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Sun buying MySQL

I’ve no idea what this is going to mean for the future of MySQL. Sun to buy MySQL

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Dog eats all the pies

A greedy dog was entered in an eating championship despite nearly ruining the contest by wolfing down 20 competition pies in one sitting. Charlie, a bichon frise, raided the fridge of 1995 champion Dave Williams while his owner was distracted … Continue reading

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Rubik’s Cube still in the news

It’s good to see the Rubik’s Cube going strong after all these years. “Nakajima solved the classic 3×3 version of the six-coloured cube – which has nine squares on each side – with an average time of 12.46 seconds in … Continue reading

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It’s official: swallowing swords hurts your throat

The Ig Nobel awards are out, and a great collection of flagrant abuse of science they are too. My favourite is the awards in the linguistics category: “Juant Manuel Toro, Josep Trobalon and Núria Sebastián-Gallés, of Barcelona University, for showing … Continue reading

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Beijing’s penis emporium

“The Guolizhuang restaurant claims to be China’s only speciality penis emporium, and no, it is not a joke.” BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | Beijing’s penis emporium

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T. rex ‘would outrun footballer’

Tyrannosaurus rex would have been able to outrun a footballer, according to computer models used to estimate running speeds of dinosaurs. Is that a metric footballer or an imperial footballer? BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | T. rex ‘would outrun footballer’

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I’m no fashion designer but…

Is it me, or are these pieces of ‘high fashion’ taking the piss just a bit? BBC NEWS | In Pictures | In pictures: Paris menswear show

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The LSE is dissing our chavs

Most of the persistent low achievers in England’s schools are poor and white, and far more are boys than girls, a Joseph Rowntree Foundation study says. But surely persistance is an achievement in itself? BBC NEWS | Education | Low … Continue reading

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Champions League football headlines

In anticipation of various possible outcomes in the Champions League final tonight between Liverpool and AC Milan, I thought I’d make some possible headline predictions dependant on the on-pitch action: It’s all gone Kaka Liverpool win 3-1 after a Kaka … Continue reading

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Earthquakes, the English way

I’m disappointed that we couldn’t feel anything of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake in Kent from east London at 8:18 this morning (although I admit I was barely awake then). However, the reports coming onto the BBC site show exactly how … Continue reading

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