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+ - Creationist scientist alleges discrimation over soft tissues in dinosaur bones.->

Submitted by Geccoman
Geccoman (18319) writes "A California university says it is investigating religious discrimination allegations made by a prominent scientist and former employee who claims he was fired for his creationist beliefs.

Mark Armitage, a scientist and evangelical Christian, claims he was fired from his job as a lab technician at California State University at Northridge because he published an academic paper which appeared to support his creationist views, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

Armitage, who does not believe in evolution, was lauded by his colleagues and the science community after he discovered in 2012 the largest triceratops horn ever recovered from the world-famous Hell Creek Formation in Glendive, Mont.

Upon further examination of the fossils under a high-powered microscope, Armitage made a stunning find — soft tissue inside the triceratops horn with bone cells, or osteocytes, that looked alive."

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+ - Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Despite support for Windows XP finally ending three months ago, the ancient OS has only now fallen below the 25 percent market share mark. To add to the bad news for Microsoft, after only nine full months of availability, its latest operating system version, Windows 8.1, has lost share for the first time."

+ - The Dangers Of Beating Your Kickstarter Goal->

Submitted by jfruh
jfruh (300774) writes "In March of 2012 legendary game designers Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert ran a Kickstarter to design a new adventure game, asked for $400,000, and came away with more than $3.3 million. Their promised delivery date was October 2012. Now it's July 2013, and the project still needs cash, which they plan to raise by selling an "early release" version on Steam in January 2014. One possible lesson: radically overshooting your crowdfunding goal can cause you to wildly expand your ambitions, leading to a project that can't be tamed."
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+ - Sent to jail because of a software bug.

Submitted by toshikodo
toshikodo (2976757) writes "The BBC is reporting a claim that some sub-postoffice workers in the UK have been sent to jail because of a bug in the accounting software that they use. Post Office admits Horizon computer defect. I've worked on safety critical system in the past, and I am well aware of the potential for software to ruin lives (thankfully AFAIK nobody has been harmed by my software), but how many of us consider the potential for bugs in ordinary software to adversely affect those that use it?"

+ - NYT Looks at FISA: Everybody is a potential "Target"->

Submitted by some old guy
some old guy (674482) writes "This NYT analysis looks into the recent attention given to the FISA court, particularly at its broad interpretations of Congress' intent and what constitutes "foreign intelligence". Particularly disturbing is how only the government is allowed to present it's side of the story in filings. We're all being subjected to a court where we have no standing to defend or assert our side of any case."
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+ - Secure Boot Coming to SUSE Linux Servers->

Submitted by darthcamaro
darthcamaro (735685) writes "UEFI Secure Boot is a problem that only desktop users need to worry about right? Well kinda/sorta/maybe not. SUSE today is releasing SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3 which will include for the first time — support for UEFI Secure Boot. Apparently SUSE sees market demand for Secure Boot on servers too.

Our market analysis shows that UEFI Secure Boot is a UEFI extension that does not only cover desktops, but might very well also be deployed and even required on server systems going forward," Matthias Eckermann, Senior Product Manager at SUSE said. /blockquoteL

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+ - SPAM: "Extinct" Northern Mexican Garter Snake Re-discovered in New Mexico

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Biologists found three individuals of a snake species that was once considered to be extinct. The northern Mexican garter snakes were discovered last month near the Gila river. The snakes were re-discovered by Herpetologists from the ABQ BioPark Zoo after a gap of 20 years since the last sighting of Thamnophis eques or northern Mexican gartersnake in New Mexico."

+ - Experts Prepared For 'Catastrophic' Cyber-Attack at London's Olympic Ceremony ->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Security experts feared that last summer's Olympic Games opening ceremony would be targeted by a "catastrophic" cyber-attack.

Oliver Hoare, head of cyber security for the Games, told the BBC that he received a phone call from intelligence agency GCHQ on the day of the ceremony which suggested it could be attacked."

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+ - Former Valve Hardware Designer was 'Stabbed in the Back'-> 2

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Jeri Ellsworth has opened up about her time at games developer Valve and has hit out strongly at teh so-called flatpack management structure. She says that despite Valve's claims of a democratic structure, there is a layer of powerful management in place and when she was fired she felt like she had been stabbed in the back. "If I sound bitter, it's because I am. I am really, really bitter.They promised me the world and then stabbed me in the back.""
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