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Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft releases bugged Powerpoint Patch (technet.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Don't know how many are affected by this but last week's Powerpoint patch makes it impossible to open existing presentations. While some might consider disabling Powerpoint to be some sort of divine providence, you may want to avoid the patch until Microsoft has a fixed version.
Japan

Submission + - TEPCO Unveils Plan To Deal With Fuksuhima Crisis (ibtimes.com)

RedEaredSlider writes: Tokyo Electric Power Co. unveiled its plan for dealing with the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

TEPCO said the radiation levels should drop over the next three months. It will take about six months for the reactors to achieve "cold shutdown" in which the temperature of the water inside the reactor is less than 100 degrees Celsius (212 F).

The current plan for cooling the reactors will mean injecting nitrogen into the reactor pressure vessel. All four damaged reactors experienced hydrogen explosions when water, heated by nuclear fuel, turned to steam and reacted with the zirconium alloy cladding of the fuel rods. Hydrogen, when exposed to oxygen, combusts. Nitrogen is an inert gas, so TEPCO hopes that it will prevent further explosions.

Google

Submission + - Will Eric Schmidt Become Apple CEO? (ibtimes.com)

iamrmani writes: As the market will be concerned in the near-term with the management shuffle at Google, an analyst even hinted at a possibility that Eric Schmidt could become the Chief Executive of Apple Inc.

Submission + - First complete map of Kibera (bbc.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: "Until recently, what is often billed as one of Africa's largest slums — Kibera, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi — was a blank spot on official maps. But a group of volunteers have been training young people living there to create their own digital map of the area."

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