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  • GE Makes a Bet on Backyard Wind Turbines
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    When it comes to energy, General Electric is all about big: big coal plants, big nuclear plants, big wind towers. So why would the $183-billion a year industrial conglomerate bother to invest in a small company that makes wind turbines so small they can be erected in your backyard?

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  • Mercedes takes over Brawn F1 team
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    Mercedes buys and renames the Brawn F1 team in a deal that is likely to see Jenson Button partner Lewis Hamilton at McLaren in 2010.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects case about Redskins name
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a group of Native Americans who think the name of the Washington Redskins professional football team is offensive.

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  • Seal Tries Feeding Live Penguins to Photographer (Video)
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    “Bloody Hell! That’s the biggest leopard seal I’ve ever seen!” National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen was taking underwater photos when a leopard seal started feeding him penguins, starting with live ones.

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  • Hockey Coach Freaks Out, Throws Equipment on the Ice (Video)
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    Water bottles, water coolers, hockey sticks, tape … it’s all there. As you might expect, he was ejected (for the second straight game) for his outburst.

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  • DNSSEC Implemetation Held Up By Tech Delays
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    Jack Spine writes “VeriSign has said that the main obstacle to DNSSEC implementation has been technical delays. The large size of the .com and .net domains would have made it impractical to deploy earlier versions of DNSSEC, according to VeriSign vice president of naming services Pat Kane. Deployment of DNSSEC will close a major security flaw in the DNS, the internet’s equivalent to a telephone directory. The problem of DNS cache poisoning was thrown (more…)

  • Console Versions of Modern Warfare 2 Banned in Russia
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    Every copy of the console version of Modern Warfare 2 has been recalled from stores in Russia due to the content of the “No Russian” mission, better known as the controversial airport massacre level. Likewise, Infinity Ward has released an official patch for the PC and Steam versions of Modern Warfare 2, entirely removing the mission from the game.

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  • Hacked Roombas Used to Play Pac-Man, Finally! [video]
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    It was only a matter of time, right? Check out this setup where a laptop player controls “Pac-Man” while being chased by robo-vacuum ghosts. And get this: it’s actually a demo of their unmanned aerial software that guides airborne vehicles.

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  • New Orleans Hornets Fire Coach Byron Scott
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    Byron Scott, the 2007-08 NBA Coach of the Year, was dismissed by the Hornets on Thursday after a 3-6 start.

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  • 7 Great Products for Telling the World You’re a Rich Dick
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    The thing about being super rich is that you eventually run out of things to buy. Fortunately, before you ever get so desperate as to, say, give money to the poor, there is a whole industry devoted to inventing ridiculous things to waste it on.

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