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  • VIDEO: O’Sullivan pips Ebdon on marathon re-spotted black
    By on April 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    Peter Ebdon forces a re-spotted black against Ronnie O’Sullivan at the end of the opening frame of their first-round clash at the World Snooker Championship, with O’Sullivan eventually prevailing after a remarkable 21 shots.

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  • Why Desktop Linux Hasn’t Taken Off
    By on April 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    alphadogg writes “It’s free, easier to use than ever, IT staffers know it and love it, and it has fewer viruses and Trojans than Windows. So, why hasn’t Linux on the desktop taken off? When it comes to desktop Linux, the cost savings turn out to be problematic, there are management issues, and compatibility remains an issue. ‘We get a lot more questions about switching to Macs than switching to Linux at this point, even though Macs are (more…)

  • VIDEO: Archive – Thorburn hits first Crucible 147
    By on April 26, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Cliff Thorburn makes history by compiling a 147 maximum break during his second round match against Terry Griffiths at The Crucible in 1983.

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  • Microsoft Says Two Basic Security Steps Might Have Stopped Conficker
    By on April 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    coondoggie writes “If businesses and consumers stuck to security basics, they could have avoided all cases of Conficker worm infection detected on 1.7 million systems by Microsoft researchers in the last half of 2011. According to the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence report, all cases of Conficker infection stemmed from just two attack methods: weak or stolen passwords and exploiting software vulnerabilities for which updates existed.”

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  • Stankevitch may quit rugby league
    By on April 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rochdale Hornets coach John Stankevitch could sever his ties with rugby league if he is forced to pay a £1,000 fine for verbally abusing a referee.

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  • US Small-Scale Nuclear Reactor Industry Gains Traction In Missouri
    By on April 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    trichard writes with this quote from an AP report:
    “Ameren Missouri is vying to be the first utility in the country to seek a construction and operating license for a small-scale nuclear reactor, a technology that’s appealing to utilities because of the smaller upfront costs and shorter development lead times. The small reactors, about a fourth or less the capacity of full-size nuclear units, are appealing to the nuclear industry because (more…)

  • Jenkins second in World Triathlon
    By on April 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Britain’s Helen Jenkins finishes second in the opening round of the World Triathlon Series, behind Australia’s Erin Densham.

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  • When Big Brother Watches IT
    By on April 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    bdking writes “In an effort to protect sensitive data from internal security threats, some organizations are ‘using new technology to look at the language of their IT staff’s emails to determine whether their behavior or mind-set has changed,’ the Wall Street Journal reports. Is secretly spying on and linguistically interpreting employee emails going too far in the name of security? from the article: ‘I understand the need to be aware (more…)

  • VIDEO: League One in 90 seconds
    By on April 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    A round-up of all of the best action from Monday’s League One games, including Chesterfield’s emphatic 4-0 win against Wycombe. (UK only).

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  • Evolving Sun Cells
    By on April 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader sends this quote from a NASA report:
    “One day in the fall of 2011, Neil Sheeley, a solar scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., did what he always does — look through the daily images of the sun from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). But on this day he saw something he’d never noticed before: a pattern of cells with bright centers and dark boundaries occurring in the sun’s atmosphere, (more…)