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Comment: Re:Buy Surge Protectors (Score 1) 78

I live in the country and installed GFI breakers at the main panel and on most every outlet plus the normal surge protector for the computers et.. and noticed that using them double like that they pop like crazy ahead of major storms so I am assuming they are sensing flux on the lines and using two inline causes the first to trip quicker than it normally might.

Comment: Re:Is God falsifiable? (Score 1) 649

by simstick (#47269541) Attached to: Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

That pretty well agrees with a lot of theoretical physicists I have been reading. As we don't have a firm grasp on matter, time, energy or dimensions yet I hesitate to make an all or nothing bet but over the years I have come to believe religion as a science primer and if we follow the basic tenants of doing right by our fellow man we will be fine. I believe ultimately we will be answering for our actions to our fellow man and that is probably worse than what any one God would dish out and the next time we all get together to talk theory it is going to be from a much enlightened viewpoint.

+ - Feedly and Evernote held in Ransom->

Submitted by sperm
sperm (916223) writes "New form of trying to get ransom...wonder if any are successful...which why they would be trying.

Feedly is currently suffering a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack, it announced earlier this morning on its blog. You may have noticed that you can’t access the website or load any of your feeds via the app. Feedly explained in a short message two hours ago that the DDoS perpetrator is holding Feedly to ransom and asking for money to stop the attack, Feedly has refused to comply.


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+ - Glove Emulates Musical Instruments New MODEL->

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An anonymous reader writes "Bridging the gap between computer generated music and real-world instruments, the 'Imaginary Marching Band' is a fledgling, open-source project that allows music to be created by imitating the actions of playing the real thing on a sensor-equipped glove. The work of Scott Peterman, a Masters student at Parsons New School Of Design in New York City, the prototype system uses MIDI data output from the gloves via USB to reproduce the full range of notes from instruments such as the trumpet and trombone. Brand new model with more instruments sounds and better then ever before! Help make this project happen by donating and getting your very own instrument !"

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+ - Aliens and the Fermi paradox-> 1

Submitted by sayhem
sayhem (1842674) writes "Various explanations for why we don’t see aliens have been proposed—perhaps interstellar travel is impossible or maybe civilizations are always self-destructive. But with every new discovery of a potentially habitable planet, the Fermi Paradox becomes increasingly mysterious. There could be hundreds of millions of potentially habitable worlds in the Milky Way alone.

This impression is only reinforced by the recent discovery of a “Mega-Earth," a rocky planet 17 times more massive than the Earth but with only a thin atmosphere. Previously, it was thought that worlds this large would hold onto an atmosphere so thick that their surfaces would experience uninhabitable temperatures and pressures. But if this isn’t true, there is a whole new category of potentially habitable real estate in the cosmos."

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+ - TweetDeck Has Been Hacked-> 1

Submitted by redletterdave
redletterdave (2493036) writes "TweetDeck, Twitter’s tool for real-time tracking and engagement of posts, was found to be vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS), a type of computer vulnerability commonly found in web applications that allows hackers to inject script into webpages to access user accounts and important security information. As a result of the hack, a tweet with an emoticon heart is being shared more than 38,000 times — automatically."
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+ - TweetDeck hacked, vulnerability spreads across internet->

Submitted by mpicpp
mpicpp (3454017) writes "TweetDeck, a popular Twitter app for desktops, has been hacked — because a 19-year-old computer geek in Austria wanted to use cute, little hearts.

Firo let Twitter know about the vulnerability as soon as he found it. But it was too late. Others in the hacker community noticed, and shortly thereafter, a mass TweetDeck hijacking ensued."

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+ - Physical Media: Down, But Maybe Not Out->

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jfruh (300774) writes "For many tech-savvy folks, it may come as surprise that physical media like DVD and Blu-Ray still generate more movie revenue than streaming services. But PriceWaterhouse Coopers is predicting that the the lines will cross in 2017 as physical media sales and rentals decline; already, fully half of those reveneues come from supermarket Redbox kiosks. Still, there are signs that physical media won't vanish entirely, including the obsessive needs of collectors and the music industry's increasing suspicions of digital sales."
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+ - Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order->

Submitted by trazom28
trazom28 (134909) writes "Hachette books aren't the only products that are now harder to order on Amazon — the online retailer is going after movies, too. Amazon has turned off the preorder function for DVDs of prominent Warner Bros. films as it seeks to raise pressure on the company during negotiations.
"The Lego Movie," for example, is listed as "currently unavailable" on Amazon. Set for release in the home video marketplace on June 17, there is no option to place a preorder."

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+ - Civilization V Officially Available on Linux for SteamOS->

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jrepin (667425) writes "Aspyr Media, in partnership with 2K and Firaxis Games, announced that the critically acclaimed Sid Meier’s Civilization V, and all available expansion packs and downloadable content, is now available on Linux for SteamOS. The title includes Steam Play support. This release of Sid Meier’s Civilization V on Linux targets SteamOS and features support for Valve’s upcoming Steam Controller."
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