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$1.2 million ultimate games collection appears on eBay

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Category: Games

From www.geek.com

If you’re a collector, counting the complete back catalog of games for one system as part of your collection is a commendable achievement, but what about having full gaming sets for 22 different systems? I doubt anyone has ever done that through game purchases alone, but one eBay seller is offering such a set.

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Mysterious fatal crash provides rare glimpse of U.S. commandos in Mali

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Category: World

From www.washingtonpost.com

In pre-dawn darkness, a ­Toyota Land Cruiser skidded off a bridge in North Africa in the spring, plunging into the Niger River. When rescuers arrived, they found the bodies of three U.S. Army commandos — alongside three dead women.

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iPhone Trojan App Sneaks Past Apple Censors

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.informationweek.com

A Trojan app designed by spammers to steal copies of iPhone and Android users′ address books found its way last month onto both the official Apple App Store and Google Play app marketplace, and appeared to be active for at least a week.

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The End Of China’s Economic Miracle

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Category: World

From www.thedailybeast.com

To many veteran China watchers, China’s economic slow-down is all but inevitable. For the past decade, liberal economists, international financial institutions like the World Bank and the IMF, and China’s major trading partners have been urging China to change its state-led development model that has relied excessively on fixed- asset investment and export for growth, at the expense of household consumption.

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Burma′s Misled Righteous - By Francis Wade Foreign Policy

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Category: World

From www.foreignpolicy.com

The government will see the flood of nationalist sentiment as a gift. Indeed, there is good reason to believe that officials may have had a role in whipping it up, as they did prior to the anti-Chinese riots of 1967 and the bouts of communal unrest involving Rohingya in 1978 and 1992.

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Rwanda′s Health Care Miracle

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Category: Health

From opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com

A country in ashes 18 years ago is now safe and clean. It is one of the least corrupt countries in Africa. Per capita income has tripled — although the fact that it is now only $550 a year tells you how destitute Rwanda was.

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Alpha Colony: A Tribute to M.U.L.E.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Category: Games

From www.kickstarter.com

Alpha Colony: A Tribute to M.U.L.E. is an economic video game for your iPad or desktop, similar to Sim City or Civilization. It offers an interactive experience you can share with your family and friends.

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The Steve Jobs Pivot

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Category: Business

From www.fastcompany.com

The founder of a startup doesn’t simply tear up a business plan if things aren’t going well. Pivoting is borne out of data, of looking at what is working and what isn’t. The idea is to base pivoting on a specific testable hypothesis.

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Professional Snitch

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.nytimes.com

Eight officers approached the house, and they didn’t knock. The warrant police obtained, on the basis of a false affidavit, declared they didn’t have to — the house where their informant had bought crack that day, the affidavit said, had surveillance cameras, and those inside could be armed.

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International trade: Buy power, sell ideas

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Category: Economics

From www.economist.com

The first myth (some are more mythical that others, but it’s a good theme for a paper) is that advanced economies are losing out to emerging markets, so that trade deficits are ballooning. That’s not the case, as the chart below shows.

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