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Submission + - Pastafarian Rally physically attacked by Moscow police, 8 arrested (huffingtonpost.com)

drfuchs writes: `Glorification of the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster offends [our] religious feelings [which is against the law]' explained the leader of a Russian Orthodox group that joined in the melee. The Huffington Post has a `video show[ing] members of the police chasing Pastafarians through the streets, who can be recognized by the strainers on their heads.' Not to mention their otherwise generally nerdy appearance.

Submission + - Netflix sorry it messed up; then makes it worse (netflix.com)

drfuchs writes: Reed Hastings writes to Netflix subscribers that he's very sorry, and to show his contrition he's going to make things even worse! No price-rise rollback; just a jettisoning of the DVD mailing into a different business entity: "Qwikster". No shared queue, no shared website. I think he's lost his marbles.

Comment Re:The originals really are something else (Score 5, Informative) 140

"Why," you may ask, "was the internal wiring so insanely packed?" The length of each point-to-point wire was individually calibrated, such that all the signals to each gate arrived at the same moment, so you didn't need flip-flops to latch values in the flow of the circuits. Kind of a "just-in-time delivery" of electrons; and each layer of buffering avoided saved you delay along the pipeline. I don't think this sort of scheme was used on any other mainframe.

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