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Formula E Long Beach ePrix: Like Father, Like Son

formula-e-2015-long-beach-piquet-podiumThe following post was originally written for The Lowdown and is geared towards a motorsport audience. Most of the analysis is written for that audience rather than a tech crowd so it may not necessarily be for you. That being said, an all-electric motorsports world championship is kind of a big deal so we’re continuing our coverage of Formula E.

There are a lot of stories that you can write about Formula E drivers without having seen them actually turn a wheel in anger. You can talk about the redemption of former F1 drivers like Lucas di Grassi and Sebastian Buemi. There’s the retirement tour aspect with elder statesmen Nick Heidfeld, Jarno Trulli and Stephane Sarrazin in the field. And there’s the family legacy stories with Nicolas Prost, Bruno Senna and Nelson Piquet Jr. running Formula E.

It’s the latter of which who starred in Long Beach for the first electric race on the famous street course. Thirty-five years ago, Nelson Piquet won his first Formula One Grand Prix at Long Beach. This weekend, Nelson Piquet Jr. won his first Formula E ePrix by dominating the race at Long Beach.

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Formula E Miami ePrix: The Heat of the Urban Jungle

formula-e-2015-miami-prostThe following post was originally written for The Lowdown and is geared towards a motorsport audience. Most of the analysis is written for that audience rather than a tech crowd so it may not necessarily be for you. That being said, an all-electric motorsports world championship is kind of a big deal so we’re continuing our coverage of Formula E.

After two months off, the most electrifying electric motorsports series in the world was back in action last weekend. Following the two-round stint in South America, it was the first of two rounds in the United States of America as the teams took to the streets of Miami for the fifth round of the championship. While there was some hot weather, the hot action was left to late in the day when Nicolas Prost made a pass in the dying laps to score his first Formula E win.

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GOG Has a Special Government Shut Down Promo

gog-headerVarious business around Washington, D.C., and the US capital area are having special promotions for government workers who have been furloughed or are working unpaid while everyone plays chicken with the US and global economies.

Now, GOG.com have gotten in on the US government shut down promotion action. Not only do they have some political themed games on sale but they’re giving away games to furloughed workers.

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Obama Administration Considering Making Streaming a Felony

stop-sopa-headerA part of the defeated SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation has been recommended to make a return to Congress to become law.

The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force issued a report last week recommending the implementation a part of SOPA that would make the illegal streaming of copyrighted works a felony.

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