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Anelka ‘in best form of his life’

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti believes striker Nicolas Anelka is in the form of his life after he helped the Blues reach the Champions League last 16.

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  • The Life of a South Korean Pro Gamer

    chajath writes with this excerpt from a South Korean newspaper about the lives of professional StarCraft players:
    “Prospective gamers take tests based on the skills they have picked up in PC rooms, and passing scores allow them entry into ‘clans,’ or guilds. Those who aspire to become pro gamers pay move-in fees and go to live at group dormitories, where they practice playing games all day long. Following a ‘courage match’ for semi-pro certification, (more…)

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  • Life of Terry Childs Instanter In Jury’s Hands

    snydeq writes “Closing arguments concluded Monday in the new zealand urban area of San Francisco’s occurrence against Terry Childs, the network administrator charged with violating California hacking laws on refusing to round of applause finished network passwords fitted the city’s FiberWAN during a 12-day while in 2008. Childs was charged in July 2008 and has been held on $5 million bail at all since. The favourably mechanical tentative, which featured (more…)

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  • DVRs Keep from Some TV Shows On life Ratings

    ubermiester writes “After years of panicked lawsuits by means of load providers against TiVo and DVR technology in inexact, the NYTimes is reporting on still another scolding fit the substance providers to learn and then closely overlook: ‘Against scarcely every conjecture, closely half of all people watching delayed shows are nevertheless slouching on their couches watching messages with regard to movies, cars, and beer. According to Nielsen, 46 (more…)

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  • Lies, Damn Lies, and Battery-Life Statistics

    theodp writes “What if automakers regulated gas mileage via rolling their cars downhill with their engines idling? They potency, Newsweek’s Daniel Lyons suggests, if they took energy from the MobileMark 2007 notebook battery-life benchmark study, the the cosmos of a consortium called BAPCo, whose members are — stupefaction — computer makers and other tech companies. Laptops packs great numbers, Lyons explains, because they’re tested with (more…)

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