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  • Oosthuizen leads at wind-hit Open
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    Louis Oosthuizen holds a five-shot lead at the Open as first-round leader Rory McIlroy’s challenge is badly blown off course by strong winds at St Andrews.

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  • Measuring LAMP Competency?
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    An anonymous reader writes “Our company is getting ready to hire a number of programmers. While the majority of the prospective candidates do have good-looking resumes, we are looking to see if we can get some clear metrics in the assessment process. After a little research we have learned that there is a well-established PHP + MySQL training and certification process, and some of the candidates are already certified. There is also a candidate with (more…)

  • George Steinbrenner Dies of Massive Heart Attack
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    Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died this morning after suffering a massive heart attack, the Associated Press reports.

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  • The console online marketplace manifesto
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    The Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network, and Wii Shop Channel may all be doing big business, but they have much to learn about selling their wares digitally. Dave Rudden details a few ground rules that all online distribution services would be wise to follow.

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  • Dark Energy Sheds New Light on Universe’s Expansion
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    Through observations of massive galaxy clusters, scientists have made the most precise measurements to date of the effects of dark energy and gravity on cosmological scales. This work is an important step toward understanding why the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

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  • Tokyo Rail Billboards Scan Viewer’s Age, Gender
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    eldavojohn writes “The AFP is reporting on digital billboards in Tokyo that scan for a viewer’s age and gender to tailor the message to them. It’s a Digital Signage Promotion Project that 11 railway companies are debuting. The head of the project said ‘The camera can distinguish a person’s sex and approximate age, even if the person only walks by in front of the display, at least if he or she looks at the screen for a second.’ Philip K. Dick’s Minority (more…)

  • Lance Armstrong Tour bid ‘over’ after disastrous day
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    Lance Armstrong’s bid for an eighth win in the Tour de France came to a sorry end on a dramatic eighth stage of the Tour de France won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.

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