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Comment Re:or you could just... (Score 1) 125

I have seen at least two shows this week, that showed a fugitive and a few suspects in a murder investigation caught with the aid of facebook. These cops and bounty hunters simply logging on to their facebook pages, obtained information about them and their friends and both shows ended with the suspects and fugitives behind bars. If there was ever a deterrent to not use this "social networking" site, these are some strong reasons. It puts everything about you out there for anyone to find. These were cops... imagine what bad people could do to you or your life with this site.
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Submission + - Stuxnet/Flame/Duqu uses GPL code: release it! (

David Gerard writes: "It seems the authors of Stuxnet/Duqu/Flame used the LZO library, which is straight-up GPL. And so, someone has asked the US government to release the code under the GPL. (Other code uses various permissive licenses. As works of the US
federal government, the rest is of course public domain.) Perhaps the author could enlist the SFLC to send a copyright notice to the US government..."


Submission + - Classroom Clashes over Science Education (

cheezitmike writes: In a two-part series, the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) examines two hot-button topics that create clashes in the classroom between science teachers and conservative-leaning students, parents, school boards, and state legislatures. Part 1 looks at the struggle of teachers to cover evolution in the face of religious push-back from students and legislatures. Part 2 deals with teaching climate change, and how teachers increasingly have to deal with political pressure from those who insist that there must be two sides to the discussion.

Comment Re:Will they go after the post office now? (Score 1) 650

Holy hell, why didn't I think of this. I know the Rastafarian tried this with pot and it didn't pan out (at least here in the US) so I'm not sure if this would be any more effective. I know that one guy got the right to wear the spaghetti strainer on his head in his license photo for being a "Pastafarian" though so it might work somewhere. Worth a shot.

Comment Re:Sad Little People (Score 2) 616

I can't help but wonder if this is their end-game... I mean are they looking for this kind of thing to happen so they become martyrs? Seriously, I am wondering if this is what they want so they can rally the masses behind even more legislation to make this just like 1984. Think about it, the possibilities are limitless when you get the angry mob on your side. When people see red, they don't think they just react. It's not until the situation is DE-escalated when most people stop and think real hard about what the fight was really about. This scares the shit out of me. The recent poll may not have been too far off, we will succeed in extinction before any of that other shit for this very reason.

Submission + - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore Business Machines, dies at age 83 (

LoTonah writes: Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore Business Machines and later, the owner of Atari, died Easter Sunday. He was 83. He undoubtedly changed the computing landscape by bringing low cost computers to millions of people, and he started a price war that saw dozens of large companies leave the market. He also took a bankrupt Atari and managed to wring almost another decade out of it. The 6502 microprocessor would have withered on the vine if it weren't for Tramiel's support. Could anyone else have done all of that?

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