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  • Pearson Vue Now On Day 5 of Massive Outage
    By on April 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Reader Patrick In Chicago is one of a few readers to write with this unpleasant news: “Computer-based testing provider Pearson Vue is now in day 5 of a global outage, preventing test-takers worldwide from sitting for exams. I was personally turned away from a Cisco exam on Wednesday morning because Pearson was unable to deliver. Countless people have posted to Pearson Vue’s Facebook page detailing various states of panic. There are people who have (more…)

  • Suarez will make appeal decision
    By on April 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Liverpool will let player decide whether to challenge ban.


  • Selby plays down ‘Triple Crown’ bid
    By on April 21, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    World number one Mark Selby says he feels no extra pressure to seal a ‘Triple Crown of major titles in the same season.


  • IBM In Talks To Sell x86 Server Business To Lenovo
    By on April 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    FrankPoole writes “According to CRN, IBM is in serious negotiations to sell its low-end x86 server business to Lenovo, which is looking to grow its server revenue. If the deal goes though, it will be the second time in eight years that Big Blue has exited a major hardware business and sold the operation to Lenovo. IBM sold its PC business to Chinese computer maker in 2005.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Google’s BigQuery Vs. Hadoop: a Matchup
    By on April 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nerval’s Lobster writes “Ready to ‘Analyze terabytes of data with just a click of a button?’ That’s the claim Google makes with its BigQuery platform. But is BigQuery really an analytics superstar? It was unveiled in Beta back in 2010, but recently gained some improvements such as the ability to do large joins. In the following piece, Jeff Cogswell compares BigQuery to some other analytics and OLAP tools, and hopefully that’ll give some additional (more…)

  • Kids to get lessons in sportsmanship
    By on April 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Children will get sportsmanship lessons after a survey reveals many youngsters have seen their team-mates cheat to win.


  • AUDIO: Lynn excited by Masters debut
    By on April 11, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Stoke’s David Lynn, runner-up in last year’s USPGA Championship, tells BBC Sport he is excited by his Masters debut.


  • DoJ Answers FOIA Request After Six Years With No Real Information
    By on April 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “In response to a Freedom of Information Act request about Google’s 2007 complaint against Windows Vista search interference, the Department of Justice has after six years released 114 partially redacted pages and 60 full pages of material. Yet these ‘responsive documents’ consist of public news articles and email boilerplate. All the substantive information has been blacked out.”

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  • Why Laws Won’t Save Banks From DDoS Attacks
    By on April 5, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    kierny writes “Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) should know better. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee claimed to told NBC News that the Operation Ababil U.S. bank disruption DDoS campaign could be stopped, if only private businesses had unfettered access to top-flight U.S. government threat intelligence. Not coincidentally, Rogers is the author of CISPA (now v2.0), a bill that would provide legal immunity for businesses that share threat (more…)

  • London Wasps 28-48 Leinster
    By on April 5, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Leinster beat Wasps in a nine-try thriller as the outgoing European champions reach the last four of the Amlin Challenge Cup.