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  • Stuck In Your Online World? Give This a Shot
    By on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    Attention Second Lifers: Are you afraid, even in your fantasy worlds, of new experiences? Your avatar might be a candidate, then, for a psychotropic drug called, Virta-Flaneurazine, designed to treat Wanderlust Deficit Disorder — in other words, Internet addiction.

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  • Google Engineer Decries Complexity of Java, C++
    By on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    snydeq writes “Google distinguished engineer Rob Pike ripped the use of Java and C++ during his keynote at OSCON, saying that these ‘industrial programming languages’ are way too complex and not adequately suited for today’s computing environments. ‘I think these languages are too hard to use, too subtle, too intricate. They’re far too verbose and their subtlety, intricacy and verbosity seem to be increasing over time. They’re oversold, and used far (more…)

  • Bramble completes Sunderland move
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    Former Newcastle defender Titus Bramble completes his move from Wigan to Sunderland.

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  • Did the Bailout of GM and Chrysler Save Ford from Collapse?
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    Senator Harry Reid has made the assertion that if the Government hadn’t bailed out GM and Chrysler, Ford would have gone under also. The rationale is that if GM and Chrysler no longer existed, the supplier base which provides about 90% of the parts that make up a car would have collapsed also.

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  • 5 Unwinnable Situations from Classic 80s Games
    By on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    It was once common practice to have situations in which it becomes impossible to complete a videogame. To add insult to injury, the games in question rarely mentioned that fact to the player, leaving them to lurch around forever without knowing that the only way to succeed was to turn off the game and start from scratch.

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  • What causes hurricanes?
    By on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Experts say the 2010 hurricane season may be one of the worst in U.S. history, possibly even echoing the deadly summer of 2005. Here’s a look at why, where and when hurricanes form, and what you can do to be ready for one.

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