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A spammer named Rofl Mao...

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FutureMon's thread pointed out a funny name from a spammer's domain look up/whois/information.

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Do you have a Valentine for 2/14/2005?

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Yep. :)
46% (16 votes)
Nope. :(
49% (17 votes)
Valentine? What's that?
6% (2 votes)
Total votes: 35
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If you mess up at work with the databases, try blaming the non-techie boss but be careful...

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This Dilbert cartoon tells you to let the boss deal with the problem if one accidently deletes the databases and back ups. However, don't over do it like this intern.

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Places you should be not in World of Warcraft.

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This Forumpolis thread shows screen shots and a video clip (link) show areas in World of Warcraft that players stumble upon and shouldn't be at.

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NASA says 2005 could be warmest year recorded.

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CNN reports that a weak El Nino and human-made greenhouse gases could make 2005 the warmest year since records started being kept in the late 1800s. This was reported by NASA scientists said this week. While climate events like El Nino -- when warm water spreads over much of the tropical Pacific Ocean -- affect global temperatures, the increasing role of human-made pollutants plays a big part.

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Do some software betas take too long?

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CNET News.com's Paul Festa (remove AQFL to e-mail) thinks the final stage of software development, beta versions, are taking on a life of their own, as companies tinker endlessly with their products in public according to his ZDNet article.

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A video clip of a dirt devil attacking a soccer field.

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StupidVideos has a scary streaming video clip of a dirt devil attacking a soccer field.

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Public Places Designated Copyrighted Space

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/. reports a story about City of Chicago recently completed a $475 million park/civic center known as Millennium Park. One of the central features is a sculpture officially called Cloud Gate and unofficially called "The Bean". The Bean is a giant, 3 story, 110-ton hunk of highly reflective steel.

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Nike's Funny Commercial of Musical Chair Game in a NBA Game

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Compfused.com has a long Nike TV commercial/spot/adverisement (1 minute?; QuickTime player required) showing a musical chair game from a NBA game.

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Underground nuclear blast is scary!

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Really scary from this QuickTime video clip of an underground nuclear blast test.

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If you see a moose to your car, get out of the way... !

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If you see a moose to your car, get out of the way or else... this will happen (photographs). Yikes. Seen on

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You can suck a kitten with a straw?

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Apparently this guy can. Watch this animated GIF (2.4 MB). Woah. Seen on Compfused.com.

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Early Valentine's Day Photograph: UDP Data-Gram

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EGeezer, in a Broadband Reports' security forum thread, posted a funny photograph related to Valentine's Day and networks.

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Something Awful's Doctored Images: Classic Advertisements

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Something Awful's Classic Advertisements is the current theme for doctored images. Its description says: "Advertising is quite possibly mankind's greatest and worst achievement. While it is disgusting that we have made a wonderful art out of selling people things that they simply do not need, it is inspiring that we have made a wonderful art out of selling people things that they simply do not need. This week we journey back in time to a time still long after dinosaurs roamed the earth to beat the holy crap out of some of the advertisements of yesteryear." Be warned, some of them are pretty bad (not quality-wise).

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Technology imitating art, imitating life...

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Whoever comes up with these rodential homages really ought to consider getting a more challenging job..

Thanks to JT in #scvlug for the linkage.

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DSL may cause problems with 911.

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KRQE News 13 reports that residents, who use Internet-based phone service, may have trouble connecting with the county's emergency operators. This was from Sheri Rogers, a San Juan County Communications Authority analyst. She says 911 calls made via phone line that also is carrying a digital subscriber line (DSL) may automatically be directed to administrative offices instead of the dispatch center.

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Rocket Bob -- A German, Thinking Flash Game

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UserFriendly's link of the day is on a German, Flash game titled Rocket Bob.

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An home-brew iPod advertisement opens eyes.

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I wonder how I missed this story back in December 2004. This Wired News article says a school teacher, George Masters, has the marketing world abuzz with a homemade ad for Apple Computer's iPod that is rapidly "going viral." It is a 60-second animated advertisement features flying iPods, pulsing hearts and swirling '70s psychedelia. There is a QuickTime video of it in the article. The commercial is set to the beat of "Tiny Machine" by '80s pop band the Darling Buds.

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Dilbert's addiction to e-mails...

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Dilbert shows what e-mail addiction can do. Dogbert gives some advices.

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Orbital Overload: Space Debris Crowds the Not-So-Friendly Skies

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SPACE.com says totally gone or near-dead spacecraft, spent motor casings and rocket stages, all the way down to pieces of solid propellant, insulation, paint flakes, and thousands of frozen bits of still-radioactive nuclear reactor coolant dribbling (from a number of aged Russian radar satellites) orbit around Earth. As of December 29, 2004, there were 9,233 objects large enough to be tracked and catalogued by the USSTRATCOM Space Surveillance Network. Of this total, there were 2,927 payloads along with 6,306 object classed as rocket bodies and debris. That's the statistics as listed in the January issue of The Orbital Debris Quarterly News, issued by the NASA Johnson Space Center Orbital Debris Program Office in Houston, Texas.