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Archive for February, 2011

Cipriani fined over bar incident

Exiled England fly-half Danny Cipriani is fined by Melbourne Rebels over a nightclub incident.

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  • Netherlands v West Indies scorecard

    West Indies are batting first in a must-win World Cup encounter against the Dutch in Nagpur.

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  • natecochrane writes “The CEO of Australia’s No.2 telco, Optus, has called for a “Baby Bell” solution to handle what he says is a growing threat to competition in the emerging $43 billion Australian national fibre-broadband network. Paul O’Sullivan says that only by breaking up the network architect NBN Co and tendering out its services, overseen by an independent board (much like Australia’s Reserve Bank the Fed), can competition be preserved. And (more…)

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  • King’s Quest III Remake Released

    Beetle B. writes “Not being content with remaking Sierra’s King’s Quest I, King’s Quest II and Quest for Glory II, the Anonymous Game Developers Interactive have released a remake of King’s Quest III. Sure, the graphics may not appeal to the young’uns out there, but it’s the gameplay that matters, right? Last year, after several legal battles, another game in the King’s Quest series made by fans was released (with more episodes to come). And did I (more…)

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  • Sharks to sign Wasps’ Ward

    Wasps hooker Joe Ward will join Premiership rivals Sale Sharks in the summer on a two-year contract.

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  • Cricket to remember quake victims

    The victims of the Christchurch earthquake will be remembered when New Zealand play Australia in the Cricket World Cup on Friday.

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  • German Foreign Office Going Back To Windows

    vbraga writes “The German government has confirmed that the German Foreign Office is to switch back to Windows desktop systems. The Foreign Office started migrating its servers to Linux in 2001 and since 2005 has also used open source software such as Firefox, Thunderbird and OpenOffice on its desktop systems. The government’s response to the SPD’s question states that, although open source has demonstrated its worth, particularly on servers, the (more…)

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  • ‘Big boys’ England await France

    Lock Tom Palmer says everyone wants to beat England because they are the ‘big boys’ of world rugby.

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  • bizwriter writes “Bad enough that spammers are creating fake Facebook accounts that acquire connections with unsuspecting people, then inundate them with crap. Now, the US military wants software and services to manage upwards of 500 fake online personas designed to interact with social media, presumably including such sites as Facebook and Twitter.”

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