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Submission + - Story on spammer Alexey Tolstokozhev a fake (taint.org)

wolfeon writes: "The story http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/11/2157244 posted today is a fake, sorry. After doing a simple google search, the facts were very clear on the following, http://taint.org/2007/10/11/203243a.html Please ignore the story and lets move on, this is a very bad practical joke. I was very excited and happy until I performed a google search and looked on the ROSKO list.

The story originated from this site, http://loonov.com/russian-viagra-and-penis-enlargement-spammer-murdered.htm The creation date of loonov.com is "11-oct-2007". Did anyone else see this before making comments or giving a thumbs up on firehose?"

Comment Spammer assasination story a fake! (Score 5, Informative) 451

Original story is on

http://loonov.com/russian-viagra-and-penis-enlargement-spammer-murdered.htm#

      Domain Name: LOONOV.COM
      Registrar: ESTDOMAINS, INC.
      Whois Server: whois.estdomains.com
      Referral URL: http://www.estdomains.com/
      Name Server: NS0.HQHOST.NET
      Name Server: NS1.HQHOST.NET
      Status: clientTransferProhibited
      Updated Date: 11-oct-2007
      Creation Date: 11-oct-2007
      Expiration Date: 11-oct-2008

Fake hoax information link
http://taint.org/2007/10/11/203243a.html

Domain loonov.com registered Oct 11th... FAKE!!!!
Programming

Submission + - Thinking about Rails? Think again (wolfeon.com)

wolfeon writes: "In 2005, Derek Sivers of CD Baby wanted to scrap his site and perform a rewrite in Rails. He hired Jeremy Kemper, also known as bitsweat on Freenode, to help on the project. Two years later, through blood and sweat, the project was then canceled because of limitations of Rails. Rails just wasn't meant to do everything since it is very much "canned" project. Mr. Sivers has written an entry in the O'Reilly blog: 7 reasons I switched back to PHP

This is a fine example of how going for new technology can mean disaster.Anybody who decides to perform a rewrite of any project should invest time to make sure the project will not be scraped... two years later."

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Submission + - Eminem sues Apple - again (theregister.co.uk)

Tech.Luver writes: "theRegister reports, " Eminem's music publisher has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Apple over iTunes downloads, alleging the company is violating copyrights by selling the rapper's song online. The lawsuit was filed Monday in US District Court in Detroit by Ferndale-based Eight Mile Style and Eminem's copyright manager, Martin Affiliated. The complaint alleges that although Apple has inked a contract with Universal Music Group to sell Eminem's music on iTunes, Eight Mile Style and Martin Affiliated have not authorized the downloads. ""

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