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  • EFF: What Congress Can Learn from the Recent ICE Seizures
    By on February 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    As a reminder, COICA would give the government dramatic new copyright enforcement powers, most notably the ability to meddle with the Internet’s domain name system (DNS) and make entire websites effectively disappear, along with noninfringing content and lawful speech.

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  • What Can Hollywood Learn From Video Games?
    By on September 5, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Most franchises fizzle out at the third film, and that is precisely why Hollywood should take a lesson from the game series BioShock, which will soon be releasing its third entry, BioShock Infinite.

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  • BioShock Infinite – What We Want To See
    By on August 20, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    What we’ve seen of BioShock Infinite so far promises to do things with the series that have never been done before. As impressed as we are, we still know relatively little about the game. And we hope that, when we find out more, at least a few of the following things are part of the package.

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  • Investing 101: What Are Your Options?
    By on August 11, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An option costs only a fraction of the cost to buy 100 shares. For example, after the trading day closed on August 10, 2010, McDonald’s (MCD) shares were selling for $72.84, so that 100 shares cost $7,284. But you could control those shares by buying one 72.50 September call for only $157, or about 2% of the cost of buying those 100 shares.

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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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  • What Happens When a 30+-Year-Old Joins a Fight Club?
    By on June 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Benjamin Leatherman is in his “dirty thirties” and has never been in a real fight. Thinking there’s no time like the present, this master of the sedentary lifestyle throws his hat into the ring at a fight club during an industrial dance night.

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  • What Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have up their Sleeves
    By on June 12, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    It’s that time of the year again, folks! No – not the new iPhone. It’s time for E3, gaming’s most important conference, where Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony announce their latest hardware, games and services. Fanboy battles will rage, marketing execs will boast – but if all goes according to plan, gamers will find out what will dominate their time.

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  • What They’re Saying About LeBron James
    By on May 15, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    LeBron James faced an enormous amount of scrutiny in the Cavs’ second-round loss to Boston — and the spotlight will only get hotter now that the two-time reigning MVP is just weeks away from free agency.

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  • Blundering Sony Nukes PS3 Supercomputing — at what cost?
    By on May 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Gamers are the ones who will pay for Sony’s mistake long-term. Don’t expect the scientific/HPC community to come rushing when it comes time for Sony to babble about the PS4 — and without the help of this august assemblage, maybe we’ll get stuck with games featuring cutting-edge 1987 graphics fidelity. Leisure Suit Larry, here we come.

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  • What the Health Law Didn’t Fix: Medicare Doc Pay
    By on May 6, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Just about everyone agrees the scheduled 21 percent pay cut to doctors in America’s Medicare program would be a devastating blow to patient care. But without the cut, the federal deficit will balloon another $300 billion over the next decade.

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