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Submission + - Jeb Bush forgets to register, Donald Trump or supporters take note. (

ZeroZen writes: Whoops. The domain now points to as of Feb 9th.

Hope for Jeb's sake that he's not running in 2020, he won't have a chance to snatch it back until 2024.

Domain Name: JEBBUSH.COM
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 411
Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 09-feb-2016
Creation Date: 19-nov-1997
Expiration Date: 18-nov-2024

Submission + - Cox Stands Pat, Won't Spy On Customers To Appease Copyright Holders (

MojoKid writes: Cox Communications is standing up for its subscribers by so far refusing to spy on their online activities and take legal action against those who download copyrighted material. That stand has already cost the ISP $25 million, the amount a Virginia federal jury recently came up with when it ruled that Cox was responsible for the activities of those using its service, and it could cost Cox even more. The ruling against Cox took place last December. Since then, music publisher BMG has followed up by asking a court to issue a permanent injunction against Cox. BMG also wants the ISP to boot customers who have pirated content and share the details of those subscribers with copyright holders. The topic of deep packet inspection has also come up. Despite all this, Cox is holding firm on its position. "To the extent the injunction requires either termination or surveillance, it imposes undue hardships on Cox, both because the order is vague and because it imposes disproportionate, intrusive, and punitive measures against households and businesses with no due process," Cox stated in its reply.

Submission + - PC is dead, and everything is alright (

KingofGnG writes: Worrisome reports and apocalyptic sights have spread during these months (and in these years) about the state of the PC industry, a market unavoidably doomed to collapse while dragging away a lot of tech businesses with it. Reality hiding behind the marketing lie is of course much more complex and much less apocalyptic compared to what they describe, but even in the worst case scenario the issue is almost never evaluated by the only viewpoint that really matters. That is the one of the potential buyer for all this unsold hardware which will soon end up in a landfill.

Comment Re:What we should really be... (Score 1) 306

You think Slashdot packaging adware on a GPL application they don't own or haven't contributed to isn't probably the most important story Slashdot readers would like to know about?

Anonymous Coward #49797227, I've been around here a long time. You must be new and enjoy your iPhone's clean interface and easy access to Plants Vs Zombies, but some of us here give a damn about software freedom.

Submission + - SourceForge grabs GIMP for Windows' account, wraps installer in bundle-pushing ( 1

shanehiltonward 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.

Update: In a blog post issued shortly after this story posted, an unidentified member of SourceForge's community team wrote that, in fact, "this project was actually abandoned over 18 months ago, and SourceForge has stepped-in to keep this project current." That runs counter to claims by members of the GIMP development community.

The GIMP project is not officially distributed through SourceForge—approved releases are only posted on the GIMP project's own Web page. But Jernej Simoni, the developer who has been responsible for building Windows versions of GIMP for some time, has maintained an account on SourceForge to act as a distribution mirror. That is, he had until today, when he discovered he was locked out of the Gimp-Win account, and the project's ownership "byline" had been changed to "sf-editor1"—a SourceForge staff account. Additionally, the site now provided Gimp in an executable installer that has in-installer advertising enabled. Ars tested the downloader and found that it offered during the installation to bundle Norton anti-virus and remote backup services with GIMP—before downloading the installer authored by Simoni (his name still appears on the installer's splash screen).

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