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  • CO-OP 0112 — Punch-Out!!, E3 Predicitons, Patapon 2
    By on May 31, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    We all know that E3 is the most anticipated event of the year for the world of video games, and those of us at Area 5 are going to do everything we can to bring you with us! Next week CO-OP will have three recorded/edited shows and three LIVE shows!

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  • Paul Wilmott Wants To Retrain and Reform Wall Street’s Quants
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    theodp writes “What if an aeronautics engineer couldn’t reconcile his elegant design for a state-of-the-art jumbo jet with Newton’s second law of motion and decided to tweak the equation to fit his design? In a way, Newsweek reports, this is what’s happened in quantitative finance, which is in desperate need of reform. And 49-year-old Oxford-trained mathematician Paul Wilmott — arguably the most influential quant today — thinks he knows (more…)

  • New HDMI 1.4 Spec Set To Confuse
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    thefickler writes “HDMI Licensing LLC, the company that determines the specifications of the HDMI standard, is set to release the HDMI 1.4 spec on 30 June. Unfortunately it could very well be the most confusing thing to ever happen to setting up a home theater. When the new cables are released, you’re going to need to read the packaging very carefully because effectively there are now going to be five different versions of HDMI to choose from — (more…)

  • Report: St. Louis Rams’ Owners Looking To Sell Team
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    The St. Louis Rams may soon be up for sale, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported on Saturday. Forbes magazine estimated the Rams’ current value at $929 million, and if the owners have trouble finding a buyer, they may have no choice but to sell to a buyer who will move the team out of St. Louis.

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  • Last Titanic survivor dies at age 97
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    Millvina Dean, the last survivor of the sinking of RMS Titanic, has died…She was 97 years old, and she died where she had lived — in Southampton, England, the city her family had tried to leave behind when it took the ship’s ill-fated maiden voyage, bound for America.

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  • Tiananmen Square, 20 Years Later
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    Two Decades ago, one of largest pro-democracy protests in China came to an end when the People’s Liberation Army tanks rolled toward Tiananmen Square and troops opened fire on the crowds. For this anniversary on June 4, the Op-Ed editors asked four writers, who were students at the time, for their reflection on this historical event.

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  • Zero Punctuation: Duke Nukem Forever
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    This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Duke Nukem Forever.

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  • Ancelotti leaves job at AC Milan
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    Carlo Ancelotti moves a step closer to becoming Chelsea’s new manager after his contract at AC Milan is terminated by mutual consent.

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  • Strettle out of Argentina Tests
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    Winger David Strettle will miss England’s Test matches against Argentina because of an abdominal illness.

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  • Man Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison For Spreading HIV
    By on May 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    An ex-convict turned suburban martial arts instructor was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison for knowingly infecting several women with the virus that causes AIDS. Philippe Padieu, 53, was convicted this week of six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — his bodily fluids.

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