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+ - Ron Paul Breaks Single Day Fundraising Record 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "AP is reporting that Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul raised more than $3.5 million in 20 hours on Monday. The total was driven by a surge of Web-based giving tied to the commemoration of Guy Fawkes Day. Paul's total beat Mitt Romney as the single-day fundraising record holder in the Republican presidential field. Paul now ranks only behind Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton, who raised nearly $6.2 million on June 30, and Barack Obama. Paul advocates limited government and low taxes like other Republicans, but is the only GOP presidential candidate opposed to the Iraq war."
Movies

+ - Hasbro tries to quash uproar over GI Joe movie->

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coondoggie
coondoggie writes "In an attempt to put out a wildfire that threatens to grow into a full -blown conflagration, Hasbro today tried to put down rumors that the upcoming GI Joe movie will water down the US Marine-based action figure into a international light-weight based in Brussels. Specifically the uproar comes over the GI Joe movie that Paramount is developing for release next year. It seems that Paramount and Hasbro, which makes GI Joe, have gotten a little nervous about marketing a film with such obvious ties to the US Military, particularly when that military is involved in two wars, Iraq and Afghanistan. Rumors floated that the film was going to bastardize the GI Joe franchise to the "Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity", (GIJOE). Joe would be a multinational force dude rather than a mean Marine. But the outrage over that potential wholesale change is palpable. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/21564"
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PlayStation (Games)

250,000 PS3s Folding@Home 111

Posted by Zonk
from the that's-a-lot-of-origami dept.
GamesIndustry.biz reports that over 250,000 users have signed up for the Folding@Home project on the PlayStation 3. The sheer number of users has resulted in '700 teraflops in a single moment', most of which is provided by PS3 users. "'The PS3 turnout has been amazing, greatly exceeding our expectations and allowing us to push our work dramatically forward,' said Vijay Pande, associate professor of Chemistry at Stanford University and Folding@home program lead. 'Thanks to PS3, we have performed simulations in the first few weeks that would normally take us more than a year to calculate. We are now gearing up for new simulations that will continue our current studies of Alzheimer's and other diseases.'" The article notes the software has a new update with some refined functionality and faster processing.

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