Note as of 9/26/2013 5:25:25:25 AM PDT: The web site is still having permanent(?) technical problems (errors, user accounts [e-mail if you want an account], search engine (use Google's with key word(s)), automatic feeds (e.g., Reddit), etc. Blame the rodent. ;)

Web site staff members (please remove AQFL to e-mail: Ant(Dude) (front end and 99% poster) and Mousey (administrator)). Use public Disqus for everyone to post and see moderated comments and feedbacks. And yes, Ant's English sucks (want to be the copy editor/proofreader?). Note that some non-AQFL links might have offensive/gross contents, annoying advertisements/ads. (use a blocker!), etc.

Alien Apocalypse

This Saturday is a day that all Bruce Campbell fans should rejoice! He's in another feature. This time it's Alien Apocalypse a Sci-Fi Channel Original movie. That probably means it will suck, but doesn't most of Bruce's stuff suck, even though it's the best :P Alien Apocalypse will air 9/8c on March 26th.

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Global warming could trigger ant invasions...

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New Scientist reports that global warming may lead to an unexpected threat from the insect world -- swarming invasions of tiny ants -- suggests new research. The study of 665 ant colonies in environments ranging from tropical rainforests to frozen tundra suggests that in warmer environments the ants' body size shrinks, on average, while the number of individuals in the colony booms.

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Worth1000's Doctored Images: Mac vs. PC 3

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The current Worth1000's theme with doctored images is on Mac vs PC: "We all know which is better, here is your chance to show it. In this contest, your task is to use photoshop to depict ways that your prefered computing device is superior to that *other* glorified calculater, in spite of what its idiot users say. The rules of the game are thus: Photoshop an image that shows that Macs are better than PCs, or that PCs are better than Macs. Naturally, you may also show ways that the competion is inferior, or even just bash the suckers (ie, use them for target practice)."

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The Worst Jobs in History & A Quiz For You To Fit In.

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Channel 4 has a history article on the worst jobs in history. It says: "The history we are taught usually features the lives and times of the great and the good, of the haves and not the have-nots. But the famous aristocrats and monarchs could not have existed without the battalions of minions who performed the tasks that were beneath their masters. In this website, we take you on a journey through 2,000 years of British history and the worst jobs of each era. Tony Robinson, presenter of the Channel 4 series, has devised a quiz to see how suited you would be to certain jobs in the past. The skills agency learndirect has provided information on current offbeat careers, and finally, we show you how to take your interest further."

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Great Big Computer Key Seat

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Blue's News posted a link to the great big computer key seat. It is a stool that is a great low-tech item for any computer geek. The contoured shape holds your backspace just like your finger rests in a key. The stool measures 22 inches square and 15 inches high and has 'sit' printed on the top. It can be customized these stools with your own message or logo. They are made of durable plastic, these chairs are lightweight and can be easily shifted around or stacked.

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Ant's 3 Picks of Viral Ads of the Day (3/20/2005)

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Viral Ads posted a few more funny TV advertisements/commercials/spots today. Three of them were funny and worth downloading and watching:

  • #2074 -- If you really have to fart on your birthday, don't do it in your office (if you have one).
  • #2075 -- The disadvantage of winning the lottery and as a religion person. I don't mind sharing more if I ever win. ;)
  • #2077 -- I hope no one does this to me when I have to do my nature call. That would royally suck!
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Worth1000's Doctored Photographs: Studio Mix n Match 4

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Worth1000's current theme for doctored photographs is "Studio Mix n Match 4". The theme is to depict any musician performing in a genre that is totally foreign to their usual style.

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Goofing Off In The Computer Age: Anti-solitaire Legislation?

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CBS News and USA TODAY report that one game is ubiquitous, a humble standard on nearly every computer in the halls of international commerce in the computer era. The game, of course, is solitaire assuming the computer is running Microsoft Windows.

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Report: Internet Usage Flattening

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This BetaNews story says an analysis of major Internet markets revealed that the time netizens spend online at home has come close to hitting a plateau in many major markets.

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The six dumbest ways to secure a wireless LAN.

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In this Broadband Reports wireless security forum thread, whynottryit mentioned George Ou's blog on the six dumbest ways to secure a wireless LAN. George puts to rest once and for all the urban legends and myths on wireless LAN security.

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Garbage man takes garbage, phone, broadband, and cable!

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Wow. I am laughing, angry, and sad at this Broadband Reports story. One of the Los Angeles tech-journalists, behind the Boing Boing blog, had their phone, cable and Internet service ripped from their home thanks to their garbage-man (and truck), who also managed to damage the roof. You can read the blogs here and here.

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"I told you not to install Windows Me on that thing!"

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Today's Planet Half-Life Picture of the Day is funny. This shows why Windows Millenium Edition (Me) is evil and can be dangerous.

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Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer?

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TheShadow shared a killer quiz (Flash required) seen this years ago, but it is a still good one to post for AQFL) that has ten photographs of men. The viewer must figure out if the guy in the photograph is a programming language inventor or a serial killer.

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Amaztype: Find and show all keyword(s)-related items on screen in word design format.

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Amaztype lets you search items (books, music, and video/DVD) on Amazon (foreign ones supported -- United States/U.S., Canada, Japan, and United Kingdom/U.K.) and show all found items with the specified keyword(s) in the word layout. For example, http://amaztype.tha.jp/US/Books/Title?q=ants wrote out ANTS with a bunch of clickable ants-related books (to zoom in and get more information) in U.S. Try putting in AQFL, and you get something funny (AQFL doesn't exist).

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Something Awful's Doctored Image: Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy

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Something Awful has Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy theme for its doctored images. It has delicious assortment of pictures showcasing the world of fantasy as it looks when locked in mortal combat with science fiction.

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Sick Dog + Computer = Yuck!

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What happens when you have a sick dog near a computer? Well, view the results.

Be warned, it is very gross. I didn't even look at all the photographs.

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Which movie character's job would you want?

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CNN.com and CareerBuilder.com did a story that shows CareerBuilder.com's results from 1,202 people to name the movie character whose job they're dying to steal. Here are some/seven of the most popular answers -- and why those jobs may not be all they're cracked up to be...

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Right Name, Wrong E-Mail In-Box

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This New York Times article (no registration needed) talks about the inconveniences of having such a common name, everything from denial of credit to long waits at airport security checkpoints to constant inquiries of, "Are you so-and-so?" But when they are assigned an e-mail address at work, they face another layer of problems. The shorter the e-mail naming convention and the bigger the company, the more duplications there will be. Confusion and annoyance are inevitable.

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Command & Conquer's Army of technicians vs. a single Nod flame tank.

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Planet Command & Conquer posted a funny two minutes and 36 second video clip (31 MB unzipped; 3ivX codec required; registration required). The question is: "Will they conquer, or will the net result be barbequeued techie? Watch this movie and find out."