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Submission + - DICE Sells Slashdot (

An anonymous reader writes: DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX), today announced that it completed the sale of its Slashdot and SourceForge businesses (together referred to as "Slashdot Media") to BIZX, LLC in a transaction that closed on January 27, 2016. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DHI first announced its plan to sell Slashdot Media in July 2015 as part of its strategy to focus on its core brands, as Slashdot Media no longer fits within the Company's core strategic initiatives.

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. served as the Company's exclusive financial advisor for the transaction.

Submission + - GPS Ground System Anomaly (

donaggie03 writes: An official statement explaining the unusual GPS timing anomaly that occurred a few days ago has just been release. The root cause was a software bug at the ground station. As some have suggested, the bug was triggered by the removal of SVN 23 from the satellite constellation. The full press release is as follows:

Subject: CGSIC: FW: Official Press Release — GPS Ground System Anomaly
Air Force Official Press Release — GPS Ground System Anomaly On 26 January at 12:49 a.m. MST, the 2nd Space Operations Squadron at the 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., verified users were experiencing GPS timing issues. Further investigation revealed an issue in the Global Positioning System ground software which only affected the time on legacy L-band signals. This change occurred when the oldest vehicle, SVN 23, was removed from the constellation. While the core navigation systems were working normally, the coordinated universal time timing signal was off by 13 microseconds which exceeded the design specifications. The issue was resolved at 6:10 a.m. MST, however global users may have experienced GPS timing issues for several hours. U.S. Strategic Command's Commercial Integration Cell, operating out of the Joint Space Operations Center, effectively served as the portal to determine the scope of commercial user impacts. Additionally, the Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg AFB has not received any reports of issues with GPS-aided munitions, and has determined that the timing error is not attributable to any type of outside interference such as jamming or spoofing. Operator procedures were modified to preclude a repeat of this issue until the ground system software is corrected, and the 50th Space Wing will conduct an Operational Review Board to review procedures and impacts on users. Commercial and Civil users who experienced impacts can contact the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center at (703) 313-5900.
Rick Hamilton
CGSIC Executive Secretariat
GPS Information Analysis Team Lead
U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center

Comment Re:It reminds me (Score 1) 390

but abortions are in no way unavoidable.

While most are probably avoidable, saying that they are "in no way" unavoidable is somewhat over the top. Consider abortions for medical reasons, for instance (in cases where both the mother and child would die if the pregnancy came to term).

Agreed. I did not mean for my statement to be all inclusive. I should have said "the vast majority" of abortions are in no way unavoidable. Quick google:

Comment Re:Why is prostitution illegal in the first place? (Score 2) 390

In many cases, legalising prostitution has increased human trafficking. Legalising prostitution increases the market and increases demand, hence the increase in human trafficking. Not just theory, there are statistics to back this up. [No citation given, do your own homework]

Wasting my time searching who knows where trying to verify *your* claims is not *my* homework. If you want to be taken seriously, back your own claims up. If not, you're just another stranger on the internet spewing bullshit.

Comment Re:It reminds me (Score 1) 390

So just like you argue that civilian innocents casualties are unavoidable in war, consider abortions, unavoidable civilian innocent casualties of life. Happy to put things in perspective for you.

If unborn are sacred due to innocence and not committing any sins, same applies for chicken, turkeys and buffaloes. So what did you have for thanksgiving?

The only basic logic you have is an arbitrary once that makes sense to you alone. It is called hypocrisy.

I don't really have a dog in this fight, but I couldn't let your abuse of logic go unchallenged.

So just like you argue that civilian innocents casualties are unavoidable in war, consider abortions, unavoidable civilian innocent casualties of life.

I'm pretty sure the part about being "unavoidable" is still under debate. Civilian casualties may be somewhat unavoidable depending on a number of issues, but abortions are in no way unavoidable.

If unborn are sacred due to innocence and not committing any sins, same applies for chicken, turkeys and buffaloes.

You are comparing innocent children to innocent . . . turkeys? That's just silly. Regardless of your views on abortion, valuing turkey life at the same level of human life is a bit over the top.

Comment Re:The right side of history (Score 1) 330

Who do you think are climatologist?

They are all Geologists, statisticians, economists, mathematicians, psychologists, physicists, etc...

