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NewEgg: Installing Linux Breaks Laptop 518

Posted by timothy
from the au-contrair-mon-frere dept.
Rick Zeman writes "According to the normally geek-friendly online store Newegg , installing Linux Mint is tantamount to breaking your new Lenovo laptop. Is it the purchaser's fault for not restoring the laptop to its original state of Windows-y goodness, or is NewEgg being too dogmatic trying to enforce a term that doesn't seem to exist?"
Australia

Australian Greens Demand Public Access To Cloak and Dagger Anti-Piracy Meetings 93

Posted by samzenpus
from the we-can-handle-the-truth dept.
Fluffeh writes "Continuing the recent stories on the secret, closed door, FOI blocked talks, the Australian Greens have filed a motion in the Senate requesting that the Government release documents regarding its closed door meetings on Internet piracy which the Attorney-General's Department has blocked from being released under Freedom of Information laws. This morning, Greens Communications Spokesperson Scott Ludlam filed an order in the Senate that the Government disclose details of the most recent meeting. 'The Government refuses to reveal almost any information about the attendees, the substance or the outcomes of the meeting,' he said in a separate statement. 'A Freedom of Information request from a journalist looks like it's been met with maximum resistance.'"
United Kingdom

For Sinclair Fans, The ZX81 Lives On 196

Posted by timothy
from the sweet-pain-of-memory dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The ZX81 Museum was set-up to preserve and showcase a private collection of original Sinclair branded ZX81 hardware, software and literature. The museum has since expanded to include ZX81 software from other publishers of the time and a variety of other ZX81 peripherals and reference books. The collection dates from 1981 to 1983 and features the complete Sinclair-branded software series. The activities of the museum are regularly reported via Twitter, along with updates from the ever growing ZX81 fanbase. There is even a YouTube channel for the diehard 8-bit fans out there, of which there seems to be many!" This was one of the first computers I ever used; I suspect it's still buried in some deep stratum in my dad's basement. As is often the case, the old advertisements are great.
Earth

World Emissions of Carbon Dioxide Outpace Worst-Case Scenario 760

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the drill-baby-drill dept.
Layzej writes "The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record in 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated. A chart accompanying the study shows the breakdown by country. The new figures mean that levels of greenhouse gases are higher than the worst case scenario outlined by climate experts just four years ago. It is a 'monster' increase that is unheard of, said Gregg Marland, a professor of geology at Appalachian State University, who has helped calculate Department of Energy figures in the past. The question now among scientists is whether the future is the IPCC's worst case scenario or something more extreme."

+ - Child cured with homeopathic medicines: dead-> 1

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apetrelli
apetrelli writes "A child, cured by the father only with homeopathic medicines, died for a regurgitation of a fennel infusion (Google translate from Italian). The tragedy happened in south-east of Italy.
The father, Luca Monsellato, a well-known homeopathic and alternative medicine practicioner, cured the boy, that had gastroenteritis and a suspect of a flu, only with homeopathic medicines.
The parents are now accused of manslaughter."

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Comment: At least VCS and IDE must be there (Score 1) 362

by apetrelli (#37681762) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Standard Software Development Environments?

In all my jobs (I started in 2004, notice that I work in Italy) at least we had a VCS (CVS, Subversion or some horrible things like StartTeam or PVCS) and an IDE (mostly Eclipse).
In one place we even had functional testing and CI with Hudson. But the two pieces above are the minimum requirements for a decent job, IMHO.

Medicine

3 Share Nobel Prize In Medicine For Immune System Work 75

Posted by samzenpus
from the good-doctors dept.
alphadogg writes "This year's Nobel Laureates have revolutionized our understanding of the immune system by discovering key principles for its activation. Scientists have long been searching for the gatekeepers of the immune response by which man and other animals defend themselves against attack by bacteria and other microorganisms. Bruce Beutler and Jules Hoffmann discovered receptor proteins that can recognize such microorganisms and activate innate immunity, the first step in the body's immune response. Ralph Steinman discovered the dendritic cells of the immune system and their unique capacity to activate and regulate adaptive immunity, the later stage of the immune response during which microorganisms are cleared from the body."
China

Chinese Want To Capture an Asteroid 481

Posted by samzenpus
from the what-could-go-wrong? dept.
geekmansworld writes "The Chinese want to capture an asteroid into earth's orbit and mine it. From the article: 'At first glance, nudging an asteroid closer to Earth seems like one of those "what could possible go wrong" scenarios that we generally try and avoid, and for good reason: large asteroid impacts are bad times. The Chinese, though, seem fairly optimistic that they could tweak the orbit of a near-Earth asteroid by just enough (a change in velocity of only about 1,300 feet-per-second or so) to get it to temporarily enter Earth orbit at about twice the distance as the Moon.'"
AT&T

Justice Dept. Files Antitrust Complaint Against AT&T and T-Mobile Merger 301

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the but-ma-was-so-close-to-being-rebuilt dept.
Hitting the front page for the first time, AngryDeuce writes with a piece of exciting news hot off the news wire. From the article: "The Justice Department is blocking AT&T's $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA, saying the acquisition of the No. 4 wireless carrier in the country by No. 2 AT&T would reduce competition and raise prices. The deal has faced tough opposition from consumer groups and No. 3 carrier Sprint since it was announced in March." The DOJ has released a full statement on their decision to file the antitrust suit, and AT&T has drafted a response. So much for AT&T's paltry promise of bringing 5000 unskilled call center jobs back to the U.S. if the merger were approved. Competition may yet live!
Biotech

Spanish Surgeon Performs First Synthetic Organ Transplant 91

Posted by timothy
from the bet-they're-delicious dept.
Bob the Super Hamste writes "The BBC is reporting that surgeons in Sweden have transplanted a synthetic windpipe into a patient. The synthetic windpipe was grown from a scaffolding and coated with the patients own stem cells. The scaffolding was made using 3D images of the patient's own windpipe. The new windpipe was made by scientists in London."

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