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  • Lotus boss wants Raikkonen to stay
    By on August 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Lotus are doing everything they can to persuade Kimi Raikkonen to stay, says the British team’s principal Eric Boullier.

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  • Microsoft and Google Challenge US Government Gag Orders
    By on August 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    First time accepted submitter ace37 writes “Microsoft says it plans to move ahead with a lawsuit filed against the U.S. government in June to affirm the right of businesses to disclose limited information about government demands for data made under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). In separate legal filings, Microsoft and Google challenged the gag order that typically accompanies FISA demands for customer data. The two companies asserted (more…)

  • Liverpool move for Ilori and Sakho
    By on August 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Liverpool are in talks to sign defensive duo Tiago Ilori of Sporting Lisbon and Mamadou Sakho from Paris St-Germain.

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  • Romanian Science In Freefall
    By on August 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    ananyo writes “In 2011, Romania took a step towards changing its cronyism-ridden research landscape by allocating government grants for science solely on the basis of performance. In 2012, a new government eliminated those rules, then slashed science funding — and since then things have gotten a whole lot worse. The entire National Research Council, Romania’s main research-funding agency, has resigned in protest and 900 scientists signed a petition (more…)

  • Inspired By the Peter Principle: the Peter Pinnacle
    By on August 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    bfwebster writes “Michael Swaine — long-time, well-known and very prolific author/editor in the programming and personal computing worlds — has just devised a new twist on the Peter Principle: the Peter Pinnacle, ‘meaning to get promoted so high and to be so unqualified for your job that the company tells you that you can name your price just to go away.’ I’m sure the timing of the neologism is just a coincidence.”

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  • Must-not-miss sport on the BBC
    By on August 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Your guide to the latest sporting events on the BBC, including Formula 1 from Spa, the final Ashes Test and top-flight football

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  • China Plans To Stop Harvesting Organs From Executed Prisoners
    By on August 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    cold fjord writes “The People’s Republic of China continues its long march toward liberalization with two steps forward (And one+ step back?). The BBC reports, ‘A senior Chinese official has said the country will phase out the practice of taking organs from executed prisoners from November. Huang Jiefu said China would now rely on using organs from voluntary donors under a new national donation system. Prisoners used to account for two-thirds of transplant (more…)

  • Murray now ‘the hunted’ – McEnroe
    By on August 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Andy Murray will face the pressure of being a “hunted” player as he bids to defend his US Open title, says John McEnroe.

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  • Greatest goalscoring debuts
    By on August 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    After Rickie Lambert scored on his first appearance for England, BBC Sport looks at others who have enjoyed dream debuts

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  • Washington Post Hacked, a Day After New York Times
    By on August 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    barlevg writes “A day after the New York Times was brought down by a cyber attack, the Washington Post reported being hacked, with various news stories being redirected to the website of the Syrian Electronic Army. It’s been speculated that this is the work of the same hacking syndicate that compromised both news organizations last year.”

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