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Submission + - Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 released for DVD, NETINST, etc (

An anonymous reader writes: It is with huge pleasure that the Debian GNU/Hurd team announces the release of Debian GNU/Hurd 2015. This is a snapshot of Debian "sid" at the time of the stable Debian "jessie" release (April 2015), so it is mostly based on the same sources. It is not an official Debian release, but it is an official Debian GNU/Hurd port release. The installation ISO images can be downloaded from Debian Ports [1] in the usual three Debian flavors: NETINST, CD, or DVD. Besides the friendly Debian installer, a pre-installed disk image is also available there, making it even easier to try Debian GNU/Hurd. The easiest way to run it is inside a VM such as qemu [2]

Submission + - NASA Beams Mona Lisa to the Moon ( 1

EngnrFrmrlyKnownAsAC writes: Communicating with lasers is becoming (has become?) the hot new thing. While most researchers are seeking faster throughput, NASA set its sights in a different direction: the moon. Today they announced the first successful one-way laser communication "at planetary distances." What did they send? An image of the Mona Lisa, of course. Read more.

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