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Music

Noisebridge Attempts to Teach Science To Juggalos 198

Working on the assumption that the Insane Clown Posse's song Miracles was indeed a tribute to the wonder of nature and not the cleverest troll ever, some folks from the hackerspace Noisebridge decided to try and educate ICP fans. Surprisingly, most of the fans seemed to enjoy the science lesson, but representatives of the band didn't seem to think it was funny.
PlayStation (Games)

US Air Force To Suffer From PS3 Update 349

tlhIngan writes "The US Air Force, having purchased PS3s for supercomputing research, is now the latest victim of Sony's removal of the Install Other OS feature. It turns out that while their PS3s don't need the firmware update, it will be impossible to replace PS3s that fail. PS3s with the Other OS feature are no longer produced since the Slim was introduced, so replacements will have to come from the existing stock of used PS3s. However, as most gamers have probably updated their PS3s, that used stock is no longer suitable for the USAF's research. In addition, smaller educational clusters using PS3s will share the same fate — unable to replace machines that die in their clusters." In related news, Sony has been hit with two more lawsuits over this issue.
Books

Judge Chin Says He Will Cut the Google Book Settlement 38

Miracle Jones writes "In a move that has shocked the publishing world, Judge Denny Chin has filed a brief saying that he has decided to cut the Google Book Settlement in half, letting Google host the first half of every book the company has scanned, and letting other interested stakeholders fight for the rights to the rest. 'We think this is a hard decision, but a fair one,' said John Peter Franks for Google. 'We would like to be able to host and control whole books, but at least we get the front half.'"
Spam

Submission + - Pharmacy Spam King gets 30 years-> 3

www.ahbl.org writes: "A notorious spammer who made millions of dollars selling medications online has been sent to jail. Twenty-seven year-old Christopher Smith, who used the nickname "Rizler," was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Prosecutors had argued for a stiff sentence after Smith made a death threat against a witness's children.

Items for Care Package may include:
  • Assless Chaps (for the cold winter nights)
  • Birthday Cakes (with conspicuously baked-in saw)
  • male enhancement pills (for the other inmates in the facility)
  • KY (Magnum grade or better please)
  • X@N@X C!A&L!5 V1AGR.A and V4IIUM (Please mark these packages per US BOP guidelines)
Care Packages may be directed to Mr. Rizler at the Federal Prison in Terre Haute, Indiana."

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