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Submission + - The Cause Of Riots And The Price of Food (technologyreview.com)

taucross writes: What causes riots? That's not a question you would expect to have a simple answer. But today, Marco Lagi and buddies at the New England Complex Systems Institute in Cambridge, say they've found a single factor that seems to trigger riots around the world. This single factor is the price of food. Lagi and co say that when it rises above a certain threshold, social unrest sweeps the planet.
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Submission + - Gamers pay to play with girls (news.com.au)

taucross writes: A new site allows lonely XBOX360 gamers to pay a prescribed fee. This fee will net them a few minutes of game time with one of the "PlayDates", a girl who is paid to play video games. Gamers can choose to have a "flirty" or "dirty" experience with one of the PlayDates. Is this what we meant when we said we wanted "adult gaming"?

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