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Submission + - black hole resurrection (

KingBenny writes: "Astronomers have watched as a black hole woke up from a decades-long slumber to feed on a low-mass object — either a brown dwarf or a giant planet — that strayed too close. A similar feeding event, albeit on a gas cloud, will soon happen at the black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way Galaxy."

not much scoop on this i have, the magnitude of it just defies my imagination (quicktime plugin required to run for animation)

Submission + - File-Sharers More Likely to Pay for Movies, Books, Games and Concerts (

KingBenny writes: A comprehensive report published by the Dutch Institution for Information Law and CentERdata reveals that compared to the rest of the population, file-sharers are more likely to pay for movies, books, games, concerts and box office tickets
etc RTFA
doesn't that make a bit of sense since these people are obviously interested enough to the point of taking risk to get at it while your average couchpotato watching tv would just swallow what it's fed?

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