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+ - SF Says AdWare Bundled with Gimp Is Intentional-> 5

Submitted by tresf
tresf writes: In response to a Google+ post from the Gimp project claiming that "[Sourceforge] is now distributing an ads-enabled installer of GIMP", Sourceforge had this response:

In cases where a project is no longer actively being maintained, SourceForge has in some cases established a mirror of releases that are hosted elsewhere. This was done for GIMP-Win.

Editor's note: Gimp is actively being maintained and the definition of "mirror" is quite misleading here as a modified binary is no longer a verbatim copy. Download statistics for Gimp on Windows show SourceForge as offering over 1,000 downloads per day of the Gimp software. In an official response to this incident, the official Gimp project team reminds users to use official download methods. Slashdotters may remember the last time news like this surfaced (2013) when the Gimp team decided to move downloads from SourceForge to their own FTP service.

Therefore, we remind you again that GIMP only provides builds for Windows via its official Downloads page.

Note: SourceForge and Slashdot share a corporate parent.
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+ - Adblock Plus victorious again in court->

Submitted by Xochil
Xochil writes: Adblock Plus, which claims to be the most popular ad blocking tool, has been victorious again in court versus publishers who took out lawsuits against its owner company Eyeo demanding that users should not be allowed to legally block ads on their sites.
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Comment: Re:Great Recession part II? (Score 2) 742

by Z00L00K (#49766247) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

Don't underestimate the mental impact it will have. When Greece crashes then investors will look into other investments and see how viable they are and get scared and pull the plug to save what they have - and we may experience a '29 avalanche.

Meanwhile populist parties are growing in strength and fanatics like IS are brewing - starts to look like there's a lot of fuel that only needs a spark.

Comment: Re:Eurofututre (Score 4, Interesting) 742

by Z00L00K (#49766223) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

I'm a bit surprised that the Euro hasn't cracked yet.

Europe is too diverse to be able to sustain a single currency without tensions that can lead to disaster.

It's more a question of when than if Greece is forced to leave the Euro. But when that happens there are going to be other countries that follows.

+ - How Java Changed Programming Forever

Submitted by snydeq
snydeq writes: With Java hitting its 20th anniversary this week, Elliotte Rusty Harold discusses how the language changed the art and business of programming, turning on a generation of coders. 'Java’s core strength was that it was built to be a practical tool for getting work done. It popularized good ideas from earlier languages by repackaging them in a format that was familiar to the average C coder, though (unlike C++ and Objective-C) Java was not a strict superset of C. Indeed it was precisely this willingness to not only add but also remove features that made Java so much simpler and easier to learn than other object-oriented C descendants.'

+ - Poll: When it comes to polls...

Submitted by TheCreeep
TheCreeep writes: I always vote
I sometimes vote
I never vote
I vote randomly
I complain about lack of options
I look for the CowboyNeal option

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed." -- Albert Einstein