So you are saying Dyson is not as capable at basic understanding of the "high school grade SETTLED science" that is climate science?

You simple minded ideologists cant have your cake and eat it too. Its either simple grade school science or its not. Its either settled or its not.

Your argumenting from emotion and have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

I never said this was "high school grade SETTLED science", you did. So arguing that point is, well, pointless. Maybe you think everyone who posts something you disagree with is the same person and we all think with one big hive mind, but I assure you that is not the case. Secondly, I never claimed Dyson was incapable of anything. What I did was correct chipschap's mischaracterization of AC's post. You know, sort of how you are trying to mischaractarize my post by reading what you want to read and not what I wrote. Seems like you are the one arguing from emotion, friend.

Comment Re:Climate modeling (Score 1) 330

Did you even read what GP wrote? About your "requirements" only requiring temperatures to be in the range of -35F to 202F? He's basically saying your requirements are bullshit. So why would anyone waste the effort of putting together a list for you? If you mean for your requirements to be different, maybe you should clarify, because GP makes it sound like you don't know what you are talking about.

Comment Re:The right side of history (Score 1) 330

What you're saying is that his conclusions are politically incorrect and don't agree with what you feel compelled to believe, for whatever reasons.

The AC said no such thing. He said he doesn't put much weight into what a non-climate scientist says about climate science when actual climatologists say differently.

Comment Re:Climate modeling (Score 1) 330

This whole sub-thread started with AC's "He also said that climate models were a joke, and are getting worse and are deviating more and more from what is actually happening. But he is only one of the worlds most distinguished physicists. I trust Al Gore more. His carbon trading system will save the planet!" This was in response to the summary and was referring to Dyson, not Obama. This thread is not linked to your joke about Obama, which is why it doesn't make sense to you.

Comment Re:The right side of history (Score 1) 330

While your argument appears to have merit, I believe the counter-argument is that we are so close to the tipping point that any delay in drastically reducing carbon emissions would have disastrous effects. Now that there's agreement that climate change is actually a thing, and there's agreement that a great majority of it is caused by man, the questions become: Exactly how big of a problem is it? How quickly do we need to act? How much resources do we need to put into this problem? etc.. While you seem to have made up your mind about these last questions, I think they are still open, and that the answers we do have seem to be pointing in the opposite direction as you would like.

Comment Re:The right side of history (Score 1) 330

Even some of the most fervent Obama supporters don't claim he is *always* on the right side of history. Most believe he is on the right side of history *most of the time* and wrong on a few things, where the few things is different depending on the person. For example there are quite a few Obama supporters that strongly disagree with his stance on warrant-less surveillance/NSA evesdropping, etc.

Comment Re:Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... (Score 1) 153

Or in the pixels my eye perceives. Art is about experiencing the artist's perspective or portrayal of a subject. If artist and the viewer are requirements for art to exist, so if someone creates a thing and both parties agree its art who can argue otherwise?

It looks like you are begging the question though. Of course, if artist and viewer consider something to be art, then it is art. There's no argument there. The problem comes when the artist considers something to be art, but the viewer does not. Or vica versa. What if the viewer sees art, but the "artist" does not. Perhaps the artist does not even consider himself to be an artist. What then? Does this change the artness of whatever it is we are talking about?

Also, what about when neither "artist" nor viewer consider it to be art, but some random dude on the internet proclaims it is. Then is it art? In this case, I am referring to people who aren't looking at the thing specifically, but say things like "All video games are art. Period." Is this necessarily the case?

Comment Re:CO2 (Score 3, Informative) 90

Would you prefer they shit diamonds? Being serious here, but you do know that polystyrene foam is made from refined oil, yes? Once the oil is extracted, you can either A) leave it in a tank. B: make it into something and bury it into the ground. C) Covert it back into CO2 via burning or organic methods.

What would you prefer is done with the existing polystyrene foam out there?

The obvious answer is leave it buried in the ground. Anthropogenic global warming is caused by us taking carbons that have been locked away underground in the form of fossil fuels and releasing them into the atmosphere. If we use those fossil fuels but keep the carbon locked up or re-entered into the ground instead of the atmosphere, we wouldn't have nearly as much trouble with all the greenhouse effects. We'd have another problem in the form of mountains of waste we don't know what to do with, but that's a different discussion.

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