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Submission + - Your system administrators room like in the movies (vanheusden.com)

flok writes: "We all know the fancy computer screens in movies and tv series. All kinds of non-comprehensible information scrolls by, merely looking fancy. An often heard complaint is that when managers/sales persons walk into the system administrators room, they see a lot of screens they don't understand and which look boring. This made me think: why not implement something that involves a lot of animations, fancy scrolltexts, colors, etc while still giving usefull information? So I started to work on SysopView. It has moving windows, scrolltexts, can show live webcam streams, nagios status, mrtg graphs and lots more. I would like this to be a community project. There must be a lot of ideas out there how to improve it and — maybe some can even write code! Please check http://www.vanheusden.com/sysopview/ It is still in its infant state. And yes, that's me in the video :-)"
Censorship

Submission + - The Piratebay Creates alternative IP for Proxies, Redirects

bs0d3 writes: To help people circumvent recent European blockades against thepiratebay, the Piratebay is willing to begin playing wack-a-mole with IPs, the same way they did with Itailian and Belgian DNS blocks. A new IP has been setup, that is not currently blocked in the UK or Holland, and it's just waiting for people to create their own domains to point to it.
Space

Submission + - Every Black Hole Contains a New Universe (insidescience.org)

SciNye writes: A physicist presents a solution to present-day cosmic mysteries: Our universe may exist inside a black hole. This may sound strange, but it could actually be the best explanation of how the universe began, and what we observe today. It's a theory that has been explored over the past few decades by a small group of physicists including myself.
Verizon

Submission + - Verizon answers John Doe subpoena BEFORE it was due (blogspot.com) 1

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: "Verizon has just committed serious misconduct, by taking it upon itself to answer a subpoena 5 days before its answer was due. In a bittorrent movie downloading "John Doe" case, Malibu Media v. Does 1-13, in Central Islip, New York, on Long Island, a John Doe defendant had, back in April, moved to quash the subpoena (PDF), which was returnable May 12th. The Court, on May 10th, issued an order staying enforcement of the subpoena, and directing Malibu's lawyers to notify Verizon immediately. Unfortunately, the stay order wasn't worth the paper it was printed on, since, it now turns out, Verizon had turned over the John Does' names on May 7th, a full 5 days prior the date its response was due. Apart from wondering what gave Verizon the right to deprive the Court of its authority to review a subpoena prior to its return date, one might also wonder why it took the plaintiff's lawyers 10 days to notify the Court of Verizon's misconduct."

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