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  • Play Adult Swim’s New Fantasy Telemarketer Game
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    Play Fantasy Telemarketer from Adult Swim. Make all of your dreams about interrupting people at dinner and selling useless products to the elderly come true.

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  • Hubble Releases First Post-Upgrade Images
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    Hynee writes “As tweeted, NASA has released 10 new images, all from the new WFC3 instrument and others, including the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph. Images include NGC 6302, Carina Nebula, Stephan’s Quintet, Markarian 817, Abell 370, and a few others. Great looking stuff, the WFC3 has twice the resolution of the WF/PC2, on the CCD at least, if memory serves correctly. Eta Carina is a fascinating object, and there are at least two releases in this ‘Early (more…)

  • COD 6 Multiplayer: Awesome Details You Might’ve Missed (vid)
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    IGN ‘Rewinds’ new Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer footage and reveals new information about one of the most anticipated first-person shooter games ever…

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  • High Alert: Army Accidentally Grows Pot At Rocky Mt. Arsenal
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    The Army has made an unusual and unwanted discovery at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal northeast of Commerce City, CO. The Army is in charge of cleaning up the arsenal. Part of the cleanup includes reseeding some areas. When that seed started to grow, marijuana popped up. It isn’t commercial grade, but it’s still an illegal drug. It’s called ditch weed.

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  • Solitaire is Just as Addictive as World of Warcraft
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    Solitaire may be as sticky as World of Warcraft. According to new research from Nielsen, while users of casual games spend less time playing them than noncasual gamers, they are just as likely as the noncasual gamers to return to them months later. The study, “Insights on Casual Games,” looks at data from over 800 casual games for PC computers…

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  • Swine Flu Outbreak At PAX
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    whisper_jeff writes “There’s been a confirmed outbreak of Swine Flu at PAX. Those who attended and are feeling under-the-weather after the con should not write it off as a typical convention cold and go see a doctor to make sure, just in case.” The linked post also lists the airplane flights of the cases known so far, so if you flew from Seattle on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday for any reason, you might want to compare your itinerary.

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  • US Nuclear Power Industry Poised For a Comeback
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    ThousandStars sends us to The Wall Street Journal for a report that momentum for nuclear energy is waxing in the US. “For the first time in decades, popular opinion is on the industry’s side. A majority of Americans thinks nuclear power, which emits virtually no carbon dioxide, is a safe and effective way to battle climate change, according to recent polls. At the same time, legislators are showing renewed interest in nuclear as they hunt for ways (more…)

  • Cultural Olympiad plans unveiled
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    Plans for a four-year programme of cultural events ahead of the 2012 Olympics are announced in London.

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  • NASCAR’s entry series lowers driving age to 14
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    Fourteen-year-olds, start your engines! No, really. It’s legal now. In an effort to provide youngsters “an opportunity to learn their craft in suitable equipment,” NASCAR has lowered the age minimum for its entry-level circuit from 16 to 14..

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