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How Microsoft is giving its customers 'a slap in the face, but in a good way'

Most recently, Microsoft announced that SQL Server, its immensely lucrative database software, would be going beyond Windows and hitting Linux in 2017.<p>James Niesewand, CEO of small gaming company and Microsoft partner Illyriad Games, says that his company has been a direct beneficiary of the new …

Question about Michael Brown leads to beating on St. Louis light rail train

<b>(CNN) —</b> When one man sat down next to a second man in a St. Louis light rail car and asked him his opinion on the shooting of Michael Brown, it was not the beginning of a discussion.<p>It was the start of an assault, police said.<p>The second man, who was white, didn't want to answer the question. Then …

Pope Francis: not having children is selfish

Pope Francis has chided couples who choose not to have children, saying the decision is a “selfish” act. The statement, made in his general audience in St Peter’s Square, will be seen as especially controversial in Italy, which has recorded a steady drop in its birth rate for decades.<p>“A society …

Pope Francis

Meet the vigilante who hacks jihadists

Anonymous isn't doing anything new by hacking Islamic extremist websites. A mysterious figure known as "The Jester" has been at it for five years.<p>Jester has single-handedly taken down dozens of websites that, he deems, support jihadist propaganda and recruitment efforts. He stopped counting at …

Hacking

ArraySeven: The Origin Of Butt Christmas

Judge dismisses Noriega case against Activision over videogame

Oct 28 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has dismissed former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega’s lawsuit against Activision Blizzard Inc over his depiction in the popular videogame “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.”<p>Judge William Fahey of Los Angeles Superior Court granted Activision’s special motion to strike …

OS X Yosemite How-to: Enable Dark Mode

New in OS X Yosemite is Dark Mode. Dark Mode allows for further customization of the appearance of the Mac. When enabling Dark Mode, it turns the translucent dock and menu bar from light grey and switches it to black. In this how-to I will discuss how to enable Dark Mode, the limitations of Dark …

7 common problems with the Nexus 5 and how to fix them

The Nexus 5 is recognized by many gadget lovers as one of the least expensive high-end Android handsets on the market, designed to give users optimized hardware and fantastic quality for a price that wasn’t going to break the bank However, just like any other phone, inexpensive or otherwise, the …

Android News

Netflix support comes to Ubuntu through Chrome

We told you it was coming, and now it's here! Canonical announced today that its popular Linux distro Ubuntu now supports Netflix playback through Chrome. If you're running a fully updated install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS or later you can simply go install Chrome 37 right now and immediately …

Matt Fletcher

Marine Corps Rules:<br>1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.<br>2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.<br>3. Have a plan.<br>4. Have a back-up …