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Comment Re:The problem with SOPA in 10 words or less (Score 4, Insightful) 1002

No. SOPA and PIPA authorize the Department of Justice to issue court orders. There is no hearing until after the orders have been executed, and no recourse until the entire website is already removed from the internet. The process is entirely administrative - the first notice a site owner receives is the letter they get after their site is gone.

So, unless you're lucky, you're now fighting a big media company in Federal Court with your source of funds (your website) shut down. This isn't tenable for the vast majority of site owners.

Submission + - AdSurfDaily Ponzi Scheme Payback Begins (

itwbennett writes: "Good news if you were one of the 8,400 people taken in by the AdSurfDaily Ponzi scheme: The DOJ and Secret Service have begun to return $55 million in forfeited funds. AdSurfDaily founder Thomas "Andy" Bowdoin Jr. is facing five counts of wire fraud, one count of securities fraud, and one count of unlawful sale of unregistered securities."

Submission + - Does Famous Exoplanet 'Fomalhaut b' Really Exist? (

astroengine writes: "The first exoplanet ever to be directly imaged by the Hubble space telescope may not exist. In 2008, the world was in awe of the famous "Eye of Sauron" image of the star Fomalhaut's dusty ring — plus a slowly moving object that was identified as Fomalhaut b, a gas giant world approximately 3-times the mass of Jupiter. However, due to a strange orbital misstep detected between 2008 and 2009 photographs, the validity of Fomalhaut b's detection is being questioned, generating some controversy in the exoplanet community."

Submission + - Hacked, Serving Malware ( 1

Orome1 writes: has been hacked and is currently serving malware. Armorize has detected the compromise through its website malware monitoring platform HackAlert, and has analyzed how the compromise of the site's visitors unfolds. The website is injected with a script that generates an iFrame that redirects the visitors to a page where the BlackHole exploit pack is hosted.

Comment Re:Does Nasa have any plan to have 1 more shuttle (Score 1) 62

Even if it could fly, all the shuttle could do would be to swap the 6 people up there for 6 different people. The issue is that the soyuz spacecraft already at the station have to come back to earth in October and November, as they cannot stay in orbit for more than 6 months without failing. Without new soyuz to replace the old, there would be no way for astronauts to escape back to earth - and, therefore, no astronauts.

A rock store eventually closed down; they were taking too much for granite.