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Submission + - Google Maps Loses an Island 1

BeerCat writes: The Island of Jura, normally to be found off the west coast of Scotland, has disappeared from Google maps. (http://goo.gl/maps/wqYng)

According to the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-23331456) A spokeswoman for Google said: "We are sorry about that. We're aware of the problem, and our engineers are beavering away to fix it.

"We hope to have the map of Jura back to normal as soon as possible."
China

Submission + - China lands J-15 jet on Liaoning aircraft carrier->

BeerCat writes: The BBC reports

China has successfully landed a jet fighter on its new aircraft carrier for the first time, officials say. A Chinese-made J-15 fighter landed on the 300m (990ft) former Soviet carrier during recent exercises, China's defence ministry said on Sunday.


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Bug

Submission + - World's most expensive train ticket?

BeerCat writes: The UK National Rail site can search for journeys between different destinations, and will also display the likely fare. Unless, the journey is from Oxford to Hawarden (about 170 miles by road, according to Google Maps), travelling tomorrow from 08:00, in which case the fare will be £179,769,313,486,231,570,000,000,000,000,000,000,0 00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,0 00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,0 00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,0 00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ,000,000,000.00

The site even notes "We are sorry, but we couldn't find any First Class tickets available. You can try searching in different times or dates for available First Class tickets". Which is probably just as well.
Movies

Submission + - Sundance movies to be available on iTunes Store

BeerCat writes: "The BBC is reporting that "The Sundance Film Festival has struck a deal with Apple to allow festival films to be sold through its iTunes store" The film festival, starting 18 January, will allow several (currently 33) of the 71 short films to be made available on the (US) iTunes Store, for the price currently being charged for TV shows and short films ($1.99). This will be in addition to them being available on the Sundance site for streaming. However, it is not intended to allow any of the feature films to be sold this way, as, according to John Cooper of the Sundance Institute, "What Sundance is really known for is as a platform for people to sell their films, and that's mainly the feature film. We didn't want to really interfere with that yet."

Wonder if Apple will make the films available on other iTunes Stores sites other than the US one."
Sci-Fi

Submission + - Captain Jack is back - Torchwood airs

BeerCat writes: Torchwood, the spinoff series from Doctor Who aired tonight on BBC Three, with a double helping. Featuring (amongst others) Captain Jack Harkness (played as egotistically cocksure as ever by John Borrowman), it charts the Cardiff based Torchwood 2, as they battle aliens attracted to the temporal rift there. Unlike Doctor Who, which is firmly routed in family viewing, Torchwood is very, very much a post-watershed show. Particularly the second episode. Still good though. Taster clip here

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