Secret Box of the Talambur

The truth is out there

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 (more…)

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  • eldavojohn writes “One thing you might notice on Slashdot is that when someone submits a story linking to nytimes.com, it doesn’t always work. While it’s not truly a paywall, it appears to stop the user requiring registration… sometimes. If you noticed this and it’s seems to be non-deterministic in when and where it asks you to login, you’re simply noticing the latest strategy of ‘first click free’ being employed. We’ve heard that normal paywalls (more…)

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  • longacre writes “Cape Wind is making headlines for for being the first offshore wind farm to earn federal approval, but it still has plenty of legal hoops to jump through before groundbreaking. Texas, on the other hand, requires no review — state, federal, or otherwise — to build wind farms off its shore. Texas energy expert and Popular Mechanics senior editor Jennifer Bogo talks to Texan energy leaders who are confident they will beat (more…)

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  • Ljubicic wins first Masters title

    Ivan Ljubicic becomes the oldest first-time winner of a Masters Series event by beating Andy Roddick in the final of the BNP Paribas Open.

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  • Button eyes safety-first approach

    Jenson Button says he will not take any unnecessary risks at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, with the world title within his grasp.

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  • davecl writes “The Herschel berth observatory has reasonable released stupendous five-color images of a divide up of our own galaxy, showing the complex twisted structures of the interstellar channel that motor incomparable and planet structure. The images are the oldest produced using two of Herschel’s instruments, VERTEX and PACS, simultaneously and present the power of this propose to. This figure of speech is even-handed 2×2 degrees in make an (more…)

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  • todd10k writes “I’ve recently firm to efforts on a enter back to college. I have a lot of experience with games, having played them for most of my adult life, and have always toyed with the idea of making them one day. I’ve finally decided to give it my best. What I’d like to know is: what are the best languages to study? What are the minimum diploma or degree requirements that most games companies will accept? Finally, is C++ the way to go? ASP? (more…)

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  • Flutey handed first Lions start

    Riki Flutey will make his first start of the Lions tour on Saturday after being named at inside centre for the match against Western Province.

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  • First Look At VMware’s vSphere “Cloud OS”

    snydeq writes “InfoWorld’s Paul Venezia takes VMware’s purported ‘cloud OS,’ vSphere 4, with a view a examine keenness. The prat array: ‘VMware vSphere 4.0 touches on practically every point of view of managing a practical infrastructure, from ESX herd provisioning to effective network superintendence to backup and revival of essential machines. Chance force censure whether these features are as effective as they call to be in this publicity, but (more…)

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  • Davis out in Crucible first round

    Six-time champion Steve Davis is sent crashing out of the World Snooker Championship following a 10-2 defeat at the hands of Neil Robertson.

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