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Submission + - Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History ( 17

An anonymous reader writes: From CNN:

"Fifty people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. At least 53 more people were injured, Mina said. Police have shot and killed the gunman, he told reporters.

The shooter is not from the Orlando area, Mina said. He has been identified as Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, about 120 miles southeast of Orlando, two law enforcement officials tell CNN.
Orlando authorities said they consider the violence an act of domestic terror. The FBI is involved. While investigators are exploring all angles, they "have suggestions the individual has leanings towards (Islamic terrorism), but right now we can't say definitely," said Ron Hopper, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Orlando bureau."


Submission + - Valve Launches Linux Blog, Confirms Plans (

An anonymous reader writes: Valve Software has started their own Linux blog to write about their gaming client plans. They confirm in writing that they will be releasing the Steam client for Linux with L4D2 and other games to follow, they are investigating ways to help open-source, their team is growing, and Gabe Newell is interested in Linux. The Valve Linux blog can be found at

Submission + - SPAM: Firefox 9 vs chrome 16

pkkbairwa writes: "Late this week, the internet has been abuzz with shiny new releases of Chrome and Firefox, 16 and 9 respectively. We had previously organized a battle between Firefox 8 and Chrome 15, where Firefox 8 was the clear winner, in terms of "lightness"."
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Submission + - The godaddy saga continues 5

bs0d3 writes: After previously supporting SOPA; domain registrar "godaddy" has had a hell of a week. Since godaddy has withdrawn their support for sopa (sort of), the protests and boycotts continue. For the first time since the boycott has begun, godaddy has begun to loose domains starting on Christmas day. In addition to the previous P.R. nightmare, competing registrar Namecheap has accused godaddy of blocking or delaying domain transfers. Namecheap also alleges that this practice of delaying domain transfers is strictly against ICANN rules. Godaddy has responded to these allegations today and insist that their practice of rate limit Whois queries are standart pratice to combat Whois abuse. Furthermore, they accuse Namecheap of playing foul because they released a statement before ever contacting godaddy directly to resolve these issues. All in all, this has turned out to be a turbulent week for the worlds largest domain registrar.

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