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Submission + - Feminist group allegedly trying to frame Torvalds

An anonymous reader writes: A feminist group called Ada Initiative is being accused by Eric S. Raymond, a known open-source developer, of trying to frame open-source leaders of sexual harassment, including Linus Torvalds. As per Raymond's post, Torvalds is already aware of this movement and since then avoids being alone in any conference he attends or mentoring any female developer.

Submission + - Deep magma chambers seen beneath Mount St. Helens (sciencemag.org)

sciencehabit writes: Geoscientists have for the first time revealed the magma plumbing beneath Mount St. Helens, the most active volcano in the Pacific Northwest. The emerging picture includes a giant magma chamber, between 5 and 12 kilometers below the surface, and a second, even larger one, between 12 and 40 kilometers below the surface. The two chambers appear to be connected in a way that could help explain the sequence of events in the 1980 eruption that blew the lid off Mount St. Helens.

Submission + - ESR: Radical Feminists Are Attempting to Frame Linus, Others for Sexual Assault (ibiblio.org)

_KiTA_ writes: Open Source Pioneer Eric S. Raymond has revealed explosive allegations on his blog, claiming that he has a source with evidence that the Ada Initiative, a tech initiative designed to support women in open source, has been attempting to frame Linus Torvalds and other high profile members of the Linux and Open Source community for sexual assault. Linus has been noted for never being alone at conferences as of late, apparently this is a defensive move due to repeated attempts to "scalp" him — getting him alone and then immediately pushing a fake claim of sexual harassment or assault to either have him arrested or pulled off Linux development.

Possibily related to October's Linux Kernel Dev Sarah Sharp Quits, Citing 'Brutal' Communications Style story on how feminist Sarah Sharp took words out of context to try and suggest Linus and Greg were being aggressive monsters on the Kernel Mailing List — something she equates with physical violence on her blog.

Sarah Sharp is a member of the Ada Initiative's Advisory Board, the group that is apparently behind the attempt to frame Linus, among others, for sexual misconduct.

Comment Re:How do I upgrade? (Score 1) 142

You're using a distribution (Ubuntu) which does not do rolling-release, which means the version that you get when you install is the version that will be until the end of support except for bug fixes (aka no new features). You won't get it in this Ubuntu version. Either switch to a rolling release distro, like Fedora, or wait for the next Ubuntu version. BTW, 14.04 is a Long Term Support version. They keep updating with bug corrections for a long time, but the software itself is very long. You may switch to the normal Ubuntu releases, like the most recent 15.04. Also, you can install the mainline kernel PPA to get just the most recent (but unstable for Ubuntu standards) kernel.

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