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  • Xbox 360 controller ingeniously hacked for NES use (VID)
    By on December 4, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    Hey, it’s just what you’ve always wanted: to use your Xbox 360 controller on your old NES. Using a Cortex M3 processor left over from a school robotics project, Francois Gervais managed to rig his wireless pad to control something decidedly less advanced than a game of Modern Warfare 2. There’s a video of the controller in action.

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  • Gran Turismo Gamer Becomes Pro Race Driver
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    An anonymous reader writes “Back in 2008, Lucas Ordonez lived what seemed like an ordinary existence. The 22-year-old Spanish student was an avid motorsports fan, but he lacked the suitable investment necessary to become a professional race driver and had virtually given up on racing. Besides, he was already knee-deep in trying to complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA). But it was Ordonez’ passion for virtual racing, particularly his love (more…)

  • Guide to 2012 Presidential Elections
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    If you are anything like me and every single news channel and every single ***** with a blog, you’ve no doubt been wondering about the upcoming 2012 elections. As a political scientist, I know that it is never too early to speculate about elections. Surely, you must have many if not all of the same burning questions as I do: Who will run?

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  • Spain lead after Ferrer fightback
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    David Ferrer fights back from two sets down to beat Radek Stepanek and give Spain a commanding 2-0 lead after day one of the Davis Cup final.

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  • Brutal Thoughts with Jack Black (Vid)
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    Jack Black helps gamers with an uplifting self-affirmation exercise.

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  • 8 Surefire Ways to Know If You’re Being Boring
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    “Oh really?”, you say, slouching back in your chair as you read this. “Interesting. So how are your kids?”

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  • Raikkonen agrees rallying switch
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    Former Formula 1 champion Kimi Raikkonen agrees to race for Citroen’s junior team in the 2010 World Rally Championship.

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  • First ever motorbike backflip with a passenger
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    Petr Pilat takes the Mayor of Prague as co-pilot for this first ever tandem motorbike backflip. It’s his town, he’s the Mayor, he can do what he likes.

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