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Submission + - Virgin Galactic unveils passenger space-craft desi (

outlando writes: BBC News are reporting that Virgin have unveiled the design for their passenger space craft.

"It is based on the X-Prize-winning SpaceShipOne concept — a rocket ship that is lifted initially by a carrier plane before blasting skywards.
The Virgin system is essentially a refinement, but has been increased in size to take eight people at a time on a sub-orbital trip, starting in 2010."


Submission + - Users, Web Developers Vent Over IE7's First Year (

outlando writes: After a year of IE7, Tony Chor at M$ has written a glowingly self-congratulatory entry in the IE blog. The comments, from various developers, designers and other industry professionals, tell a rather different story to the one outlined in the blog entry itself.
PC World's story is here:,140299/article.html

Unfortunately, PC World neglected to provide a link to the blog entry itself. You can find it at

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