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  • Friday’s gossip column
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    Chelsea owner has doubts over Aguero deal, plus other rumours

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  • Modern Warfare 2 Boycott FAIL (PIC)
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    If this were a hunger strike, we’d find these guys at the buffet table.

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  • Bulldog Rides the ‘Tony Hawk Ride’ Skateboard (Video)
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    Tillman the skateboarding dog plays ‘Tony Hawk Ride’ better than most people I know.

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  • How Do Workouts Video Games Compare to the Gym?
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    It’s been three years since the Wii introduced workout video games. How do they stack up?

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  • 8 Ways to Watch TV and Movies Without Cable
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    If you’re like most people, you cough up way too much for a monthly cable subscription. The good news is that in this era of fast broadband, there are plenty of ways to see your favorite television shows and movies without paying any cable provider.

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  • Jumper Set Wing Suit World Record
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    A group in California has set the world record for organized wing suit jumping….looks more like a Flying V to me.

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  • Contador poised to stay at Astana
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    Tour de France champion Alberto Contador agrees a preliminary deal to stay with his Astana team until the end of 2010.

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  • New York State Testing Emergency Alerts Over Gaming Networks
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    An anonymous reader writes “Gamers are used to confronting invading terrorists, nuclear attacks, and natural calamities—in virtual form. But those living in New York State could soon receive warnings about real emergencies through their favorite video console. State authorities are testing a plan that would see the Emergency Management Office issue alerts over online gaming networks in addition to regular channels.”

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  • Firefox 3.6 Locks Out Rogue Add-ons
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    CWmike writes “Mozilla will add a new lockdown feature to Firefox 3.6 that will prevent developers from sneaking add-ons into the program, the company said. Dubbed ‘component directory lockdown,’ the feature will bar access to Firefox’s ‘components’ directory, where most of the browser’s own code is stored. Mozilla has billed the move as a way to boost the stability of its browser. ‘We’re doing this for stability and user control [reasons],’ said (more…)

  • US Government Using PS3s To Break Encryption
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    Entropy98 writes “It seems that the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Cyber Crimes Center, known as C3, has replaced its ‘$8,000 Tableau/Dell server combination’ with more efficient and much cheaper $300 PS3s. Each PS3 is capable of 4 million passwords per second, and C3 currently has 20 PS3s with plans to buy 40 more. Naturally this is only being used to break encryption on computers seized with a warrant and suspected of harboring child pornography.”

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