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+ - Car bomb found in central London->

Submitted by include($dysmas)
include($dysmas) (729935) writes "from the bbc : Police say the area will be closed for some time Police have disabled a car bomb containing gas cylinders in the heart of central London.

Officers carried out a controlled explosion after reports of a suspicious vehicle parked in Haymarket shortly before 0200 BST (0100 GMT).

Professor Paul Wilkinson, a terrorism expert, said a passer-by had tipped off the police and officers would be concerned they did not have advanced intelligence."

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+ - Safari and Page Load Rendering

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Lotunggim Ginsawat
Lotunggim Ginsawat writes "Is Safari really that fast as claimed by many people including Apple. Mark "Tarquin" Wilton-Jones takes a peek at the beta version of Safari for Windows to check whether those claims are true. From the article:- No. Safari is not slow. It is still a very fast browser, but it is certainly not as fast as it has been claimed to be. This is not an excuse for other browsers, and it is not a complaint. It is simply a warning; do not rely on performance benchmarks in Safari. They are wrong if they ever use JavaScript to detect page load times, which most of them do. Until the Webkit project can fix these problems, Safari benchmarks are not accurate or reliable."

+ - BBC chooses Microsoft DRM platform->

Submitted by bazorg
bazorg (911295) writes "The BBC chose Microsoft's DRM technology to limit for 30 days the viewing of content downloaded from their website. These downloads would allow viewers to catch up on shows that were broadcast on the previous 7 days, and they would be compatible with Windows Media Player 10 and 11 and a new product called "iPlayer". This iPlayer is not yet available for platforms other than MS Windows, which caused the Open Source Consortium (OSC) to file a complaint to national and EU authorities on competition."
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+ - A Day of Silence!

Submitted by saveonweb
saveonweb (939227) writes "Internet Radio is Down! " .....along with most Internet radio sites, is going off the air in observance of a Day Of Silence. We are doing this to bring to your attention a disastrous turn of events that threatens the existence of Pandora and all of internet radio. We need your help.""

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