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+ - Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested in Sweden->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Peter Sunde was arrested today in a police raid in southern Sweden. The Pirate Bay co-founder was wanted by Interpol as he had yet to serve prison time for his involvement with the site. Sunde's arrest comes exactly eight years after the police raided the Pirate Bay servers, which marked the start of the criminal prosecution against the site's founders.
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+ - Putin Annexes Pandora->

Submitted by K7DAN
K7DAN writes: RAIN (Radio and Internet News). APRIL 1, Moscow: In a daring extension of Russia’s growing imperialism, Vladimir Putin today annexed Pandora Radio. A referendum had been scheduled for later this week, which would have provided Pandora citizens the opportunity to vote on the annexation. A spokesperson in Moscow told the United Nations that Russia “skipped” the Pandora vote — presumably one of the six skips per hour allowed by the Internet radio giant.
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+ - AMD Develops New Linux Open-Source Driver Model->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: AMD privately shared with Phoronix during GDC2014 that they're developing a new Linux driver model. While there will still be an open (Gallium3D) and closed-source (Catalyst) driver, the Catalyst driver will be much smaller. AMD developers are trying to isolate the closed-source portion of the driver to just user-space while the kernel driver that's in the mainline Linux kernel would also be used by Catalyst. It's not clear if this will ultimately work but they hope it will for reducing code duplication, eliminating fragmentation with different kernels, and allowing open and closed-source driver developers to better collaborate over the AMD Radeon Linux kernel driver.
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Comment: Re:No surprise (Score 3, Insightful) 109

by noobermin (#46342569) Attached to: New Review Slams Fusion Project's Management

Slashdot has become so anti-science these days. I don't disagree that ITER has some problems, but calling the Higgs Boson one of the LHC's "few successes" is such a fucking understatement, I don't know what else could be.

That was half of the point of the damn thing, to verify the standard model. Finding the Higgs was no small accomplishment.

+ - MtGox Collapse should come as no suprise->

Submitted by MrBingoBoingo
MrBingoBoingo writes: The recent closure of the famous Bitcoin exchange MtGox has grabbed a lot of media attention lately, but people involved heavily in bitcoin have been raising alarms about business practices at MtGox for quite some time now. With the MtGox failure being Bitcoin's biggest since the collapse of the ponzi run by Trendon Shavers, also known as Pirateat40, it might be time to revisit the idea of counterparty risk in the world of irreversible cryptocurrency.
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Comment: READ TFA (Score 2) 207

by noobermin (#45972673) Attached to: Why Birds Fly In a V Formation

Damn it slashdot, read the article. Although it doesn't claim explicitly that this is the first time this hypothesis has been tested, if anything, it appears this was just a study that verified that this hypothesis is correct. People already posited this and apply it for jets (see jets that fly in echelon formation), but, at least what is said and implied in TFA, this seems to still be something that is a matter of debate.

Comment: Re: This is new? (Score 2) 207

by noobermin (#45972427) Attached to: Why Birds Fly In a V Formation

I'm assuming that they're saying because it works with plane wings, they can expect that's why birds do it (TFA says this), but I'm assuming they never tested the hypothesis on birds.

In fact, TFA suggests that a more rigorous test would be to put birds in a wind tunnel, which obviously wouldn't be too fun for the birds.

Elegance and truth are inversely related. -- Becker's Razor