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Comment Re:Project Removal? (Score 1) 145

SourceForge does not allow project removal, especially when moving the project to a new hosting provider.

Projects which have moved to another hosting provider are typically retained at SourceForge.net (though you can make a note on the project web site and project summary page directing users to the new home) for sake of retaining materials of historical value.

Comment Re:Just Remove The Product (Score 1) 145

The problem is that SF does not allow project removal. I have a few projects that I hosted with SF in the early 2000s; years later I moved the projects to other places, but I cannot remove them from SF. Any project that has been "abandoned" is at their mercy.

Submission + - SF Says AdWare Bundled with Gimp Is Intentional-> 5

tresf writes: In response to a Google+ post from the Gimp project claiming that "[Sourceforge] is now distributing an ads-enabled installer of GIMP", Sourceforge had this response:

In cases where a project is no longer actively being maintained, SourceForge has in some cases established a mirror of releases that are hosted elsewhere. This was done for GIMP-Win.

Editor's note: Gimp is actively being maintained and the definition of "mirror" is quite misleading here as a modified binary is no longer a verbatim copy. Download statistics for Gimp on Windows show SourceForge as offering over 1,000 downloads per day of the Gimp software. In an official response to this incident, the official Gimp project team reminds users to use official download methods. Slashdotters may remember the last time news like this surfaced (2013) when the Gimp team decided to move downloads from SourceForge to their own FTP service.

Therefore, we remind you again that GIMP only provides builds for Windows via its official Downloads page.

Note: SourceForge and Slashdot share a corporate parent.
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Comment Re:I dont get why... (Score 2) 91

They should have done this five years ago - the old nimble Google of 2001 would have quickly indexed Twitter and Facebook, and every other silo of information. It's only Big Corporate Google that can't acknowledge another source of information for some sort of ego-bruising related reason. "Index all the world's information ... except if it's hosted by a company run by that guy down the street who drives that ridiculous 918 Spyder".

Twitter messages used to appear in Google's real-time search, but after Twitter chose not to renew their agreement in 2011, Google started to follow Twitter's rel=nofollow instructions.
So it's more like the guy down the street who drives that Spyder told Google to go take a hike and they complied.

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Submission + - Bees prefer nectar laced with Neonicotinoids->

Taco Cowboy writes: Neonicotinoids are a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine

Neonicotinoids kill insect by overwhelming and short-circuting the insects' central nervous system (See http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/V... )

Shell and Bayer started the development of Neonicotinoids back in the 1980's and 1990's

Since this new group of pesticide came to the market the bee population have been seriously devastated in regions where the pesticide are been widely used

In 2008 neonicotinoids came under increasing scrutiny over their environmental impacts starting in Germany

In 2012, studies have shown that neonicotinoid uses are linked to crash of bee population (See http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new... )

New studies, however, have discovered that bees prefer nectars that are laced with neonicotinoids, over nectars that are free of any trace of neonicotinoids (See http://www.rsc.org/chemistrywo... )

According to researchers at Newcastle University the bees may "get a buzz" from the nicotine-like chemicals in the same way smokers crave cigarettes

BBC also covers this case (See http://www.bbc.com/news/scienc... )

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Comment Unscrupulous (Score 4, Insightful) 256

What an unscrupulous being:

Also in March 2015, the parents of a young child suffering from brain cancer, whom Gibson had befriended, came forward to report that they had been unaware that Gibson had earlier been claiming to be fundraising for their child's treatment on their behalf. The family stated they had not known about Gibson's claim to be charity fundraising on behalf of the child, and the family had never received any funds from her or TheWholePantry. The family suspected Gibson had been using information gleaned from the family's experiences to underpin her own claims to having brain cancer.

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Comment Re:Off Site (Score 2) 446

The medium does not need to survive a fire when you distribute the risk. Unless you are afraid that both the bank and your house/office burn down at the same time. In that case, store a few more encrypted optical discs at various friends' or relatives' places.

"Once they go up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department." -- Werner von Braun

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