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+ - Julian Assange turns himself over to UK authoritie->

Submitted by sardaukar_siet
sardaukar_siet (559610) writes "London (CNN) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Tuesday in London on a Swedish warrant, London's Metropolitan Police said.

Assange was arrested at a London police station at 9:30 a.m. (4:30 a.m. ET) and will appear at the City of Westminster Magistrate's Court later in the day, police said.

Swedish authorities had issued the warrant for Assange so they can talk to him about sex-crime allegations unrelated to WikiLeaks' recent disclosure of secret U.S. documents."

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+ - Wikileaks founder arrested by British police

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An anonymous reader writes "Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, was arrested on Tuesday in relation to a Swedish sex-crime case, the London Metropolitan Police said. Interpol, the international police agency, had issued a 'red notice' last week for Assange, who had been hiding out in an undisclosed location till recently. The notice is not equivalent of an arrest warrant, but he was charged with sex crimes and was put on the 'wanted' list."

+ - Twitter Denies Censoring WikiLeaks->

Submitted by Stoobalou
Stoobalou (1774024) writes "Twitter has denied that it has censored WikiLeaks by preventing posts relating to it from from appearing in its Trends side bar.

A minor storm kicked up over the weekend as conspiracy theorists alleged that the micro-blogging site was deliberately keeping the whistle-blowing site out of the Trends ranking, which is supposed to point out hot topics to Twitter users.

Late last night Twitter's communications director Matt Graves issued a statement which attempts to explain the apparent anomaly between the amount of traffic relating to WikiLeaks and the Cablegate leaks, and the non-appearance of these topics in the Trends listing."

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+ - How to get back into software development 3

Submitted by luv2sled
luv2sled (1948696) writes "I have a CS degree and about 5 years of software development (mostly in Java and UI development). Unfortunately, it's been a few years since I've used any of these skills. For the last 7 years, I have been working in Product Management/Development. I have found this work to be less than satisfying and would like to move back to software development. Any suggestions on how to make this transition?"

+ - Giving a Netbook to a 4yr old. What to load on it? 2

Submitted by nostrodecus
nostrodecus (65186) writes "I have a nephew who is very young, but who has the techie gene — he found the Gruffalo on youtube before anyone knew he could spell. Now he's almost 4, and I was thinking of giving him my netbook (Acer running XP), which i hardly use any more. So of course I will be deleting all the porn, but what should I load up on it? Are there tools/apps that I can load up on it to protect it and him from things he shouldn't see until college? Also, what apps or games could I load on it that a 4 year old will get some use out of?"
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+ - Anxiety and IT?

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An anonymous reader writes "During these long breaks from work, it's refreshing to not have to worry about your job. Unless you work in IT, in which case you're salaried and constantly on the clock. To all the server room monkeys and desktop admins, do you suffer from anxiety? How do you deal with it? Does the crushing worry of a businesses IT infrastructure (and the rest of the business) coming to a screeching halt make IT occupations prone to anxiety?"

+ - How Open Source is Slashdot? 3

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HikingStick writes "I'm not sure if you've been asked this before, but is the code behind Slashdot proprietary or open source? From reviewing the copyright statement, it is clear that the Slashdot page design and non-user-generated content are owned by Geeknet, Inc. I was just wondering if the code that drives the message board, the moderation system, and the other features we know as Slashdot are open- or closed-source.

If open, I'd love to utilize the framework as part of an Intranet site I'm working on. If not open, why not?"

+ - Ask Slashdot: Thinky gifts for young kids? 3

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An anonymous reader writes "Societal norms and my sibling's procreative endeavors have put me in the position of having to buy gifts twice a year for young children. What makes them happy are unremarkable bits of plastic. They already have innumerable unremarkable bits of plastic (from their parents and grandparents). My preference would be to get them gifts that challenge them to think creatively (or at least to think), which they'll be able to pick up and enjoy even after they outgrow their train/truck/homemaking fetishes. Beyond the Rubick's Cube, what thinky toys from your childhood are still in production? What new thinky toys have you discovered that work for the 5 — 10 age range?"

Comment: Re:Another Language (Score 1) 330

by sardaukar_siet (#34171118) Attached to: Gosu Programming Language Released To Public
You're right, it's not the language. But it's also a matter of comfort. Coding in Ruby or Python allows for more goodies out of the box. Your assembly macros are a tack-on - some languages have powerful mechanisms built right in. I'm not saying the goodies come without a price, but they're there.

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