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+ - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer-> 11

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.


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Comment: Re:did they damage the car? (Score 1) 460

by Known Nutter (#49769483) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker
You can't unintentionally confess to a crime. e.g. He can't be called to testify against himself,

No, but a statement to investigators that he drove the vehicle while his license was revoked establishes probable cause for arrest and/or citation. Which is what TFA says. The police arrested him. Whether or not such a statement can or will be used in court is a separate issue. PC for arrest is established.

Comment: Re:did they damage the car? (Score 3, Insightful) 460

by Known Nutter (#49769077) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker
Obviously if a car belonging to someone has moved, it must be that person who moved it, right?

Well, sure. If he told the investigators that he drove it there... which is not entirely out of the realm of possibility. But that doesn't fit it with the "every cop is an incompetent boob running around crushing the liberties of the citizenry" theory, does it?

Comment: Yet Another... (Score 0) 217

Yet another Slashdot Airport Security troll article.

You might as well just copy the comments from the last airport security article and paste them here. The same tired subject will elicit the same responses.

Security theatre this, TSA that, incompetent this, overpaid that, privacy violation this, strip search, x-ray, grandma searched, water/liquids... on and on... apply, rinse, repeat... oh, wait... no liquids!

Not that I disagree with most of it...

Once it hits the fan, the only rational choice is to sweep it up, package it, and sell it as fertilizer.

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