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Comment: Re:And it's only going to get worse (Score 3, Informative) 835

Your subject line and message content say opposite things. Hey, you'll be right either way! I see what you did there.

you might want to consider reading things before posting.

"And it's only going to get worse" = going to get worse

"And it's only going to get worse, Before things improve" = going to get worse

"Before things improve, they will get worse." = going to get worse

no matter how you read it the subject and body agree.

Earth

+ - California Slammed With Fukushima Radiation->

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mdsolar
mdsolar writes ""The Journal Environmental Science and Technology reports in a new study that the Fukushima radiation plume contacted North America at California “with greatest exposure in central and southern California”, and that Southern California had 2,500 Bq/kg of iodine-131 in seaweed over 500% higher than other tests in the U.S. and Canada:

        Projected paths of the radioactive atmospheric plume emanating from the Fukushima reactors, best described as airborne particles or aerosols for 131I, 137Cs, and 35S, and subsequent atmospheric monitoring showed it coming in contact with the North American continent at California, with greatest exposure in central and southern California. Government monitoring sites in Anaheim (southern California) recorded peak airborne concentrations of 131I at 1.9 pCi m3

Anaheim is where Disneyland is located.""

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Debian

+ - glibc Steering Committee Dissolves; Switches To Co-Operative Development Model->

Submitted by bheading
bheading (467684) writes "Following years under controversial leadership which, among other things, led to a fork (which was in turn adopted by some of the major distributions) the glibc development process has been reinvented to follow a slightly more informal, community-based model. Here's hoping glibc benefits from a welcome dose of pragmatism."
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Earth

+ - SPAM: Earth Hour 2012

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ravindra.joisa
ravindra.joisa writes "This Earth Hour 2012, now in its sixth year, encourages people to turn off their lights for 60 minutes one day a year. It’s celebrated annually on March 31 between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. This year, the campaign is hoping its impact will last more than one hour. From its inception as a single city initiative — Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. Earth Hour 2011 created history as the world's largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 135 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate an unambiguous commitment to the one thing that unites us all — the planet."
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Programming

+ - Prince of Persia Source Code Found

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "In his blog, the game developer Jordan Mechner rejoyces the findings of his father's spring cleaning. It includes some 3.5" disk boxes which happen to contain the Apple II source code for the original Prince of Persia! Jordan writes: 'So, for all fifteen of you 6502 assembly-language coders out there who might care... including the hardy soul who ported POP to the Commodore 64 from an Apple II memory dump... I will now begin working with a digital-archeology-minded friend to attempt to figure out how to transfer 3.5" Apple ProDOS disks onto a MacBook Air and into some kind of 21st-century-readable format.'"
Cellphones

+ - Girls Around Me: An App Takes Creepy to a New Level->

Submitted by suraj.sun
suraj.sun (1348507) writes "Girls Around Me uses Foursquare(http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/girls-around-me-ios-app-takes-creepy-to-a-new-level/) to determine your location. It then scans for women in the area who have recently checked-in on the service. Once you identify a woman you’d like to talk to, one that inevitably has no idea you’re snooping on her, you can connect to her through Facebook, see her full name, profile photos and send her a message. When you sign up for the Girls Around Me application, you are asked to log in to Facebook, giving the service your personal information, too.

The app, which was first discovered by the blog, Cult of Mac(http://www.cultofmac.com/157641/this-creepy-app-isnt-just-stalking-women-without-their-knowledge-its-a-wake-up-call-about-facebook-privacy/), is built by a company called SMS Services O.o.o., which is based in Russia. Although the app maker knows a lot about its users, the company seems to have done a fairly good job of obscuring itself online."

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Comment: Re:It Works Like This (Score 1) 430

by shinobiX (#37723694) Attached to: US Bishop Charged For Not Reporting Priest's Child Porn To Police

It's hardly "news for nerds"

It's not "news for nerds," of course, but it does cause the heads of the shallow-minded Church-hating/privacy&porn-venerating hipsters to explode, and that's always entertaining, so let it slide.

it involves the potential incarceration of someone entirely for the way in which a few pixels are arranged on a screen, that sounds like a YRO submission at least.

Apple

+ - Steve Jobs dies->

Submitted by shinobiX
shinobiX (28155) writes "SAN FRANCISCO – Steve Jobs, the innovative co-founder of Apple who transformed personal use of technology as well as entire industries with products such as the iPod, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh computer and the iTunes music store, has died."
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+ - Hacker takes stance against Sony in PS3 lawsuit->

Submitted by mede
mede (115508) writes "In an interesting turn of events, Sony might have stumbled into ahttp://www.geohot.com/>tough nut to crack. George Hotz (aka GeoHot) famous for his iPhone hacking achievements, is planning on fighting the big corporation on removing his free speech rights at utilizing his fully paid for hardware. Hotz has always claimed being anti-piracy (since iPhone activities) and expresses has never pirated any game or even signed to PSN agreements. He's asking for donations to fight Sony back and try to achieve something similar to what was previously accomplished by the EFF in regard to cellphones. I've already donated."
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