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  • Feds Question Big Media’s Piracy Claims
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    WrongSizeGlass writes “CNET is reporting that the GAO’s study of big media’s piracy claims has raised some questions. (Here are the study’s summary, highlights [PDF], and full report [PDF].) ‘After spending a year studying how piracy and illegal counterfeiting affects the United States, the Government Accountability Office says it still doesn’t know for sure…. The GAO said that most of the published information, anecdotal evidence, and records show (more…)



  • Bud Selig: Umpires Can Speed Up MLB Games
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    Selig has given umpires the green light to crack down on slow-poke hitters, the sport’s equivalent of those drivers cruising at 45 mph in the left lane with their turn signal perpetually on.

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  • Want to win the lottery? You’re better off with blackjack
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    In these hard times, gambling and lottery revenues are up, with people putting their faith and a little bit of money toward these get-rich-quick schemes. While WalletPop in no way endorses gambling or playing the lottery, we were curious to find out what are the odds when putting some cash toward making money fast.

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  • Clark and Olver facing early test
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    Anthony Clark and Heather Olver face a a tricky start at the European Badminton Championships, as governing body targets medals.

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  • Van Persie in frame to face Spurs
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    Arsenal striker Robin van Persie could make his Gunners comeback in Wednesday’s crucial game at Tottenham, BBC Sport understands.

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  • Google to Open Source the VP8 Codec
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    Several reader noted Google’s reported intention to open source the VP8 codec it acquired with On2 last February — as the FSF had urged. “HTML5 has the potential to capture the online video market from Flash by providing an open standard for web video — but only if everyone can agree on a codec. So far Adobe and Microsoft support H.264 because of the video quality, while Mozilla has been backing Ogg Theora because it’s open source. Now (more…)

  • Ingenious Corner Kick
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    I bet he got all the orange slices he wanted after that game.

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