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Iran Says Siemens Helped US, Israel Build Stuxnet

CWmike writes “Iran’s Brigadier General, Gholam Reza Jalali, accused Siemens on Saturday with helping US and Israeli teams craft the Stuxnet worm that attacked his country’s nuclear facilities. ‘Siemens should explain why and how it provided the enemies with the information about the codes of the SCADA software and prepared the ground for a cyber attack against us,’ Jalali told the Islamic Republic News Service. Siemens did not reply to a request Read the rest of this entry »




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  • Barcelona will fight Iniesta ban

    Barcelona are to appeal against a proposed additional one-match ban for Andres Iniesta that would result in him missing the Champions League semi-final, first leg against Real Madrid.

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  • OpenOffice.org To Be Given Back To the Community

    An anonymous reader writes “Oracle has stated they will give back the OpenOffice.org productivity suite to the community. Edward Screven, Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect, said the company intends upon ‘working immediately with community members to further the continued success of Open Office.’ Because there was a ‘breadth of interest in free personal productivity applications,’ the company believes the OpenOffice.org project would be ‘best managed Read the rest of this entry »




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  • World Championship – live scores

    The draw and schedule of play for the World Championship in Sheffield.

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  • Garry’s Mod Catches Pirates the Fun Way

    UgLyPuNk writes “A few hours ago, Garry Newman – the creator of Garry’s Mod – asked, quite innocently, whether anyone was unable to shade polygon normals. He received a few comments, mostly jokes, but a quick look at Google suggests that there are indeed a few people who are experiencing problems with their game. You can hear Newman’s chuckling from here — not the normal response to a wide-spread bug report, but this is no normal Read the rest of this entry »




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  • Rooney explains swearing mistake

    Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney admits he lost control when he swore into a live TV camera at West Ham, and that it was wrong.

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  • A Reader notes, Steven Levy’s latest book, ‘In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives,’ lifts the lid on the secretive world of Google, revealing how the founders fell out with Apple’s Steve Jobs and what happened in the search engine’s exit from China. Levy claims that when Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page were on the hunt for a chief executive they wanted Steve Jobs to take the job. Obviously, he didn’t, and later the Read the rest of this entry »




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  • Northampton set for Ulster test

    Northampton have their full England contingent at their disposal for Sunday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Ulster.

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  • Amazon Named the “Most Reputable Company”

    An anonymous reader writes “Amazon has been named the most reputable company in the US this year (up from 21st place last year), according to the sixth annual list of the 150 Most Reputable Companies from advisory firm Reputation Institute (RI), in partnership with Forbes Media. The list is based on RI’s US RepTrak Pulse Study, which measures trust, esteem, admiration, and good feelings consumers have towards the largest 150 companies based on revenue Read the rest of this entry »




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  • Cavendish opens account in Europe

    Mark Cavendish sprints to victory in the one-day Scheldeprijs Classic in Belgium.

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