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Submission + - Facebook Finally Ends XMPP Support For 3rd Party Chat.

AcquaCow writes: Facebook has been pushing their Messenger app to all devices, requiring it for chatting with friends and family. It was announced last year that they would be ending their chat API and that the service would end on April 30, 2015. April passed, so did May, but the serviced remained functional. Finally, as of July 7th, 2015 it has not been possible to connect to chat.facebook.com. This doesn't seem to be an outage at this point...Looks like we have to wait for 3rd party messenger apps to adopt support for Facebook's Platform API v2 to allow new connectivity.

Comment Re: Warning!!! (Score 1) 116 116

You realize that you just made me google confirmation bias on a Friday night? I'm sorry, don't see your point.

I wasn't saying that I was wise enough to know who is on the right side of history, just that there is a right side on every issue, and what is right doesn't change regardless of how many people agree with it at any given time

Comment Re: Warning!!! (Score 1) 116 116

I take "the right side of history" to mean the side that promoted right over wrong, as considered at some later date.

This does assume that right and wrong exist, and that we can tell the difference between them. 100 years ago, there would have been a small minority of people on the right side of history vis-a-vi gay rights, but it would still have been the right side of history.

Submission + - 9th. Century salve proves more effective against MRSA than modern antibiotics

newbie_fantod writes: "Take cropleek and garlic, of both equal quantities, pound them well together take wine and bullocks gall, mix with the leek let it stand nine days in the brass vessel"

This ancient remedy for a stye (itself, caused by bacterial infection) turns out to be extremely effective at killing Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) — a particularly hardy Super-Bug.

Take equal parts of New Scientist (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27263-anglo-saxon-remedy-kills-hospital-superbug-mrsa.html), and the Beeb (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-32117815) to learn more.

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