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Submission + - Steven Colbert running for President

ShieldW0lf writes: Steven Colbert has just announced he will be running for President of the United States. He will be running as a Favorite Son in North Carolina.

When asked how he feels about the announcement, Steven said he felt that having the announcement on a late night comedy show "cheapened" the process.


Submission + - Torrent file has 1mil seeds and 1mil leechers

k1b2501tx writes: "I noticed today that the file "Billboard Top 100 of 2006" [ http://btjunkie.org/torrent?do=stat&id=6318cb34593 c5e2e7e41cd75556b01a5ea586b5dc63e ] on btjunkie.org has 904019 seeds and 963131 leechers. That means about 2 million people (that's about 0.6% of US's population) are downloading it or have already got it. The traffic generated by this torrent alone is approximately 1.2 Petabytes. RIAA's executives must be having mass heart attacks :)"

Submission + - Wii surpasses 3 months of xbox sales in 3 weeks.

Whiney Mac Fanboy writes: "Nintendo's Wii has demolished Microsoft's xbox 360 sales in Australia, outselling the xbox's entire fourth quarter sales in just three weeks.

From the article:
The quarterly figures, released by games analyst Daniel Morse, show Nintendo sold 51,744 Wiis, whereas Microsoft sold 45,036 Xbox 360s. However, since the Wii only went on sale from December 8, its figures relate only to the three weeks to December 31, whereas the Xbox 360 numbers pertain to the entire three-month quarter.

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