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Submission + - Newly discovered species of frog looks a lot like Kermit (

walterbyrd writes: The newly discovered frog species Hyalinobatrachium dianae, with its bright green skin, protruding eyes, and oblong pupils, bears a striking resemblance to famous Muppet Kermit the Frog.H. dianae is a type of glass frog, which are known for translucent skin that makes their organs visible, and it was discovered in the Talamanca mountain range of Costa Rica.

Submission + - Demand for Linux Skills Rising This Year ( 2

Nerval's Lobster writes: This year is shaping up as a really good one for Linux, at least on the jobs front. According to a new report (PDF) from The Linux Foundation and Dice, nearly all surveyed hiring managers want to recruit Linux professionals within the next six months, with 44 percent of them indicating they’re more likely to hire a candidate with Linux certification over one who does not. Forty-two percent of hiring managers say that experience in OpenStack and CloudStack will have a major impact on their hiring decisions, while 23 percent report security is a sought-after area of expertise and 19 percent are looking for Linux-skilled people with Software-Defined Networking skills. Ninety-seven percent of hiring managers report they will bring on Linux talent relative to other skills areas in the next six months.

Submission + - Ten Cops Can't Recover Police Chief's Son's iPhone 1

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "The Oakland Tribune reports that when Berkeley police Chief Michael Meehan's son's cell phone was stolen from a school locker in January, ten police officers were sent to track down the stolen iPhone, with some working overtime at taxpayer expense. "If your cell phone was stolen or my cell phone was stolen, I don't think any officer would be investigating it," says Michael Sherman, vice chairman of the Berkeley Police Review Commission, a city watchdog group. "They have more important things to do. We have crime in the streets." But the kicker is that even with all those cops swarming around looking for an iphone equipped with the Find My iPhone tracking software, police were not able to locate the phone. "If 10 cops who know a neighborhood can't find an iPhone that's broadcasting its location, that shouldn't give you a lot of confidence in your own vigilante recovery of a stolen iProduct," writes Alexis Madrigal. "Just saying. Consider this a PSA: just buy a new phone.""

Submission + - Sony is 'gpu driver evil'

An anonymous reader writes: I have come to the conclusion that Sony is evil. I think it seeks to control the user experience (like Apple) but would rather make it as uncomfortable as possible (for example dancing naked around howering demonically possessed robotic dildos, unlike Apple... or well, maybe exactly like Apple). It does not let users update their drivers on Vaio Laptops as per my experience. You cannot install drivers downloaded from Nvidia, as they are not recognized by the OS. A Vaio owner is expected to download updates from Sony's update page, which does not change for ages, and only the most critical problems (such as sudden summoning of a bison which molests you) are addressed. Therefore Sony seeks to punish me for buying a copy of Starcraft 2, by making the gpu burn a hole in my reproductive organs. It is okay, because the joke is one them, since playing an RTS strategically minimizes my prospects of procreation.
What I dislike, however, is their audacity to dictate how and when I must update my drivers, thus indirectly curtailing my freedom to waste my time and destroy my career. It is my own career and not theirs. This must be addressed. You, yes you. The only person reading this text apart from me. Can you do something please? Please?

Submission + - World Toilet Day spotlights the throne (

coondoggie writes: Today is World Toilet Day and with it comes the requisite humor. But the underlying purpose of the day is to have people in all countries to take action, increase awareness of toilet user's right to a better toilet environment, and to demand for it from toilet owners. It also wants people to be aware that over 2.6 billion people around the world lack access to basic sanitation service, according to the World Toilet Organization.

Fine Print Says Game Store Owns Your Soul Screenshot-sm 262

mr_sifter writes "UK games retailer GameStation revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of customers, thanks to a clause it secretly added to the online terms and conditions for its website. The 'Immortal Soul Clause' was added as part of an attempt to highlight how few customers read the terms and conditions of an online sale. GameStation claims that 88 percent of customers did not read the clause, which gives legal ownership of the customer's soul over to the UK-based games retailer. The remaining 12 percent of customers however did notice the clause and clicked the relevant opt-out box, netting themselves a £5 GBP gift voucher in the process."

Submission + - What Do You Love About Pizza?

PizzaAnalogyGuy writes: I am a professional pizza worker — not in the cheaper around-the-corner pizza places, but in good restaurants. I'd like to ask the slashdot community about what they love in their pizza; how would they like your home delivery and what would make it to geeks to visit our restaurant? We do home-delivery too and it's almost 40% of our business, and while it's good business — we are more interested to know how to get geeky persons more out and eat it in pizza restaurants. We currently maintain series of pay-to-play games that work by putting a coin in. In our experience, this works greatly with couples, but the revenue is only 40% to us and is small. Would it be better to replace those machines with something else, and if so, what? Is there a Linux distro with some packages we could install?

Escaped Convict Continues To Update Facebook Screenshot-sm 125

Craig "Lazie" Lynch has been on the run from a U.K. prison since September. However, he continues to taunt police by updating his Facebook status. Now he is threatening to quit. From the article: "It seems, though, that late Sunday, Lynch began experiencing a little emotional pain. In what must have been an almost teary update, he posted: 'right I'm coming off this page as I have better things to do.' Who might have imagined that, in his mysterious hideaway, Lynch had something better to do than continue his run as a Facebook attraction?"

Comment Re:re Increase or decline? (Score 1) 746

The time for debate is over. Scientists have spoken. It's now time for the technocrats to take over, decide what human behavior is needed for us to survive, and then control us so that we comply with that behavior. If you don't want to do that, well, there's always the final solution. It worked for Hitler. He killed off most of the Jews within reach, and look at Germany now. It's a prosperous country without the Jews. Well, we can equally do without the climate deniers. Time to line 'em up and start shooting.

Doin' my best to move this discussion to its logical conclusion!

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