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BBC World News - 2 hours 31 min agoChicago police say a 27-year-old man has been arrested over the execution-style murder of a nine-year-old boy, Tyshawn Lee, earlier this month.Slashdot - 2 hours 38 min agoHughPickens.com writes: Eugene Volokh reports at the Washington Post that in a stunning policy shift, The Montana Standard, a daily newspaper in Butte, Montana, has decided to replace commenters' pseudonyms with their real names. "The kicker here is that the change is retroactive," writes Paul Alan Levy. "Apparently unwilling to part with the wealth of comments that are already posted on its web site under the old policy, but also, apparently, unwilling to configure its software so that comments posted before the new policy is implemented remain under the chosen screen names, the Standard announces that past comments will suddenly appear using the users' real names unless users contact the paper no later than December 26 to ask that their comments be removed." In a November 12 editorial outlining the new real-name policy, the newspaper said, "We have encountered consistent difficulty with posts that exceed the bounds of civil discourse — as have many sites where comments from anonymous posters are allowed." The paper's new policy has proven controversial among readers. "This is the end of open and honest comments on this site," wrote one user, who goes by the name BGF. "It is easy to put your name to your comments if you are retired. But it is another thing altogether if you have to worry about upsetting your peers and bosses at work." The newspaper editor, David McCumber, says he has extensively investigated the feasibility of configuring the newspaper's software to keep comments posted before the new policy is implemented under the chosen screen names. He says he was told by his content-management software experts that such a configuration is impossible. "Based on that, I am trying to do what is most equitable to all of our readers," says McCumber. "When a relatively small city is at the center of your market, just about everybody commented about is known, and the anonymous comments sting."
Read more of this story at Slashdot.The Register - 2 hours 48 min ago'Walter Mitty type' told officers he wanted to be NCA officer
A UK IT manager who bought a gun on the dark web has been jailed for five years for firearm offences.…Google Sci/Tech - 2 hours 56 min ago
Bill Gates will invest as much as $2 billion in new clean energy partnership ...
On Monday, Bill Gates will announce one of the largest clean-energy partnerships in history, according to a new report in ClimateWire. The partnership will be focused on researching and deploying new sources of carbon-free energy, funded by billions of ...
Microsoft's Gates to start multi-billion-dollar clean tech initiative -reportReuters
Bill Gates will launch a multibillion dollar clean energy fund in Paris ...Mashable
Bill Gates is right about clean energy innovationCNBC
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all 9 news articles »Google NewsBBC World News - 3 hours 17 min agoBritain fall behind in the Davis Cup final as Belgium's David Goffin comes back from two sets down to beat Kyle Edmund.NYT - Technology - 3 hours 19 min agoPop-up windows are often quashed by default in a web browser’s settings, but most programs let you add a list of exceptions.
NYT - New York/Region - 3 hours 21 min agoThe driver, Michael McBean, was charged after striking a pedestrian, who died, and several stopped vehicles and then tried to flee, the police said.
BBC World News - 3 hours 22 min agoJapanese officials say they are investigating decomposed bodies found on board boats off the country's coastline.Slashdot - 3 hours 41 min agoNew submitter AppleHoshi writes: The BBC is reporting that a large chunk of the SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket, which exploded shortly after take-off from Cape Canaveral earlier this year, has been found 4,000 miles away, in the sea off the Isles of Scilly. The recovered section is approximately 10m (32ft) by 4m (13ft). It was discovered by a local coastguard patrol, though they didn't recognize it until they scraped off a layer of goose barnacles.
Read more of this story at Slashdot.The Register - 3 hours 50 min agoFormer Apple worker stored three months worth of own, er, waste
An ex-pat German Apple worker who stored three month’s worth of his own excrement and urine in his luxury apartment has been given a year's worth of porridge by an Irish court.…The Register - 4 hours 18 min agoSome personal data stored, but motive likely equipment theft, says Plan UK
A two-man break in at the London offices of children's charity Plan UK has resulted in theft of five computer servers.…BBC World News - 4 hours 19 min agoConfidence among shoppers in Germany has dipped according to a survey, amid worries over Europe's largest economy.NYT - New York/Region - 4 hours 31 min agoA recovering alcoholic and former panhandler looks back on the Bowery, where he found a shelter, a flophouse and a bit of hope.
BBC World News - 4 hours 32 min agoSix children have drowned as two migrant boats carrying them from Turkey to Greece sank in the Aegean Sea, Turkish media say.Slashdot - 4 hours 41 min agoAn anonymous reader writes: Rolling Stone reports that an unusual new trend is popping up around the offices of Silicon Valley companies: taking tiny doses of LSD or other psychedelic drugs to increase productivity. "A microdose is about a tenth of the normal dose – around 10 micrograms of LSD, or 0.2-0.5 grams of mushrooms." According to the article, the average user is a 20-something looking to improve their creativity and problem-solving skills. Some users report that the LSD alleviates other problems, like anxiety or cluster headaches. That said, it's important to note that such benefits are not supported by scientific research — yet.
Read more of this story at Slashdot.Google Sci/Tech - 4 hours 43 min ago
Amazon Slashes Prices on Echo, Kindle, Fire for Black Friday
Amazon has wide-ranging sales for Black Friday today, including its own lineup of gadgets, which are also significantly cheaper for those who have been eyeing a Kindle or Fire device. The company's popular smart speaker, the Amazon Echo, is just $149, ...
Black Friday 2015 Scam Hits AmazonLatin Post
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Amazon prepares an impressive haul of Fire tablets for Black Friday mayhemBT.com
all 198 news articles »BBC World News - 4 hours 45 min agoFrance holds a national memorial service for the 130 people killed in the gun and bomb attacks in Paris on 13 NovemberThe Register - 4 hours 52 min agoTom Kelly lands as non-exec director
Cisco Gold Partner Oni Plc has hired former Logicalis UK boss Tom Kelly to devise a strategy to squeeze more cash out of its bit barn investments by reworking the managed services and cloud practices.…Google Sci/Tech - 4 hours 55 min ago
Debris from failed SpaceX launch found 4000 miles away off British isle
London (CNN) A large chunk of debris from a SpaceX rocket has been found floating off a remote British island, more than 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers) from where it exploded after takeoff. The barnacle-encrusted debris -- which measures about 33 feet ...
Debris from SpaceX's failed Falcon 9 launch washes up in EnglandEngadget
Debris From U.S. Rocket Found Off English CoastNPR
Huge Piece of Debris Likely From SpaceX Summer Explosion Washed Up in UKGizmodo
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