neutrality that is 118 pages long and reads like a corporate shill, favoring the big telecom. One month is given for public comment before it becomes regulation. The biggest private telecom company Airtel has introduced a special scheme which seeks to price data differently depending on which sites are being accessed. The nation is up in arms on the social media against these developments that threaten the future of net neutrality. TRAI received more than 12000 emails in a single day criticizing its actions, while the Indian telecom minister too received thousands of emails in a few hours. People started giving 0-star ratings en-masse on App stores to apps of e-commerce sites that signed up for Airtel's plan forcing them to cancel their plans. Yet others have managed to come up with a short summary of the 118 page consultation paper to make it readable and spur public opinion against it. Right To Information (RTI) applications are being filed to find out the process by which TRAI arrived at the biased proposal. Websites have sprung up — some serious ones calling people to arms ( while yet others add in a fun element to educate the common man about the seriousness of the situation ( Here is a video call-to-arms that has gone viral ."

+ - New AMD Zen APU boasts up to 16 cores (plus Greenland GPU with HBM)->

Submitted by Hamsterdan
Hamsterdan (815291) writes "Greenland graphics HBM for Godaveri successor

We got an update on AMD's 2016 processor plans and the new APU with up to 16 Zen x86 cores and integrated Greenland HMB graphics is something that you may find interesting.

The new APU is expected to launch sometime in 2016, replacing the Godaveri platform that we all got to know as the Carrizo APU. Carrizo notebook APUs should launch at Computex, or early June 2015. The new Zen-core powered APU doesn't have a solid codename just yet, at least not the one that our sources are comfortable revealing.

The new APU platform has everything AMD fans could wish for — four channel DDR4 support, PCIe3, up to 16 Zen cores and Greenland GPU, paired with High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). The ability to add up to 16 Zen CPU cores suggests that AMD plans to use this chip for the compute market too, as the marriage of 16 Zen processors and HBM powered Greenland graphics can probably score some amazing compute performance numbers.

Yes, we think such an architecture is a perfect match for the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA). In case you are not familiar with this term, HSA is a type of computer processor architecture that integrates CPU and GPU on the same bus, with shared memory and tasks."

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Comment: Re:Game of Thrones (Score 4, Insightful) 104

by CaptainDork (#49472085) Attached to: In New Zealand, a Legal Battle Looms Over Streaming TV

Good question.

It's because the entertainment industry is in a panic. Everything's digital now, and that presents a major problem.

Look at the population of tech-savvy people in that industry as compared to tech-savvy people not in that population.

Computer literacy has grown exponentially, just as the Internet has, and the skill level to circumvent copyright laws and protections is minimal, especially when those of greater skills can inform the unwashed.

The entertainment industry has long charged too much for its goods. That kind of obvious when you look at net income of these folks.

They are going to have to bite the bullet and open the markets to legitimate commerce or give their stuff away by not dealing with reality.

Comment: Re:I know you didn't ask wanting an answer (Score 0) 160

This properly describes the game rules. Sweden, and the woman Assange slept with, has no interest in Assange. The US is in cahoots with Sweden to grab Assange for crimes against America.

The Assange case is cold ... cold as Snowden is becoming.

Any perceived threats and damages by either are historically interesting.

Appreciate that Snowden does not have any documents, so this applies to him.

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?