Prominent Drupal, PHP Developer Kicked From the Drupal Project Over Unconventional Sex Life

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An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: Last week the Drupal community erupted in anger after its leader, Dries Buytaert, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal and PHP communities, “to leave the Drupal project.” Buytaert claims he did this “because it came to my attention that he holds views that […]

Stylebooks Finally Embrace the Single ‘They’

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Two major style manuals are now allowing the singular use of “they” in certain circumstances. While this is a victory for common sense, the paths taken are unusual in the evolution of usage. From a report on Columbia Journal Review: Both manuals, the Associated Press Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style, emphasize that “they” […]

Interviews: Ask Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor John Goodenough a Question

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John B. Goodenough is a solid-state physicist and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at The University of Texas at Austin. While he is most famous for identifying and developing the lithium-ion battery, which can be found in just about every portable electronic device on the market, he has recently created a new fast […]

Four Years Later, Xbox Exec Admits How Microsoft Screwed Up Disc Resale Plan

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: We’re now approaching the four-year anniversary of Microsoft’s rollout (and subsequent reversal) of a controversial plan to let game publishers limit resale of used, disc-based games. Looking back on that time recently, Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Windows and Devices Yusuf Mehdi acknowledged how that rollout […]

Elon Musk Launches Neuralink To Connect Brains With Computers

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At Recode’s conference last year, Elon Musk said he would love to see someone do something about linking human brains with computers. With no other human being volunteering, Mr. Musk — who founded PayPal and OpenAI, thought of Hyperloop, is working on a boring company, and runs SpaceX, TeslaX, SolarCity — is now working on […]

No One Knows What To Do With the International Space Station

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An anonymous reader shares a report: In 2024 the clock will run out on the International Space Station. Maybe. That’s the arbitrary deadline that Congress imposed back in 2014, at which point they’ll have to decide whether or not to keep funding the ISS. And yeah, that’s a whole seven years away. But then again…it’s […]

US Top Court Considers Changing Where Patent Cases May Be Filed

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday grappled over whether to upend a quarter-century of practice and limit where patent-infringement lawsuits can be filed. From a report on Reuters: The U.S. Supreme Court struggled over whether to upend nearly 30 years of law governing patent lawsuits that critics say allows often-baseless litigants to sue in friendly […]

Apple is Upgrading Millions of iOS Devices To a New Modern File System Today

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Apple today began rolling out iOS 10.3, the latest point update to its mobile operating system. iOS 10.3 brings with it several new features, chief among which is a new file system — called the Apple File System (APFS). From a report: It’s a file system that was originally announced at WWDC last year, and […]

With Optane Memory, Intel Claims To Make Hard Drives Faster Than SSDs

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SSDs are generally faster than hard drives. However, they are also usually more expensive. Intel wants to change that with its new Optane Memory lineup, which it claims is faster and better performing than SSDs while not requiring customers to break their banks. From a report on PCWorld: Announced Monday morning, these first consumer Optane-based […]

‘Pirate’ Movie Streaming Sites Declared Legal By Italian Court

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A Court of Appeal in Rome has overturned a 600,000 euro ruling against four unlicensed sites that offered streaming movies to the public. From a report: When it comes to passing judgment on so-called ‘pirate’ sites, Italy has more experience than most around Europe. Courts have passed down many decisions against unlicensed sites which have […]