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  • Starcraft II Exclusive Hands-on Preview
    By on June 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    Jim Raynor and the Queen of Blades are coming back for another round of real-time strategy mayhem. Here’s all the juicy StarCraft II multiplayer beta info.

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  • Rhythm games: the Five Commandments all titles must follow
    By on June 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    While the upcoming slate of rhythm games may not offer much that’s new, there are Five Commandments every rhythm game must follow.

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  • Wimbledon Officials Admit Putting Hot Chicks at Centre Court
    By on June 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Interesting story from London’s Daily Mail where they get an All England Club spokesman to admit the ladies featured on the hallowed Centre Court aren’t necessarily the best players, but they are the best-looking players.

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  • Top 10: World’s Most Bizarre Festivals
    By on June 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The Cow Painting Festival in Luxembourg or possibly Alaska’s Moose Dropping Festival? These festivals are as weird as they come…

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  • Malcolm Gladwell Challenges the Idea of “Free”
    By on June 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader brings us another bump on the bumpy road of Chris Anderson’s new book, Free: The Future of a Radical Price, which we discussed a week ago. Now the Times (UK) is reporting on a dustup between Anderson and Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. Recently Gladwell reviewed, or rather deconstructed, Anderson’s book in the New Yorker. Anderson has responded with a blog post that addresses some, but by no (more…)

  • Valencia joins Man Utd from Wigan
    By on June 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Manchester United sign Wigan winger Antonio Valencia on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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  • Cop Arrests A Woman, Punches & Violates Her For Carrying Pug
    By on June 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    They took my pug and he told me he was taking him to the pound where he would be “put down.” I was taken to the J stop headquarters. I wasn’t allowed to call a lawyer and I was put in a cell with handcuffs on with two other women who spit on me and hit me in the head, because they weren’t in handcuffs and I was crying so much it bothered them.

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  • Burnley capture Fletcher for £3m
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    Steven Fletcher signs for Burnley after they agree a club record £3m fee with Hibernian for the striker.

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  • In Canada, No Expectation of Privacy On the Net
    By on June 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The_AV8R writes “In a recent interview, Peter Van Loan, the new Canadian Public Safety minister, says ISPs should be able to provide private user information without a warrant. (The only example he gave was cases of child pornography; the interviewer pointed out that in these cases ISPs are already at liberty to divulge customer information without a warrant, but that the proposed rules would make that mandatory whenever the police ask.) He was adamant (more…)

  • Does the ‘Hacker Ethic’ Harm Today’s Developers?
    By on June 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    snydeq writes “Fatal Exception’s Neil McAllister questions whether the ‘hacker ethic’ synonymous with computer programing in American society is enough for developers to succeed in today’s economy. To be sure, self-taught ‘cowboy coders’ — the hallmark of today’s programming generation in America — are technically proficient, McAllister writes, ‘but their code is less likely to be maintainable in the long term, and they’re less likely (more…)