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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
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    This needs to go here.

    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
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    Princess Leia is now a Disney Princess(tm)

    Let that thought sink in.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012 edited
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    Icelandic Police Break Up Cat Party
    Police in Suðurnes were, for possibly the first time in the history of the region, called out to break up a party being held by cats.
    Morgunblaðið reports that residents living around a house known to be unoccupied for some time noticed several cats coming in and out of an open window. This piqued the curiosity of residents, who summarily called police to the location at around noon last Sunday.
    Police arrived at the scene and, entering the house, found no people there. However, two to three cats - the exact number is still unclear - were allegedly occupying the house. According to police reports, the cats were "snuggling" on a couch that had been left behind by the previous residents.
    Officers on the scene sprang into action, immediately evicting the cats from the house. They then ensured that all doors and windows into the house were securely closed and locked, in the hopes of preventing an incident of this sort from ever happening again.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012
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    Meanwhile Disney buys Lucasfilm for 4 billion dollars, with Star Wars Episode VII due for release in 2015. (George Lucas will act as a creative consultant.)


    There were always stories even before Episodes 1-3 were announced that there were supposed to be 9 films in all, although it looks like Disney's plan is to do Episode 7-9 and then another one every one or 2 years.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2012
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    Just heard that architect Lebbeus Woods died...

    Like a lot of people, my own thought and interest in architecture and design was heavily influenced by his contributions and, more recently, by his insightful blog posts.

    R.I.P.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2012
     (10875.7)
    Re: Anonymous
    Is it me or does the decline of Zynga seem like an unworthy cause for hacktivism?
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2012
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    Re: Anonymous, most of what they do is either unworthy or completely ineffectual.

    "ZYNGA IS EVIL SO WE'RE GOING TO ... destroy ... Facebook. YEAH."
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2012
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    I'd be interested to see whether or not they can do it, regardless of the reasons.
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2012
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    @celan -

    I thought that too, but upon reading their release, it did seem to have to do more specifically with Zynga's handling of the termination of their employees, specifically terminating them suddenly for alleged financial reasons, while supposedly having over a billion dollars in cash sitting in the bank. It is more of a punishment for corrupt and Scrooge-like business practices.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2012
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    Also, because pretty much all of Zynga's profits are tied to Facebook, Facebook is a really good place to hit them (presuming, of course, that they can do it).
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2012
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    I understand that, but targeting Facebook instead of targeting Zynga directly seems ridiculous. The collateral on that is WAY larger and much of that will have absolutely nothing to do with Zynga. If they're as good as they say they are, can't they just isolate the Zynga-driven parts of Facebook?
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2012
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    If an entity like Facebook can't survive an attack by Anonymous easily, then how safe is all the personal data they, and Zynga on their behalf, collect and maintain on you? There are larger points to be made. Facebook has a billion people's personal information, and Anonymous has told them to expect an attack. If they actually are substantially affected in any way, I'd be very afraid for my data security.
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    It's also worth noting that the first reports of an attack against Zynga were not accompanied with talk of an attack against Facebook. It's quite possible this is a hoax, or being blown far out of proportion.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2012
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    Likely it's just Facebook getting in the shotgun blast of rage that is Anonymous.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2012
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    Seems like it's just a 'popular' target to get the press to notice them to me.

    One version I saw said it was to make Zynga change their minds about future layoffs and outsourcing, because causing a company to lose money by hacking them is a surefire way to keep jobs there secure.

    This one is very much in the 'believe it when I see it' camp.
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    @Steve Toase: They're basically sports bras, which work for some women, but not all. The idea is nice, but the result is a bit disappointing.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2012
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    I've had the underwire start to poke at me before and that shit can be painful. I'd wear specialty Police sportsbras if I were a policewoman.