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+ - India's first navigation satellite soars to success

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
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:

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/indias-first-navigation-satellite-soars-to-success/article4870587.ece

and here:

http://forbesindia.com/article/real-issue/isros-very-own-gps-is-ready/35511/0"

+ - Firefox takes the performance crown from Chrome

Submitted by diegocg
diegocg (1680514) 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

by Teese (#42179715) Attached to: Senators Vow To Renew Bid For State Taxes On Remote Internet Sales

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.

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