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  • Athletics chief ‘could step down’
    By on December 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Russia’s athletics chief could step down from his role until an investigation into doping allegations is complete.


  • ‘I pulled my brakes but I wasn’t slowing down’
    By on July 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Britain’s Geraint Thomas on his scariest moment as three of cycling’s stars crash out of the Tour de France in week one.


  • Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down
    By on August 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An outage of one company’s servers might only affect that company’s customers — but when a major data center for Amazon hits kinks, sites that rely on the AWS cloud services all suffer from the downtime. That’s what happened today, when several major sites or online services (like Instagram and AirBnB) were knocked temporarily offline, evidently because of problems at an Amazon data center in Northern Virginia. From TechCrunch’s coverage of (more…)

  • Narrowing Down When Humans Began Hurling Spears
    By on May 21, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    sciencehabit writes “Archaeologists have long debated when early humans began hurling stone-tipped spears and darts at large prey. By throwing a spear, instead of thrusting it, humans could hunt buffalo and other dangerous game from a safe distance, with less risk of a goring or mauling. But direct evidence of this hunting technique in early sites has been lacking. A new study of impact marks on the bones of ancient prey shows that such sophisticated (more…)

  • 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.


  • Blackburn bidder’s firm shut down
    By on August 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A Bahrain-based company run by the man behind a £300m takeover bid of Blackburn Rovers has been instructed to cease trading by Bahrain authorities.


  • BFG Tech Sending Out RMA Denial Letters, ‘Winding Down Business’
    By on August 16, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    SKYMTL writes “Once one of NVIDIA’s primary board partners, BFG Tech has now officially started denying RMA requests for their supposedly ‘lifetime warranty’ graphics cards. According to a letter from BFG, they are ‘…winding down business’ and are ‘unable to replace’ any non-working product. A sad turn of events for the thousands who bought BFG’s graphics cards and power supplies.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Blizzard Backs Down On Real Names For Forums
    By on July 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ashe Tyrael writes “Earlier this week, Blizzard announced that they were going to be implementing changes in their official forums (for StarCraft II when it launched, and for WoW prior to Cataclysm) that would require users to post under their real names, as part of the Real
    ID system. After perusing nearly 14,000 European and 50,000 US forum posts, the majority of which decried this move with various levels of vehemence, it looks like Blizzard has (more…)

  • Xbox 360 slims shut down to prevent Red Ring of Death
    By on June 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Its a well known fact that for the first few years of the Xbox 360, the platform was marked by constant hardware failure when the infamous ‘Red Rind of Death’ used to start flashing on the console. Now it seems that the 360 slim will actually be having the same issue.


  • Thailand Shuts Down 43,000 More Websites
    By on June 17, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Bangkok Post reports that the Thai government has now shut down over 43,000 websites deemed defamatory to the royal institution. Thai ISPs are warned to cooperate ‘voluntarily’ or lose their license. This is in addition to 17,000+ that were recently blocked for ‘national security,’ including both Facebook and Twitter accounts.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.