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+ - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer-> 11 11

An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.

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Comment: Don't show the authors names to reviewers (Score 1) 301 301

I mean seriously, how hard is it to not show who wrote the paper to the reviewer? Its none of his business anyhow when he should rate the contents of a paper, and on the contrary can induce a huge bias (not only for gender reasons)

Comment: Fights for the last spot (Score 1) 280 280

I am pretty sure, both trains and busses have lower footprints, esp. if you consider that its trivial to run trains from renewable sources (as they normally run on electricity). Also the study probably forgets to include the fuel it takes me to get to the airport, which is often a considerable amount (eg. for me it would mean driving nearly 80km per direction).

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