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Deflate-Gate: Can People Guess Which Ball Has Less Air?

"We showed people on the street first hand what all the Deflate-gate hoopla is about.
descriptions: Taking Deflate-Gate to the Streets, People Try to Guess Which Ball Has Less Air, Deflate-Gate: This is what the big deal is all about, A funny look at the Deflate-Gate Scandal".

Tame squirrel, man's best friend.

"Bottle raised baby fox squirrel loves his daddy too much to leave home and was released two years ago. I am a licensed rehabilitation home for orphaned squirrels. Over the past five years I have released over 20 squirrels, but "peanut" is the only one that comes when I call him."

Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

Recent /. Posts - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:29pm
An anonymous reader writes As reported by CNN and Time, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved their famed Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight. Now at 23:57, this clock attempts to personify humanity's closeness to a global catastrophe (as caused by either climate change or nuclear war). According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, this change is due to a lack of action regarding climate issues, the continued existence of nuclear weapon stockpiles, and the increased animosity that now exists between the United States and Russia.

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Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links

Recent /. Posts - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 8:31pm
Hammeh writes According to a report on Mashable, Twitter have sent out messages to some of their high profile users prompting them to share images using Twitter's own service rather than Instagram links. The news comes 2 years since Instagram pulled support for Twitter cards and has been part of the continuing battle between the two social networks. With Instagram now having overtaken Twitter in terms of users, this may be a move to try and use high profile users to show off Twitter's own image and content tools.

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In Addition To Project Spartan, Windows 10 Will Include Internet Explorer

Recent /. Posts - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 5:38pm
An anonymous reader writes After unveiling its new Project Spartan browser for Windows 10, Microsoft is now offering more details. The company confirmed that Windows 10 will also include Internet Explorer for enterprise sites, though it didn't say how exactly this will work. Spartan comes with a new rendering engine, which doesn't rely on the versioned document modes the company has historically used. It also provides compatibility with the millions of existing enterprise websites specifically designed for Internet Explorer by loading the IE11 engine when needed. In this way, the browser uses the new rendering engine for modern websites and the old one for legacy purposes.

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OpenSSL 1.0.2 Released

Recent /. Posts - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 3:36pm
kthreadd writes The OpenSSL project has released its second feature release of the OpenSSL 1.0 series, version 1.0.2 which is ABI compatible with the 1.0.0 and 1.0.1 series. Major new features in this release include Suite B support for TLS 1.2 and DTLS 1.2 and support for DTLS 1.2. selection. Other major changes include TLS automatic EC curve selection, an API to set TLS supported signature algorithms and curves, the SSL_CONF configuration API, support for TLS Brainpool, support for ALPN and support for CMS support for RSA-PSS, RSA-OAEP, ECDH and X9.42 DH.

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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

Recent /. Posts - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 2:41pm
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that "Credible" bomb threats were made Saturday against two flights bound for Atlanta, an airport spokesman said. The flights landed safely after being escorted into Atlanta by military fighter jets. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spokesman Reese McCrainie told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at 3 p.m. that both flights — Delta 1156 and Southwest 2492 — had landed and were sitting on a taxiway waiting to be swept by the Atlanta police Bomb Squad. ... Witnesses reported seeing multiple emergency vehicles on the tarmac, and the Federal Aviation Administration said just before 3 p.m. that departing flights were experiencing gate holds and delays of up to 30 minutes due to a bomb threat. USA Today says that the flights were on their way to Atlanta from, respectively, Portland, Oregon and Milwaukee, and adds that "NORAD Media Relations Specialist Preston Schlachter confirmed that two F-16 jets launched from McIntire Air Force Base in South Carolina as a precautionary measure."

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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

Recent /. Posts - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 1:44pm
guises writes Ever since mouse wheels were introduced the middle mouse button has been sidelined to an inadequate click-wheel function, or in some cases ditched altogether. This has never sat well with me, a proper middle button is invaluable for pasting, games, and navigation. More than that, my hand categorically rejects two button mice — the dangling ring finger causes me genuine physical discomfort. I have begged Logitech on multiple occasions to make just one, among their many screwy specialty mice, to replace the Mouseman which I loved so dearly. I thought for a moment that I had been answered with the g600, only to find that they had put the right mouse button in the middle. So my question to Slashdot is: where does a person turn for a three button mouse these days? I've only found two, both ergonomic and priced accordingly. I use the Contour and like the shape and wheel position, but would love to find something wireless and with a higher DPI sensor.

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The Bard's Tale IV Announced

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:50pm
Brian Fargo tweets the announcement of The Bard's Tale IV, a new installment in the classic RPG series, later noting that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the first Bard's Tale. He also...

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:50pm
A Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns page is now online, offering details on a first expansion coming to ArenaNet's MMORPG sequel (thanks fion). This trailer offers a look, and here's the announcement,...

Shadowrun: Hong Kong $1M Mini-Campaign Goal

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:50pm
A Kickstarter update for Shadowrun: Hong Kong has word from Harebrained Schemes on the status of the tactical RPG sequel they near the $700,000 crowdfunding mark, revealing bonuses they plan for...

Star Citizen at $70M; New Arena Commander Patch

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:50pm
The Stretch Goals page on the Roberts Space Industries website shows that Star Citizen has now passed $70 million in crowdfunding. This is probably in part attributable to a Limited Ship Sale they...

DayZ Early Access Sells 3M

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:50pm
The standalone version of Bohemia Interactive's DayZ has sold over three million copies since its early access release about a year ago, reports "We would like to say thank you to...

Saturday Patches

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:50pm
Steam Client Update Released. World of Warcraft 6.1 PTR Patch Notes.
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