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Submission + - New species of tapir discovered in Brazil (mongabay.com) 1

Damien1972 writes: In what will likely be considered one of the biggest zoological finds of the 21st century, scientists today announced the discovery a new species of tapir in Brazil and Colombia. The new mammal, hidden from science but known to local indigenous tribes, is actually one of the biggest animals on the continent. Described in the Journal of Mammology, the scientists have named the new tapir Tapirus kabomani after the name for "tapir" in the local Paumari language: "Arabo kabomani."

Comment Older cars are vulnerable too. (Score 1) 278

First car I ever bought - a 1977 Leyland Mini (a real bomb, as it turned out) had its engine die within 300km of buying it. When I took it to the mechanic, it turned out that the problem was that a family of rats had built its home behind the dashboard and chewed through the cable for the oil warning light, so I never received a warning that I was low on oil.

Nice to see that nothing has changed...

Comment RTFA people... (Score 4, Informative) 464

Blizzard was subpoenaed:

“None of that information was sound enough to pursue on its own, but putting everything we had together gave me enough evidence to send a subpoena to Blizzard Entertainment. I knew exactly what he was playing — World of Warcraft. I used to play it. It’s one of the largest online games in the world.”

Due to the guy being in a different country, there was not a need to respond to it, but I guess that there would have been nothing to have stopped one being sought in Canada....

Windows

Submission + - Chinese pirates launch Ubuntu that looks like XP (downloadsquad.com) 1

Anonymous Coward writes: "Just as the title suggests: Ylmf, famous for pirating Windows XP, have just released a version of Ubuntu that looks JUST like Windows XP. Really, really similar. Apparently because Microsoft were cracking down on the actual Windows XP pirating — though, I think they will still suffer for ripping off the GUI _exactly_."
Apple

Submission + - Apple Blocking 3rd Party iPod Support?

zeDoktor writes: It seems that they are.

Unfortunately, fixing the defective iPod support is completely out of Songbird reach as Apple makes it clear now that they don't want any other player than iTunes to support their iPods. Doing the opposite could even be considered as breaching the law. That is why Songbird has stopped supporting the newest versions of iPod and have released/open-sourced the iPod support to the community.

It also seems that all versions of the iPod are not working with Songbird. With third party support failing across the board what alternative would someone who bought an iPod 2 years ago have? There has already been, at least, one filed case in regards to Apple tying iTunes to the iPod as well as tying iPhones to providers (which in the Rest of The World isn't always the case) but everything to help the consumer seems to be lacking in North America so would we have a chance at getting third party iPod support back or should those who don't like iTunes dump them on eBay and get something else? Is this indicative of where we can expect Apple's product updates to take us?

Government

Submission + - NY Times, LA Times Call for Amazon Tax Collection 1

theodp writes: Recalling that CEO Jeff Bezos originally explored placing Amazon.com on an Indian Reservation near San Francisco to "have access to talent without all the tax consequences," the NY Times argues it's time to put an end to the e-tailer's 'entity isolation' tax-avoidance games. The LA Times chimes in, saying Amazon's claims that collecting sales tax constitute an undue burden are 'worth a horselaugh', noting that Amazon boasts it has no problem keeping track of millions of unique products.

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