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Australia

Submission + - Worlds Safest Airline Grounded (news.com.au)

An anonymous reader writes: Australia's national airline QANTAS, famous for never having had a fatal crash, has been grounded immeditaley by management. The grounding is in response to ingoing industrial action by employees and has stranded passengers all over the world, with 108 planes grounded indefinitely.
The Australian Government is seeking an urgent industrial relations hearing in a likely bid to suspend the industrial action and halt further damage to the Australian economy.
This is occurring as Australia hosts the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth with 15 world leaders in attendance and the Queen.

Submission + - HP Testing Windows 8 on TouchPads (tomshardware.com)

jbwolfe writes: Just like the headline says, several outlets are reporting HP is 'currently doing "proof of concept work" testing the Preview Edition of Windows 8 on TouchPad tablets'. I for one like webOS but would find considerable value added to the TouchPad if and when it gets alternative OS's on the menu.
Further lending credence to these rumors is HP's decision to retain its PSG after reconsidering the sale.

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