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Comment Re:Magneto (Score 1) 124

Woah! Here is it! The "Beginners Guide to Magneto"! Totally awesome!

Thats my favorite hero/villain/mutant/goodguy/badguy - dang, he fills so many niches and his old 80s-era costume was totally awesome.

Wait, no. "Magento".

Imagine my disappointment.

Internet Explorer

Major IE8 Flaw Makes "Safe" Sites Unsafe 83

After this weekend's report of a dangerous flaw in IE (which Microsoft confirmed today), intrudere points out an exclusive report in The Register on a new hole in IE8 that could allow an attacker to pull off cross-site scripting attacks on Web sites that ought, by rights, to be safe from XSS. This is according to two anonymous sources, who told El Reg that Microsoft had been notified of the vulnerability a few months ago.
Space

New Theory of Gravity Decouples Space & Time 575

eldavojohn writes "Petr Horava, a physicist at the University of California in Berkeley, has a new theory about gravity and spacetime. At high energies, it actually snips any ties between space and time, yet at low energies devolves to equivalence with the theory of General Relativity, which binds them together. The theory is gaining popularity with physicists because it fits some observations better than Einstein's or Newton's solutions. It better predicts the movement of the planets (in an idealized case) and has a potential to create the illusion of dark matter. Another physicist calculated that under Horava Gravity, our universe would experience not a Big Bang but a Big Bounce — and the new theory reproduces the ripples from such an event in a way that matches measurements of the cosmic microwave background."
Idle

Police Arrest Man For Refusing To Tweet 550

RichZellich writes "Police arrested a senior vice president from Island Def Jam Records, saying he hindered their crowd-control efforts by not cooperating. The crowd at a mall where Justin Bieber was appearing got out of control, and police wanted the man to send a tweet asking for calm; he refused and they arrested him on a felony assault charge 'for putting people in danger.'"

Comment Re:Lie about windows to get posted on slashdot (Score 1) 570

I hate Windows as much as the next registered Linux user, and even I have to admit that this report is stupid. Gee, duh, it wants you to remove some software that has probably been demonstrated to interfere with the upgrade. Then you can add it back later. Is this any different than me rolling back to default video and a vanilla xorg prior to doing a big Ubuntu dist-upgrade next week? Not at all! It galls me to do this, but I have to give Microsoft credit (GAH! I DID IT!) for identifying software that might interfere with its upgrader and asking for that stuff to be removed for the upgrade. If I wanted to don my tin hat, I'd feel pretty silly complaining how MS is "targetting rival software" for removal so that WMP and Bing could take over after a Win7 upgrade. But I can't even joke about that with a straight face because it feels so silly.

Comment Re:Get Microsoft out of the free OS market. (Score 3, Interesting) 291

I don't believe that Microsoft considers itself to be part of any "Free OS" market at all. Maybe they should be. I can't speak for all linux users, but I hardly consider myself to be a pirate. I use a legal OS: GNU/linux. But, alas, I'm certain that Microsoft would hasten to point out how the license code for the copy of XP that resides in a Virtualbox guest is actually the license code that came with the copy of XP which was OEM'd onto the laptop that hosts that guest and that the EULA was for XP to run on a real laptop, not a virtual laptop. Which makes me already a pirate in their eyes.

Comment Re:Lets colonize! (Score 1, Insightful) 179

The claims look as spurious as cold fusion, and despite obvious violations of the laws of thermodynamics the idiots love to talk about how "hydrogen fuel cells" are recharged from "tap water" as if releasing hydrogen from water to use in a fuel cell didn't consume more energy than it makes available. So, you're right: water as an energy source doesn't make sense. But I'm still surprised that we're not already talking about using it as such.

Comment Lets colonize! (Score 0) 179

First the Moon, and now Mars. We're finding water on both bodies. All we need now is an atmosphere, and maybe a little bit of heat. I'm a bit surprised we're not already talking about tapping that water as an energy source and oxygen source for a colony dome.

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