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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. (

According to the BBC ( 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."

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.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead