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  • HBO Says Game of Thrones Piracy Is “a Compliment”
    By on March 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes “HBO programming president Michael Lombardo not only says that illegal downloading of Game of Thrones isn’t hurting the show, but goes far as to say it’s ‘a compliment’ and worries about the image quality of pirated copies”

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  • Pistorius ‘will be welcomed back’
    By on March 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Oscar Pistorius will be welcomed back to some meetings when he returns to athletics, says his agent Peet van Zyl.

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  • Massaro overcomes world number one
    By on March 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    England’s Laura Massaro beats world number one Nicol David 3-1 to reach the final of the Kuala Lumpar Open.

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  • Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Archive and Access Ancient Emails?
    By on March 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “I started using email in the early 90s and have lost most of that first decade due to ignorance, botched backups, and so on. But since about 2000, I’ve got most — if not all — of my email in some form or other. I run Linux, so this has mainly been in a mix of various programs: Kmail, Evolution, Thunderbird. The past 2-3 years are still on the IMAP servers. My problem is that I only rarely NEED to look back to (more…)

  • Webber still raw over Vettel pass
    By on March 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Mark Webber says it will take time for the wounds of Sebastian Vettel’s antics at the Malaysian Grand Prix to heal.

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  • Draft Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Update Expands Powers and Penalties
    By on March 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Despite calls to limit the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, it looks like Congress is planning to drastically expand the law and penalties. walterbyrd writes with a few of the major changes listed in the draft bill (22 pages): “Adds computer crimes as a form of racketeering. Expands the ways in which you could be guilty of the CFAA — including making you just as guilty if you plan to ‘violate’ the CFAA than if you actually did so. Ratchets up many (more…)

  • Wiggins closes on Catalonia lead
    By on March 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Britain’s Sir Bradley Wiggins closes to within 10 seconds of the lead after stage three of the Tour of Catalonia.

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  • KDE Releases Plasma Media Center 1.0
    By on March 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    jrepin writes “KDE is proud to announce the first release (1.0.0) of Plasma Media Center. Built on Plasma and KDE technologies. Designed to offer a rich experience to media enthusiasts. KDE’s Plasma Media Center (PMC) is aimed towards a unified media experience on PCs, Tablets, Netbooks, TVs and other devices. Plasma Media Center can be used to view images, play music or watch videos. Media files can be on the local filesystem or accessed with KDE’s (more…)

  • VIDEO: Ferguson surprised by Ferdinand call
    By on March 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is “as surprised as anyone” by Rio Ferdinand’s call-up to the England squad.

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  • Dropbox Acquires Mailbox
    By on March 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dropbox announced today that it is acquiring Mailbox, an iOS email client designed to take better advantage of a touch interface. The app launched last month, and the Mailbox team says they’re already delivering more than 60 million emails daily. Demand for the service continues to grow, so they were exploring their options to expand. They said, “We can’t wait to put Mailbox in the hands of everyone who wants it. This means not only continuing (more…)