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Science

+ - LHC Discovers New Particle That Looks Like the Higgs Boson

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An anonymous reader writes "The wait is over: new submitter Roger W Moore (among many, many other submitters) writes "The ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN have just announced the discovery of a new particle which is consistent with a Standard Model Higgs boson. There is still a lot of work to do to confirm whether this really is the Higgs, and if so whether it is a Standard Model Higgs, but this is a major result.""
Science

+ - LHC Discovers New Particle That Looks Like the Higgs Boson

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The wait is over: new submitter Roger W Moore (among many, many other submitters) writes "The ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN have just announced the discovery of a new particle which is consistent with a Standard Model Higgs boson. There is still a lot of work to do to confirm whether this really is the Higgs, and if so whether it is a Standard Model Higgs, but this is a major result."!!!"
Science

+ - my bum emits god particles. LHC Discovers New Particle That Looks Like the Higgs

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The wait is over: new submitter Roger W Moore (among many, many other submitters) writes "The ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN have just announced the discovery of a new particle which is consistent with a Standard Model Higgs boson. There is still a lot of work to do to confirm whether this really is the Higgs, and if so whether it is a Standard Model Higgs, but this is a major result.""
Power

+ - NRC Approves First New Reactor Construction Since 1978->

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Unknown Lamer
Unknown Lamer writes "At their noon meeting today, the NRC approved the COL for two new reactors at Southern Company's Georgia Vogtle site. Expected to begin operation in 2016 or 2017, the pair of new AP1000 reactors will produce around 2GW of power for the Atlanta area. This is the first of the new combined construction and operating licenses ever issued by the NRC; hopefully this bodes well for the many other pending applications."
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Books

+ - Sixteen Years Later: GNU Still Needs an Extension

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Unknown Lamer
Unknown Lamer writes "Fresh from the 2011 GNU
Hackers Meeting, Andy Wingo has written a long piece on the status
of Guile Scheme, the
woefully underutilized official extension language of GNU. Wingo
argues that Guile
is the best choice for extension in GNU given the ability of
Scheme to adapt to change over time. Presented with using
e.g. Javascript instead of Scheme for its popularity: 'We should also
consider the costs of using hastily designed languages. JavaScript has
some crazy bad stuff, like with, var hoisting, a poor numeric model,
dynamic this scoping, lack of modularity regarding binding lookup ... Finally, we have the lifespan issue. If GNU had chosen Tcl because
it was popular, we would have a mass of dead code.' Perhaps after Emacs has been
ported to Guile the philosophy of extension will spread to other
parts of the system."
HP

+ - HP Spinning off WebOS and Exiting Hardware Busines

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Unknown Lamer
Unknown Lamer writes "A number of readers submitted rumors about a few announcements HP was to make today. Now that has actually happened and the news looks grim. For starters they are exiting the tablet and phone market and repositioning webOS for use in appliances and vehicles. They also confirmed they are in talks to acquire Autonomy. Finally, they are considering exiting the PC hardware business entirely in order to focus on their software business."
Cellphones

+ - Nokia Killing Symbian and S40 in North America->

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Unknown Lamer
Unknown Lamer writes "In interview with AllthingsD, the head of Nokia's US operations declared that Nokia will be focusing exclusively on Windows Phone devices in North America. Reasons cites include the low profit margins of the ubiquitous low-end Series 40 devices and lackluster sales of Symbian based devices. This also means that the N9 won't be making it to North America either."
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+ - Google+: Tools, Names, and Facebook 1

Submitted by Unknown Lamer
Unknown Lamer (78415) writes "Several readers submitted stories about Google+ today. CWMike writes in with an article about the lack of developer APIs from Computerworld Currently, external developers don't have any Google+ APIs or tools to tinker with. A Google spokeswoman said, 'We definitely plan to involve developers and publishers in the Google+ project, but we don't have specific details to share just yet. Please stay tuned.' The spokeswoman declined to say specifically if Google+ will be compatible with the company's OpenSocial set of common APIs for social networking applications. An anonymous reader notes that Google is requiring real names for profiles, and may have suspended some users. Anita Khanna writes "Facebook is trying real hard to block users migrating to google+. Although the recently announced Google+ social platform is still in private beta, it has generated enough excitement to have Facebook making some preemptive measures. Shortly after the announcement, Facebook made a peculiar change to their TOS that resulted in the . Over the weekend, another personal data migration tool, Open-Xchange, has also been deactivated.""

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