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  • San Francisco Man will Swim for 60 Hours Nonstop — For No Reason
    By on April 19, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    To the non-athlete, even a five-mile run or swim seems crazy. But here is a guy who can make even ultra marathoners look sane.

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  • The Most Influential Technologies In Gaming
    By on April 18, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    These five gaming products all changed the industry as we know it.

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  • Chrome Feature Helps Shield Websites From DDoS Attacks
    By on April 18, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Google has an interesting idea on how to take the edge off denial of service attacks. The latest developer builds of Chrome 12 have an option called ‘http throttling,’ which will simply deny a user access to a website once the browser has received error messages from the URL. Chrome will react with a ‘back-off interval’ that will increase the time between requests to the website. If there are enough Chrome requests flooding (more…)

  • Toulon give Henson one-week ban
    By on April 18, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Wales international Gavin Henson is suspended for one week by French club Toulon for breaching the club’s disciplinary code.

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  • Don’t Empty Your Wallet: Top 25 Free Downloadable PC Games
    By on April 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Best Free Downloadable PC Games: We’ve compiled 25 of the best free downloadable games that the PC has to offer. You won’t have to worry about getting DOSBox to play any of these games, either!

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  • Six Creative Ways Of Visualizing Your Tax Dollars
    By on April 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    With tax day just ahead of us, it’s normal to feel frustrated as we start sending hefty chunks of our hard-earned dough back to the government. One is inclined to wonder: “How exactly are my taxes being spent?” Unfortunately for us, the answer is extremely complicated.

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  • Families want Dalglish knighthood
    By on April 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    People attending a memorial service at Anfield to mark the anniversary of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster hear a call to honour the Liverpool manager.

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  • Book Review: Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook
    By on April 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    vellorean writes “I have been reading Linux
    Shell Scripting Cookbook by Sarath Lakshman, published by Packt,
    for a while. While most people I know learn shell scripts themselves,
    I was looking to refresh my concepts a little as well as have a
    reference lying around on the table for fast access.” Read below for the rest of vellorean’s review.

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  • What Will Fans Do During NFL Lockout?
    By on April 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    How will fans react if there is an NFL lockout? In their next issue, Sports Illustrated will release a poll that, according to the Baltimore Sun , says: “Nearly half of …

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  • KDE’s New Projects Take On Portable Devices
    By on April 13, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    jrepin writes “Key KDE developers have been blogging about new projects aimed towards portable devices. As Aaron Seigo says, ‘In a nutshell, Plasma Active is about getting the KDE Platform with Plasma providing a compelling user interface ready for and available on hardware devices outside the usual laptop and desktop form factors.’ For us mortals, that means an interface for smartphones, tablets, and handhelds.”

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