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+ - Internet trolls to face two years in jail for online abuse->

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An anonymous reader writes "Internet trolls who spread “venom” on social media could be jailed for up to two years, the justice secretary Chris Grayling has said as he announced plans to quadruple the maximum prison sentence.

Grayling, who spoke of a “baying cybermob”, said the changes will allow magistrates to pass on the most serious cases to crown courts.

The changes, which will be introduced as amendments to the criminal justice and courts bill, will mean the maximum custodial sentence of six months will be increased to 24 months.

Grayling told the Mail on Sunday: “These internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life. No one would permit such venom in person, so there should be no place for it on social media. That is why we are determined to quadruple the six-month sentence."

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Comment: Re:Here's a question you won't answer (Score 1) 14

by RailGunner (#48172567) Attached to: like hot ice
You know nothing of my family or where I came from.

So here it is in a nutshell:

I worked my ass off working shitty fast food jobs to pay my own way through college, got a degree, and a good job. Had nothing to do with my "family connections" or "white privilege" or any other lame ass excuse used by people that don't have any success.

YOU are to blame for your failures in life. Not your family upbringing, not your race, or any other secondary attribute.

Comment: Re:Hollywood is mentally bankrupt (Score 1) 185

by 91degrees (#48166915) Attached to: Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies
I had no idea the Six Million Dollar Man was based on a book.

I think those who grew up in the 80's were spoiled somewhat by a lot of original characters and stories from Spielberg and Lucas. You are quite right though. Of the AFI's top 10 films of all time, 7 are based on books, and oneof the others (Lawrence of Arabia) is biographical. Only Citizen Kane and Singing In The Rain are original.

+ - White House wants ideas for 'bootstrapping a solar system civilization'->

Submitted by MarkWhittington
MarkWhittington (1084047) writes "Tom Kalil, the Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Senior Advisor for Science, Technology and Innovation for the National Economic Council, has an intriguing Tuesday post on the OSTP blog. Kalil is soliciting ideas for “bootstrapping a solar system civilization.” Anyone interested in offering ideas along those lines to the Obama administration can contact a special email address that has been set up for that purpose.

The ideas that Kalil muses about in his post are not new for people who have studied the question of how to settle space at length. The ideas consist of sending autonomous robots to various locations in space to create infrastructure using local resources with advanced manufacturing technology, such as 3D printing. The new aspect is that someone in the White House is publicly discussing these concepts."

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+ - Torvalds: I Made A "Metric Sh--load" Of Mistakes With The Linux Community->

Submitted by electronic convict
electronic convict (3600551) writes "In a Q&A at LinuxCon Europe, Linux creator Linus Torvalds — no stranger to strong language and blunt opinions — acknowledged a "metric shitload" of interpersonal mistakes that unnecessarily antagonized others within the Linux community. In response to Intel's Dirk Hohndel, who asked him which decision he regretted most over the past 23 years, Torvalds replied:

From a technical standpoint, no single decision has ever been that important... The problems tend to be around alienating users or developers and I'm pretty good at that. I use strong language. But again there's not a single instance I'd like to fix. There's a metric shitload of those.

It's probably not a coincidence that Torvalds said this just a few weeks after critics like Lennart Poettering started drawing attention to the abusive nature of some commentary within the open-source community. Poettering explicitly called out Torvalds for some of his most intemperate remarks and described open source as "quite a sick place to be in." Still, Torvalds doesn't sound like he's about to start making an apology tour. "One of the reasons we have this culture of strong language, that admittedly many people find off-putting, is that when it comes to technical people with strong opinions and with a strong drive to do something technically superior, you end up having these opinions show up as sometimes pretty strong language," he said. "On the Internet, nobody can hear you being subtle.""
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+ - University, NASA to help astronauts by sending mice into space->

Submitted by notthegeneral
notthegeneral (2907447) writes "Researchers are sending mice to the International Space Station to find out why returning astronauts often develop visual problems. From the article:

"As you can imagine there's a lot that goes into taking people up into space," said Dr. Shawn Bearden, associate professor of physiology at Idaho State University. "And there's an equal amount and perhaps even more risk and danger and issue associated with coming back down."

The first group of test mice will eventually die, but there are plans to make later groups return to Earth safely."
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+ - After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

Submitted by NotInHere
NotInHere (3654617) writes "Only three days after the large public has known about ChromeOS to disable ext2fs support for external drives, and linux users voiced many protests on websites like reddit, slashdot, or the issue tracker, the ChromeOS team now plans to support it again. To quote Ben Goodger's comment:"

Thanks for all of your feedback on this bug. We’ve heard you loud and clear.

We plan to re-enable ext2/3/4 support in Files.app immediately. It will come back, just like it was before, and we’re working to get it into the next stable channel release.""

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