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World of Warcraft's version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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European World of Warcraft shows its own version of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears (a popular fairy tale) with this screen shot. It shows Goldilocks, the elf, sleeping on a bear's bed. And boy, that bear isn't happy. :)

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When Two National Icons (Bald Eagle and U.S. Air Force C-130) Collide...

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Compfused.com posted a StrategyPage link with three huge gross photographs of an collision aftermath between an U.S. Air Force C-130 and an American bald eagle. The pilot got splattered with blood. The C-130 and eagle landed together, but only the C-130 was still alive (duh). They were flying near Tacoma, Washington.

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A History of the GUI

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This Ars Technica article tells the genealogy and traces the history of the graphical user interface (GUI) starting in 1930s with Vannevar Bush's "Memex device. There are also images of the devices and screens.

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Ever seen a stormtrooper use the restroom?

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Ever seen a Star Wars stormtrooper pee in a restroom? Neither had I. Here is a recent photograph (nothing dirty) of Stormtrooper Jeff Fults (without his helmet) taking a leak.

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NASA's Mars Polar Lander Found at Last?

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A co-worker mentioned a Sky and Telescope story (with photographs and other images) on NASA's Mars Polar Lander (MPL) might had been found. On December 9, 1999, it was supposed to touch down near the red planet's south pole but disappeared after entering the Martian atmosphere without a trace. 5.5 years later, scientists think they may have finally located the lander's wreckage and confirmed what went wrong with the mission.

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Worth1000's Doctored Images: Celebrity Time Travel 9

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Worth1000's current doctored images theme is on what if celebrities lived in different time periods and settings? There are 122 entries!

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A Study Finds Kids Can't Hit Slow Pitches...

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According to LiveJournal's short story, kids' brains aren't wired for slow motion. Hence, why slowly throwing a ball for a toddler to smack with a plastic bat result a missed hit. Terri Lewis, professor of psychology at McMaster University, says "slow balls actually appear stationary to a child."

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2 Photograph Series: A hungry snake eating a kangaroo and a massive sandstorm.

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Compfused.com shows two series of amazing clear photographs related to nature:

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Windows XP Professional (32-bit and x64 Editions) Gaming Comparison

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According to [H]ard|OCP's article, there are few differences for games with 32-bit and x64-editions of Windows XP Professional on an AMD Athlon 64-based system. It compares the gaming performances on the latest ATI and NVIDIA video cards. It shows little performance differences in and issues that came up.

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Giant, inflatable television screen.

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Blues's News posted a link to a giant, inflatable screen on the SuperScreen Outdoor Theater System.

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"DELL: Tech Force"/"Tech Force: DELL International Alliance" Trailer

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User Friendly's link of the day is a trailer for DELL: Tech Force/Tech Force: DELL International Alliance. It is basically a spoof (even puppets with strings) of Team America: World Police movie with people (CEOs?) from six computer companies in saving the world.

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How a Bookmaker and a Whiz Kid Took On an Extortionist -- and Won

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This long and detailed CSO article (5/4/2005 11:30 AM PDT -- link is broken now, but check my /. reply below) tells a story on Mickey Richardson, who was facing an online extortion threat and betting his Web-based business (BetCris; remove AQFL from the URL to visit it) a few years ago on a networking whiz from Sacramento, CA, USA. The networking whiz was the first to beat back the bad guys, then helped the cops nab them.

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Television/TV Limits Copies -- "Broadcast Flag" in July 2005.

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Yahoo! News report the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s mandation of a "broadcast flag" copy-protection -- the latest scheme. The FCC's ruling, which goes into effect this July (2005), lets you make a backup copy of flagged shows, but no further copies.

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Bacon Strips Bandages

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Blue's News posted a link to 3" x 1" Bacon Strips Bandages. They are cut to look like small slabs of bacon. Fifteen per tin.

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Man gets the poop on outsourcing: Be a p00p sc00p3r!

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This Reuters News Article is amusing and sad to read. Steve Relles, a computer programmer, has the poop on what to do when your job is outsourced to India. He was one of a rising number of Americans seeking new opportunities as their work shifts to countries with cheaper labor, has spent the past year making his living scooping up dog droppings as the "Delmar Dog Butler." "My parents paid for me to get a (degree) in math and now I am a pooper scooper," Relles, a 42-year-old married father of two told Reuters. "I can clean four to five yards in a hour if they are close together." Relles, who lost his computer programming job about three years ago, got the idea of cleaning dog dirt from people's back yards from Mark Booth, a friend in Buffalo, New York. Ralles has over 100 clients who pay $10 each for a once-a-week cleaning of their yard.

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How Star Wars Changed the World -- Chart maps people, companies, and technologies...

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Wired News (Web page doesn't fully load, but I was able to get its neat Flash SWF link) has an interesting and neat chart that maps the people, companies, and technologies touched by the Force.

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Why the pet ran away...

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This NONAGS scanned image shows why the pet cat ran away. Whoops!

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What if two chinese takeouts talked to each other as a prank...?

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You need a sense of humor for this. Compfused.com posted a funny three minutes audio recording (WMV -- no video, just a static picture) with two people pitted against each other who have absolutely no idea what's going on. In this prank call, a radio host takes an order for Chinese food. He then asks the first guy to repeat the order back to him and then he connects to another Chinese food joint through the party line.

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Today's WoW Menu: Grilled Spider, Hot and Spicy!

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This screen capture, on WorldofWar.net shows what's for lunch/dinner in World of Warcraft.