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+ - Anonymous launches Nazi-leaks.net, targeting Germa->

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H3xx (662833) writes "Following the start of Operation Blitzkrieg, a campaign against neo-nazi and other far-right sites, Nazi-leaks.net [currently down], a Wikileaks-style site was launched today.

"We hereby call to you to identify sites where the nazis gather... collect the data and co-ordinate attacks," Anonymous' announcement from May 2011 said.

The site includes some National Democratic Party (NPD) emails, customer lists from far-right stores, as well as contact information from a weekly paper, and a list of individuals the hacker group alleges are donors to the NPD, who are reportedly considering legal action against the site."

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Space

+ - Massive Black Hole Devours Star->

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H3xx (662833) writes "Astronomers have observed a black hole shredding a star and sending a powerful beam of energy towards Earth. When it was first observed March 28th by the Swift spacecraft, it was thought to be the implosion of an aging star, but is now believed to be the result of a star wandering too close to a black hold, imploding and converting 10% of the star's mass into gamma radiation. The energy burst is still visible by telescope more than two-and-a-half months later, the researchers report in the journal Science."
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+ - EU Proposes Their Own "Great Firewall"-> 1

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H3xx (662833) writes "The EU is proposing a region-wide firewall to be erected in order to block "illicit contents" on a continental scale. Critics say that abuses would be more than easy, given the controversies surround the Chinese counterpart. The proponents of such a firewall have been called "clueless" by critic and blogger Glyn Moody, saying, "A big hint of that cluelessness is that these people are still using the term 'cyberspace' *seriously* in 2011, as is the fact that they actually think it’s possible to create a ‘single secure European cyberspace’ with ‘virtual borders’ and ‘virtual access points'.""
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Comment: Re:Tl, dr (Score 1) 294

by H3xx (#35225704) Attached to: Compared and Contrasted: OpenOffice V. LibreOffice

To summarize the summary of the summary: They're the same.

So what if they're the same? Most source forks in the F/OSS world don't fall far from the tree, so to speak. Just look at what happened to Ethereal and Wireshark, or Netscape Navigator and Mozilla (the browser).

Give it time—LibreOffice is still a young'un yet and is still growing into its own. It already hates its parents so it's pretty much already an adolescent.

Earth

Living Earth Simulator Aims To Simulate Everything 241

Posted by timothy
from the why-didn't-the-mice-think-of-that? dept.
H3xx writes "An international group of scientists is aiming to create a simulator — nicknamed The Living Earth Simulator — that will collect data from billions of sources and use it to replicate everything happening on Earth, from global weather patterns and the spread of diseases to international financial transactions or congestion on highways. The project aims to advance the scientific understanding of what is taking place on the planet, encapsulating the human actions that shape societies and the environmental forces that define the physical world. Perhaps this is Asimov's concept of Psychohistory come to fruition."

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