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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

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An anonymous reader writes In a legislative first, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that for-profit companies can, in essence, hold religious views. Given the Supreme Court's earlier decisions granting corporations the right to express political support through monetary donations, this ruling is not all that surprising. Its scope does not extend beyond family-owned companies where "there's no real difference between the business and its owners." It also only applies to the contraception mandate of the health care law. The justices indicated that contraceptive coverage can still be obtained through exceptions to the mandate that have already been introduced to accommodate religious nonprofits. Those exceptions, which authorize insurance companies to provide the coverage instead of the employers, are currently being challenged in lower courts. The "closely held" test is pretty meaningless, since the majority of U.S. corporations are closely held.

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Moral Mondays Come to Wisconsin

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URL: http://www.progressive.org/news/2014/06/187746/moral-monday-comes-wisconsin

Moral Mondays Come to Wisconsin. "The Reverend William Barber, the leading voice of the Forward Together coalition in North Carolina, found a very attentive audience when he spoke to more than 100 activists in Milwaukee last weekend. Rev. Barber, a key NAACP leader, forcefully underscored the clear common ground Wisconsin shares with North Carolina..."

Topic(s): Geography:  Vote Up/Down

Using Android 4.3? Don't let malware snatch your private login keys

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Bad news: One in ten devices suffer KeyStore flaw. Good news: It's hard to exploit. If you're one of the 10.3 per cent of Android users running version 4.3, aka Jelly Bean, your login keys are at risk of theft – thanks to a vulnerability in the operating system's KeyStore software.

FreeDOS Is 20 Years Old

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Jim Hall (2985) writes "In a June 29, 1994 post in comp.os.msdos.apps on USENET, a physics student announced an effort to create a completely free version of DOS that everyone could use. That project turned into FreeDOS, 20 years ago! Originally intended as a free replacement for MS-DOS, FreeDOS has since advanced what DOS could do, adding new functionality and making DOS easier to use. And today in 2014, people continue to use FreeDOS to support embedded systems, to run business software, and to play classic DOS games!"

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CoreOS Launches Managed Linux Operating System as a Service

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The move toward a services-based approach for all IT is taking another step today with the launch of the CoreOS Managed Linux operating system as a service offering. CoreOS is an open-source Linux startup that has been developing a Docker container-based virtualization platform since August 2013. CoreOS first released a beta of its platform in May and is now announcing the first commercially supported release.

Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Heads Into Home Stretch

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An anonymous reader writes "A month ago, LeVar Burton and his friends at Reading Rainbow created a Kickstarter campaign designed to bring their app for the iPad and Kindle Fire to the Web at large. They asked for a million dollars, and quickly blew the doors off their goal, receiving over three million dollars in three days. There are 48 hours remaining in the fundraiser, which has garnered over 4.5 million dollars, and with over 92,000 contributors, is the most heavily backed Kickstarter campaign of all time. To sweeten the pot, Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane has offered to match any pledges over the $4 million mark, up to an additional million dollars."

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Install and dual-boot SteamOS

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SteamOS is here, the future of gaming and Linux. You can read about it in our massive feature. Steam Machines, on the other hand, won’t be making it onto store shelves, or virtual shelves, for quite some time. The solution to this dilemma is quite simple, then: make your own Steam Machine using the same image the OEMs have at their disposal. Creating a Steam Machine yourself will also be a lot cheaper than some of the commercial offerings coming up. Until recently you would have got the best out of it with an Nvidia graphics card; however, AMD and Intel chipset support is now included.

Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

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sciencehabit writes Millions of tons. That's how much plastic should be floating in the world's oceans, given our ubiquitous use of the stuff. But a new study finds that 99% of this plastic is missing. One disturbing possibility: Fish are eating it. If that's the case, "there is potential for this plastic to enter the global ocean food web," says Carlos Duarte, an oceanographer at the University of Western Australia, Crawley. "And we are part of this food web."

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