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  • The Totalitarian Buddhist Who Beat Sim City.
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    Vincent Ocasla spent four years wallowing in equations and graph paper building a totalitarian Sim City hellscape called Magnasanti, racking up a population of six million and claiming to beat an otherwise unbeatable game. Watch this and get scared…

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  • ***** Economy Makes US a Greener Place
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    Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions dropped a record 7 percent in the U.S. in 2009, the largest decline in more than 60 years as the country faced an economic recession.

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  • Brazil omit Ronaldinho from squad
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    Ronaldinho and Adriano are high-profile absentees from Brazil’s 23-man World Cup squad.

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  • Mandriva Up For Sale
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    The French company that creates and sells the Mandriva Linux distribution is up for sale. The news about Mandriva SA originally surfaced on a French Mandriva portal, and was confirmed by one of the potential buyers. Mandriva the distribution is a merger of the former MandrakeLinux and Conectiva distros. Mandriva the company is no stranger to hard times, having sought bankruptcy protection in the past.

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  • First Footage of Enslaved is in (Video)
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    Ninja Theory the developers behind the 2007 PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavenly Sword, have released the first in game footage for their next game: Enslaved.

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  • Methane-Trapping Ice May Have Triggered Gulf Spill
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    sciencehabit writes with an excerpt from Science that begins: “Methane-trapping ice of the kind that has frustrated the first attempt to contain oil gushing offshore of Louisiana may have been a root cause of the blowout that started the spill in the first place, according to [UC Berkeley] professor Robert Bea, who has extensive access to BP p.l.c. documents on the incident. If methane hydrates are eventually implicated, the US oil and gas industry (more…)

  • Confessions of a tech hoarder (with pics)
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    Still hanging on to that DVI-VGA adapter, Handspring PDA and floppy drive? How much hardware do you have hidden in your home’s nooks and crannies?

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