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  • VIDEO: Australia edge out Wales in thriller
    By on November 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Australia beat Wales for the ninth consecutive time but once again the margin of victory was a narrow one.

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  • Ask Slashdot: Scientific Computing Workflow For the Cloud?
    By on November 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    diab0lic writes “I have recently come into the situation where I need to run cloud computing on demand for my research. Amazon’s EC2 Spot Instances are an ideal platform for this as I can requisition an appropriate instance for the given experiment {high cpu, high memory, GPU instance} depending on its needs. However I currently spin up the instance manually, set it up, run the experiment, and then terminate manually. This gets tedious monitoring (more…)

  • Book Review: Digital Outcasts
    By on November 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    benrothke writes “Many of us have experimented with what it means to be disabled, by sitting in a wheelchair for a few minutes or putting a blindfold over our eyes. In Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward without Leaving People Behind, author Kel Smith details the innumerable obstacles disabled people have to deal with in their attempts to use computers and the Internet. The book observes that while 1 in 7 people in the world have some sort (more…)

  • Celtic v AC Milan
    By on November 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s Champions League Group H game between Celtic and AC Milan.

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  • VIDEO: African Footballer award: Toure profile
    By on November 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Yaya Toure has been nominated for the BBC’s African footballer of the year award 2013.

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  • Many UAVs Vulnerable To Directed-Energy Weapons
    By on November 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    mask.of.sanity writes “A New Zealand researcher has detailed ways that UAVs can be crashed using cheap tools like Herf guns and GPS jammers, and could even be downed by flying drones with more powerful radio. The attacks (podcast) interfere with the navigation systems used by flying drones and are possible because security was not designed into the architecture of some machines.”

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  • Why Letting Your Insurance Company Monitor How You Drive Can Be a Good Thing
    By on November 15, 2013 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “Kim Gittleson reports at BBC that car insurance firms like Progressive are trying to convince consumers that letting them monitor their driving behavior is actually a good thing. They say that the future of car insurance is not just being able to monitor individual drivers to give them lower prices, but also to make them better drivers. ‘Now that we can observe directly how people drive, we think this will change the way (more…)

  • VIDEO: Superb Salas stuns England in 1998
    By on November 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    BBC Sport looks back at the last time Chile played England at Wembley in 1998, as the two teams prepare to meet again in a friendly on Friday.

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  • NASA’s Robonaut Gets Its Legs; Could a Moonwalk Be In Its Future?
    By on November 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    MarkWhittington writes “Project M was a proposal at NASA’s Johnson Spaceflight Center that would have put together a mission to deliver a bipedal robot to the lunar surface within a thousand days. The idea never got out of the conception stage, but two major components, a new type of lunar lander, now called Morpheus, and a robonaut continued on as separate projects. Morpheus is getting ready to conduct a second attempt at free flight tests at the (more…)

  • GB win trampoline synchronised gold
    By on November 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    The Great Britain synchronised trampoline team of Kat Driscoll and Amanda Parker win gold at the World Championships in Sofia.

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