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Comment So patch it. (Score 1) 236

I'm not sure this is too big a deal. You hear about the problem and you patch it. Both the systems I have that are Internet facing use distros that had new bashes available very quickly. Yesterday morning I wasted 15 minutes on this. We'll now be reading about it for the next month.

I guess the problem will remain for those that don't patch.

Comment Re:Missing control group. (Score 2) 147

I live in Canberra Australia where billboards are not allowed. I've been here for 15 years and now when I leave town and go to say, Sydney, the billboards drive me crazy. They're such a blot on the landscape. Plus now it seems that every second one is trying to give me a boner. Not by showing me beautiful women but chemically!

Canada

Canada's Online Surveillance Bill: Section 34 "Opens Door To Big Brother" 178

Saint Aardvark writes "Canada's proposed online surveillance bill looked bad enough when it was introduced, but it gets worse: Section 34 allows access to any telco place or equipment, and to any information contained there — with no restrictions, no warrants, and no review. From the article: 'Note that such all-encompassing searches require no warrant, and don't even have to be in the context of a criminal investigation. Ostensibly, the purpose is to ensure that the ISP is complying with the requirements of the act — but nothing in the section restricts the inspector to examining or seizing only information bearing upon that issue. It's still "any" information whatsoever.'"

Comment Pure BS (Score 1) 729

This is pure bullshit. This crap about religiosity being genetic is pushing some atheistic barrow where it shouldn't be. Debating the existence of God belongs in a philosophical discussion not just assuming that one opinion is correct. Religion bashing is pretty popular among stupid geeks who are just sheep when it comes to anything beyond reductionist dogma.

Comment Re:God who is not God. (Score 1) 270

"I know this concept really hurts most of your heads, but here it is.

There is no god. There is no plan to life. You will NOT be punished for what you did in life, nor will you be rewarded.

You are not here for any purpose, other then to live and evolve. Nothing more, nothing less."

One thing that shits me more than outspoken Christians is morons like you who like thrusting their opinions on others. You sound pretty sure of yourself. Where did that come from? Only child?

Earth

Antarctic Ice Is Growing, Not Melting Away, At Davis Station 633

schwit1 writes "A report from The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research says that Antarctic ice is growing, not melting away. Ice core drilling in the fast ice off Australia's Davis Station in East Antarctica by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-Operative Research Centre shows that last year, the ice had a maximum thickness of 1.89m, its densest in 10 years. The average thickness of the ice at Davis since the 1950s is 1.67m. A paper to be published soon by the British Antarctic Survey in the journal Geophysical Research Letters is expected to confirm that over the past 30 years, the area of sea ice around the continent has expanded."

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