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  • Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe’en?
    By on October 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Hallowe’en is my favorite holiday: I like seeing costumes (and walking around in my own), and seeing what people do to decorate their houses, yards, etc. For the second year in a row though, I’ve failed to come up with a really good scheme for making my own place appropriately spooky. So, in hopes of loosing some inspiration for myself and others, I ask today what you’re doing to spookify your surroundings (or your person) tomorrow, especially if (more…)



  • VIDEO: Inside F1 – Indian GP practice
    By on October 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    BBC F1 analyst Gary Anderson and former HRT driver Karun Chandhok reflect on the Indian Grand Prix practice sessions.

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  • 87-Year-Old World War II Veteran Takes On the TSA
    By on October 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    McGruber writes “Orlando Sentinel columnist Lauren Ritchie has written about how Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints handle her father Sam, an 87-year-old who has a propensity to question authority in a quiet way, and make his target feel stupid. Sam points to the signs that the TSA posts stating that those above the age of 75 don’t have to take off their shoes for screening. Maybe the TSA thinks all old people wear floppy tennies, (more…)

  • How PR Subverts Wikipedia
    By on October 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Daniel_Stuckey writes “We all know that Wikipedia can be subverted—it’s an inevitability of an open platform that some people will seek to abuse it, whether to gain some advantage or just for a laugh. Fortunately, the Wikipedia community has strong mechanisms in place to deal with this, from the famous cry of [citation needed] to the rigorous checks and standards put in place by its hierarchy of editors and admins. In recent months though, (more…)

  • VIDEO: Barry tackle on Aluko angers Bruce
    By on October 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Manager Steve Bruce says it is a “disgrace” that the referee did not send off Gareth Barry for his tackle on Sone Aluko in Hull City’s 2-1 loss at Everton.

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  • Chisora to face Swiss fighter Gjerjaj
    By on October 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dereck Chisora will defend his European heavyweight title against Swiss fighter Arnold Gjerjaj in November.

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  • ESA ‘Amaze’ Project Aims To Take 3D Printing ‘Into the Metal Age’
    By on October 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    dryriver sends this BBC report: “The European Space Agency has unveiled plans to ‘take 3D printing into the metal age’ by building parts for jets, spacecraft and fusion projects. The Amaze project brings together 28 institutions to develop new metal components which are lighter, stronger and cheaper than conventional parts. Additive manufacturing (or ’3D printing’) has already revolutionized the design of plastic products. Printing metal parts for (more…)

  • VIDEO: Rooney hails ‘best’ England forwards
    By on October 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Wayne Rooney believes the current crop of forwards in the England side are the “best group” he has ever played with.

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  • Acer Officially Announces C720 Chromebook
    By on October 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    adeelarshad82 writes “Acer officially announced its new Chromebook, C720. The C720 is 30% thinner (at 0.75 inches thick) and lighter (at 2.76 pounds) than Acer’s previous Chromebook, C7. The C720 Chromebook has an 11.6-inch anti-glare widescreen, with a 1,366-by-768 resolution. Acer claims seven second boot times and up to 8.5 hours of battery life. The C720 comes with 4GB of DDR3L memory and uses an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on Haswell (more…)