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+ - Faster-than-light Neutrinos closer to being confir->

Submitted by inflame
inflame (1339495) writes "The scientist at CERN who first published the faster-than-light neutrinos observations a couple months ago, have run additional tests, and have found similar results. "This is reinforcing the previous finding and ruling out some possible systematic errors which could have in principle been affecting it," said Antonio Ereditato of the Opera collaboration. "This additional test we made is confirming our original finding, but still we have to be very prudent, still we have to look forward to independent confirmation. But this is a positive result.""
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+ - Internet down? 1

Submitted by inflame
inflame (1339495) writes "Most UK based IP address seem to be inaccessible from SouthEast Asia (spec. Philippines). Did someone just disconnect us (or the UK) from the general internet?"

+ - The Proton Just got smaller-> 1

Submitted by inflame
inflame (1339495) writes "A new paper published in Nature has said that the proton may be smaller than we previously thought. The article states 'The difference is so infinitesimal that it might defy belief that anyone, even physicists, would care. But the new measurements could mean that there is a gap in existing theories of quantum mechanics. "It's a very serious discrepancy," says Ingo Sick, a physicist at the University of Basel in Switzerland, who has tried to reconcile the finding with four decades of previous measurements. "There is really something seriously wrong someplace."'

Would this indicate new physics if proven?"

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+ - Duke Nukem Forever Reaches Development Milestone 1

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mlauzon
mlauzon writes "If you told your spouse that the two of you would be together until Duke Nukem Forever hit shelves in an attempt to be absolutely precious, it might be time to start sweating. According to a tweet by 3D Realms man George Broussard, Duke Nukem Forever's unending development cycle may soon be leaving the death-and-taxes consistency club.

"Closing out a milestone this week. 71 more tasks to do and we started with probably 800-900. Been a good push. Next one starts Monday," he tweeted.

After some rudimentary math, we've determined that — assuming development continues at a nice clip — Duke will be back in business sometime next year. Guess the Mayans were a little off with their apocalypse calculations.

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Comment: Re:Handy Secret Commands! (Score 1) 575

by inflame (#27037751) Attached to: Uproar Over Netflix's New Instant Viewer

It does seem like the default auto-bitrate tends to set things on the low side. Try control-shift-alt-b to manually select from the three available bitrates, and control-shift-alt-m for a menu of other interesting stuff.

than's not "handy", that's a handful. they could've made a better way to expose those commands since people could want higher bitrates if they have faster connections.

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.

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