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An anonymous reader writes “Engadget has photos of ‘Pionen White Mountains, the nuclear bunker in which Wikileaks will locate some of its servers. It was excavated 98 feet underground, in a rock hill in the center of Stockholm, Sweden, during the Cold War.’ It looks like they hired the same interior designer who decorated Batman’s lair.”

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  • Murray ready to start US campaign

    Britain’s Andy Murray vows not to underestimate Lukas Lacko as he prepares to face the Slovakian in his US Open first-round match on Wednesday.

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  • Burning Man Goes Open Source For Cell Phones

    coondoggie passes along this excerpt from Network World: “Today I bring you a story that has it all: a solar-powered, low-cost, open source cellular network that’s revolutionizing coverage in underprivileged and off-grid spots. It uses VoIP yet works with existing cell phones. It has pedigreed founders. Best of all, it is part of the sex, drugs and art collectively known as Burning Man. … The technology starts with the ‘they-said-it-couldn’t-be-done’ (more…)

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  • Birmingham chase Traore & Jiranek

    Birmingham are working to complete the signings of Armand Traore and Martin Jiranek on transfer-deadline day.

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  • Some Windows Apps Make GRUB 2 Unbootable

    KwahAG writes “Colin Watson, one of the Ubuntu developers, published in his blog information about Windows applications making GRUB 2 unbootable. Users of dual-boot Windows/Linux installations may face the problem, which boils down to particular Windows applications (Colin does not name them, but users point at least to HP ProtectTools, PC Angel, Adobe Flexnet) blindly overwriting hard disk content between the MBR and the first partition destroying (more…)

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  • Laird loses to Kuchar in play-off

    Scotland’s Martin Laird loses out in a play-off to American Matt Kuchar after a disappointing finish to his final round at the Barclays FedEx Cup event in New Jersey.

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  • Hayden to partner Rossi at Ducati

    Former world champion Nicky Hayden signs a two-year deal to stay with Ducati and partner Valentino Rossi.

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  • Google Confirms Chrome GPU Acceleration

    An anonymous reader writes “Google is already experimenting with GPU acceleration in its latest Chrome developer builds. Chrome 7 can separate different layers of a webpage into CPU and GPU processes and combine those layers using the GPU as long as the browser is now launched with certain switches. Chromium 7 has also a new Labs feature that reveals that Google is thinking about moving tabs from the top of the browser to the left side. It seems that (more…)

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  • theodp writes “Out of necessity, reports Slate, tech startups are changing the way workers are screened and hired. Take database technology startup RethinkDB, whose old-school recruiting effort — job boards, external recruiters — yielded hundreds of resumes, dozens of phone screens, and numerous four-hour meetings with viable candidates, but no one who fit their criteria. ‘They [recruiters] can’t tell the difference between the competent (more…)

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  • England Women target semi-final

    Captain Catherine Spencer returns as England Women look to book their place in the World Cup semi-finals with a win over the United States on Saturday.

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