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+ - TPB now hosted in North Korea-> 3

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes ""The Pirate Bay has been hunted in many countries around the world. Not for illegal activities but being persecuted for beliefs of freedom of information. Today, a new chapter is written in the history of the movement, as well as the history of the internets.

A week ago we could reveal that The Pirate Bay was accessed via Norway and Catalonya. The move was to ensure that these countries and regions will get attention to the issues at hand. Today we can reveal that we have been invited by the leader of the republic of Korea, to fight our battles from their network...""

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Games

+ - Paki-ban: 'Call of Duty,' 'Medal of Honor' Banned in Middle East->

Submitted by Velcroman1
Velcroman1 (1667895) writes "“Call of Duty: Black Ops II” and “Medal of Honor: Warfighter” are war-themed games where the player gets to shoot enemies and, according to the shop owners, show Pakistan and the country’s prime intelligence agency, the Inter Services Intelligence, as supporting Al Qaeda and jihadi organizations. They have been ordered removed from store shelves in Pakistan, after shop owners there complained that the games portray their country as an incubator for terrorism. The circular, written in Urdu, Pakistan’s national language, reads, “The Association has always boycotted these types of films and games. These (games) have been developed against the country’s national unity and sanctity. The games (“Medal of Honor: Warfighter” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”) have been developed against Pakistan, and the association has completely banned their sale. Shopkeepers are warned and will be responsible for the consequences if found purchasing or selling these games.”"
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+ - Light Wakes Tadpoles from New Anesthetic->

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carmendrahl
carmendrahl writes "Now, it's shine and rise. Researchers have adapted a popular anesthetic so it can be switched off with blue-violet light. In a video, tadpoles exposed to the molecule wake up immediately with light shining on them, but when the light is moved away the effect is reversed and the tadpoles go back under.

The team developed the molecule in order to control responses to the neurotransmitter GABA. They aren't sure how useful the new molecule will be in anesthesia. They're planning to determine whether it might help improve visual responses in the retina, because GABA is involved in the biology of vision."

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Comment: Quantity over quality? (Score 5, Insightful) 187

by Roobles (#41413253) Attached to: How Microsoft Is Wooing College Kids To Write Apps For Windows 8
When I look back at the code I created in college, compared to what I was capable of after a few years of real world development experience... The difference is pretty stark. I understand the get-em-while-they're-young approach, to influence development decisions later in life. But if they're betting the success of their platform on the output of students with limited-to-no real world experience, I fear for the quality of the apps in their store.

Comment: Re:Raspberry Pi is 3 steps backwards. (Score 1) 307

by Roobles (#41228949) Attached to: Estonia To Teach Programming In Schools From Age 6
There's nothing stopping kids from learning and writing Objective C applications from within Raspberry Pi. GCC is capable of compiling them, and Linux is capable of running them. They can then use what they have learned at a later time in life, using Apple's proprietary libraries, to "make them money" as you wish.

I'm sure many schools will be thrilled to hand out Apple devices to six year olds, just as soon as Apple makes one that costs less than $30.

Some people claim that the UNIX learning curve is steep, but at least you only have to climb it once.

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