from the welcome-to-the-party dept.
Dave Knott writes "A tiny, previously unknown moon circling Neptune has been spotted by astronomers using the Hubble telescope. The moon, which is currently known as S/2004 N1, was found on July 1 by Mark Showalter of the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., NASA announced Monday. It is less than 20 kilometres wide and its orbit is 105,000 kilometres from Neptune, between those of Larissa and Proteus, two of Neptune's other 14 known moons. It circles Neptune once every 23 hours."
f1vlad writes: "Replay Games is looking to collect $500,000 by May 2 on Kickstarter to realize plans for a new release of Leisure Suit Larry. If successful, the game will run on most popular platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows Phones, and more." Link to Original Source
I have been reviewing (again) the responses from our last user poll about what you like/dislike about/.. In summary it looks like there is a concern about commenting and story submission. We have spent the last couple of months working on those items and I think the engineering team has done a good job of fixing some problems that have been plaguing the system for some time (new comment loading, submission form, cleanup layout, etc., see:
Look at Amazon Cloud Services, they give you blank Linux elastic box and you can [relatively] easilily set it up there.
Seconding Django. I've been using Django, then hybrid like https://github.com/hmarr/django-mumblr.
from the hate-to-borscht-your-bubble dept.
theshowmecanuck submits this news from Russia, where "Websites which exposed violations in Russia's parliamentary elections were inaccessible Sunday in a hacking attack they said was aimed at preventing them revealing the extent of election day fraud." Further, says the linked article, "Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, whose United Russia party is expected to win Sunday's polls but with a reduced majority, has denounced non-governmental organisations like Golos, comparing them to the disciple Judas who betrayed Jesus. Russia has seen an upsurge in Internet penetration since the last elections in 2007, and analysts have said the explosion of critical material on the web poses one of the biggest challenges to United Russia's grip on power."