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+ - Stan Lee Media and Disney battle for ownership of Marvel characters-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Stan Lee Media and The Walt Disney Co take their arguments to the U.S. Court of Appeals today over who owns the rights (and profits) to Marvel characters. Though Disney bought Marvel in 2009, Stan Lee Media (no longer associated with Stan Lee, himself) still claims copyright of the characters."
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+ - Cygnus ISS Resupply Vehicle Explodes on Lift Off

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An anonymous reader writes "Several seconds after lifting off on schedule at 6:22PM, and clearing its tower, the Cygnus Antares rocket slipped back, crashing into the launch facility and exploding. A large fireball consumed the vehicle and caused apparently significant damage to the facility."

Comment: Re:What is the benefit? (Score 1) 7

by Obscene_CNN (#48245695) Attached to: The Airplane of the Future Won't Have Windows

"Screens" wouldn't do it for me, and I'm not claustrophobic by nature. Apart from the unpleasant, unnatural atmosphere of current-technology artificial lighting, I guess it boils down to a perhaps irrational thought that if I'm going to crash, I want to see where I'm crashing...

Or just the rational thought you might like to see where fire is outside a crashed plane before deciding where to exit it from.

+ - Algal virus found in humans, slows brain activity->

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes "It’s not such a stretch to think that humans can catch the Ebola virus from monkeys and the flu virus from pigs. After all, they are all mammals with fundamentally similar physiologies. But now researchers have discovered that even a virus found in the lowly algae can make mammals its home. The invader doesn’t make people or mice sick, but it does seem to slow specific brain activities. The virus, initially spotted in the throats of people with psychiatric disease, seems to reduce attention span and visual acuity."
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Comment: Re:Wrong in so many ways (Score 1) 6

I guess they no longer teach basic business principals in troll school. 1) If someone runs XP their money is just as good as someone running windows 10. 2) If they can't run your sales software you won't get their money. 3) If you require someone running XP to buy a newer version of windows they will have less money to buy stuff from you.

+ - Verizon Injects Unique IDs into HTTP Traffic

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier, is now also a real-time data broker. According to a security researcher at Stanford, Big Red has been adding a unique identifier to web traffic. The purpose of the identifier is advertisement targeting, which is bad enough. But the design of the system also functions as a 'supercookie' for any website that a subscriber visits."

Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature. -- Rich Kulawiec