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Comment Re: Only disputed when confirmed false? (Score 1) 208

Is there really a problem with News people telling you that their In-Laws are from Albebaran? Other than the Pizzagate story and the constant stream of lies from the Lunatic-in-Chief, what blatant whole-cloth falsehoods have been put out there?

Shit like this seems a lot more pervasive to me (and if it's caught the retraction ends up on page 13 in the personals) -

Comment Re:Bad guys (Score 3, Insightful) 44

Speaking from the position of an IT admin - I cannot unblock Sourceforge yet. It will remain locked off to my users as long as this is the status quo -

Yes, their installer is scanned for Malware. But then the installer downloads malware during the installation process. My users are not observant enough to be trusted to read a notice "This project uses a 3rd party installer", and certainly not seasoned enough to infer that the message means "download malware here". I've reported this project as distributing malware a few times now since Slashdot/Sourceforge's change of hands, so its continued virus-laden distribution tells me everything I need to know about how much trust I should put in the new regime.

Comment Re:Malicious file? (Score 1) 166

Depends what you are installing - FileZilla distributes official versions of their software that is loaded with Malware. Tim (BotG) has sworn up and down that it isn't Malware, and the rest of the world disagrees with him. SourceForge's takeover forced him to at least keep the malware-laden links off Sourceforge, but they're still there as the default if you download from

Comment Re:Too bad it didn't have a RTG (Score 1) 70

To be fair, I was thinking of what it "could do" and not just the mission objectives. When I wrote it, I the Opportunity probe in mind, which far exceeded its mission objectives. On Mars, solar panels make pretty good sense. Would a RTG have made better sense here? As a poster below notes, they simply aren't considered in ESA missions.

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