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Comment: No Degree? (Score 1) 655

Ohh Dear Lord! No Degree at All? How do they know how to function without being taught in over priced schools by teachers that barely understood the technology that was already outdated by the time they realized it should be taught? (Sorry, it just bugs me when people imply that not having a degree means a person is stupid, lazy, or incompetent)
Government

+ - Save Our Balls!->

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Dyablos
Dyablos writes "As many of you may or may not know, the CPSC is attempting to ban Buckyballs. Buckyballs is not going to go down without a fight. They have put this together to help spread the word. From the article:
"We are going to fight hard to keep our products on the market... and our balls in your hands. But we need your help. Make your opinion heard: post, tweet, comment and make noise. Tell the CPSC to keep their hands off your balls (and cubes). Or just order a set to help us stay in business and defend our company and products. Use promo code "ThanksCPSC" for free shipping on any order."

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Comment: Switchable Grpahics (Score 4, Interesting) 212

by PerlJedi (#40414119) Attached to: XBMC Developers Criticize AMD's Linux Driver
The video codecs are the least of my problems with linux support from both NVidia and AMD. Neither of them off any kind of support for switchable graphics under linux. I have laptops with modern graphics cards from each of these guys, and in both cases it has been a long up hill battle getting the graphics cards to work correctly.

Comment: This has happened to me (Score 5, Insightful) 518

by PerlJedi (#40297895) Attached to: NewEgg: Installing Linux Breaks Laptop
This very same problem befell me about 1 year ago. I complained very loudly, including on a consumer review website. Within 24 hours of posting my detailed (and scathing) review I received a call from a newegg customer care representative, who assured me they would make it right. They did in fact allow me to exchange the laptop for a new one, and actually gave me a $100 gift card to make up for the trouble.
While I clearly can't say everyone will get that response, I personally feel that it is important that those of us who run Linux stand up and make it known that we cannot be ignored just because we are not giving our money to either Microsoft or Apple.
Your Rights Online

+ - War and Nookd - Ebook regex gone haywire->

Submitted by
PerlJedi
PerlJedi writes "

The Superior Formatting Publishing version isn’t a Barnes and Noble book, so this isn’t the work of a rogue Nook marketer from B&N. Rather, it’s likely that Superior Formatting Publishing ported its Kindle version of War and Peace over to the Nook — doing a search and replace to make sure that any Kindle references they’d inserted, such as in the advertising at the end of the book about their fine Kindle products, were simply changed to Nook.

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Science

+ - New 'Beautiful' Particle Discovered at LHC-> 1

Submitted by SchrodingerZ
SchrodingerZ (2576405) writes "On the search for the imfamous Higg Boson, "Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider submitted a paper to Physical Review Letters claiming that they’d discovered a new Baryon particle." It is composed of a strange quark, a beauty quark, and an up or down quark. It was given the notation Xi_b^*0. The discovery of this new particle helps to solidify the " validity of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, and helps contribute to our understanding of atomic interactions.""
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Advertising

+ - Google Announces Algorithmic Crackdown on Webspam->

Submitted by eldavojohn
eldavojohn (898314) writes "You've most likely seen search results returned that are just a garbage full of keywords via Google's bread-and-butter "Panda" search algorithm. Some might be a little more innocuous — working unrelated anchored links into their text just to bump up their pagerank — while others are more bitcoin weightloss rapidshare ledet cloud zimmerman. Well, Google claims they've taken care of this in their latest update and they're trying to coin these practices “black hat webspam” which they attempt to define in case you run a site implementing a search engine optimization (SEO) scheme. Ars notes that some of the sites adversely affected in these nine or so changes that have been rolled out since February were actually innocent. In these next few days, will Google's tweak actually weed out the webspam or will it hurt a few innocent sites as the black hats adjust their methods and game it another way? On with the cat and mouse game!"
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Science

+ - Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, sometimes->

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PerlJedi
PerlJedi writes "Interesting article on sciencemag.com about a study set up to examine why and how people subconsciously imitating one another can in some cases create trust, while in others cause real discomfort.


Now a new study suggests that people who fail to appropriately imitate the mannerisms of others during social interactions can actually make their peers feel colder—like Bates, they send a literal chill down the spine.

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DRM

+ - Sci-Fi publisher Tor ditches DRM. A positive step towards the removal of DRM? ->

Submitted by FBeans
FBeans (2201802) writes ""Science fiction publisher Tor UK is dropping digital rights management from its e-books alongside a similar move by its US partners."

"Tor UK, Tor Books and Forge are divisions of Pan Macmillan, which said it viewed the move as an "experiment"." s

With experiments, come results. Now users can finally read their books across multiple devices such as Amazon's Kindle, Sony Reader, Kobo eReader and Apple's iBooks. Perhaps we will see the *increase* of sales, because of the new unrestricted format, outweighs the decrease caused by piracy!? Time will tell..."

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Ubuntu

+ - Canonical releases Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin->

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MrSeb
MrSeb writes "No one can accuse Canonical of sitting around during the first quarter of 2012. With no less than six different release announcements since January, it seems that everything that Mark Shuttleworth’s company has been working on for the past few years is crystallizing all at once. With the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS today, Canonical is looking to end the quarter on a high note by providing a stable release that is aimed directly at enterprise deployments. Precise Pangolin doesn’t offer any new functionality that fans of the Ubuntu platform haven’t already seen — but it will be the first time that enterprise users get to use the controversial Unity UI..."
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Linux

+ - Steam for linux!->

Submitted by doohan
doohan (1829634) writes "Exciting news for those of us that use linux for our desktops, Valve's Steam and assorted game seems to be coming to Linux sooner rather than later. According to Phoronix and an interview with Gabe Newell they have Left 4 Dead 2 running natively under Ubuntu 11.10 already."
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Desktops (Apple)

+ - Mac Flashback attack began with Wordpress blogs->

Submitted by beaverdownunder
beaverdownunder (1822050) writes "Alexander Gostev, head of the global research and analysis team at Kaspersky, says that “tens of thousands of sites powered by WordPress were compromised. How this happened is unclear. The main theories are that bloggers were using a vulnerable version of WordPress or they had installed the ToolsPack plug-in.”"
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Space

+ - Game Developer Trying To Revive Space Combat Genre-> 2

Submitted by SJFletcher
SJFletcher (2621797) writes "Escape Hatch Entertainment is developing a space combat game for the PC and Playstation Vita. The company is trying to raise funds to complete the game through the popular crowd sourcing site, Kickstarter. According to Escape Hatch Entertainment, "Starlight Inception is a realistic and relevant 1st person / 3rd person free-roaming space combat experience. It has a unique blend of action with an involving storyline. Features include ship based combat both in space and on planets and moons, interplanetary exploration, and multiplayer dogfighting." The company has until May 8th to raise the pledged funds of $150,000."
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