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Submission + - Wikipedia Comments Destroyed by a Few Highly Toxic Users (bleepingcomputer.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A joint study carried out by researchers from Alphabet's Jigsaw and the Wikimedia Foundation has analyzed all user comments left on Wikipedia in 2015 in order to identify how and why users launch in personal attacks, one of the many faces of online abuse. A closer look at the data revealed that 34 "highly toxic users" were responsible for almost 9% of all personal attacks on the site.

"By comparing these figures, we see that almost 80% of attacks come from the over 9000 users who have made fewer than 5 attacking comments," the research team noted, something that's somewhat normal, as everybody tends to get mad at one point or another. "However, the 34 users with a toxicity level of more than 20 are responsible for almost 9% of attacks. Thus, while the majority of Wikipedia’s attacks are diffused infrequent attackers, significant progress could be made by moderating a relatively small number of frequent attackers," researchers concluded.

Submission + - World's biggest aircraft gets closer to takeoff (mashable.com)

euniceshiloh writes: The airship, built by British company Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) and originally funded by the U.S. government, is nearing its first takeoff after the UK provided financing to complete the project. The first test flights are set for later this year.

Submission + - EU rules limit vacuum cleaners to 1600W from the 1st of September

AmiMoJo writes: New EU rules are limiting vacuum cleaner motors to 1600W from 2014/09/01. The EU summary of the new rules explains that consumers currently equate watts with cleaning power, which is not the case. Manufacturers will be required to put ratings on packaging, including energy efficiency, cleaning efficiency on hard and carpeted floors, and dust emissions from the exhaust. In the EU vacuum cleaners use more energy than the whole of Denmark, and produce more emissions than dishwashers and washing machines.

Submission + - SPAM: How to Protect Your Business from Theft

bbatthiildeee writes: It is a sad fact that too many people in this country think that identity theft happens most of the time to individuals. While the threat of having our personal information stolen is indeed real and has increased markedly in recent years due to the explosion of the Internet, it must also be noted that small businesses are victims as well. In fact, many studies have found that companies face a greater threat of having their data stolen due to a range of factors.
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Submission + - SPAM: Finding your dream town

Mason Derek writes: "According to Fortune magazine a lot of people are choosing their dream towns first and then looking for a job rather than the other way around. This shows that things are changing for movers; hence to say, core values are really being evaluated before the moving truck shows up"
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Submission + - SPAM: Imaginary Numbers Chart

An anonymous reader writes: An Imaginary Number is represented as x i, where 'x' is any real number and 'i' represents the constant whose Square is always -1. This constant 'i' may not be used in normal number system because of its imaginary nature. This Complex Number 'i' is purely algebraic or we can say it a number because it obey all the rules used in the mathematics. There is an imaginary Numbers chart which is discussed below.
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