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  • DoJ Answers FOIA Request After Six Years With No Real Information
    By on April 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes “In response to a Freedom of Information Act request about Google’s 2007 complaint against Windows Vista search interference, the Department of Justice has after six years released 114 partially redacted pages and 60 full pages of material. Yet these ‘responsive documents’ consist of public news articles and email boilerplate. All the substantive information has been blacked out.”

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  • NASA Achieves Laser Communication With Lunar Satellite
    By on January 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter EngnrFrmrlyKnownAsAC writes “Communicating with lasers has become the hot new thing. While most researchers are seeking faster throughput, NASA set its sights in a different direction: the moon. They recently announced the first successful one-way laser communication ‘at planetary distances.’ What did they send? An image of the Mona Lisa, of course. ‘Precise timing was the key to transmitting the image. Sun and colleagues divided the (more…)

  • Jenkinson’s future ‘with England’
    By on October 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Arsenal’s young defender Carl Jenkinson commits his future to England after talks with manager Roy Hodgson.

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  • VIDEO: Searle brothers gold with Herbert
    By on July 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    British rowing brothers Jonny and Greg Searle win the coxed pairs at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with coxswain Garry Herbert, whose tears on the rostrum became a defining image of the Games.

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  • Wolfenstein 3-D Celebrates 20 Years With Free Browser-Based Version
    By on May 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dr Herbert West writes “20 years ago today, id software released Wolfenstein 3D, inspired by the classic Apple II game, Castle Wolfenstein. To celebrate, Bethesda Softworks on Wednesday released a free, browser-based version of the iconic first-person shooter. Users can pick which level they wish to play in the browser version, even the secret levels.”

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  • Book Review: Drupal Intranets With Open Atrium
    By on April 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter nuvoleweb writes “Drupal Intranets with Open Atrium, by Tracy Charles Smith is a comprehensive guide to Open Atrium, the popular open source Intranet system. Open Atrium is a derivative (distribution) of Drupal specifically meant for group collaboration, and the author works in the Open Atrium core team at Phase2 Technology.” Read below for the rest of Andrea’s review.

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  • Restoring China’s Forbidden City With 3-D Printing
    By on April 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    First time accepted submitter jcho5 writes “China’s 600-year-old Forbidden City is looking less forbidding these days. As part of a major restoration, the Chinese Palace museum will use 3D-Printers to re-manufacture and replicate many of the city’s most precious and unique objects. From the article: ‘PhD student Fangjin Zhang—along with her colleagues at Loughborough Design School in the East Midlands of England—had, for a (more…)

  • VIDEO: Jol satisfied with Fulham points tally
    By on March 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Fulham manager Martin Jol believes his side have enough points to avoid relegation after a 2-1 win against Norwich at Craven Cottage.

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  • Third-Generation Apple TV Lands With a Thud
    By on March 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    DeviceGuru writes “Although generally overshadowed by the iPad 3 debut, Apple also introduced the third incarnation of its Apple TV streaming media players this week. Sporting a revamped icon-based UI, the third-generation Apple TV doesn’t add much to its predecessor beyond a truly-HD 1080p video output mode. Although Apple TV is still not supported by an Apple Apps Store plug-in apps ecosystem, its new UI (available as a free update for (more…)

  • Half of Fortune 500s, US Agencies Still Infected With DNSChanger Trojan
    By on February 5, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    tsu doh nimh writes “Two months after authorities shut down a massive Internet traffic hijacking scheme, the malicious software that powered the criminal network is still running on computers at half of the Fortune 500 companies, and on PCs at nearly 50 percent of all federal government agencies. Internet Identity, a Tacoma, Wash. company that sells security services, found evidence of at least one DNSChanger infection in computers at (more…)