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  • Wilkinson vies for player of the year
    By on April 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    Jonny Wilkinson is on a five-man short list for this year’s European Player of the Year – an award he won in 2013.

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  • 13th Century Multiverse Theory Unearthed
    By on April 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    ananyo writes: “Robert Grosseteste, an English scholar who lived from about 1175 to 1253, was the first thinker in northern Europe to try to develop unified physical laws to explain the origin and form of the geocentric medieval universe of heavens and Earth. Tom McLeish, professor of physics and pro-vice-chancellor for research at Britain’s Durham University, and a multinational team of researchers found that Grosseteste’s physical laws were so rigorously (more…)

  • How the Code War Has Replaced the Cold War
    By on April 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “After years on the defensive, governments are building their own offensive capabilities to deliver digital attacks against their enemies. It’s all part of a secret arms race, where countries spend billions of dollars to create stockpiles of digital weapons and zero-day flaws. But is this making us any safer, or putting us and the internet at risk? ‘Estonia is a small state with a population of just 1.3 million. However, (more…)

  • Ali Carter on catching up after cancer
    By on April 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ali Carter hoped to take it easy after having cancer – but top-16 rankings, World Championship ambitions and bills got in the way

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  • Warner hoping for Trott recovery
    By on April 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Australia batsman David Warner hopes Jonathan Trott will return to cricket from his stress-related issues.

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  • Preventative Treatment For Heartbleed On Healthcare.gov
    By on April 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, “People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.” Take note, though; the article goes on to immediately point out this does not mean that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised: (more…)

  • How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture
    By on April 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Amazon Web Services has cut its prices on 40-plus consecutive occasions, at times leading the charge, at other times countering similar moves by Microsoft and Google. This article at CRN includes some interesting behind-the-scenes trivia about how Amazon keeps costs down, including some interesting speculation — for example, that perhaps the reason Amazon’s Glacier storage is so cheap is that maybe it might be based (more…)

  • Al Co wins Scottish Grand National
    By on April 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Al Co holds off the challenge of last year’s winner Godsmejudge to win the Scottish National at odds of 40-1.

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  • VIDEO: Dancing Sturridge surprises young fans
    By on April 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge surprises youngsters from Anfield Junior School with his famous goal celebration.

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  • Comcast PAC Gave Money To Every Senator Examining Time Warner Cable Merger
    By on April 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes in with news about money and politics that is sure to shock no one.”It’s no surprise that Comcast donates money to members of Congress. Political connections come in handy for a company seeking government approval of mergers, like Comcast’s 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal and its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC). But just how many politicians have accepted money from Comcast’s political arm? In the case of the (more…)