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  • Arsenal v Cardiff City
    By on December 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday’s Premier League game between Arsenal and Cardiff City.

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  • US Requirement For Software Dev Certification Raises Questions
    By on December 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    dcblogs writes “U.S. government contracts often require bidders to have achieved some level of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). CMMI arose some 25 years ago via the backing of the Department of Defense and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. It operated as a federally funded research and development center until a year ago, when CMMI’s product responsibility was shifted to a private, profit-making LLC, the (more…)

  • Watson in first-round Brisbane exit
    By on December 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Britain’s Heather Watson loses 6-4 6-3 to Dominika Cibulkova in the first round of the Brisbane International.

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  • Former CIA/NSA Head: NSA Is “Infinitely” Weaker As a Result of Snowden’s Leaks
    By on December 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “The Huffington Post reports, ‘Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, said Sunday that he used to describe leaker Edward Snowden as a “defector,” … “I think there’s an English word that describes selling American secrets to another government, and I do think it’s treason,” Hayden said … Some members of Congress have also … accused him of an act of treason. Hayden said his view of Snowden has (more…)

  • Whatever Happened To Sanford “Spamford” Wallace?
    By on December 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Tackhead writes “People of a certain age — the age before email filters were effective, may remember a few mid-90s buzzwords like ‘bulletproof hosting’ and ‘double opt-in.’ People may remember that Hormel itself conceded that although ‘SPAM’ referred to their potted meat product, the term ‘spam’ could refer to unsolicited commercial email. People may also remember AGIS, Cyberpromo, Sanford ‘Spam King’ Wallace, and Walt Rines. Ten years after (more…)

  • How Mourinho keeps Chelsea in title race
    By on December 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Chelsea have not hit top gear and do not have a striker but remain title contenders, says BBC Sport’s Robbie Savage

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  • English clubs deny WRU talks claim
    By on December 21, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    The body representing England’s clubs denies the WRU’s claim that they rejected “out of hand” British league approach.

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  • How Astronauts Took the Most Important Photo In Space History
    By on December 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    The Bad Astronomer writes “On December 24, 1968, the Apollo 8 astronauts saw the Earth rising over the limb of the Moon. The photo they took of this moment — dubbed Earthrise — has become an icon of our need to explore, and to protect our home world. NASA has just released a video explaining how the astronauts were able to capture this unique moment, which included a dash of both coincidence and fast teamwork.”

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  • Murray wins Sports Personality award
    By on December 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, with Leigh Halfpenny second and AP McCoy third.

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  • Former Google Lawyer Michelle Lee To Run US Patent Office
    By on December 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    First time accepted submitter Tigger’s Pet writes “The BBC report that ‘Google’s former top patent lawyer has been put in charge of America’s patent and trademark office (USPTO). Michelle Lee was made deputy director of the USPTO this week and will run the agency while it seeks a new boss. Ms Lee joined the patent office after leaving Google in June 2012 but said the opinions of her former employer would not guide her work.’ Maybe she will use her (more…)