I haven't posted StupidVideos on here for a while even though I check it on every Saturday for new stuff. I found three good ones for the week (5/14/2005):
This ABC News story says a research points to the healing power of a good giggle. A growing body of research supports the theory that laughter has a therapeutic value. A good gut-buster not only helps the spirit, it gets the blood pumping, just like jogging -- only it's a workout that even hospital patients can enjoy. Laugh on a regular basis, and you can even boost your immune system, according to some research.
This MugenBR forum thread shows funny doctored photographs of an angry(?) baby.
ZDNet reports that Microsoft is developing a new version of Windows aimed at companies that want to better secure their older machines. It is code-named Eiger, the product is basically designed to turn older PCs into a thin client, which is a terminal that gets most of its information from a central server. Unlike traditional thin clients, though, a few programs can be run locally, including Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and antivirus software.
The Register reports that women prefer to use text messages to keep in touch with friends, while men like to pick up their phones and make a call. New research from consumer group Mintel found that men are twice as likely as women to talk on their mobile phones. The researchers have classified people according to the type of use they make of their phones, Reuters reports, and say they have identified a new group: social texters, people who keep in touch with friends by text message. A whopping 39 per cent of women fall into this group, compared with 25 per cent of men...
This deviantART article says there are over 50 million Firefox downloads and still going strong. This Web browser can easily be recognized by their logo in a split second with its 'ol firey-fox wrapped around a planet (should be Earth!). The article asks readers about who actually sat down to create the wonderfully clean image that is Firefox's identity. Also, it points out Thunderbird's history.
Worth1000.com's current image theme is to take any number of television/TV shows and mate them together.
Viral Videos & Ads posted a bunch of new television/TV commercials/spots/advertisements today. Four of them were worth noting:
This Forbes article asks if any exploits of Star Wars warriors, of a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, ever have actually happened? Are the fantastical sights--the speeding spaceships, the chattering robots, lightsabers in every imaginable color--even physically possible? The story analyzes lightsabers, hyperdrive, bionic limbs, holographic messages, and clones.