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Submission + - Jean-Claude Van Damme to fight business tycoons (

sfcrazy writes: "The Muscles from Brussels" is working on a series of movies "Luxury Meets Justice", where he will be fighting against not the likes of Sylvester Stallone challenging for one-on-one, hand-to-hand combat. He will be fighting against super rich business tycoons who use their power to manipulate market and engage in what can be called criminal activities if they were not too big to be sued. JCVD will be playing an undercover agent to infiltrate the 'luxurious' world to seek justice.

Submission + - Samsung's 3200x1800 pixel ATIV Book 9 Plus laptop (

sfcrazy writes: As expected Samsung has updated its Ultrabook family giving direct competition to Apple's MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. When Apple launched its MacBook Air with 12 hours of battery life every one was looking at only one company to outdo Apple and that company was Samsung and the leading Android maker did not disappoint. With the launch of ATIV Book 9 Plus Samsung has outdone Apple in so many departments that Apple is now lagging in the laptop space as it lags in the smartphone space.

* Great design
* 256GB SSD (seems 128GB would be the base model)
* 3200x1800 resolution
* Touch Screen
* Haswell Processor
* 12 Hours battery life
* More 'standard' ports as compared to Apple's proprietary ports.

Submission + - Wearing a mask during 'unlawful' demonstration is now crime in Canada (

sfcrazy writes: Canadian Senate has passed a bill that bans the covering of one's face during 'unlawful' demonstrations or assemblies with up to 10 years of prison sentence. Bill C-309 is a controversial private Member's Bill introduced by conservative MP Blake Richards. Richards said in a statement, "The provisions of my bill are effective immediately, which means police officers across Canada now have access to these tools to protect the public from masked rioters." The Bill however excludes those who have legal excuse to cover their faces such as the riot police.

Submission + - Monsanto executive gets Nobel Prize for food and agriculture ( 4

sfcrazy writes: A top Monsanto executive has won the prestigious World Food Prize. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the award where Robert T. Fraley, the executive vice president and CTO of Monsanto, won the prize along with two other scientists from Belgium and the US. What's next Gaddafi to get the Nobel prize for world peace?

Submission + - Sony PlayStation 3 update locking some systems (

sfcrazy writes: Many Sony PlayStation 3 users are reporting that after an upgrade pushed yesterday by Sony their machines are getting locked. If you own a PS3, you may be prompted for 4.45 notification. If you install the update and reboot your system you will not boot into the console and instead see a flowing ribbon. It is better you ignore this update and wait for Sony's response.

Submission + - Oracle drops GNU GPL from MySQL's man page licence (

sfcrazy writes: While naive users believed that Oracle will emerge as a champion of free software and polish OOo and MySQL to compete with arch rival Microsoft — the company disappointed everyone. There are reports that MySQL has changed its man page license — it has moved away from GNU GPL. The changes took place between MySQL 5.5.30 to MySQL 5.5.31.

MySQL 5.5.30 man page license clearly said that: This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it only under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.

Where as, the MySQL 5.5.31 licence says: This software and related documentation are provided under a license agreement containing restrictions on use and disclosure and are protected by intellectual property laws. Except as expressly permitted in your license agreement or allowed by law, you may not use, copy, reproduce, translate, broadcast, modify, license, transmit, distribute, exhibit, perform, publish, or display any part, in any form, or by any means. Reverse engineering, disassembly, or decompilation of this software, unless required by law for interoperability, is prohibited.

Submission + - Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back as The Terminator

sfcrazy writes: Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to movies after his role as Governator of California and the legendary actor is all set to play the role of The Terminator once again — the character which turned him into an icon. Schwarzenegger told the fan site, "I'm very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star as the Terminator."

Submission + - There is no reason at all to use MySQL: MariaDB, MySQL founder Michael Widenius ( 1

sfcrazy writes: In this exclusive interview MySQL founder Michael Widenius talks about the reasons of decline of MySQL, what Oracle is doing wrong and how MariaDB is fast replacing it. There are quite some interesting information in this interview. The take out of this interview is — "...there is no reason at all to use MySQL 5.5 instead of MariaDB 5.5. The same will be true for the next generation."

Submission + - KDE 4.10 now available for Windows (

sfcrazy writes: KDE’s Plasma is one of the most popular desktop environment in the GNU/Linux world. The community was also working on a Windows port of KDE Plasma so that these users can also take advantage of KDE’s technologies. The Windows project was in the state of limbo for quite some time and now KDE SC 4.10.2 is available for Windows.

Submission + - Light weight KlyDE gives Xfce, Gnome some heavy weight competition (

sfcrazy writes: There are genuine reasons why some people prefer Gnome or Xfce over KDE (though a survey shows KDE's Plasma to be among the most popular desktop environments, leaving Xfce and Gnome miles behind). There can be a demand for a stripped down, lightweight KDE distro which can compete with the likes of Xfce and Gnome so that such users can get a lightweight KDE experience without making the compromises (subjective) they have to with Gnome or Xfce.

That's exactly what some KDE developers are doing. Will Stephenson (along with other KDE developers Klaas Freitag, Jos Poortvliet, Raymond Wooninck, umski and Andres Silva) is working on a KDE package called KlyDE.

Submission + - First Ubuntu Touch images available for testing (

sfcrazy writes: Ubuntu Touch, Canonical's mobile aspirations, is getting ready for the market. If the developer preview was nothing more than demo-ware, with place holders, now there are images which you can test of your device with some 'working' and functional apps. These images are based on Raring Ringtale. The company has also posted instructions on how to install latest Ubuntu on your Nexus device

Submission + - Microsoft signs bogus license agreement with Foxconn over Android and Chrome (

sfcrazy writes: Microsoft has signed yet another 'bogus' patent deal with Taiwan's Foxconn, the world's lagest electronics maker. Since Microsoft signs an NDA we never get to see which 'patents' is Android violating, it could be tiny things like FAT partition. Since we also don't know how much Microsoft gets per device, it could be few pennies per device. These deals are less about money and more about PR stunts, a game Microsoft loves to play.

Submission + - You can't resell Google Glass, Is Google violating first sale doctring? ( 2

sfcrazy writes: Google has started shipping Google Glass to those who pre-ordered it or applied for it through the Explorer program. Some user's have pointed out that : 'If you resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person without Google's authorization, Google reserves the right to deactivate the Device, and neither you nor the unauthorized person using the Device will be entitled to any refund, product support, or product warranty.'

From what I see this is applicable only to those who applied through the Explorer program. The question is if Google is violating the first sale doctrine by refusing users to resell the device they paid for and bought?

Submission + - How to file bug-free bug report in KDE (

sfcrazy writes: Filing bug reports is one of the best ways for a user to contribute to his favorite app and make it better. However at times lack of proper bug report makes it harder for a developer to understand what problems a user is facing. So as important as it is to file a bug report, it's more important to file it correctly. Incorrect bug report irritates a user as he feels that no one pays attention to his report and discourages him to file a report in future. At the same time it irritates a developer because he wants to know what's wrong, help the user and make the application better he doesn't even understand what the problem is.

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