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  • Indian Minister Says Telecom Companies Should Only Charge For Data
    By on September 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    bhagwad writes “In the US, telecom carriers are trying their best to hold on to depleting voice revenues. Over in India, the telecom minister urged carriers to stop charging for voice calls and derive all their revenues only from data plans. Is this kind of model sustainable, where voice becomes an outmoded and free technology, and carriers turn entirely into dumb pipes which have no control over what passes over them? This is a step forward (more…)

  • Hamilton exit a mistake – McLaren
    By on September 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    McLaren principal Martin Whitmarsh believes Mercedes-bound Lewis Hamilton has made a “mistake” by leaving his team.

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  • Ask Slashdot: Explaining Version Control To Non-Technical People?
    By on September 26, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter billius writes “I was recently hired (along with another guy) as a web developer at a large university. Our job is to build tools to support the social science researchers on our team. When I got here the codebase was an unholy mess: the formatting was terrible, there were .bak files scattered everywhere and there was no version control system in place. We quickly went to work cleaning things up and implementing new features. (more…)

  • Terry hearing goes into third day
    By on September 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    John Terry’s FA disciplinary hearing over charges of using racist language towards Anton Ferdinand to go into a third day.

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  • The Case For Targeted Ads
    By on September 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nofsck Ingcloo writes “CNet has published a guest column by Eric Wheeler warning the world of the evil consequences of Do Not Track. In it he makes strong (I would claim exaggerated) arguments in favor of targeted advertising. He claims the threat of political action on Do Not Track should, ‘strike fear into the hearts of every company that does business online….’ He speaks of compromising a $300 billion industry, which I read as being (more…)

  • Top 10 Ryder Cup moments
    By on September 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ahead of the 39th Ryder Cup, BBC Sport remembers some of the finest moments in the history of the biennial team tournament

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  • Report Hints At Privacy Problem of Drones That Can Recognize Faces
    By on September 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter inotrollyou writes “Drones are getting more sophisticated, and will soon carry ‘soft’ biometrics and facial recognition software. In other news, sales of hats, tinfoil, and laser pointers go up 150%. Obviously there are major privacy concerns and not everyone is down for this.” It’s not just drones, either: In my old neighborhood in Philadelphia the Orwellian police cameras were everywhere, and they’re being touted as a solution (more…)

  • Weir yet to commit to Rio Games
    By on September 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Quadruple London Paralympics champion David Weir is yet to decide whether he will continue until Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

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  • VIDEO: Highlights – Ospreys 13-16 Ulster
    By on September 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Scrum V highlights from the Pro12 League. (UK users only)

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  • Fujitsu Building Robot To Pass Math Exams
    By on September 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    itwbennett writes “Pity those poor Japanese students who attend cram schools, either full time or in addition to their regular schooling, to have a shot at passing the grueling math entrance exams for Tokyo University. If Fujitsu has its way, those students will be upstaged by a robot. The company has set a goal for the year 2021 of building an artificial intelligence robot that can pass the exams.”

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