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Comment 9.10? (Score 5, Insightful) 1365

having just moved to an early version of Ubuntu 9.10 on my main testing-stuff laptop; it's frustrating

The first alpha of 9.10 was released a couple days ago with new kernel, new gcc, lots of new libraries... you should not be surprised things don't work well yet. Jaunty seems pretty stable to me. Minor issues with my intel video card, but works fine for all my daily work.

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Submission + - Cosmic 'Bullets' Traced to Galactic Black Holes 1

dork writes: The Pierre Auger Observatory announced that active galactic nuclei are the most likely candidates for the source of the highest-energy cosmic rays that hit Earth. Using the Southern Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina, the largest cosmic-ray observatory in the world, spanning over more than 3000 square kilometers, they found that the sources of the highest-energy particles are not distributed uniformly across the sky, linking the origins of these "cosmic bullets" to the locations of nearby galaxies, hosting active nuclei in their centers. These galaxies are thought to be powered by supermassive monster black holes that are devouring large amounts of matter. The exact mechanism of how particles get accelerated to energies 100 million times higher than achievable by the most powerful particle accelerators on Earth is still a mystery. A fraction of recorded events is also available through a public online event display.
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Submission + - Immobile Slashdot 4

saphena writes: "This is the 21st century, why is Slashdot not yet mobile friendly?

I use a Palm TX running Blazer 5.3. Page load usually aborts with "page too big" but even if it doesn't I still need to scroll through acres of bumpf to get to any substantial content.

Can't we have a mobile.slashdot page, please?"

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