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Submission + - India's first navigation satellite soars to success

An anonymous reader writes: India’s first dedicated navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1A, developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, was successfully put in orbit on Monday night.

The launch vehicle, PSLV-C22, bearing the 1,425-kg navigation satellite, blasted off the launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here at the scheduled lift-off time of 11.41 p.m. Read more here:

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Submission + - Firefox takes the performance crown from Chrome

diegocg writes: Recent browser benchmarks are showing surprising results: in "a geometric mean of all four performance-based categories: Wait Times, JavaScript/DOM, HTML5/CSS3, and Hardware Acceleration", Firefox 22 "pulls off an upset, replacing the long-time performance champion Google Chrome 27 as the new speed king" (other browsers benchmarked were IE10, Opera 12, and Opera Next). With these results, and Firefox developers focusing in fixing the UI sluggishness, can this be the start of a Firefox comeback, after years of slow market share decline?.

Comment Re:Could be Simple, but Won't (Score 1) 268

This could be a very simple process - the business would charge whatever the sales tax rate is for where it is headquartered

This would just get every online business "headquarted" (with a PO box and an accountant) in Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire or Oregon. The states with no sales tax.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Alternatives to Groklaw?

harryjohnston writes: "Having been kicked off Groklaw a while back for "ignorance", i.e., having opinions differing from those of the owner, I'm looking for an alternative source of news/commentary about legal issues relating to technology — other than Slashdot itself, of course! Any suggestions?"

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