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Submission + - Faster-than-light neutrinos may be error caused by loose cable ( 2

semi-extrinsic writes: "Everyone remembers the faster-than-light neutrinos reported by the OPERA experiment in collaboration with CERN last year. ScienceInsider now reports that the headline-causing result may turn out to be a measurement error caused by a loose cable:

"According to sources familiar with the experiment, the 60 nanoseconds discrepancy appears to come from a bad connection between a fiber optic cable that connects to the GPS receiver used to correct the timing of the neutrinos' flight and an electronic card in a computer."

The report comes from an anonymous source, and is yet unconfirmed, but if confirmed would be a disappointing result for all those hoping that we had stumbled across new physics."


Submission + - LulzSec Hacks The US Senate (

jfruhlinger writes: "LulzSec might not be as famous as Anonymous — they're really best known for hacking sites they like, to prove a point about security — but they may have just raised their profile significantly, posting what appears to be data taken from an internally facing server at the U.S. Senate. However, they fun-loving group might find that the Senate reacts a lot more harshly to intrusions than, say, PBS did."

Submission + - Raided In Massive Police Operation, Admins (

freedumb2000 writes: Europe just witnessed one of the largest piracy-related busts in history with the raid of the popular movie streaming portal More than a dozen people connected to the site were arrested after police officers in Germany, Spain, France and the Netherlands raided several residential addresses and data centers. hosted no illicit content itself, but indexed material stored on file-hosters and other streaming services.