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  • 25+ More Video Game Cosplay Costume Ideas
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    Always trying to give you a leg up in your social circle, here’s a sequel to last year’s 60 Video Game Costume Ideas in Time for Halloween. In this year’s reprise, the list includes characters/costumes that we have not done yet. In addition to having new characters, the list rates each costume on the difficulty and costs involved.

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  • The wizards behind those amazing World Series statistics
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    When Don Zminda was the statistician for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball in the 1990s, he spent most of his Sundays calculating reams of data that were written onto a stack of note cards for announcers Jon Miller and Joe Morgan. That was the state of the art back then — not now.

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  • Thailand’s fugitive former prime minister tweets on the run
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    Since fleeing Thailand last year, the self-exiled, billionaire ex-premier has zig-zagged the globe while stirring anti-establishment supporters from afar. He has incessantly needled the ruling party through in-country proxies, sarcastic Tweet messages and Skype video calls, broadcast at political pep rallies that sometimes turn violent.

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  • The iPhone Now Officially Runs Doom
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    id’s classic shooter has finally been (officially) ported to the iPhone. And thanks to oversight from John Carmack himself, there are a number of improvements that make it worth a purchase even for Jailbreakers.

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  • Free 3G Wireless For Nintendo’s Next Handheld?
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    itwbennett writes “‘Nintendo is feeling the sting of competition from the iPhone,’ writes Peter Smith in a recent post. ‘At least, that’s the feeling one gets when reading Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s thoughts on the future of Nintendo handhelds. According to a Financial Times piece, Iwata suggests the next Nintendo handheld (and to be clear, he isn’t talking about the big screen DS launching in Japan next month) might include free 3G wireless, (more…)

  • Chelsea Euro glory a must – Cole
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    Midfielder Joe Cole says Chelsea need to win the Champions League if they are to join Europe’s elite clubs.

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  • Nintendo’s Holiday: Hands On With New Super Mario Bros. Wii
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    At a recent Nintendo press stop in Cincinnati, Ars Technica was able to sit down and play New Super Mario Bros. for an extended demo. Surprise! The game is great, and the Super Guide feature shouldn’t worry hardcore gamers. Here are the details.

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  • The Hardest Pop Warner Hit Ever (Video)
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    The camera man’s reaction says it all. Some may think that when these little guys play football, the impact of their hits is nothing to be concerned about, but that was not the case here. Don’t believe me? Just listen to the sounds made at impact of the hit.

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  • Bush on bin Laden: ‘I guess he is not dead.’
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    Eight years ago, President Bush asserted with great bravado that al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden would be taken “dead or alive.” “I don’t care, dead or alive — either way,” Bush said at the time. This weekend, while attending a conference of business leaders in New Delhi, India, Bush struck a different tone:

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  • NASA Trying To Reinvent Their Approach
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    coondoggie writes to tell us that NASA has started down the road to reinvention with the addition of four new committees to the external advisory group that drives the agency’s direction. “The four new committees include Commercial Space, Education and Public Outreach, Information Technology Infrastructure, and Technology Innovation. The council’s members provide advice and make recommendations to the NASA administrator about agency programs, policies, (more…)