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  • Book Review: Stay Awhile and Listen
    By on October 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Many of today’s adult video gamers grew up with a gaming industry that was still trying to figure itself out. In the early-to-mid 1990s, most of the gaming genres we’re familiar with today were still indistinct, half-formed concepts waiting for that one game necessary to define them. Thus, many players sat up and took notice when a relatively unknown company named Blizzard managed to exemplify not one, but two separate types of game in quick succession. (more…)

  • Boss sacked on 40th birthday holiday
    By on October 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Chippenham boss Steve Winter is sacked while on his surprise 40th birthday holiday after the team lose 9-0 in his absence.

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  • VIDEO: Sochi 2014 will be ‘mind-blowing’
    By on October 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Great Britain’s James Woods believes the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi will be “mind-blowing” now that slopestyle skiing is on the event list.

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  • Phone Calls More Dangerous Than Malware To Companies
    By on October 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    dinscott writes “During Social Engineer Capture the Flag contest, one of the most prominent and popular annual events at DEF CON 21, a pool of 10 men and 10 women, from diverse backgrounds and experience levels, tested their social engineering abilities against 10 of the biggest global corporations, including Apple, Boeing, Exxon, General Dynamics and General Electric. The complete results of the competition are in, and they don’t bode well for businesses.”

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  • Rivals Muhammad and Cook could fight
    By on October 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Lutalo Muhammad could face Aaron Cook for the first time since being controversially selected ahead of the fighter for London 2012.

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  • Ask Slashdot: Developer Responsibility When Apps Might Risk Lives?
    By on October 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    First time accepted submitter bashaw writes “What ethical responsibilities do software developers have in determining the role that mobile devices take in our lives? As performance increases, size decreases, and the only limitation is the software available, mobile devices have expanded into new areas of our lives for which they were not designed. This raises the ethical question of who decides what software is available, and therefore what role these (more…)

  • Hayden makes Aspar Honda switch
    By on October 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden signs a two-year deal to ride for the Aspar team from next season.

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  • Ask Slashdot: Do You Use Markdown and Pandoc?
    By on October 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    BartlebyScrivener writes “I am a author, screenwriter, law prof, and a hobbyist programmer. I love MacVim and write almost everything in it: Exams, novels, even screenplays now that Fountain is available. I use LaTeX and WordPress and so on, but several years ago I discovered Markdown and the wonderful Pandoc. I searched Slashdot expecting to find lively discussions of both Markdown and Pandoc, but found nothing. Do Slashdotters look down their noses (more…)

  • The Curious Mind of Ada Lovelace
    By on October 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Going beyond the usual soundbites about Ada Lovelace, Amy Jollymore explores the life of the worlds first programmer: ‘When I heard that Ada Lovelace Day was coming, I questioned myself, “What do I actually know about Ada Lovelace?” The sum total of my knowledge: Ada was the first woman programmer and the Department of Defense honored her contributions to computation in 1979 by naming its common programming language Ada.A (more…)

  • Sachin Tendulkar’s career in pictures
    By on October 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    As Sachin Tendulkar announces his forthcoming retirement from cricket, BBC Sport takes a pictorial look back at his career

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