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"PBS is running an extensive documentary series (viewable online) on the state of the news media. In a series called "News War", FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the role of the online news outlets, from Yahoo to to MSNBC: "No one between ages 20-30 watches the evening news anymore. They get their news online." Will journalism survive when none of these emerging news outlets have actual reporters on the streets? Online news and bloggers have taken over most of the ad-revenue but are mainly running on stories that originated from traditional newspapers which are now struggling to cope.
"I'm a hopeless news junkie and addict of contemporary history but I'm sick of the lack of meaningful analysis on BBC and CNN and it takes more than six months for PBS or Adam Curtis to come up with a documentary on a subject. It's easy for people working for the stock market, intellegence community or diplomatic missions to get their hands on expensive current affairs information services with expert analysis on historical backgrounds. But are there any good free Open Source Intellegence (OSINT) sources on the internet? That is unless someone has a backdoor to Intellipedia?
But is there really no Truthiness in Nullity?"Wikinews reports on new developments on the Nullity story. Mathematicians are furious at BBC News and Dr James Anderson from University of Reading for claiming that his theory of "nullity" is revolutionary for finally showing how to devide by zero. 'He's defined a non-solution to a non-problem!' they say. Dr. Anderson is already intending to profit from his "invention" by registering a company called Transreal Computing Ltd, whose mission statement is "to develop hardware and software to bring you fast and safe computation that does not fail on division by zero". It has also been suggested that the university of Reading, who recently closed their physics department, should drop CS and Math too and stick to folk dancing and knitting.
See the images for yourself: NASA Global Surveyor""NASA scientists have announced that the Mars Global Surveyor has captured images taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera, of what is believed to be liquid water "flowing" into "gullies" from below the surface of the planet Mars and scientists also say that the water appeared within the past seven years. The gullies are located inside the Terra Sirenum crater and the Centauri Montes regions of the Red Planet."
"Apple's latest OSX security update fixed some 31 vulnerabilities, some rated as serious, but fails to fix all but one of the MoKB (Month of Kernel Bugs)-project's vulnerabilities for OSX. The aim of the project is to highlight vulnerabilities in operating systems by publishing a bug a day during the month of November. It also includes proof-of-concept tools and procedures for testing them. Nine of the bugs published so far by the project are for OSX. Interestingly ten are for Linux and only one for Windows. That should get some discussion going. The people behind the project purport to be 'hatless': "Hats are too old fashion. And they look sinister, right?
As computer generated characters allow for a new generation of controversial subjects to be put on film, can the audience be relied upon to distinguish between fiction and reality?"