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Submitted by The_AV8R
The_AV8R (1257270) writes "Derek Thompson and Jordan Weissmann wrote an article in The Atlantic with their take on Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy.

They make the (obvious) observation on the shift from the ownership culture to an 'access' culture. Maybe other broke Gen Y-ers like myself out there can get warm fuzzies from the read."

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Comment: I once placed my hands on Seven and Five (Score 1) 380

by The_AV8R (#39479569) Attached to: When I drive, I place my hands at ...

I once placed my hands on Seven and Five
Then my summer employer wanted to ensure on gravel roads I can drive

With the assessor I took to the road
and upon me this knowledge she bestowed:

"If ever you crash and the airbags go off
please remember, do not scoff

Because you will scream deathly calls
As your hands completely squish your balls...

Please be safe
Drive at least at Four and Eight"


Wikileaks Now Hosted By the Swedish Pirate Party 438

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the i-voted-for-the-other-guy dept.
oskii writes "During his visit to the the Swedish capital Stockholm, Wikileaks spokesman Julian Assange has struck a deal with the local Pirate Party. The party, which participates in the national elections next month, will host several new Wikileaks servers to protect freedom of press and help the whistleblower site to carry out its operation."

KDE 4.5 Released 302

Posted by Soulskill
from the newer-and-shinier dept.
An anonymous reader writes "KDE 4.5.0 has been released to the world. See the release announcement for details. Highlights include a Webkit browser rendering option for Konqueror, a new caching mechanism for a faster experience and a re-worked notification system. Another new feature is Perl bindings, in addition to Python, Ruby and JavaScript support. The Phonon multimedia library now integrates with PulseAudio. See this interview with KDE developer and spokesperson Sebastian Kugler on how KDE can continue to be innovative in the KDE4 age. Packages should be available for most Linux distributions in the coming days. More than 16000 bug fixes were committed since 4.4."

Firefox 3.5 Now the Most Popular Browser Worldwide 422

Posted by kdawson
from the press-the-advantage dept.
gQuigs notes a graph up at StatCounter Global Statistics, which shows that in the last few days Firefox 3.5 became the most used browser version worldwide, edging ahead of IE7. IE8 is rising fast (along with Windows 7), but over the last few months the slope of Firefox's worldwide curve has been steeper. (In the US, IE8 has always been ahead of Firefox 3.5; in Europe Firefox has led since late summer.) The submitter suggests using the time when Firefox rules the roost, globally speaking, to put the final nail in the coffin of IE6, which still has a 14% global share (5%-7% in the US and EU; China and Korea are holding up IE6's numbers).

Herschel's First Science Results, Eagle Nebula 91

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the i-demand-new-wallpapers dept.
davecl writes "Over the next three days, many new science results will come out from Herschel. The first of these, a view deep inside the stellar nursery of the Eagle Nebula, finds a huge amount of activity, revealing new stars and filaments of dust that could not have been detected by previous telescopes. Also open today is OSHI, the online showcase of Herschel images where all the new science images will be found. Herschel news also available on the Herschel Mission Blog."

Comment: 'Owning A Canadian' refers to a joke (Score 5, Informative) 513

by The_AV8R (#30008638) Attached to: What Does Google Suggest Suggest About Humanity?
A radio personality named Dr. Laura Schlessinger, an orthodox jew, once said on her show that homosexuality was an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22 and could not be condoned under any circumstance. "Why Can't I Own A Canadian is the title of the letter in response to her comments.

Nokia Fears Carriers May Try To Undermine N900 307

Posted by Soulskill
from the but-the-carriers-are-usually-so-helpful dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Nokia is worried that networks may reject selling the N900 because it won't allow them to mess with the operating system. Nokia has previously showed the N900 running a root shell and it appears to use the same interface for IM and phone functions. Meanwhile, Verizon is claiming that 'exclusivity arrangements promote competition and innovation.' Is it too late to explain to people why $99+$60/month is not better than $600+$20/month?"

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