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  • Marijuana laws spur small businesses in Oakland, elsewhere
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    An incremental acceptance of medical marijuana has spurred a cottage industry of business ventures — from iPhone applications to lobbyists — whose expansion shows no sign of slowing despite the recession. Instead, pot is the new growth industry.”It is a social movement with cash flow,” said James Anthony, an activist and attorney who…

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  • Insomniac: PS3 Won’t be Maxed for at least Another Two Years
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    According to Insomniac’s James Stevenson, developers won’t begin maxing out the PlayStation 3′s power for at least two or three years & applauds Sony for creating hardware with “really long life spans”

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  • GB stars race to three more golds
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    Sir Chris Hoy leads his sprint team to victory while British pursuit teams clinch gold in record times at the Track World Cup in Manchester.

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  • 1,600 Names Suggested Daily For FBI’s Watch List
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    schwit1 writes with this excerpt from the Washington Post: “During a 12-month period ended in March this year, for example, the US intelligence community suggested on a daily basis that 1,600 people qualified for the list because they presented a ‘reasonable suspicion,’ according to data provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee by the FBI in September and made public last week. … The ever-churning list is said to contain more than 400,000 unique (more…)

  • Fighter Knocked Out by Brutal High Kick (VIDEO)
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    The fighter doing the kicking is apparently a student of the Sambo school, which is a kickboxing form that translates to ‘creates large medical bills.’

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  • Yankees close to World Series joy
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    The New York Yankees are just one win away from clinching their 27th World Series title after beating Philadelphia 7-4 in game four to lead 3-1.

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  • Is this Modern Warfare 2 level about killing civilians?
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    What you see above may be a leaked gameplay video from Modern Warfare 2. We’re currently awaiting comment from both Infinity Ward’s PR guys and the community manager, Robert Bowling. Before one g…

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  • New Honeypot Mimics the Web Vulnerabilities Hackers Exploit
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    A new open-source Honeynet Project tool toys with attackers by dynamically emulating apps with the types of bugs they’re looking for. This next-generation Web server honeypot project poses as Web servers with thousands of vulnerabilities in order to gather firsthand data from real attacks targeting websites.

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  • What Happened To the Bay Bridge?
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    farnsworth writes “Tony Alfrey has put together a fascinating page with some history, analysis, and possible explanations for what ultimately went wrong with the recent emergency repair of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The bridge has been closed for days and is not scheduled to open for days to come, hugely inconveniencing more than 250,000 people a day. His analysis touches on possibly poor welding, a possibly flawed temporary fix, and the (more…)

  • ESPN Sends Steve Phillips Packing
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    David Letterman he is not — only a few days after news broke of ESPN analyst Steve Phillips’ affair with a 22-year-old production assistant, he’s out of a job.

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