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Submission + - FunnyJunk steals The Oatmeal's cartoons, sends him $20K extortion demand (theoatmeal.com)

Sarusa writes: From the Oatmeal: 'Almost exactly a year ago I published a blog post about my comics being stolen, re-hosted, and monetized on FunnyJunk's website. The owner of the site responded and some of the comics were taken down, He still had a ton of my comics hosted without credit, but the energy it would take to get him to take them down wasn't worth it. I thought the issue was done and over with so I let him be.

A few days ago I was served papers informing me that the owner of FunnyJunk is going to file a federal lawsuit against me unless I pay him $20,000 in damages.'

The text is not quite safe for work, as The Oatmeal rarely is, but well worth reading.


Submission + - These shoes were made for generating electricity (extremetech.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A team of engineers from the University of Wisconsin have used a process called electrowetting to create about 10 watts of power from simply walking along. Electrowetting is where a liquid, usually hydrophobic, and a mixture of oil and water in this case is forced to move by applying an electric current. These shoes reverse the process and force the mixture over some electrodes, creating a current which is stored in a battery.

Comment Re:Surprise, surprise, surprise (Score 1) 162

if [[ -z $1 ]]; then
    echo "Usage:  ${0##*/} (stop|start|restart) [daemon]"
    exit 1
if [[ -z $2 ]]; then
case $(</proc/1/comm) in
        systemctl $1 $d.service
        service $d $1
        sv $1 $d
        for s in {rc,init}{.d,}; do
            [[ -f /etc/$s/$d ]] && /etc/$s/$d $1

        if [[ $1 == @(stop|restart) ]]; then
            killall $d
            for i in {0..5}; do
                pidof $d &>/dev/null || break
            [[ $? -eq 0 ]] && killall -9 $d
        if [[ $1 == @(start|restart) ]]; then
            pidof $d &>/dev/null || $d -D
if [[ $? -ne 0 ]]; then
    echo "FATAL:  Could not $1 $d service."
    exit 1

Comment Why Is This a Bad Thing? (Score 1) 403

I do not understand the all the negativity behind the single-window mode, especially when it is an optional component and is not "forced upon" users without an alternative, save for using an older version for as long as it works and is maintained, waiting for or working on a fork, accepting the changes, or abandoning ship and seeking an alternative. As a user of a keyboard-driven tiling window manager that does not completely follow the WIMP model, I find the option of using a single window mode to be a welcome change.

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