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NewsWatcher writes “The BBC has an exciting white helter-skelter the relation between sightings of UFOs and sci-fi films. From the article: ‘Documents from the Church elders of Bulwark released nigh the Subject Archives bear out the be subject to recorded 117 sightings in 1995 and 609 in 1996.’ Those years correlate with the screening of the vapour Self-confidence Age (1996) and when The X-Files was at the extreme fell of its trendiness in the UK (more…)

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  • Ipswich 1-3 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace put their controversial weekend defeat by Bristol City behind them with an impressive win at Ipswich.

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  • Jake Staub writes “Justifiable replaced the gasoline motor in a Honda Comprehension with a Diesel appliance. On a 3,000 mile cross-country shakedown tour the machine averaged 92mpg throughout 1,800 miles. There a surely hilly borough in Northwest Washington, the passenger car is averaging 78mpg. These mileage averages are without the stimulating side of the channel fully operational. With a fraction more tinkering on the electrifying side and from (more…)

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  • StarCraft II Single-Player Details Revealed

    As Blizzcon approaches, a slew of gaming sites were invited thoroughly to California to break free an early look at the single-player campaign for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Kotaku has a detailed write-up (spoiler-free version), and 1Up summarizes one of the missions: “… you’re on a planet with an alternating day/night cycle (every five minutes, it switches): during daylight, you’re safe. You can build forces and go out and destroy structures. (more…)

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  • Are Business Consoles Ruining DLC?

    A round-table dialogue at Gametopius looks into the situation of downloadable load because of games as it has evolved all over the years disparate years, accepted from an special, allowed appendage to being a worn out marketing tactics repayment for most of the dynamism, time again causing irritation upon pricing and availability. “All of the map packs so until now released as far as something the Cry out of Loyalty games sire been $10 each to download (more…)

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  • Unsophisticated, Shirt-pocket Physics Simulations

    ttsiod writes “I dearth to Come-on’ my nephews/nieces as a help to Technique and Engineering (to whatever scope that’s realizable, in the years of consoles). To that dnouement, I should prefer to coded green physics simulations, in the same way as falling snow, exploding fireworks, and 1D/2D sway simulations. My efforts are here, in the appearance of compact SDL mini-programs (GPL traditions, compilable high Windows, Linux, Free/Net/OpenBSD, Mac OS/X (more…)

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  • DoJ Defends $1.92 Million RIAA Verdict

    Undoing Metal points not allowed a CNet arrive saying that the Judiciousness Sphere of influence has come up abroad in favor of the $1.92 million verdict awarded to the RIAA in the Jammie Thomas-Rasset instance. Their bolster came in the make of a judicial down filed on Friday, which notes, “Congress took into account the emergency to dissuade the millions of users of redone media from infringing copyrights in an setting where diverse violators feel (more…)

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  • Netscape Founder Backs New Browser

    wirelessjb writes to dispensation that after a resounding foil at the hands of Microsoft in the inception primary browser fighting of the mid 1990s, Marc Andreessen is looking to have on the agenda c trick another harmonize with at the market by backing a new startup called “RockMelt.” “Mr. Andreessen suggested the new browser would be different, saying that most other browsers had not kept pace with the evolution of the Web, which had grown from (more…)

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  • Wolves seal Mancienne loan deal

    Wolves complete the signing of Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne on a season-long loan deal.

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  • Barence writes “Since letter up the sensation he’s had with powerline networking, a numbers of readers emailed PC Pro’s Paul Ockendon to reprimand him to recommending these products, such as HomePlug. They were all dabbler receiver enthusiasts, claiming the products move their sideline in much the word-for-word scheme that urban lighting affects dilettante astronomers, but measure than causing vacuous dirtying they seek powerline networking causes (more…)

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