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+ - 'Eraser' law will let California kids scrub online past->

Submitted by gregor-e
gregor-e (136142) writes "The first-of-its-kind "eraser button" law, signed Monday by Governor Jerry Brown, will force social media titans such as Facebook, Twitter and Google let minors scrub their personal online history in the hopes that it might help them avoid personal and work-related problems.
The law will take effect on January 1, 2015."

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+ - Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?-> 2

Submitted by jammag
jammag (1021683) writes ""When the history of free software is written, I am increasingly convinced that this last year will be noted as the start of the decline of Ubuntu," opines Linux pundit Bruce Byfield. After great initial success, Ubuntu and Canonical began to isolate themselves from the mainstream of the free software community. Canonical, he says, has tried to control the open source community, and the company has floundered in many of its initiatives. Really, the mighty Ubuntu, in decline?"
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+ - Hunting the Kraken: How the giant squid was found->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Not all that long ago the first footage of a giant squid captured in its native habitat was released, you can watch it here. But what did it take to capture the images of the generally camera shy Architeuthis? You can bet there`s some a story and some very persistent researchers behind it."
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+ - A real archer reports on the accuracy of in-game archery->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A lot of games are turning to archery to set themselves apart from run of the mill action or shooter games. Bow-hunting is a big part of Crysis 3, there are memorable reels of bow-kills all over YouTube for Far Cry 3, and even Lara Croft is getting in on the Robin Hood action. But while game developers have had decades to get guns feeling just right, are they up to speed on how archery really works? One tame gameplaying archer finds out."
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+ - Microsoft Office 2013 not compatible with Windows XP, Vista-> 2

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "The newly unveiled productivity suite from Microsoft, Office 2013, won’t be running on older operating systems like Windows XP and Vista it has been revealed. Office 2013 is said to be only compatible with PCs, laptops or tablets that are running on the latest version of Windows i.e. either Windows 7 or not yet released Windows 8. According to a systems requirements page for Microsoft for Office 2013 customer preview, the Office 2010 successor is only compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012. This was confirmed by a Microsoft spokesperson. Further the minimum requirements states that systems need to be equipped with at least a 1 GHz processor and should have 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit systems or 2 GB for 64-bit hardware. The minimum storage space that should be available is 3 GB along with a DirectX 10-compatible graphics card for users wanting hardware acceleration."
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