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2001/8/20 [Recreation/Computer/Games, Computer] UID:22187 Activity:nil
8/20    G4M3RZ R L4M3RZ: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/50/21135.html
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www.theregister.co.uk/content/50/21135.html -> www.theregister.co.uk/2001/08/20/computer_gamers_have_underdeveloped_brains/
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