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+ - Emergency Alert System hacked, warns dead rising from graves->

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Rawlsian
Rawlsian writes "Great Falls, Montana, television station KRTC issued a denial of an Emergency Alert System report that 'dead bodies are rising from their graves.' The denial surmises that 'someone apparently hacked into the Emergency Alert System...This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency.'"
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+ - CNN Anchor wonders if asteroid is result of global warming.-> 1

Submitted by JDAustin
JDAustin (468180) writes "Proving that idiot anchors are not just on Fox News, a CNN anchor posed the question: "Talk about something else that’s falling from the sky and that is an asteroid. What’s coming our way? Is this an effect of, perhaps, global warming or is this just some meteoric occasion?”"
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+ - 71 Percent of U.S. See Humans On Mars By 2033-> 2

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astroengine writes "In a recent poll funded by the non-profit Explore Mars, 71% of respondents agreed that the US will send a human to Mars within the next two decades. Unfortunately, on average, the sample of 1,101 people surveyed thought the US government allocated 2.4% of the federal budget to NASA — in reality it's only 0.5%. With this in mind, 75% of the respondents agreed/strongly agreed that NASA's budget should be increased to explore Mars through manned and robotic means."
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Comment: Devil's in the EULA (Score 1) 531

From page 4 of the brief:

"Any ownership interest by Mr. Goodwin in [the copies of his data that remain on Carpathia's servers] would be limited by at least two separate agreements: (1) the contract between Carpathia and Megaupload regarding Megaupload's use of Carpathia's servers; and, more specifically, (2) the written agreement between Megaupload and Mr. Goodwin regarding use of Megaupload's service."

The government's argument isn't about inherent ownership in copies, but the impact of relevant contracts to the ownership interest. The line of argument isn't good news (and hasn't been adjudicated) but it is cause for cloud storage providers and users to closely examine how their contractual arrangements address the issue of whose property the cloud-stored copies are.

"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)

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