houghi writes: From European Geosciences Union: A team of Greek and German researchers has shown that the colours of sunsets painted by famous artists can be used to estimate pollution levels in the Earth’s past atmosphere. In particular, the paintings reveal that ash and gas released during major volcanic eruptions scatter the different colours of sunlight, making sunsets appear more red.
houghi writes: The defense lawyers of Guantanamo prisoners are ordered to stop using government computers for sensitive information. They are also asked as can be read on politico.com, that they are asked to stop using e-mail as well. It is stated there as well that 7 GB of information is gone for good. The Washington Post quotes that there is no proof, but when you can read between the lines, it is clear that they believe they have been hacked. One News from New Zealand says "In another case, system administrators were searching files at prosecutors' request and were able to access more than 500,000 defense files, including confidential attorney-client communications, [...]". There were also bugs placed. Due to all this, hearings are postponed as can be read on reuters
houghi writes: OpenSUSE 12.3 is out. There are several methods of downloading, as well as different media. It is also possible to boot the live CD from a USB stick. When using the DVD or Net install ISO, the standard is to select between KDE or GNOME, but XFCE and LXDE are then also an option. ARM images are available as well. More information about the release can be found in this announcement by Jos Poortvliet.
houghi writes: Google has a new Bing style layout for their images section as explained here. It shows only the images with an on-mouse-over. On the page of the image, you are not able to browse the site itself anymore. At this moment it is available to about 10% of the people and depends on country and browser. A demonstration can be seen here. The first part is the new layout. The second part is after changing the User Agent identity.