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Owls will seek court adjournment

Crisis-hit Sheffield Wednesday, with four bids on the table, will ask for an adjournment at the High Court on Wednesday to the winding-up petition brought by HM Revenue and Customs.

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  • USB Is the Devil’s Connection

    Jamie handed us Satan’s Data Connection. You see, sane and rational human being, the USB logo is actually in the shape of a trident, and the obvious action to Evangelical Christians in Brazil is to ban its use. Hopefully they don’t mispronounce SCSI and find themselves lusting after their PCs.

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  • Apple the No. 1 Danger To Net Freedom

    CWmike writes “Columbia law professor Tim Wu, who coined the term ‘net neutrality,’ now says that Apple is the company that most endangers the freedom of the Internet. Wu recently published the book The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, in which he details what he calls ‘information empires’ such as AT&T, NBC, Facebook, and Google. He told The New York Times, ‘It’s largely a story of the American affection for information monopolists (more…)

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  • Man Utd owners set to repay loans

    Manchester United’s American owners will reduce the financial pressure on the club by paying off high-interest loans, estimated to be worth £220m.

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  • Fedora Project Drops SQLNinja ‘Hacker’ Tool

    simonb writes, “In what can only be described as a fit of insanity, the Fedora Board have declared a ‘hacker tool’ not fit for entry into their software repositories. Today your SQL injection tools, tomorrow your nmap?” The Register links the Fedora board’s meeting minutes. From the story: “The move came on Monday in a unanimous vote by the Fedora Project’s board of directors rejecting a request that SQLNinja be added to the archive of open-source (more…)

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  • Man City 0-0 Birmingham

    Manchester City fail to score for the third successive home game as they were held to a draw by Birmingham.

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  • Edward Tufte’s Library Up For Auction

    px2 writes “I was poking around Christie’s auction house after taking a look at the Apple 1 when I came across this: Beautiful Evidence: The Library of Edward Tufte. He’s unloading everything from Galileo and Da Vinci firsts to a rotating Japanese astronomical text from 1801. I guess he didn’t conjure his ideas on information design from thin air.” Based on Christie’s estimates, the collection of 29 artifacts could fetch in excess of two and a quarter (more…)

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  • Dissecting the Neural Circuitry of Fear

    al0ha writes “Fear begins in your brain, and it is there — specifically in an almond-shaped structure called the amygdala — that it is controlled, processed, and let out of the gate to kick off the rest of the fear response. In this week’s issue of the journal Nature, a research team led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology has taken an important step toward understanding just how this kickoff occurs by beginning to (more…)

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  • Croft eyes Australia Test scalp

    England flanker Tom Croft believes Saturday’s opponents Australia are international rugby’s most sought-after scalp after their 26-24 win over New Zealand.

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  • JooJoo Tablet Dies, Fusion Garage Continues On

    vanstinator writes “Due to heavy competition from the iPad and a less-than-stellar entrance into the market, Fusion Garage today released a statement saying that the JooJoo tablet is no more.” Company founder Chandrashekar Rathakrishnan says that the company will move forward, but hasn’t provided much information about future products. According to Geek.com, “The JooJoo has had a short life and will be remembered more for the fighting it caused between (more…)

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