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  • Athletics chief ‘could step down’
    By on December 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    Russia’s athletics chief could step down from his role until an investigation into doping allegations is complete.

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  • BitTorrent Launches Project Maelstrom, the First Torrent-Based Browser
    By on December 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes BitTorrent today announced the first torrent-based browser. Project Maelstorm, as the app is currently called, is being made available as an invite-only alpha to “a small group of testers.” Although BitTorrent is in the very early stages of the project (testers are being asked to help assess for usability and reliability), the company strongly believes Maelstrom “is the first step toward a truly distributed web, one that (more…)

  • VIDEO: Watch O’Sullivan’s stunning 147 in full
    By on December 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Watch Ronnie O’Sullivan make a maximum 147 break against Matthew Selt in the last 16 of the UK Championship in York.

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  • Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?
    By on December 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Paul Fernhout writes: Nick Hanauer is a billionaire who made his fortune as one of the original investors in Amazon. He suggests President Obama should restore U.S. overtime regulations to how they worked in the 1970s to boost the economy. Quoted by PBS NewsHour: “In 1975, more than 65 percent of salaried American workers earned time-and-a-half pay for every hour worked over 40 hours a week. Not because capitalists back then were more generous, but (more…)

  • Black Friday ’14: E-commerce Pages Far Slower Than They Were in 2013
    By on November 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes Black Friday news kicked off this weekend quite early when Best Buy was hit with a massive outage, but it turns out that was only half the story. The top 50 e-commerce websites were slower overall this year compared to last, suggesting customers were frustrated even if they could get to their favorite shopping site. Web performance monitoring company Catchpoint Systems looked at aggregate performance this weekend and compared (more…)

  • A week in Brendan Rodgers’s life
    By on November 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    From Palace pain to smiles against Stoke – BBC Sport’s Phil McNulty analyses a turbulent week for Brendan Rodgers

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  • ‘McIlroy, Poulter & Postman Pat’
    By on November 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Graeme McDowell’s 2014 review – on his best moment, praising Rory McIlroy, and the Postman Pat theme at the Ryder Cup.

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  • New Snowden Docs Show GCHQ Paid Telcos For Cable Taps
    By on November 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Advocatus Diaboli sends word of a new release of documents made available by Edward Snowden. The documents show British intelligence agency GCHQ had a deep partnership with telecommunications company Cable & Wireless (acquired later by Vodafone). The company allowed GCHQ to tap submarine cables around the world, and was paid millions of British pounds as compensation. The relationship was so extensive that a GCHQ employee was assigned to work full (more…)

  • VIDEO: Great goals of the foreign stars
    By on November 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Watch some of the Premier League’s top international stars scoring at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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  • As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines
    By on November 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    reifman writes Amazon’s hiring so quickly in Seattle that it’s on pace to employ 45,000 people or seven percent of the city. But, 75% of these hires are male. While Seattle women earned 86 cents per dollar earned by men in 2012, today, they make only 78 cents per dollar. In “Amageddon: Seattle’s Increasingly Obvious Future”, I review these and other surprising facts about Amazon’s growing impact on the city: we’re the fastest growing — now larger (more…)