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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - January 24, 2013

PlayStation Network Data Breach Results In Fine For Sony

In April of 2011, hackers broke into Sony’s PlayStation Network, bringing the service to its knees and exposing the personal information of millions of customers.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'