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.
taucross writes: Julian Assange has written an article for The Australian newspaper. In it he states that WikiLeaks "deserves protection, not threats" and requests support for his actions from the Australian government.
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"?