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  • Trading Leather wins Irish Derby
    By on June 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Trading Leather wins the Irish Derby at the Curragh ahead of Galileo Rock, with favourite Ruler of the World well beaten.

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  • Ask Slashdot: IT Spending In Engineering?
    By on June 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “I work in the engineering division at a large organization, about 2000 people total and about 900 in the engineering division. As I’m sure many institutions have been faced with recently, we are dealing with reduced budgets. We have a new director who has determined that the engineering division spends too much on ‘IT’ and has given us a goal of reducing IT spending by 50%. We currently spend about 8% of the total engineering (more…)

  • Moxon backs Root as England opener
    By on June 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Joe Root has the qualities to open the batting for England, according to Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon.

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  • Obama Reveals Climate Change Plan
    By on June 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Today President Obama gave a speech outlining the administration’s plan to take on climate change. (Video of the speech available on YouTube, and the White House published an infographic as well.) Most significantly, Obama’s plan would have the EPA set limits on carbon pollution from all U.S. power plants, a goal already meeting resistance from Republicans. The plan also sets the goal of funding enough solar- and wind-based energy projects on public (more…)

  • Sony, Microsoft Squabble Over Console Features, But the Real Opponent Is Apple
    By on June 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nerval’s Lobster writes “Now that Microsoft and Sony have unveiled their respective next-generation gaming consoles, the two companies have cheerfully resorted to firing broadsides at each other. Whether the current brouhaha has any effect on sales of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 (if hardcore gamers keep complaining, they may even convince Microsoft to knock $100 off the new Xbox and bring its pricing down to the PS4’s level), it’s also drowning (more…)

  • VIDEO: Spain fire 10 past Tahiti
    By on June 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    World champions Spain score 10 goals against Tahiti, setting a Confederations Cup record.

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  • 802.11ac: Better Coverage, But Won’t Hit Advertised Speeds
    By on June 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter jcenters writes “Apple’s new AirPort routers feature the new 802.11ac protocol, promising Wi-Fi speeds in excess of 1 Gbps, but Glenn Fleishman of TidBITS explains why we are unlikely to see such speeds any time soon. Quoting: ‘When Apple says that its implementation of 802.11ac can achieve up to 1.3 Gbps — and other manufacturers with beefier radio systems already say up to 1.7 Gbps — the reality is that a lot of conditions (more…)

  • Mourinho ‘did not want Man Utd job’
    By on June 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Jose Mourinho says he “knew months ago” of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement plans but was always intent on Chelsea.

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  • VIDEO: The best goals from the WSL
    By on June 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Watch the goals from the latest round of the Women’s Premier League which features a big win for Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.

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  • Hacker Releases 1.7TB Treasure Trove of Gaming Info
    By on June 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    mvar writes “According to Kotaku, a hacker named SuperDaeE who breached multiple gaming companies (Valve, Sony, MS to name a few) has released a 1.7TB treasure trove file for download. The file which contains source code for older titles plus development kits for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, is encrypted and SuperDaeE claims that it is his insurance in case gets arrested.”

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