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Google Ads Phone Calls to Gmail. Yay?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-DzpAg0SdU] Yesterday, just hours after the first rumors of the feature surfaced, Google announced they were adding the ability to make phone calls to their flagship Gmail email service. We’ve tried out the feature a bit and it works almost … Continue reading

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The Fastest Route Around the Bases: Someone Please Tell the Orioles

With only 17 wins, the Baltimore Orioles have the worst record in baseball by a fairly wide margin. It’s only natural then, that they’d take particular interest in a paper published in a recent issue of The Mathematical Intelligencer, titled … Continue reading

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Now They'll Really Have Trouble Passing Laws: Strasburg Fever Grips DC

In 2008 the Washington Nationals posted the worst record of any team in Major League Baseball. (They would go on to repeat the feat in 2009.) Their performance earned them the very first pick in the 2009 draft the following … Continue reading

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Really, Baseball? Perfect Game Destroyed By A Not-So-Perfect Call

Last night in Detroit, Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga threw a perfect game against the Cleveland Indians, the 21st in Major League Baseball history and the 3rd in the last month. There was, however, one small hiccup. The umpire blew the call … Continue reading

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Field: $5.4 Million. Dreams: Priceless?

Remember Kevin Costner? You know the guy from Dances with Wolves and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Bodyguard? Oh, and also Waterworld, The Postman (Don’t miss a special appearance by Tom Petty as the mayor of the Bridge … Continue reading

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