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Archive for September, 2009

Maths games for teenagers

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

We like puzzles at The Times (whaddya mean you have never played
Sudoku?) and we really like puzzles that make you smarter. So it is
worth taking a moment to applaud the efforts of Toby Rowland, son of
Tiny, who has just launched a new online gaming venture designed for
schoolchildren aged 11 to 16.

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New IRS Scam E-mail Could Be Costly

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

An alert issued Monday by the U.S.-CERT states: “The attacks arrive via an unsolicited email message and may contain a subject line of ‘Notice of Underreported Income.’ These messages may contain a link or attachment. If users click on this link or open the attachment, they may be infected with malicious code, including the Zeus Trojan.”

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Help File: Adobe Flash and 64-Bit Internet Explorer; Safe Java Updates

Monday, September 28th, 2009

QMy Toshiba laptop only seems to run a 64-bit version of Internet Explorer — and Adobe’s Flash Player won’t work there. How do I get a 32-bit browser? When will Adobe ship a 64-bit Flash plug-in?

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Fast Forward: FCC Takes Sides in Net-Neutrality Debate

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

On Monday, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said the agency would write rules requiring Internet providers to do something many of them already say they do: deliver online content without discrimination. So why were there so many long faces in telecom afterward?

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