In Wake of Poor Reviews, Amazon Yanks SimCity Download
Not all the reviews: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/03/simcity-impressions-we-waited-ten-years-for-this/
Fedora 19 Nixing MySQL in Favor of MariaDB
Bad reporting by Phoronix here. The feature has been proposed, but it has not yet been voted on by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo). It may or may not be approved for Fedora 19. I don't want to speak for Jaroslav Reznik, but he doesn't necessarily support the proposal. As the Fedora Program Manager, it's part of his job to post these proposed features to the mailing list for discussion prior to the FESCo vote.
Torvalds Becomes an American Citizen
I read that as the name change from INS to ICE that occurred a few years ago. That seems more relevant to the modern era.
Sloppy Linux Admins Enable Slow Brute-Force Attacks
You could always tar it up first.
Could a Meteor Have Brought Down Air France 447?
Except the atmosphere isn't distributed evenly. Density drops pretty quickly with height. At 35kft, the standard atmospheric pressure is about 250mb, which means roughly 75% of atmospheric mass is below you.
Should IT Unionize?
You obviously haven't seen most of the IT women I work with. Thanks, but no.