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  • Ubuntu 9.04 On Kindle 2
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    JO_DIE_THE_STAR_F*** writes “Jesse Vincent managed to get Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope running on the Kindle 2. The new functionality was presented in a talk at OSCON 2009.”

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  • UK’s Oldest Computer To Be “Rebooted”
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    Smivs writes with this interesting piece of computer history, excerpted from the BBC: “Britain’s oldest original computer, the Harwell, is being sent to the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley where it is to be restored to working order. The computer, which was designed in 1949, was built and used by staff at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell, Oxfordshire. It first ran in 1951 and was designed to perform mathematical calculations. (more…)

  • Strauss gives backing to Bopara
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    England captain Andrew Strauss says fellow opener Ravi Bopara has a bright England future despite his Ashes disappointment.

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  • Welcome to the ha-ha-hacienda: Batman Arkham Asylum Review
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    If we went back in time two years and tried to convince ourselves that in 2009 Palm would release a damn fine phone, people would be excited about a new Windows release, and Batman would star in a game-of-the-year contender, what do you think we would say to ourselves? We live in interesting times.

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  • 2012 bosses deny demolition plan
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    London 2012 chiefs tell BBC Sport they are not seriously considering a scheme to flatten the Olympic Stadium after the Games.

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  • Uefa chief warns against GB team
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    Uefa’s David Taylor says a GB team at the Olympics would endanger British football’s separate identities.

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  • Batman: Arkham Asylum in 90 seconds
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    Batman’s latest adventure, at neck-snapping speed. Warning: SPOILERS!

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  • Cowboys’ video board prompts quick revision of NFL rule book
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    Punts will apparently routinely be striking the bottom of the massive screen that looms 90 feet above the field at Jerry Jones’ new stadium. The league’s solution: Replay the down.

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  • Can “flexible broadband pricing” fix the digital divide?
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    Two economists say that if consumers with the biggest taste for bandwidth don’t pay “a little more” for their appetite, it will take too long to bridge the digital divide.

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  • Five Things John McEnroe Wants to Change About Tennis
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    Grunting, Court Size and Scheduling Top the Tennis Star’s List. No one has ever accused John McEnroe of being quiet and, when it comes to his sport, he also has plenty to say.

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