Monthly Archives: August 2014

XKCD Author’s Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

destinyland writes Tuesday is the official release date for the newest book from the geeky cartoonist behind XKCD — yet it’s already become one of Amazon’s best-selling books. Thanks to a hefty pre-order discount, one blogger notes that it’s appeared

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Yahoo Stops New Development On YUI

First time accepted submitter dnebin writes Yahoo announced that they will cease new development on their javascript framework YUI, bowing to industry trends towards Node.js, Angular, and others. The announcement reads in part: “The consequence of this evolution in web

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The Apache Software Foundation Now Accepting BitCoin For Donations

rbowen writes The Apache Software Foundation is the latest not-for-profit organization to accept bitcoin donations, as pointed out by a user on the Bitcoin subreddit. The organization is well known for their catalog of open-source software, including the ubiquitous Apache

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DNA Reveals History of Vanished “Paleo-Eskimos”

An anonymous reader writes The earliest people in the North American Arctic remained isolated from others in the region for over 4,000 years before vanishing around 700 years ago, new analysis shows. The study also reveals that today’s Inuit and

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Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don’t Know Where It Would Go

mdsolar writes with news of a plan to move radioactive waste from nuclear plants. The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.

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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

mi writes “Ukrainian media is reporting (link in Ukrainian), that Facebook is getting increasingly heavy-handed blocking Ukrainian bloggers. The likely explanation for the observed phenomenon is that Facebook’s Ukrainian office is located in Russia and is headed by a Russian

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Update: Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Cancelled

An anonymous reader writes “Anyone who might have been interested in the miniature Raspberry Pi compatible board mentioned here a month ago should know the board has been cancelled due to problems sourcing the Broadcom SoC. Given the less than

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Feynman Lectures Released Free Online

Anna Merikin writes In 1964, Richard Feynman delivered a series of seven hour-long lectures at Cornell University which were recorded by the BBC, and in 2009 (with a little help from Bill Gates), were released to the public. The three-volume

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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service

First time accepted submitter airfuz writes Microsoft took a bold move announcing that users have to move away from the old version of internet explorer to the new version 11. And now not long after that, Microsoft announced that they

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Iceland Raises Volcano Aviation Alert Again

An anonymous reader writes Iceland’s authorities have raised an aviation warning for a region close to the Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area. The eruption began around 0600 GMT prompting the Icelandic Met Office to raise

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