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Ferguson brushes off Rooney talk

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson refuses to discuss Wayne Rooney’s current off-field problems ahead of Saturday’s match at Everton.

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  • Flower bemoans scheduling mistake

    England coach Andy Flower admits it was a mistake to play two Twenty20 games back-to-back at Cardiff.

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  • Narcissists, Insecure People Flock To Facebook

    Meshach writes “A study out of Canada claims that Facebook is a magnet for narcissists and people with low self-esteem. The theory is that these people use the site as a means of self promotion or to feel important.”

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  • Daley ‘to dive in Commonwealths’

    World champion Tom Daley still aims to compete at October’s Commonwealth games despite pulling out of the 10m platform competition at the World Youth Championships.

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  • bgweber writes “There’s been a lot of discussion about whether games should adapt to the skills of players. However, most current techniques limit adaptation to parameter adjustment. But if the parameter adaptation is applied to procedural content generation, then new levels can be generated on-line in response to a player’s skill. In this adaptation of Infinite Mario (with source [.JAR]), new levels are generated based on the performance of the player. (more…)

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  • Best Way To Archive Emails For Later Searching?

    An anonymous reader writes “I have kept every email I have ever sent or received since 1990, with the exception of junk mail (though I kept a lot of that as well). I have migrated my emails faithfully from Unix mail, to Eudora, to Outlook, to Thunderbird and Entourage, though I have left much of the older stuff in Outlook PST files. To make my life easier I would now like to merge all the emails back into a single searchable archive — just because (more…)

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  • Hartson interested in Wales job

    Ex-Wales striker John Hartson will be interested in the Wales job if boss John Toshack quits.

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  • The State of Household Robots

    paulelaguna writes “The dream of owning a household robot is starting to become reality, particularly for people in Japan. There are robots to help you do the dishes, move furniture, and even robotic wheelchairs to help you get around. Really, the only question that remains for us is when do we move?”

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  • Mascarenhas Twitter rant probed

    England cricketer Dimitri Mascarenhas is investigated by the ECB for his Twitter rant against chairman of selectors Geoff Miller.

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  • Hargreaves fails to make Euro cut

    Injury-hit midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been left out of Manchester United’s Champions League squad.

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