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+ - Middle-click Paste? Not For Long

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Select to copy and middle-click to paste. That's very convenient usability feature associated with UNIX graphical environments. But it is confusing for new users, so the ability to middle-click paste was briefly removed from GNOME 3.10. It was restored few days later, but with clear message: middle-click paste will be permanently removed from next GNOME version."

+ - Terrorist Murder In London Could Revive Snooper's Charter->

Submitted by judgecorp
judgecorp (778838) writes "Supporters of the Communications Data Bill (also known as the Snooper's Charter) have lost no time in calling for the Bill to be revived, in response to yesterday's brutal murder of a soldier on the streets of Woolwich, South London. The Bill would have allowed monitoring of all online communications — including who people contact and what websites they visit — but was shelved after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg opposed it, effectively splitting Britain's coalition government on the issue. Now the fear of new terrorism could rekindle support, based on the argument that even "lone wolf" attackers use the Internet."
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+ - Julian Assange Closer to Packing His Bags-> 1

Submitted by JakartaDean
JakartaDean (834076) writes "Julian Assange lost his appeal before Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday, which takes him another step closer to extradition to Sweden for questioning on sexual abuse accusations filed against him in August 2010.
But the court will allow Assange's attorneys to file a petition for the court to reconsider the ruling, which upheld an extradition order handed down in February 2011."

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+ - Researcher develops world's first integrated chemical chip->

Submitted by cylonlover
cylonlover (1921924) writes "While the silicon chips found in the electronic devices that we rely on every day are built around the flow of electrons through circuits, with the development of an “integrated chemical chip,” a doctoral student in Organic Electronics at Sweden’s Linköping University has created the basis for an entirely new circuit technology based on the transmission of ions and molecules. Like silicon-based chips, the integrated chemical chip contains logic gates, such as NAND gates, that form the basis of digital electronics by allowing for the construction of all logical functions."
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Comment: Re:yay! (Score 5, Informative) 94

by hag3r (#38224744) Attached to: Fate Saves Workprint of <em>Manos: The Hands of Fate</em>

Several people involved with the shoot (including the guy who played Torgo) later committed suicide.

AFAIK, the only one from the cast who committed suicide was John Reynolds (Torgo). It is speculated that the things he wore on his legs permanently injured his knees during the shoot, and that the pain later on drove him to commit suicide.

That anyone else involved in the shoot killed themselves afterwards is most likely just a myth.

+ - Dennis Ritchie has passed on->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Dennis Ritchie just passed away. I can think of nothing to say that you don't already know about him, except that once he claimed he'd never been a member of the Demigodic party. He was, of course, quite wrong. I feel like a pillar of the world has just broken."
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+ - Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Computer scientist Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died at his home this past weekend, after a long battle against an unspecified illness. No further details are available at the time of this blog post. [...]
The news of Ritchie's death was first made public by way of Rob Pike's Google+."

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+ - Dennis Ritchie, co-creator of Unix and C, has died-> 5

Submitted by mikejuk
mikejuk (1801200) writes "Dennis Ritchie the designer and original developer of both the C programming language, and co-creator of Unix has died at age 71 after prolonged illness.
It seems incredible from today's perspective that two people, motivated mainly by enthusiasm, should develop both an operating system and a programming language but that's exactly what Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thomson achieved.
Unix and the Unix way of doing things eventually transmuted into Linux and is now the server OS that powers industry and the Internet.
C on the other hand has been the basis for all of the C-like languages we all know and use every day — Java, C# and of course C++. Whenever you write a three-parameter for loop, for(init;test;inc), you owe a debt to C and should think of the fun that Dennis Ritchie had inventing it and making it all work."

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+ - Australian court blocks sales of Samsung Galaxy Ta-> 2

Submitted by jimboh2k
jimboh2k (1280298) writes "Apple has succeeded in blocking the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia until a final hearing can be heard in the case down under. The judgment on Thursday could effectively kill chances of the tablet ever launching properly in Australia after Samsung claimed further delays to the product would threaten hopes of gaining traction."
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Comment: Re:Duh? (Score 1) 413

by hag3r (#37424810) Attached to: Microsoft: No Windows 8 ARM Support For x86 Apps

I'm all for MS-flaming but how could anyone possibly be disappointed or shocked by this? It's like expecting 68k Macs to run PPC binaries.

Since they are transitioning from Intel to ARM, this is more like running 68k binaries on PPC Macs, or PPC binaries on Intel Macs. Both of which were, of course, possible.

Except it's the other way around.
Pretty much any current Intel processor (not sure about Atom) out there runs circles around the ARM chips of today.
Although it's still possible to run x86 binaries in emulated environment on ARM, I wouldn't expect it to be a pleasant experience.

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