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  • IVF Couples Warned over Drinking
    By on October 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    IVF couples could significantly harm their chances of success if both partners drink the equivalent of six units a week, warn experts.

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  • Giant Crocheted Raccoon Mario Rug (PIC)
    By on October 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Last summer, Crafster user Enemyairship debuted this magnificent 7′ x 7′ Raccoon Mario Rug, hand crocheted from 3.5″ granny squares. Probably the best use of your time and crocheting skills.

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  • Court Orders the Pirate Bay To Delete Torrents
    By on October 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    lbalbalba writes “A Dutch court ruled today that The Pirate Bay has to remove a list of torrents linking to copyrighted works. The list is to be provided by BREIN (similair to the RIAA, in Holland), and is similar to the earlier ruling against Mininova. The defendants are given three months to comply, if not, they will face penalties of 5,000 euros ($7,500) per person, per day.”

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  • Senator Urges Obama To Investigate College Football’s BCS
    By on October 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sen. Orrin Hatch asked the president to launch a Justice Department investigation into the way the BCS — a complex system of computer rankings and polls that often draws criticism — crowns its national champion.

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  • Xbox Live Update Isn’t Limited to Just Twitter
    By on October 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The next Xbox Live update will deliver Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm, but, Ron Popeil style, wait, there’s more! According to an email from Microsoft, anyway. Get ready for news headlines and dedicated music stores in the Xbox Live dashboard.

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  • Competitive Gaming, How Do You Get Started? by vVv Enmity
    By on October 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Every casual gamer has the opportunity to become a Professional; it’s getting started that’s the hard part.

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  • EU Paves the Way For Three-Strikes Cut-Off Policy
    By on October 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Mark.JUK writes “The European Parliament has surrendered to pressure from Member States (especially France) by abandoning amendment 138, a provision adopted on two occasions by an 88% majority of the plenary assembly, and which aimed to protect citizens’ right to Internet access. The move paves the way for an EU wide policy supporting arbitrary restrictions of Internet access. Under the original text any restriction of an individual could only be (more…)

  • There’s Losing Streaks, And Then There’s Losing Streaks
    By on October 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    La Salle-Peru High in La Salle, Illinois has played Geneseo High in football every year—sometimes twice a year—since 1919….and lost every single time. A 90-year losing streak. So they were probably pretty happy when they won last week.

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  • EFF: Is Net Neutrality a FCC Trojan Horse?
    By on October 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    On Thursday, the FCC Chairman is expected to unveil draft rules aimed at imposing network neutrality obligations on ISPs. In the excitement surrounding the announcement, many have overlooked the fact that the this rulemaking is built on a shoddy and dangerous foundation – the idea that the FCC has unlimited authority to regulate the Internet.

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  • Phillies return to World Series
    By on October 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Defending champions Philadelphia are back in the World Series after taking a second straight National League crown.

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