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Music

Astronaut Sues Dido For Album Cover 264

Posted by samzenpus
from the get-me-off-that-thing dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Astronaut Bruce McCandless is suing Dido for her album cover that uses a famous NASA photograph of a tiny, tiny, tiny McCandless floating in space. McCandless doesn't own the copyright on the photo, so he's claiming it's a violation of his publicity rights ... except that he's so tiny in the photo, it's not like anyone's going to recognize him."
Crime

Geologists Might Be Charged For Not Predicting Quake 375

Posted by timothy
from the google-will-no-doubt-be-found-at-fault dept.
mmmscience writes "In 2009, a series of small earthquakes shook the region of L'Aquila, Italy. Seismologists investigated the tremors, but concluded that there was no direct indication of a big quake on the horizon. Less than a month later, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake killed more than 300 people. Now, the chief prosecutor of L'Aquila is looking to charge the scientists with gross negligent manslaughter for not predicting the quake."

Comment: Re:Easy upgrade from Dapper (Score 1) 386

by cosmic_gravy (#16593928) Attached to: Ubuntu 6.10 is Out
The people at the Ubuntu forums recommend you use "aptitude" instead of "apt-get". The thread should be found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=37736, but it appears the Ubuntu forums are being pounded. Here is the google cache: http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:425l937tFkYJ:u buntuforums.org/showthread.php%3Ft%3D37736+ubuntu+ use+aptitude+not+apt-get&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=4.

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.

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