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DeGale-Groves is ’50-50′ – Froch

Super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch believes James DeGale’s British title defence against George Groves on Saturday is a “50-50 fight”.

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  • Hugh Pickens writes “ABA Journal reports that the chief of the International Monetary Fund may claim consent as a defense to accusations that he sexually assaulted a maid at the Sofitel Hotel in New York as defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman told the judge he believed the ‘forensic evidence’ was ‘not consistent with forcible encounter.’ Police have said the maid knocked on Strauss-Kahn’s door and called out, used her master keycard to open the door, (more…)

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  • The Rise of Filter Bubbles

    eldavojohn writes “Eli Pariser gave a talk at TED which posits that tailoring algorithms are creating ‘filter bubbles’ around each user, restricting the information that reaches you to be — unsurprisingly — only what you want to see. While you might be happy that your preferred liberal or conservative news hits you, you’ll never get to see the converse. This is because Google, Facebook, newspaper sites and even Netflix filter what hits (more…)

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  • Tevez could remain with Man City

    Carlos Tevez says he could stay at Manchester City if he can find a solution to his family issues.

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  • ‘Jetman’ Rossy Flies Above the Grand Canyon

    cylonlover writes “Yves Rossy, the former Swiss jet fighter pilot better known as Jetman, flew over the Grand Canyon last Saturday (May 7th) using his wearable jet-propelled wing. It was the first time he has flown with the device in North America, having previously used it to cross the English Channel, perform an aerial loop, fly in formation with stunt planes, and to unsuccessfully attempt traversing a stretch of the Atlantic Ocean between Morocco (more…)

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  • Liu takes on Oliver in Shanghai

    Liu Xiang will be looking to end David Oliver’s 20-race winning streak in the 110m hurdles at Sunday’s second Diamond League meeting of the season in Shanghai.

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  • New Chrome Exploit Bypasses Sandbox, ASLR and DEP

    Trailrunner7 writes “Researchers at the French security firm VUPEN say they have discovered several new vulnerabilities in Google Chrome that enable them to bypass the browser’s sandbox, as well as ASLR and DEP, and run arbitrary code on a vulnerable machine. The company said they are not going to disclose the details of the bugs right now, but they have shared information with some of their government customers. The vulnerabilities are present in (more…)

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  • Jefferies plans to stay at Hearts

    Jim Jefferies intends to remain as Hearts manager despite the interference of majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov in team selection.

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  • Zubinix writes “I have a background in doing automation in a Unix/Linux environment using scripting languages such as perl and bash shell, as well as ssh for remote scripting. My next project will be in the Windows environment so what approach and methodology is best for developing, say, the automation required for a test system? I don’t want to use things like Cygwin, as I need to integrate with Windows applications such as Exchange and Sharepoint. (more…)

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  • Live – Saturday football

    The final round of matches in a remarkable Championship season are under way after the news champions QPR will not be deducted points, with six key Premier League games later.

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