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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: How to complain about the articles that are totally misleading? 2

Linux Torvalds writes: How to complain about the articles that are totally misleading?

for example: consider an article submitted by timothy Carbon Dating Shows Koran May Predate Muhammad 304. If you will check the date of the parchment in the original article it is AD 568 and 645, on the other hand the date given in timothy's article is 545 AD and 568. This typo in date changes the meaning of the news, probably misleading entirely... The dates from original news speaks exactly opposite of the title submitted by timothy
Also who will take the responsibility of spreading wrong information?

Submission + - Neural algorithm creates a new Picasso in under an hour (

An anonymous reader writes: An algorithm developed at a German University is able to imitate the artistic styles of some of the world’s most famous painters. In a study, titled A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style and published in the journal Nature Communications, the research team describes a complex mathematical code which generates a “convolutional neural network” to produce “high perceptual quality” paintings, mimicking great artists’ styles, in less than an hour.

Submission + - Continued Cord Cutting Hits the Pay TV Business Hard 1

An anonymous reader writes: Customers cord cutting is not a new concern for the pay TV business but a recent massive sell-off in media stocks has many in the industry worried. Cable, satellite and TV companies suffered their worst-ever quarterly subscriber declines losing more than half a million accounts, sending stocks tumbling. Researchers say this may be the beginning of the end for the pay TV business. According to analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson: “A year ago, the Pay TV sector was shrinking at an annual rate of 0.1 percent. A year later, the rate at which the Pay TV sector is declining has quickened to 0.7 percent year-over-year. That may not seem like a mass exodus, but it is a big change in a short period of time. And the rate of decline is still accelerating.”

Submission + - Hacker 'Kills' DEF CON Founder Jeff Moss (

darthcamaro writes: In one of the busiest sessions at this past weekend's DEF CON security conference, an Australian security researcher showed how it was possible to get someone legally declared dead, with a full death certificate. Among the victims, was the founder of DEF CON and Black Hat, Jeff Moss.

"I know it's not good form to kill your host, but this a death certificate for Jeff Moss," Security reseacher Chris Rock said as he showed a screenshot of an EDRS form with Moss' name on it as the audience erupted into laughter. "He doesn't know he's dead, he's still walking around, but on paper he's dead and that might be a problem for him when he travels."

Submission + - Google, Facebook and Twitter to block "hash lists" of child abuse

An anonymous reader writes: Facebook, Google, and Twitter are teaming up with the UK's Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to share hash lists of blocked indecent images. The move is intended to ensure that a picture pulled from one site can't show up again elsewhere. The BBC reports: "Online security specialists welcomed the move as a positive step, but said it would not block content on the 'darknet' — a network with restricted access — where abusers often posted images."

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