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New Zealand thrash sorry Zimbabwe

New Zealand record their second 10-wicket victory of the World Cup with an emphatic victory over Zimbabwe.

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  • Ask Slashdot: Facebook Archiving?

    Stenchwarrior writes “I was in the car with my wife and 15-year-old daughter this morning talking about the future of Facebook and how it’s likely that they will not be around forever (or at least not at the same capacity as now) and my daughter asked ‘Well, what’s going to happen to all of my pictures?’ It never occurred to her to that Facebook might not be around someday and all of those thousands of photos that she’s uploaded might someday be gone. Read the rest of this entry »




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  • An anonymous reader writes “A post on the IE blog details the new ActiveX filtering feature in the IE9 release candidate. Microsoft’s Herman Ng writes, ‘ActiveX Filtering in the IE9 Release Candidate gives you greater control over how Web pages run on your PC. With ActiveX Filtering, you can turn off ActiveX controls for all Web sites and then turn them back on selectively as you see fit. While ActiveX controls like Adobe Flash are important for Web Read the rest of this entry »




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  • 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 Read the rest of this entry »




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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 Read the rest of this entry »




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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 Read the rest of this entry »




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