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September 3, 2022

Problems Delay Launch of NASA’s SLS Rocket – Again

With 8.8 million pounds of thrust, NASA’s SLS would’ve been the most powerful rocket ever launched into space, notes the Orlando Sentinel. But instead on Saturday […]
September 3, 2022

Ultraprocessed Foods Linked to Cancer and Early Death, Studies Find

CNN reports: Eating a lot of ultraprocessed foods significantly increases men’s risk of colorectal cancer and can lead to heart disease and early death in both […]
September 3, 2022

‘What Happened with CentOS Will Not Happen with Rocky Linux’

Here’s a Linux distro scoop from IT World Canada. “Gregory Kurtzer, who founded and once led the former open-source project CentOS Linux as well as The […]
September 3, 2022

‘El Salvador Had a Bitcoin Revolution. Hardly Anybody Showed Up’

It’s the one-year anniversary of El Salvador’s adopting Bitcoin as a legal tender, so Bloomberg follows up, finding a country where “Adoption has moved slowly, and […]
September 3, 2022

US Labor Board Rejects Amazon’s Challenge to Historic Unionization Vote

The Gallup polling organization found that 71% of Americans now approve of labor unions, according to results announced this week. “Although statistically similar to last year’s […]
September 3, 2022

Can We Make Computer Chips Act More Like Brain Cells?

Long-time Slashdot reader swell shared Scientific American’s report on the quest for neuromorphic chips: The human brain is an amazing computing machine. Weighing only three pounds […]
September 3, 2022

Facebook ‘Repeatedly and Intentionally’ Violated Washington’s Political Ad Law, Judge Rules

The Seattle Times reports: Meta, Facebook’s parent company, repeatedly and intentionally violated Washington campaign-ad transparency law and must pay penalties yet to be determined, a judge […]
September 3, 2022

Thousands of US Theatres are Offering $3 Movie Tickets Today

“Every movie, every showtime, every format — $3.00” announces the web site for America’s “National Cinema Day.” UPI explains: While not all theaters will be participating […]
September 3, 2022

Google Launches Third-Party Play Store Billing Pilot, But Only Cuts Fees By 4%

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Google is slowly opening up the Play Store’s billing policies. The “user choice billing” pilot program that […]