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.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Claims and Strikes Allegations in Marvel Lawsuit Against NCsoft

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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.

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How tunes get stuck in your head...

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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.

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Welcome to World of Burgercraft.

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Welcome to World of Burgercraft is a funny parody based on a fast food restaurant, McDonald's, and a popular massive multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG), World of Warcraft.

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Kids' websites worst for adware and browser hijackers.

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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.

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Beware the Product Death Cycle

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This Strategy+Business article (use BugMeNot to use a dummy account to log in and read) says the quality wars were allegedly won in the 1980s. However, it asks why people are still overwhelmed by junk.

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Lock your clothes when you're on a fast moving boat.

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Viral Ads posted a few new funny TV commercials today. This one was funny.

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Worth1000's Doctored Photographs: Hair-Donts 7 -- Celebrities' awful hairdos.

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Hair-Donts 7 is a theme of celebrities visiting Worth1000's hairstylists--with disasterous results. Basically, take anyone famous and give them an awful hairdo.

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A Military retiree reveals his life as a fawn, Bambi -- Voice

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HouseChronicle.com's story reveals the voice actor of Bambi. After decades of silence, a tough Marine has come forward with his clean little secret. San Antonio native Donnie Dunagan, now of San Angelo, was 6 when Walt Disney hired him to be the model and voice of the fawn in the 1942 animated classic, which debuted on DVD last week. During his entire military career, Dunagan never confided to colleagues about being in Bambi.

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Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith Trailer!

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Star Wars Episode 3 (Revenge of the Sith) trailer is out! It looks cool! I am still foraging for the high quality. Keep checking here. Note: FOX didn't show a HDTV version during The O.C. according to an IRC's #starwars room.

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Wooden Laptop/Notebook

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Memepool posted a link of wooden notebook/laptop (Dell Latitude C600/Inspiron Pentium III-700 MHz, Hard Disk 10 GB, DVD-Rom, 384 MB of RAM). Here is what the Web site says:

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3/10/2005 = Lack of stories by Ant...

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Just to give heads up for you, AQFL reads. Thursday, 3/10/2005, will have lack of posts for most of the day UNLESS Mousey (remove AQFL to e-mail) decides to take the Web site down early.

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Biscuit-eating dummy tests crumbs.

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This BBC News UK story says experts invented a mannequin with a motorised mouth to test the amount of crumbs biscuits produce.

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"His ears are poking out of that helmet!", 1337 Armor, & a Tiny Guy

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WorldofWar.net shows amusing screen shots: #1, #2, and #3 from World of Warcraft.

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Careful what you say about your woman's shopping item...

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Here is a funny cartoon that KaT (remove AQFL to e-mail) mentioned in IRC:

02:59PM <KaT> unitedmedia.com/wash/pickles/archive/images/pickles...gif
02:59PM <KaT> it can end that fast.

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Richard Horstman's 3D Retro Arcade Artwork

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ClassicGaming mentioned Richard Horstman's online gallery of 3D retro gaming inspired artwork.

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WoW Companion for World of Warcraft

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A friend of mine, Arimus (remove AQFL to e-mail) created and released WoW Companion to the public. It is a Java client/server used to centrally store character, item, and other data for World of Warcraft. Data is made available via the web in XML and other formats. Frontends for displaying character profiles also included.

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"William Hung" replacement from a British Idol audition?

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06:28PM <FngSaiYuk> http://www.designx.be/ftp/zever/idool.wmv 
06:28PM <FngSaiYuk> british idol audition

The downloadable file is in WMV format and about 2.9 MB.

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Top Corporate Hate Web Sites

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This Forbe.com story say prennially peeved people build--and obsessively maintain--sites devoted exclusively to complaining about their least favorite corporations.

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If AQFL was offline, what would you do first?

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