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  • VIDEO: It helps if you’re ‘odd’ in time trial
    By on September 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Great Britain’s Sir Bradley Wiggins thinks success can be achieved in the time trial if you have “special and odd” characteristics.

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  • President of Brazil Lashes Out At NSA Espionage Programs In Speech To UN
    By on September 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “The Guardian reports that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched a blistering attack on US espionage at the UN general assembly, accusing the NSA of violating international law by its indiscriminate collection of personal information of Brazilian citizens and economic espionage targeted on the country’s strategic industries. ‘Personal data of citizens was intercepted indiscriminately. Corporate information – (more…)

  • Poor US Infrastructure Threatens the Cloud
    By on September 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    snydeq writes “Thanks to state-sponsored cable/phone duopolies, U.S. broadband stays slow and expensive — and will probably impede cloud adoption, writes Andrew C. Oliver. ‘As a patriotic American, I find the current political atmosphere where telecom lobbyists set the agenda to be a nightmare. All over the world, high-end fiber is being deployed while powerful monopolies in the United States work to prevent it from coming here,’ Oliver writes. (more…)

  • Dragons 23-16 Scarlets
    By on September 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Newport Gwent Dragons end a 10-game losing streak against the Scarlets in a compelling Pro12 encounter.

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  • American Horner, 41, wins Vuelta
    By on September 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    America’s Chris Horner becomes the oldest Grand Tour winner with victory in the Vuelta a Espana aged 41.

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  • Japan Controls Rocket Launch With Just 8 People and 2 Laptops
    By on September 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    SpaceGhost writes “Sky News reports that the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) has launched an orbital telescope on a new generation rocket from the Uchinoura Space Centre in Kagoshima, in southwestern Japan. The Epsilon rocket uses an onboard AI for autonomous launch checks by the rocket itself (launch video). A product of renewed focus on reducing costs, the new vehicle required two laptops and a launch team of eight, compared to the 150 people needed (more…)

  • VIDEO: Title slipping from Arsenal’s grasp
    By on September 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Arsenal Ladies are held 0-0 at home by Bristol Academy Women. It is the Gunners’ second draw in four days and means they concede vital ground to Liverpool in the Women’s Super League title race.

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  • Icahn Abandons Bid To Prevent Dell From Going Private
    By on September 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Via El Reg comes news that Carl Icahn has, after a brief battle with Michael Dell for control over the company, thrown in the towel. From the article: “Icahn said in an open letter to shareholders that he still thought that Big Mike’s $13.88 per share offer for the firm undervalued it, but had decided that it would be ‘almost impossible’ to win the battle at the shareholder vote on Thursday. ‘I realize that some stockholders will be disappointed that (more…)

  • Stuxnet Expert Dismisses NIST Cyber Security Framework, Proposes Alternative
    By on September 5, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Ralph Langner, the security expert who deciphered how Stuxnet targeted the Siemens PLCs in Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility, has come up with a cybersecurity framework for industrial control systems (ICS) that he says is a better fit than the U.S. government’s Cyber Security Framework. Langner’s Robust ICS Planning and Evaluation, or RIPE, framework takes a different approach to locking down ICS/SCADA plants than the NIST-led (more…)

  • Can England really win the 2022 World Cup?
    By on September 5, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    BBC’s Phil McNulty examines the potential in Greg Dyke’s vision for the England team

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