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The Top 10 Video Game Glitches That Became Features

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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Category: Technology

From www.gamefaqs.com

"I really hate this damn machine. I wish that they would sell it. It never does quite what I want, but only what I tell it." Such is the programmer's lament, because even though a computer may be a perfect, immortal machine, it is still built and operated by imperfect meatbags like you or me.

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Samuel Johnson Prize 2014 longlist announced - Telegraph

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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Category: Literature

From www.telegraph.co.uk

Now in its 16th year, the prize is open to non-fiction books on the topics of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts. Last year’s winner was The Pike by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, a biography of controversial Italian writer Gabriele D’Annunzio.

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Yoram Kaniuk: 80 Years in a Desiccated Land

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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Category: Book Reviews

From quarterlyconversation.com

The Last Jew by Yoram Kaniuk (trans. Barbara Harshav). Grove Press. $15.00, 528 pp. Adam Resurrected by Yoram Kaniuk (trans. Seymour Simckes). Grove Press. $15.00, 384 pp. Life on Sandpaper by Yoram Kaniuk (trans.

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Robert Downey Jr., Producer Wife Susan Reveal Their Quirky Relationship, "Perfectly Symbiotic" Marriage

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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Category: Entertainment

From www.hollywoodreporter.com

The right logo says a lot about a company. MGM wouldn't be MGM without its lion. Amblin is defined by E.T. in a bike basket. And where would Pixar be without its hopping desk lamp? Then there's the logo for Team Downey, the production house that Robert Downey Jr.

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