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Submission + - Microsoft and Nokia adopt OSS jQuery framework (

soliptic writes: The jQuery blog today announced that "Both Microsoft and Nokia are taking the major step of adopting jQuery as part of their official application development platform." So the open-source javascript framework will be shipped with Visual Studio and ASP.NET MVC. Microsoft's Scott Hanselman notes: "It's Open Source, and we'll use it and ship it via its MIT license, unchanged. If there's changes we want, we'll submit a patch just like anyone else."
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Submission + - BBC goatse'd in London 2012 Olympics logo backlash (

soliptic writes: Today the London 2012 Olympics committee unveiled their new logo, to a mostly derisory and hostile reception. In response, the BBC website challenged the public to do better, and showcased some entries both on the website and on BBC1. Unfortunately, one entry (SFW) wasn't exactly based on the inspiring premise it claimed! Is this the first example of a goatse prank getting all the way through to national network television?

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours. -- Milton Berle