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  • Doping bans doubled to four years
    By on January 15, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments


    Drug cheats in sport face a minimum four-year ban – up from two years – under new rules which came into effect from 1 January.

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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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  • 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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  • Baby Red Dwarf Found Just 27 Light Years Away
    By on August 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    bazzalunatic writes “Astronomers have found an infant red dwarf star 27 light years away from Earth, and it’s just 40 million years old. ‘The star has been known about and studied for the past 15 years, but it wasn’t realized it was so young and so close, until now,’ co-author Simon Murphy, a PhD student from the Australian National University said in the story. More accurate measurements from telescopes have aided the revised distances of the star (more…)

  • India Wins the Cricket World Cup After 28 years
    By on April 4, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni’s stellar partnership paved the way for India to end its 28-year wait for a World Cup title even as Mahela Jayawardene’s century and Muttiah Muralitharan’s swansong ended in hurt and despair.. Read more news on world cup cricket 2011 from Yahoo! cricket.

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  • Morbidly obese man found FUSED to chair he had not moved from in two years and covered in maggots and filth
    By on March 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rescuers had to cut a hole in a wall of his Ohio house to lift the massive man through after they were unable to pry him from the chair.

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  • Recording a Police Officer Could Get You 15 Years in Jail
    By on January 25, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Citizens recording their public interactions with police sure seems like the kind of thing that would prevent corruption, harassment and bad behavior by cops. Just don’t do it in Illinois, where it’s punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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  • 23 Years of Culture Hacking With Perl
    By on December 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Modern Perl writes “Larry Wall, the creator of Perl, reflects on Perl’s history of hacking its culture, from subverting the reductionist culture of Unix to reinventing the ideas of programming language and culture in Perl 6 and the verbal aikido used to encourage honest detractors to become valuable contributors. Perl turned 23 years old last week, and Perl 6 is available.”

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  • Hendo vs. Babalu – Ten Years Later [Video]
    By on December 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    10 years after their first fight, Dan Henderson and Babalu Sobral will fight again on Saturday night at Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Sobral

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  • How Will the Constellations Change In 50K Years?
    By on October 3, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    astroengine writes “The stars are not static points in the sky; they move over time. That means the constellations are shifting too. With the help of NASA astronomer Robert Hurt, five famous constellations are visualized 50,000 years in the future.”

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