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  • John Maine Takes Pitch Requests At Poorly Attended Mets Game
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    With Citi Field attendance during Sunday’s matchup barely reaching 70 percent, Mets pitcher John Maine let fans who actually came to see the bottom two NL East teams play shout out pitch requests during Nationals at bats.

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  • A “Photon Machine Gun” For Quantum Computers
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    An anonymous reader writes “Generating entangled photons in a reliable way is impossible right now, stalling the development of the optical quantum computers that would use entangled photons as quantum bits (qubits). Because entangled photons can only be produced at random — which takes time — the most powerful optical quantum computing device use only 6 qubits. UK and Israeli quantum physicists have designed a blueprint for a ‘quantum (more…)

  • Top 10 Gaming Commercials
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    The dreaded commercial, they always interrupt our favorite TV shows at the worst of times. It doesn’t matter how hard we try to avoid them, we are inevitably doomed to watch commercials. Here are the best that the gaming world has crated…

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  • British duo win maiden ATP title
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    British doubles pair Colin Fleming and Ken Skupski win their first ATP Tour doubles title at the Open de Moselle in Metz.

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  • Cyber Gangs Raise Profile of Commercial Online Bank Security
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    tsu doh nimh writes “The Washington Post’s Security Fix blog has published a rapid-fire succession of investigative stories on the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies, schools, and public institutions at the hands of organized cyber thieves and ‘money mules,’ willing or unwitting people recruited via online job scams. Some businesses are starting to challenge the financial industry’s position that they are not responsible for (more…)

  • Wayne Gretzky Statement on Stepping Down As Coach of Coyotes
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    It seems the battle (and quite possibly their in ability to pay what he deserves) has taken its toll on ‘The Great One’, as Head Coach Wayne Gretzky has announced today that he will step down as Coach of the Coyotes. Here is what Gretz had to say:

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  • Never too old to play soccer…even if you’re 109 years-old
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    Anna Ferris loves good wine. Last New Year’s Eve, she toasted 2009 by holding a glass of white wine high above her head at 1 a.m. She was born Feb. 11, 1900, in New York City, before the vacuum cleaner, radio or crossword puzzle were invented. Even at the age of 109, she wants to win every event at the Orange County Senior Games.

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  • West Ham & Millwall charged by FA
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    West Ham and Millwall are hit with several Football Association charges of failing to control their supporters after the crowd trouble which marred their Carling Cup match.

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  • Nintendo plans to drop price of Wii to $199
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    Facing a double-digit slowdown in sales of its Wii game console, Nintendo is expected to announce it will slash the price of the console 20% to $199, starting as early as Sunday, sources told the L.A. Times.

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  • Dark Matter Could Be Detected With ‘Scintillating Bolometer’
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    “One of the biggest challenges in physics today is to discover the true nature of dark matter, which cannot be directly observed – even though it seems to make up one-quarter of the matter of the Universe. So we have to attempt to detect it using prototypes such as the one we have developed,” says researcher Eduardo García Abancéns.

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