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http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/liebergot-telmu-and-control-640x426.jpg Another view of CONTROL (foreground) and TELMU (background) as they exist today.
Photograph by Steven Michael (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63187066@N02/sets/72157631717910099/)


We had another busy week at Ars Technica. we continued our deep dive into Windows 8 (you'll find those and other related stories in the first list), but we also learned about Facebook covering up probes into data leaks, learned that Apple increased its R&D by $1 billion, and looked into how likely Hurricane Sandy-type storms will be in the future.

Not only that, but we also reviewed two major game titles: Halo 4 and Assasin's Creed III, and took a personal tour around NASA's mission control, with¬*Apollo vet Sy Liebergot as our guide. If you've missed any of these stories this week, check them out with the links below!

Windows 8 Deep Dive Continuted


The new and updated games of Windows 8 (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/10/the-new-and-updated-games-of-windows-8/)
That's right‚??Minesweeper now has an adventure mode.
Patent troll claims it invented the Windows 8 and Windows Phone "tiles" (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/patent-troll-claims-it-invented-the-windows-8-and-windows-phone-tiles/)
Never shipped a product, only started describing its tech as "tiles" in 2011.
Windows 8, the post-PC world, and Linux: Microsoft will prevail (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/10/windows-8-the-post-pc-world-and-linux-microsoft-will-prevail/)
Op-ed: An opening for Linux? A herald of the end of the PC? No, and no.
Review: Windows 8 core apps OK for tablets, disappointing on desktops (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/10/review-windows-8-core-apps-ok-for-tablets-disappointing-on-desktops/)
Messaging, people, and calendar apps filled with promise, bugs, and limitations.
Going to work with Windows 8 Enterprise (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/10/going-to-work-with-windows-8-enterprise/)
Are Windows to Go and tweaks to enterprise features enough to justify upgrading?
The best other stories of the week


Facebook tries cloaking probe into data leak involving 1 million accounts (http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/10/facebook-tries-cloaking-probe-into-data-leak-involving-1-million-accounts/)
Blogger who bought e-mail addresses for $5 told to keep discussions private.
Assassin's Creed III Review: American History X-treme (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/10/assassins-creed-iii-review-american-history-x-treme/)
Historical fiction has never been so nuanced‚??unless you're hiding from bad guys.
Apple increased R&D spending by $1 billion in 2012 (http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/11/apple-increased-rd-spending-by-1-billion-in-2012/)
Yearly SEC report: retail also increased; patent litigation is a big risk.
Halo 4 review: Jumping head first without a Bungie (and loving it) (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/11/halo-4-review-jumping-head-first-without-a-bungie-and-loving-it/)
343 Industries takes the reins and moves the franchise forward wonderfully.
Going boldly: Behind the scenes at NASA's hallowed Mission Control Center (http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/going-boldly-what-it-was-like-to-be-an-apollo-flight-controller/)
Apollo vet Sy Liebergot shows Ars how NASA got men safely to the Moon and back.
Good riddance: Halo 4 creators threaten permabans for sexist comments (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/11/good-riddance-halo-4-creators-threaten-permabans-for-sexist-comments/)
"Tits or GTFO?" After you, sir.
Apollo Flight Controller 101: Every console explained (http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/apollo-flight-controller-101-every-console-explained/)
Your handy reference to each station in the Apollo Mission Control room.
How a Supreme Court ruling may stop you from reselling just about anything (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/a-supreme-court-clash-could-change-what-ownership-means/)
Wiley v. Kirtsaeng may be the IP case of the decade‚??affecting all from eBay to libraries.
Quantum entanglement shows that reality can't be local (http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/quantum-entanglement-shows-that-reality-cant-be-local/)
Either that, or faster-than-light communications is a go.
Sea level rise will make Hurricane Sandy's NYC typical by the year 2200 (http://arstechnica.com/arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/sea-level-rise-will-make-hurricane-sandys-nyc-typical-by-the-year-2200/)
With climate change, a 9-foot water level rise isn't that far off.
Government: "Innocent" Megaupload user uploaded pirated music (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/government-innocent-megaupload-user-uploaded-pirated-music/)
But EFF chastises the feds for snooping through Kyle Goodwin's private files.
Drone Economics: Tiny tactical drones get dirt-cheap, GPS-guided bombs (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/drone-economics-tiny-tactical-drones-get-dirt-cheap-gps-guided-bombs/)
Cheap, accurate Air Drop Mortar could weaponize many small unmanned aircraft.
How Georgia doxed a Russian hacker (and why it matters) (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/how-georgia-doxed-a-russian-hacker-and-why-it-matters/)
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/how-georgia-doxed-a-russian-hacker-and-why-it-matters/
Meet the network operators helping to fuel the spike in big DDoS attacks (http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/10/meet-the-network-operators-helping-fuel-the-spike-in-big-ddos-attacks/)
SoftLayer, GoDaddy, AT&T, and iWeb make a list of top 10 most abused networks.
First look: Pandora 4.0, the new mobile frontier (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/10/first-look-pandora-4-0-the-new-mobile-frontier/)
Pandora 4.0 brings a new experience to smartphone, tablet users.
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