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Leading golf body under fire for tightening dress code for female players

Australian golfer Minjee Lee during the second round of the LPGA Volvik Championship golf tournament at the Travis Pointe Country Club on Friday, May 27, 2016, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo: AP A leading golf association triggered criticism after tightening rules over what female golf players are allowed to wear on the fairway, banning leggings, short skirts and “plunging necklines.” Women who break the new rules risk being fined $ US1,000 ($ 1,260) – with penalties doubling each time the dress code is broken, US magazine Golf Digest reported. “Length of…

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On the Runway: From the L.P.G.A. to Congress, Dress Code as a Cause Célèbre

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY And so we come to yet another chapter in the continuing opus of dress code in the late twenty-teens. The latest plot twist is twofold. On the one hand, the L.P.G.A. has issued much more stringent guidelines that prohibit golfers from wearing shirts with “plunging necklines,” too-short skirts or skorts, or racerback tops without collars, according to a report in Golf Digest. On the other, the House of Representatives has come under fire because, said CBS News, female reporters were being turned away from the…

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Gaming 

Nobody Knows What Happened to the Source Code for Icewind Dale 2

Over the past few years, the Canadian developer and publisher Beamdog and its subsidiary, Overhaul Games, have earned a reputation for well-received updates to beloved titles previously released by Bioware and Black Isle Studios. After a successful overhaul of MDK 2, Overhaul Games and Beamdog have released Enhanced Editions of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, along with an all-new expansion for Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. The Enhanced Editions and new content have been generally well-received. Some have reviewed a touch more strongly…

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Gaming 

Bank of Canada lets its geek flag fly with Konami code Easter egg

If you had to hazard a guess, how many times do you think you’ve punched in the Konami code in your lifetime? You know how it goes. Many of us have this down by heart: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. From the first time it showed up in Gradius in 1986 (top), to more recent cameos in games as diverse as Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, Metal Gear Solid, GTA V, and even League of Legends, it’s become the least secret “secret code” there ever was. The…

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Technology 

Bad bug found in Microsoft browsing code

Google has released details of a bug in Microsoft’s browsing programs that would allow attackers to build websites that make the software crash. Google researcher Ivan Fratric said the bug could, in some cases, allow attackers to hijack a victim’s browser. The bug was found in November, but details are only now being released after the expiry of the 90-day deadline Google gave Microsoft to find a fix. Microsoft has yet to say when it will produce a patch that removes the bug. Quick fix In an explanation of how…

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Technology 

Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

The video game publisher that won a case against Facebook-owned Oculus has asked a judge to block the firm from using its code in virtual reality products. Earlier this month a US court ruled that Oculus had used ZeniMax’s code without permission. If the ban is granted, it could limit the number of games available for sale with the Oculus Rift VR headset. A spokeswoman for Oculus said that the company was continuing with its appeal. Tera Randall told Reuters that the original verdict was “legally flawed and factually unwarranted”….

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Hungry penguins help keep car code safe

Hungry penguins have inspired a novel way of making sure computer code in smart cars does not crash. Tools based on the way the birds co-operatively hunt for fish are being developed to test different ways of organising in-car software. The tools look for safe ways to organise code in the same way that penguins seek food sources in the open ocean. Experts said such testing systems would be vital as cars get more connected. Engineers have often turned to nature for good solutions to tricky problems, said Prof Yiannis…

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