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  • BioWare RPG Cliche Chart
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    BioWare’s RPGs are original, well-written and fun, from the old school Baldur’s Gate, to controversy-starter Mass Effect, and their latest hit release, Dragon Age: Origins. They’ve also shared several rather interesting similarities between each title.

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  • Balloon Boy Parents Are Now Under FAA Investigation
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    Bad enough that they used their 6-year-old son in a national hoax (they’re pleading guilty). Now, Richard and Mayumi Heene may face federal charges stemming from an ongoing civil investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration because the family’s stunt caused some planes at the Denver airport to switch runways while the balloon was in flight.

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  • GNOME 3 Delayed Until September 2010
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    supersloshy writes “Contrary to popular opinion, GNOME 3 will not be released in March next year. It has been delayed until September 2010, six months later. According to the news message, this is because ‘our community wants GNOME 3.0 to be fully working for users and why we believe September is more appropriate.’ GNOME 3′s main goal is to re-define the ways people interact with the desktop, mainly through a new UI design (currently called ‘GNOME (more…)

  • OpenGL Shading Language 3rd Edition
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    Martin Ecker writes “The “OpenGL Shading Language” (also called the Orange Book because of its orange cover) is back in its meanwhile third edition with updated discussions of the OpenGL shading language up to version 1.40 introduced with OpenGL 3.1. Like the previous edition, the third edition of the book is one of the best introductions to GLSL — the OpenGL Shading Language — that not only teaches the ins and outs of GLSL (more…)

  • Wales 17-13 Samoa
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    Wales survive a nervous finish to scrape past Samoa at the Millennium Stadium.

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  • Not to worry, Sammy Sosa is Just Rejuvenating His Skin
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    It looks like we finally have an explanation behind that widely-circulated picture in which Sammy Sosa(notes) appears as a combination of a Twilight extra, a big Charlie Chaplin fan and someone who is taking the death of Michael Jackson just a little bit too hard.

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  • The 10 Worst Atari 2600 Arcade Game Ports
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    The Atari 2600 ruled. Arcade games ruled. And yet, when you mixed these two awesome things, these great tastes very seldom tasted great together.

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  • Quantum Gas Microscope Offers Glimpse Of Quirky Ultracold
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    Physicists at Harvard University have created a quantum gas microscope that can be used to observe single atoms at temperatures so low the particles follow the rules of quantum mechanics, behaving in bizarre ways.

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  • 6 Dark Horse NFL MVP Candidates
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    The usual NFL Most Valuable Player suspects are doing their usual things. They’re putting up huge numbers, winning big games and getting their faces splashed across TV and laptop screens. But as much as they are deserving and popular, with entire websites dedicated to some MVP causes, suppose we think outside the blog.

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  • How To DDoS a Federal Wiretap
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    alphadogg writes “Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say they’ve discovered a way to circumvent the networking technology used by law enforcement to tap phone lines in the US. The flaws they’ve found ‘represent a serious threat to the accuracy and completeness of wiretap records used for both criminal investigation and as evidence in trial,’ the researchers say in their paper, set to be presented Thursday at a computer security conference (more…)