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2048 Join the numbers and get to the 2048 tile! New Game How to play: Use your arrow keys to move the tiles. When two tiles with the same number touch, they merge into one! Robert Darnton, The Case for Books How the electronic book is changing the way we read In July 1995, entrepreneur Jeff Bezos opened a new kind of bookstore. Inspired by recent leaps in modern technology, Amazon.com opened its doors to a different kind of consumer, set to the discordant soundtrack of the 56k modem. The concept followed the familiar principle of the mail-order catalogue, an accessible list of titles and cover artwork, enabling ‘browsers’ to shop from the comfort of their own home. But Amazon.com became one of a new generation of retailers, eschewing the expense of the printed catalogue in favour of an interactive online presence.

This 22-Year-Old Just Rocked the Chess World with "Historic" Win If we don't get a hyper-nationalistic Disney movie out of this that isn't basically a Rocky IV meets Big Bang Theory mashup of a bunch of jingoistic and inaccurate stereotypes, I'm going to be really pissed off. Only one teensy-weensy problem: Caruana's Italian (even though he was born in Miami). It would be as if Rocky 4 featured Ivan Drago against the Chinese boxing champion. You really think that when we show him the money he could earn from a movie deal, that he won't renounce his citizenship in that debt-ridden backwater shithole of a country? Chess Openings - Learn How To Play The Top 60 Openings The first few moves in the chess opening lays the foundation for every chess game. Most of the chess openings have been named and analyzed for hundreds of years. It is important if you want to be successful in chess to be familiar with some of the most popular openings and understand the theory behind the moves. In this section we cover everything you need to know about the most popular chess openings.

Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe Updated 7/16/2013 – See Original Here Once at a picnic, I saw mathematicians crowding around the last game I would have expected: Tic-tac-toe. As you may have discovered yourself, tic-tac-toe is terminally dull. There’s no room for creativity or insight. Do Books have a Future? An Interview with Robert Darnton The following is an extract from an interview I conducted with Professor Robert Darnton on 5 December 2011. Darnton is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard and Director of the Harvard University Library. In 1999, he served as President of the American Historical Association, and he remains a trustee of the New York Public Library. He is also the author of numerous academic works, including . We met to discuss the way technological developments are changing academia, the problems surrounding Google Book Search, and what the future of electronic publishing might bring:

Carlsen outplayed Fabiano Caruana rocked the chess world on Friday when he defeated the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, to maintain his perfect start to the 2nd Sinquefield Cup. He has established a 1.5-point lead after just three rounds. All three games in the third round ended decisively. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave got back to 50 per cent by outplaying Levon Aronian, whose position deteriorated every time he grabbed another pawn. The Principles of the Opening Top Ten Rules to the Opening! There are many rules and principles for the three different stages of a chess game, but the focus of this article is how to "get out of the gates" in a hurry! Rule #1 - Develop Your Pieces! Development means "to build and create".

Pacxon - Online Game Additional Information: Use Pacman to capture sections of the board in Pacxon. Clear 80% to progress to the next level. Pacxon is the most popular game on the whole site! Pacxon is the most popular game on the site. It's a classic combination of retro arcade games Pacman and Xonix. Ayahuasca Tourism in South America Written for Anthropology of Tourism, University of Maryland at College Park John N. Grunwell

The Chess Phoenix Rises Again  Vishy Anand could be the Phoenix of Chess. Many times down, but never out. Again and again he rises up to snatch another tournament triumph, another world championship. Last year Anand lost the world title to Magnus Carlsen, but came back this year and won the Candidates to play the Norwegian again. Before the world championship in November, Anand won a strong event in Bilbao, but could not wrest the title back from Carlsen and lost the match. This month he went to England and won the London Classic. A to K - 2048 clone by Creative Spark Studios How to play: Use your arrow keys to move the tiles. When two tiles with the same letter touch, they merge into the next letter in the alphabet! The goal is to create the letter K. Note: This is a clone of the official open-sourced game called 2048, which is itself a clone of the game called 1024, which was already very similar to a game called Threes. The graphics in this version are inspired by our word game WordIt 2.

When and How to Plant Potatoes Potatoes are easy to grow, but they prefer cool weather so you should try to get them into the ground at the right time. You can order seed potatoes through mail-order garden companies or buy them at local garden centers or hardware stores. (You could use supermarket potatoes, but be aware they have probably been treated with chemicals to inhibit sprouting, so they may not grow well.) Store your seed potatoes in the refrigerator. Your next step is to determine the recommended planting time for your climate. Since it takes potatoes two to three weeks to emerge from the ground, the earliest you should plant seed potatoes is two weeks before your last anticipated freeze date of 28 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.

Carlsen and Nakamura Win Strong Chess Events  The year 2015 is very young and the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen has already won two strong tournaments -- in Wijk aan Zee in January and in the German resort Baden-Baden this week. But first, let's go briefly to Gibraltar, where the American grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura was tearing the competition apart this month. The United States have two chess players rated in the world's top 10 and they intend to push each other to get even better. Nakamura's fighting spirit didn't allow him to leave Wesley So's recent rating advance unanswered.

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