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Comment Re:Uh this isn't news... (Score 4, Interesting) 302

I'm running Build 10130 right now and have run into enough issues that have made me wonder whether Microsoft would be able to make their July 29th ship date with a complete product, so I found the article to be interesting. That said, I do agree that this hardly qualifies as a news story that should be posted on slashdot.

Submission + - Barrett Brown, formerly of Anonymous, sentenced to 63 months

An anonymous reader writes: Barrett Brown, a journalist formerly linked to the hacking group Anonymous, was sentenced Thursday to over five years in prison, or a total of 63 months. Ahmed Ghappour, Brown's attorney, confirmed to Ars that Brown's 28 months already served will count toward the sentence. That leaves 34 months, or nearly three years, left for him to serve. In April 2014, Brown took a plea deal admitting guilt on three charges: “transmitting a threat in interstate commerce,” for interfering with the execution of a search warrant, and to being "accessory after the fact in the unauthorized access to a protected computer." Brown originally was indicted in Texas federal court in December 2012 on several counts, including accusations that he posted a link from one Internet relay chat channel, called #Anonops, to another channel under his control, called #ProjectPM. The link led to private data that had been hijacked from intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Statfor.

Submission + - Google turns over IP of anonymous blogger 1

An anonymous reader writes: An Israeli court instructed Google on sunday to turn over the IP of an anonymous blogger, who commented on about the (alleged) corruption of his town's city council. According to the hearings' records (in hebrew), Google complied with the court's order and supplied the requested information. Originally reported here (in hebrew) and here
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Submission + - OiNK raided and shutdown by Dutch police

Stony Stevenson writes: British and Dutch police have shut down one of the world's largest sources of illegal pre-release music on Tuesday and arrested a 24-year-old man. The raids in Amsterdam and the northeast English city of Middlesbrough followed a two-year investigation into a members-only Web site,, which allowed users to upload and download albums before their release.

An estimated 180,000 members paid 'donations' via debit or credit cards for OiNK's catalogue of music and other media.

Submission + - OiNK Goes Down =( (

scybord writes: "Within the last 24 hours, the "go-to" place, OiNK, to download music is now closed and under investigation by the IFPI. The site was an invite only torrent site dedicated to music and music-related applications. The torrent community is going to take a serious blow if invite-only sites start crippling at the hands of feds."

Submission + - Music Sharing Site Oink Shut Down (

chancie writes: "The music file sharing website Oink has been shut down pending a criminal investigation. Currently on the site there is a threat to those who used Oink: "A criminal investigation continues into the identities and activities of the site's users". The site boasts the leaking of over 60 major pre-release albums."
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Journal Journal: Al "Green" Gores Shocking Electric Bill 1

Some interested person called the Nashville (TN) Electrical Service and under the Freedom of Information Act asked for the Academy Award Winning Ex-VP's energy bill. Apparently the publicly dull persona has quite the party life going at home. His usage last year? 221,000 kWh, that's a $30,000 bill, more than 20 times the national average. Last August alone he used 22,619 kWh, more than you or me (even with those massive 1000W PS' ru

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