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  • Bank of America Posts a Loss and Misses Forecast
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    After reporting big profits over the last six months, Bank of America reported a net loss of $1 billion in the third quarter as growing numbers of consumer loans soured and the bank paid millions of dollars to wean itself off government life support.

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  • Senna close to securing F1 drive
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    Brazil’s Bruno Senna says he is close to following his late uncle Ayrton Senna into Formula 1 next season.

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  • Ethanol Refinery Turns Wood Chips Into Fuel
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    Biofuel developer Coskata opened a new refinery in PA this week and says the “semi-commercial” operation will demonstrate technology the company says can turn almost any biomass – including trash – into ethanol.

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  • Starcraft player knifes girl because he cant get online
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    An 18 year old Starcraft player has been reported as attacking a 15 year old girl. The gamer became angry when his internet connection wouldn’t work and picked up a kitchen knife and headed into the street. When there he came into contact with a 15 year old girl who was on her way home from a party and laughing with a friend.

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  • Vaughan backs ‘brave’ Trescothick
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    Michael Vaughan says he has no doubt Marcus Trescothick will get back to his best despite the recurrence of his stress-related illness.

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  • Fergie Added to Now Much Lamer Dolphins’ Ownership Group
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    Do you know how hard it is to make a group that includes Marc Anthony, Jimmy Buffett, Gloria Estefan and J-Lo WORSE? Do you??? Because the Dolphins do.

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  • Sonar Software Detects Laptop User Presence
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    Steve Tarzia writes “A research group at Northwestern University and University of Michigan has released open-source display power-management software that uses a new user presence detection technique. The goal is to shut off the display immediately when the user leaves the computer rather than using slow and error-prone mouse/keyboard activity timeouts. Surprisingly, the mic and speakers of many laptop computers are sensitive to ultrasonic frequencies. (more…)

  • Video Games Are Art
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    If we must derive a balanced meaning of the word art, then it should refer to aesthetics, expression, and emotion.

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  • Suspension of Disbelief.Amputees Can “Fly” in Extreme Sports
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    Most people who lose a leg dream of walking again. For adaptive athlete Jarem Frye, the inventor of a unique spring-loaded prosthetic knee transforming the lives of amputees, that wasn’t nearly enough. He wanted to fly.

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