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  • Study of MMOG Proves Human Interaction Theory
    By on July 25, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes “A new study analyzing interactions among 300,000+ players in an online game universe, called Pardus, has for the first time provided large-scale evidence to prove an 80-year-old psychological theory called Structural Balance Theory. The research, published in PNAS, shows that individuals tend to avoid stress-causing relationships when they develop a society, resulting in more stable social networks.”

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  • Anybody out there? 140 ‘Earths’ found
    By on July 25, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Scientists celebrated Sunday after finding more than 700 suspected new planets — including up to 140 similar in size to Earth — in just six weeks of using a powerful new space observatory.

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  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition Announced
    By on July 25, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    In addition to Street Fighter vs Tekken, Capcom has also announced that they’re bringing back the iconic Street Fighter Third Strike title to the online realm.

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  • Harbinger lands King George win
    By on July 25, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Harbinger beats his younger rivals to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot under Olivier Peslier.

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  • Two US nationals seized by Taliban – reports
    By on July 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Two US nationals have been captured by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, reports say.

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  • Guitar Hero: WR to include Rush’s 7-part 2112 suite
    By on July 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is going to have the 7-part suite from Rush’s album 2112. Somewhere, Rock Band 3 is crying…

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  • Company Claims Patent On Spam Filtering, Sues World
    By on July 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    EvilAlphonso notes news of a “Texas” IP holding company suing 36 actual companies for violating its claimed patent on spam filtering. Techdirt deconstructs the patent itself, No. 6,018,761, which seems to amount to little more than a database lookup. It was filed in 1996 and issued in 2000 (despite the lawyers’ press release claiming that it “was awarded… nearly 15 years ago”). Among the companies being sued are 3Com, Apple, Google, AOL, Yahoo, (more…)

  • English Premier League clubs ban vuvuzelas
    By on July 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Fans hoping to replicate that famous vuvuzela World Cup drone back in England face disappointment after several Premier League clubs banned the deafening trumpets from their stadiums.

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  • Why Can’t Terrell Owens Get a Job?
    By on July 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    He loves him some him, but no one else is feeling enamored.

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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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