Rage3D says the popular CD/DVD burner software in Windows, Nero, has been ported to Linux. It will be called NeroLINUX. It is free of charge if the user registers either: 1) A full version of Nero Software v6 or higher OR 2) retail version or downloaded version. However, there is no technical support for NeroLINUX.
If you are a big fan of Batman series and/or LEGO, then you need to check out this 11 minutes and 58 seconds homemade Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) film (QuickTime; 76 MB) titled "Batman: New Times". You can watch it online or download it directly (M4V for Apple iPod owners or those with compatible players).
Dr. Batty, who works at the Dunstaffnage marine centre near Oban, and his colleagues were looking at whether herrings could detect sounds made by predators like whales and dolphins. Using infrared lighting with video cameras and underwater microphones, they monitored the herrings behaviour round the clock. "We heard these rasping noises, which sound like high pitched raspberries, only ever at night, whenever we saw tiny gas bubbles coming from the herrings' bottoms," said Dr Batty. "We also noticed that individual fish release more bubbles the more fish are in the tank with them. In other words, it seems that herring like to fart in company," commented Dr. Wilson.
Jay Leno arrives late to the studio wearing Sponge Bob SquarePants pjamas, bunny slippers, and flanked by bodyguards...Submitted by ant on Fri, 03/11/2005 - 4:30pm. Funny Pictures | Sight Seeings | Television (TV) Show/Movie
Compfused.com posted a funny one-minute video clip of a baby that is laughing and crying. Heh!
Diarrhea Dan is an amusing Flash game: "No self-respecting computer gamer's collection is complete without popular toilet game, Diarrhea Dan. Don't own a copy? Well, now you can play it here thanks to new technology which allows the game to be loaded via your telephone line. Your Task: collect sheets of toilet paper for Dan by answering questions..."
PlayNC, Voodoo Extreme, and The Adrenaline Vault report that the federal judge dismisses claims and strikes allegations in Marvel lawsuit against NCsoft. Makers of City of Heroes online computer game score favorable decision; judge labels Marvel allegations as "false and sham" and throws out trademark claims.
This BBC NEWS article says Scientists may have found what makes a tune catchy, after locating the brain area where a song's "hook" gets caught. A US team from Dartmouth College, reported in the journal Nature, played volunteers tunes with snippets cut out. They scanned for brain activity and found it centred in the auditory cortex -- which handles information from ears. When familiar tunes played, the cortex activity continued during the blanks - and the volunteers indeed said they still mentally "heard" the tunes.
Silicon.com reports says a new research/study found that websites, aimed at children, are the worst for leaving visitors with bits of code capable of tracking browsing habits and relaying sensitive information to third parties. Security firm, Symantec, used a PC with a fresh installation of Windows XP SP2 and spent one hour surfing well-known sports, kids, gaming, news, reseller, shopping and travel websites to monitor how many tracking bugs are picked up. Kids websites were among the worst with 359 pieces of adware and three browser hijackers, which can change browser settings and produce pop-up ads for pornography.