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There will be a time series prediction competition at the Int. Workshop on Advanced Black-Box Techniques for Nonlinear Modeling at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 08-10Jul98. . [John Koza , genetic-programming, 28Nov97. Bill Park.]

Finals of the Danish Championship in Robot Soccer 1997 will be transmitted live on the Internet via Mbone, on 18Dec97. See for details. [Henrik Hautop Lund ,, 12Dec97.]

If you're a fan of Riven, the sequel to Myst, check out the auction of Riven-related items at . Proceeds will benefit Oxfam America. [NewtNews, 09Dec97.] (Bidding started 12Dec97.)

You can also buy and sell computers on AuctionMillennium, . [Guy Bodart ,, 09Dec97.]

The PEP National Directory of Computer Recycling Programs links to many organizations that accept donated computer equipment (for worthy causes in various countries). US listings are broken out by state. . One group that can reuse old 3.5-inch floppy disks is USA CityLink Project, Attn: Floppies for Kiddies, 20349 Highway 36, Covington, LA 70433. The project reformats the disks and distributes them to schools and nonprofit organizations. . [TidBITS, 10Dec97.]

-- Ken