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Comment Re:Terrorism (Score 1) 230

Using a dirty bomb to trigger an overreaction in your enemy and use that overreaction to get more allys is a double edged-sword, really. Trading blows using conventional and makeshift bombs is one thing, but using a dirty "nuclear" device is clearly crossing a line. That could provide the perfect casus belli and warrant an invasion, even in the eyes of those would could side with Daesh in the first place, by virtue of the same mechanism that makes people go nuts when they hear the words "dirty bomb"

Submission + - SF Says AdWare Bundled with Gimp Is Intentional ( 5

tresf writes: In response to a Google+ post from the Gimp project claiming that "[Sourceforge] is now distributing an ads-enabled installer of GIMP", Sourceforge had this response:

In cases where a project is no longer actively being maintained, SourceForge has in some cases established a mirror of releases that are hosted elsewhere. This was done for GIMP-Win.

Editor's note: Gimp is actively being maintained and the definition of "mirror" is quite misleading here as a modified binary is no longer a verbatim copy. Download statistics for Gimp on Windows show SourceForge as offering over 1,000 downloads per day of the Gimp software. In an official response to this incident, the official Gimp project team reminds users to use official download methods. Slashdotters may remember the last time news like this surfaced (2013) when the Gimp team decided to move downloads from SourceForge to their own FTP service.

Therefore, we remind you again that GIMP only provides builds for Windows via its official Downloads page.

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Submission + - SourceForge wraps open source software in adware

An anonymous reader writes: "SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements."

Submission + - Sourceforge re-packaging old software with adware

Koyaanisqatsi writes: As previously reported here, the Windows installer for the popular GIMP image editing software has been bundled with additional commercial software. What seems most disturbing is that apparently Sourceforge is making these changes to a number of other less-active packages in their site, according to reporting by Ars.

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Comment Re:artificial sweeteners spike insulin (Score 1) 630

That can be very serious, especially in children. My son has a mild hyperphenylalaninemia, which could severely impair his neuronal development if untreated. Well, there is no treatment in the strict sense, appart from thightly controlling his phenylalanine levels and since this amino acid is found in proteins, that can get tricky. One thing's for sure though, aspartame is completely prohibited.

Comment Re:Free? (Score 1) 703

25k USD already sounds expensive to me. In my country (France) one can graduate from a very good private school for about 15k EUR (and that's a 5 year course). Or stick to the public university and merely pay a ~500 EUR fee per year, including healthcare (but excluding books of course). Then again, the US has higher ranking universities (though I'd like to see a fair comparison between average graduates from an employer's standpoint)

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