Pres. Trump to Congress: ‘I Acted' in Interest’ of U.S. in Syria, While Admin. Aides Battle for Position

Pres. Trump to Congress: ‘I Acted' in Interest’ of U.S. in Syria, While Admin. Aides Battle for PositionIn a letter to Congress, Trump defended his authorization of military strikes on a Syrian airfield this week, saying it was well within his legal right to do so. Meanwhile, some of his top aides reportedly held a Friday meeting to clear the air.



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Sony Wins Battle Over Preinstalled Windows in Europe’s Top Court

An anonymous reader shares an Ars Technica report: The sale of a computer equipped with pre-installed software isn’t an unfair commercial practice because most customers prefer to buy a laptop they can use straight away, Europe’s top court has ruled in a victory for Sony. “Failure to indicate the price of each item of pre-installed software” isn’t misleading, the Court of Justice of the European Union added in its ruling on Wednesday. The CJEU was asked to intervene after French citizen Vincent Deroo-Blanquart took Sony to court for failing to reimburse the cost of pre-installed software — Windows Vista Home Premium operating system — that he did not wish to use on a laptop. Sony refused and instead offered to cancel the sale altogether.

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Europe's Battle Against Progressive Reform Began Long Before The Greek Crisis

Before Greek’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Europe battered France’s François Mitterrand’s reformist ambitions into a sweeping neoliberal program.
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Dual GPU Battle: GTX 980 Ti SLI vs. Radeon R9 Fury X Crossfire

jjslash writes: High-end GPU parts from Nvidia and AMD are plenty fast, these days. While top-end cards from both can provide playable performance at 4K, many games dip down to and below 30fps. Folks looking to achieve smooth 4K gameplay will undoubtedly be eyeing dual GTX 980 Ti or Fury X cards to realize their PC gaming machine’s full potential. TechSpot puts both cards to the test in SLI and Crossfire modes, at stock and overclocked speeds in over 10 games to see who gets the bragging rights. As it turns out, AMD has a tiny advantage in average frame rates. The two split wins on frame time, but AMD won by bigger margins. When the cards get overclocked, Nvidia is the clear winner, and power consumption favors Nvidia as well.

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Battle For Wesnoth Seeks New Developers

jones_supa writes: Twelve years ago, David White sat down over a weekend and created the small pet project that we know today as the open source strategy game The Battle For Wesnoth. At the time, Dave was the sole programmer, working alongside Francisco Muñoz, who produced the first graphics. As more and more people contributed, the game grew from a tiny personal project into an extensive one, encompassing hundreds of contributors. Today however, the ship is sinking. The project is asking for help to keep things rolling. Especially requested are C++, Python, and gameplay (WML) programmers. Any willing volunteers should have good communication skills and preferably be experienced with working alongside fellow members of a large project. More details can be found at the project website.

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