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Transportation

Submission + - Yemen Airbus crashes in ocean near Comoros

pejyel writes: PARIS (AFP) - An Airbus A330-200 operated by Yemen's state carrier Yemenia Air that took off from Paris has disappeared between Yemen and Comoros with 147 passengers on board, an airport source said.

The plane left Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday and traveled to Marseille and then Sanaa in Yemen before heading towards Moroni.

The aircraft — which was due to have landed in the capital of the Indian Ocean archipelago at 2300 GMT Monday — disappeared from radar screens, said the airport source.

A crisis task force was set up at Charles de Gaulle airport early Tuesday.

(Another Airbus A330 aircraft, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean between Brazil and France on June 1 with 228 people on board. There were no survivors.)

Other sources confirm the plane crashed.

Comment Re:Awesome stuff (Score 3, Informative) 107

I've uploaded tons of stuff to YouTube that was Ogg Theora. You're not looking hard enough.

You can upload Ogg Theora videos on Youtube, but they will be automatically transcoded to FLV and viewable only as such.

The OP obviously looks for a site that allows viewing of ogg theora videos, thus getting rid of Flash lameness.

Comment Re:The question is wrong. Let Iranians figure it o (Score 1, Informative) 541

How is Palestine a civil war? The last civil war in that area took place a couple months ago,

The Palestinian Territories, those parts in which Israel is not involved, are divided between the Hamas and the Fatah, who have been actively (and as violently as war gets) fighting each other for years already:

the administration of the territories has been contested by two rival entities, with Hamas controlling the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian National Authority (with Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah in leadership) continuing to administer the West Bank. Both groups claim legitimacy over leadership of the Palestinian territories and neither recognizes the legitimacy of the other.

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The world is not black and white. And with Google and Wikipedia at your fingers' reach, you literally have no excuse. But then your sig tells enough about you.

Software

Submission + - Answer to Adobe's Linux bash posted (blogspot.com) 2

An anonymous reader writes: There have been past claims by Adobe and others that development on Linux is a jungle, particularly in regards to audio. However today, the author of the popular "The Sorry State of Sound in Linux" has posted a follow up showing Adobe's claims to be FUD, as well as being a good update on where OSS and ALSA are holding today, and why PulseAudio isn't a good idea.
Education

Submission + - Using math to cure jet lag (sciencecodex.com) 1

TaeKwonDood writes: "Travel across time zones causes our internal time clocks to be out of sync with environmental cues. A group of researchers say they can cut jet lag in half, using nothing but a computer program that will compute the best jet lag strateg for you."

Comment Re:Disable IE? (Score 1) 474

Seriously? That's absolute crap. Me installing firefox does NOT mean I want IE disabled. The EU needs to get its head out of its a**. If I want IE disabled, I'll disable it.

Where did you read that installing Firefox would automatically disable IE? Moreover, how would you disable IE if there is no way to do it?

The new feature just provides you a way to do it, without forcing you in any way to do anything. Maybe you should get your head out of your ass before posting such stupid comments (and how you got modded +5 is just beyond me).

Comment Re:Final Oblivion Mooncraft Fantasy! (Score 4, Informative) 208

Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond will be a 'first-person-exploration' game that will also include traditional role-playing game (RPG) elements for both single-player and team-based space exploration, but with a realistic twist.

By "traditional RPG elements" they must mean goblins and wizards and the most absurd J-Pop characters creatively possible...how they plan this with a realistic twist is beyond me.

Sounds to me like Final Fantasy in Space. Can't wait. Elder Scrolls Moon Landing perhaps?

Way to see our government dollars and manpower hard at work!!

No. Traditional RPG elements are inventories, permanent avatars, the ability to develop skills and fulfilling quests/objectives : applied to this game, I can think of building/buying new spaceships, satellites ; trying to get new fundings, taking photographs to make maps, exploring, etc...

Goblins, wizards, magic swords, hats and robes are classical heroic fantasy or D&D elements, not typically RPG.

The Courts

Student Satirist Gets 3 Months; the Judge, Likely More 689

ponraul writes "When Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., 58, sentenced Hillary Transue, 17, on a harassment charge stemming from a MySpace parody of her high school's assistant principal, Hillary expected to be let off with a stern lecture; instead, the Wilkes-Barre, PA area teen got three months in a commercially operated juvenile detention center. In a reversal of fortune, Ciavarella and his colleague, Judge Conahan, 56, find themselves trying to plea-bargain an 87-month sentence in Federal correctional facilities relating to a kick-back scheme that netted the pair $2.6 Million and PA Child Care 5000 inmates." True poetic justice would be for these corrupt, callous judges to serve their sentences in the same kind of environment to which they were happy to dispatch juvenile defendants.
Mozilla

Submission + - Linux Firefox Crunched by Windows Version (tuxradar.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Linux is often touted as being faster and slimmer than Windows, and given the bloat-fest that is Vista, it's hard to argue that point. But what about for web performance? These benchmarks don't make for happy reading if you're a Linux fan: Firefox on Windows is considerably faster than the Linux version. They're the stock versions of the browser, reflecting the out-of-the-box experience that users will have. Maybe GCC needs some more work on the optimization front...
First Person Shooters (Games)

First Doom 4 Production Shots Revealed 136

An anonymous reader writes "Actor Brad Hawkins has been tapped to do motion-capture work for Doom 4, and revealed that the game features the military and civilians fighting side by side. Does this mean the game is set on Earth for sure? GGL Wire has an interview with Hawkins and a selection of production shots. '[Filmmaker Mark Bristol] was very specific on the civilians having a certain personality and the military characters having a separate one as well. The body language of the civilians is less, well, "trained." They carry their guns in a looser fashion and are a little sloppier when they run, a little more freestyle. The military characters are sharp as razors, with very swift moves, exact hand positioning and can turn on a dime.'" This follows news from last month that British novelist Graham Joyce was brought in to develop the story for the game.

Comment Re:And... (Score 1) 781

Has it occurred to you that when Microsoft bundles those applications they get sued to pieces and end up paying billions in fines to the European antitrust extortionists^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H regulators? If you approve of those verdicts and fines, then you cannot simultaneously criticize Microsoft for forcing you to install all those things. Approving of these fines means simply that we accept (or rather demand) the inconveniences they inflict.

Then let them at least provide a way to install and update those programs easily or efficiently - fetching them one by one is certainly not.
I definitely do not miss the days where I had to keep backups of basic softwares and drivers.

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