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  • Kenyan wins Chicago Marathon
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    Olympic champion Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya won the Bank of America Chicago Marathon today, finishing the race in an unofficial record time of 2:05.40.

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  • Entire.SE TLD Drops Off the Internet
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    Icemaann writes “Pingdom and Network World are reporting that the SE tld dropped off the internet yesterday due to a bug in the script that generates the SE zone file. The SE tld has close to one million domains that all went down due to missing the trailing dot in the SE zone file. Some caching nameservers may still be returning invalid DNS responses for 24 hours.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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  • Sussex crash to dramatic defeat
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    Sussex crash out of the Champions League after a dramatic ‘super over’ defeat by South African side Diamond Eagles.

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  • Hacked E-Mail Prompts Passenger Advocate to Sue Delta
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    An airline passenger advocate has accused Delta Airlines of hacking her e-mail accounts and computer in order to sabotage her organization’s lobbying efforts to pass federal legislation to help stranded fliers, according to a lawsuit filed in Texas. She recently learned from AOL that her organization’s AOL e-mail was being redirected to…

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  • Sports team ‘The Master Baiters’ forced to change their name
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    A New Zealand netball team competing in an Australian tournament at the weekend has been forced to change its name as organizers raised concerns over a possible double meaning.

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  • Can a Grassroots Effort Save Disappearing Bees?
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    The Beekeepers Assn. of Southern California is 100 members strong. Beekeepers — backyard and/or commercial — cite media coverage of colony collapse disorder as the reason for burgeoning interest in local beekeeping. Will this surge in urban beekeeping beat back CCD or save California’s food supply?

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  • Next Bourne Game Titled ‘Ascendancy’?
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    Electronic Arts will be handling the next video game iteration of the Jason Bourne series, since the last one failed to deliver anything compelling, and a developer’s online resume briefly revealed its title to be “The Bourne Ascendancy.”

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  • Modern Warfare 2 preorders top 2.2 million units
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    It looks like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will indeed have the biggest launch of all-time in America!

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  • Major Snow Leopard Bug Said To Delete User Data
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    inglishmayjer was one of several readers to send in the news of a major bug in Apple’s new OS, 10.6 Snow Leopard, that can wipe out all user data for the administrator account. It is said to be triggered — not every time — by logging in to the Guest account and then back in to the admin account. Some users are reporting that all settings have been reset and most data is gone. The article links to a number of Apple forum threads up to a (more…)

  • FOSS Sexism Claims Met With Ire and Denial
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    Last Friday Bryce Byfield gave us a little insight into the fallout surrounding his article on sexism in the FOSS world. Unfortunately it seems that FOSS junkies did little better than the rest of the world with respect to sexism, displaying similar levels of denial, abuse, and ignorance. “But the real flood of emotion comes from the anti-feminists and the average men who would like to deny the importance of feminist issues in FOSS. Raise the subject (more…)