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  • There are a LOT of games being made into films these days
    By on June 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    Even thought the games-to-movies formula hasn’t been the greatest formula, that hasn’t stopped film studios from upping the order…

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  • Automated Language Deciphering By Computer AI
    By on June 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    eldavojohn writes “Ugaritic has been deciphered by an unaided computer program that relied only on four basic assumptions present in many languages. The paper (PDF) may aid researchers in deciphering eight undecipherable languages (Ugaritic has already been deciphered and proved their system worked) as well as increase the number of languages automated translation sites offer. The researchers claim ‘orders of magnitude’ speedups in deciphering languages (more…)

  • Nadal hits back to beat Soderling
    By on June 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rafael Nadal recovers from a set down to beat Robin Soderling in four sets and reach the Wimbledon semi-finals.

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  • World Cup has excluded S.African traders-Fact or Fiction?
    By on June 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Will South Africa, a country that has almost a quarter of its population living in poverty, actually benefit from hosting the 2010 World Cup?

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  • 11 Strong Girls of Gaming Who Disappeared
    By on June 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    I hate to admit it, but guys have it easy. One big budget game and we get sequel after sequels. For some reason, women don’t get this luxury. These 11 strong ladies deserve a second chance.

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  • Serena to face Kvitova in semis
    By on June 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    World number one Serena Williams sees off Li Na to book a Wimbledon semi-final against Petra Kvitova, who saves match points on her way to victory over Kaia Kanepi.

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  • Microsoft: Kinect Feels Like Mario Bros.
    By on June 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The easiest way to explain the situation is to show it. Here’s what Kudo Tsunoda, creative director for Kinect at Microsoft, has to say regarding the often difficult task of explaining Kinect in written form:

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  • Daily Kos Pollster Made Up Numbers
    By on June 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    jamie found a story up on Daily Kos revealing that the polling firm they had contracted with for 18 months, Research 2000 or R2K, apparently made up or at least manually tweaked its polling results. The blog published a preliminary report by a team of statistics gurus (Mark Grebner, Michael Weissman, and Jonathan Weissman), and it is an exemplar of clarity and concision. The team reports, “We do not know exactly how the weekly R2K results were created, (more…)

  • Jim Cramer – Lenny Dykstra Stock Scandal, Reports The Zeroes
    By on June 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The stock guru’s top pupil, baseball star Lenny Dykstra, was secretly paid to plug stocks on TheStreet.com and give access to Cramer, reveals Randall Lane in his new book, The Zeroes.

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  • Courtney Love’s Worst Performance Ever
    By on June 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A Courtney Love show is like a NASCAR race: you’re only disappointed if there isn’t a car crash. But there are wrecks, and then there is the 40-car pie-up Love and the people she’s currently paying to approximate her former band Hole.

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