November 19th, 2002

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[SRC PHOTO] переигрывая бородино


© Sergei Grits/AP Photo



Re-enactors dressed as Napoleon's soldiers march by the unveiled monument to commemorate the victims of the Grand Army's retreat across the Berezina River in 1812, right, near the Belarus village of Studenka, 90 km east of Minsk.

The retreat across the Berezina of the remnants of Napoleon's Grand Army, which invaded Russia June 24, 1812, took place from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29, 1812. About 50,000 people, soldiers from both sides and civilians, were killed during the crossing, which effected under heavy Russian attack and saved Napoleon and his forces from capture.

In total of nearly half a million soldiers, from France as well as all of the vassal states of Europe, who invaded Russia in June, barely 10,000 survived by the end of the campaign, December 1812.


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_____________________[PRO] ruspini of sri international elected to ieee board

Ruspini of SRI International Artificial Intelligence Researcher Elected to IEEE Board of Directors MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2002--Enrique H. Ruspini, Ph.D. has been elected to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Board of Directors for 2003-2004 as Director, Division X (Systems and Control). Dr. Ruspini is a principal scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Center (AIC) at SRI International, an independent research institute in Silicon Valley. The AIC, founded in 1966, is one of the world's major centers of research in artificial intelligence. The IEEE is the world's largest technical professional society with more than 380,000 members in approximately 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace, computers and telecommunications to biomedicine, electric power and consumer electronics.Collapse ) AI
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_____________________[PRO] idsa's video game consumer research data

IDSA's Video Game Consumer Research Data

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2002--According to a national poll released today by the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA), the association representing computer and video game software publishers, more than one third of all Americans (36%) plan to give or receive a computer or video game this holiday season.

"More than sixty percent of Americans play computer and video games," said Douglas Lowenstein, president of the Interactive Digital Software Association, the trade group that represents U.S. computer and video game software publishers, "So it's not surprising that so many people of all ages plan to give and receive games during the upcoming holidays."

According to the national poll conducted by KRC Research for the IDSA during the last week of October, almost half (46%) of adults who have children living at home say they plan on giving one or more computer or video games as a gift this holiday season, while more than four in 10 (43%) adults age 25 to 44 will give the gift of games.

As for those hoping to receive a game, about one in four (24%) adults age 18-24 say they expect to receive one or more computer or video games as a gift this holiday season.

To find out more about what types of games Americans want, go to: http://www.idsa.com/holidaybuying.htm.

The IDSA is the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. IDSA members collectively account for more than 85 percent of the $6.35 billion in entertainment software sales in the United States in 2001, and billions more in export sales of American-made entertainment software. The IDSA offers services to interactive entertainment software publishers including a global anti-piracy program, owning the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show, business and consumer research, government relations and First Amendment and intellectual property protection efforts.

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сегодня на cnn просто переполох был - оказалось, что видео-игрушки - самая динамично равивающаяся индустрия с многомиллиардным оборотом... несмотря ни на какой спад (а может, даже, и благодаря ему, бизнес виртуаьных игрищ процветает как никогда...


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[SRC PHOTO] leonid meteors shower


© Sakchai Lalit/AP Photo



Leonid meteors shower across the night sky in 2001. Stargazers in Europe, Britain and North America are in for a treat and have prime viewing positions for what could be the biggest natural fireworks display of the 21st century.

During the early hours of Nov. 19, thousands of meteors, or shooting stars, will light up the night sky as they enter the atmosphere at speeds of about 160,000 miles per hour.


ну, и как, были в жж свои старгейзеры?

у нас тут всё небо в тучах, ничего не было видно...


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[SRC PHOTO] knives confiscated by airport security


© Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo


An airport screener displays an item confiscated from carry-on baggage at Oklahoma's Will Rogers World Airport. Although the item appears to be a key, it has a knife hidden in its side.

ооо, вот оно, оружие международного терроризма!...


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fears
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_____________________[PRO] insightexpress delivers adinsights

Real-time solution from InsightExpress objectively measures the attitudinal impact and overall effectiveness of online advertising and branding campaigns

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2002--

With online advertising expected to exceed $6 billion dollars this year in the U.S., the need for a solution that quickly and easily enables marketers to measure the attitudinal impacts of online advertising is at an all-time high.

InsightExpress, a professional online marketing research firm, today announced the availability of AdInsights, a real-time measurement service that allows advertisers, agencies and Web publishers to measure the true impact of their online advertising campaigns.

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branding campaigns, ага.


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