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Comet 67-P farted just as Rosetta probe flew through the gas plume

El Reg - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 8:01am
Nasty but nice: gaseous comet innards included water ice!

On July 3rd, 2016 something unusual happened on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko: a fountain of dust erupted out of a hole and spewed all sorts of stuff into space.…

Interviews: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst Answers Your Questions

Slashdot - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 7:34am
You asked, he answered! For Slashdot's 20th anniversary -- and the 23rd anniversary of the first release of Red Hat Linux -- here's a special treat. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst has responded to questions submitted by Slashdot readers. Read on for his answers...

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Vietnam bans Bitcoin as payment for anything

El Reg - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 7:01am
What is it with (mostly) single party states and crimps on cryptocurrency?

The State Bank of Vietman has issued “Information related to the use of virtual currency” that bans use of the cryptocurrency for payments.…

Spare me the confected 'Innovation Theatre' that is hackfests and their ilk

El Reg - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 5:58am
Sure, the ideas spurt out in a torrent, but they're no longer potent

Secret CIO  I had a vasectomy on Tuesday. After the procedure, as I sat sulking on the couch, sipping a cup of tea and clutching an icepack to the affected area, I thought I would quickly check my emails to see if there was anything that would take my mind off the experience.…

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