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  • Hurricane Fly in 21st Grade One win
    By on December 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    Hurricane Fly extends his world record of Grade One victories to 21 by edging out Jezki to win the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown.

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  • What’s the Future of Corporate IT and ITSM? (Video)
    By on December 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Our headline is the title of a survey SysAid did at Fusion, a “gathering of seasoned IT directors, service management implementers, and business analysts” that took place in early November. As Sysaid’s marketing VP, Sophie Danby was the person who designed and implemented the survey, which consisted of only three questions: 1) Where do you see the corporate IT department in five years’ time? 2) With the consumerization of IT continuing to drive (more…)

  • VIDEO: Scrum V: Welsh rugby review of 2014
    By on December 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ex-Wales internationals Eddie Butler and Jonathan Davies review the fortunes of Welsh rugby in 2014 and look ahead to 2015.

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  • VIDEO: Christmas on BBC Sport
    By on December 26, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    It’s Christmas time on BBC Sport and we have all the festive fixtures and much more wrapped up for you.

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  • 300 Million Year Old Fossil Fish Likely Had Color Vision
    By on December 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    westlake writes Nature is reporting the discovery of mineralized rods and cones in a 300-million-year-old fossil fish found in Kansas. The soft tissues of the eye and brain decay rapidly after death, within 64 days and 11 days, respectively, and are almost never preserved in the fossil record — making this the first discovery of fossil rods and cones in general and the first evidence for color vision in a fossilized vertebrate eye.

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  • Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Phone
    By on December 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rambo Tribble writes: It sounds like a Mission: Impossible scenario, but aerospace company Boeing is teaming with Canadian phone maker BlackBerry to produce an ultra-secure mobile phone that “self-destructs.” The phone uses encryption on calls and is intended to serve the high-security needs of government and industry. As Blackberry CEO John Chen said, “We’re pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile (more…)

  • Barcelona 5-0 Cordoba
    By on December 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Luis Suarez scores his first league goal for Barcelona who close to within a point of Real Madrid before Spain’s winter break.

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  • Swans’ Montero named in fixing probe
    By on December 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Swansea City’s Jefferson Montero and Manchester United’s Ander Herrera are among 41 people named in a Spanish match-fixing probe.

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  • Linking Drought and Climate Change: Difficult To Do
    By on December 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Geoffrey.landis writes An article about the current California drought on 538 points out that even though global climate warming may exacerbate droughts, it’s nearly impossible to attribute any particular drought to climate warming: “The complex, dynamic nature of our atmosphere and oceans makes it extremely difficult to link any particular weather event to climate change. That’s because of the intermingling of natural variations with human-caused (more…)

  • BitTorrent Launches Project Maelstrom, the First Torrent-Based Browser
    By on December 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes BitTorrent today announced the first torrent-based browser. Project Maelstorm, as the app is currently called, is being made available as an invite-only alpha to “a small group of testers.” Although BitTorrent is in the very early stages of the project (testers are being asked to help assess for usability and reliability), the company strongly believes Maelstrom “is the first step toward a truly distributed web, one that (more…)