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    The foreclosure firm that made fun of Occupy Wall Street at its Halloween Party is collapsing.

    Another warning reminder that the Facebook phone is real, and not, say, just a nightmarish phantom.

    The mysterious Chinese desert structures are maybe for mining, natch.

    Newt Gingrich, the leading contender in the GOP race, says unions are “crippling” children and called child-labor laws “truly stupid” in a speech about changing the “culture of poverty in America" at Harvard.

    “It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods, entrapping children in, first of all, in child laws, which are truly stupid. Most of these schools ought to get rid of the unionized janitors, have one master janitor, and pay local students to take care of the school. The kids would actually do work, they would have cash, they’d have pride in the schools, they’d begin the process of rising.”

    At another campaign stop, he requested that the OWS demonstrators take a bath.

    The Mars rover is preparing to go to Mars.

    The Times on 20-somethings’ Fear of Missing Out, with a great dismissal by NYC tech maven Jordan Cooper.

    This is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall DVD commentary.

    Pakistan delays a ban on ‘obscene’ text messages.

    David Carr on #OWS’s tipping point.

    Facebook’s Ticker is ready to start selling you stuff.

    Apple now owns location-based services.

    Never mind the 99 percent: Hewlett-Packard’s earnings were down 91% this quarter.