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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Windows XP Professional (32-bit and x64 Editions) Gaming Comparison

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According to [H]ard|OCP's article, there are few differences for games with 32-bit and x64-editions of Windows XP Professional on an AMD Athlon 64-based system. It compares the gaming performances on the latest ATI and NVIDIA video cards. It shows little performance differences in and issues that came up.

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Giant, inflatable television screen.

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Blues's News posted a link to a giant, inflatable screen on the SuperScreen Outdoor Theater System.

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"DELL: Tech Force"/"Tech Force: DELL International Alliance" Trailer

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User Friendly's link of the day is a trailer for DELL: Tech Force/Tech Force: DELL International Alliance. It is basically a spoof (even puppets with strings) of Team America: World Police movie with people (CEOs?) from six computer companies in saving the world.

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How a Bookmaker and a Whiz Kid Took On an Extortionist -- and Won

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This long and detailed CSO article (5/4/2005 11:30 AM PDT -- link is broken now, but check my /. reply below) tells a story on Mickey Richardson, who was facing an online extortion threat and betting his Web-based business (BetCris; remove AQFL from the URL to visit it) a few years ago on a networking whiz from Sacramento, CA, USA. The networking whiz was the first to beat back the bad guys, then helped the cops nab them.

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Television/TV Limits Copies -- "Broadcast Flag" in July 2005.

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Yahoo! News report the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s mandation of a "broadcast flag" copy-protection -- the latest scheme. The FCC's ruling, which goes into effect this July (2005), lets you make a backup copy of flagged shows, but no further copies.

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Bacon Strips Bandages

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Blue's News posted a link to 3" x 1" Bacon Strips Bandages. They are cut to look like small slabs of bacon. Fifteen per tin.

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Man gets the poop on outsourcing: Be a p00p sc00p3r!

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This Reuters News Article is amusing and sad to read. Steve Relles, a computer programmer, has the poop on what to do when your job is outsourced to India. He was one of a rising number of Americans seeking new opportunities as their work shifts to countries with cheaper labor, has spent the past year making his living scooping up dog droppings as the "Delmar Dog Butler." "My parents paid for me to get a (degree) in math and now I am a pooper scooper," Relles, a 42-year-old married father of two told Reuters. "I can clean four to five yards in a hour if they are close together." Relles, who lost his computer programming job about three years ago, got the idea of cleaning dog dirt from people's back yards from Mark Booth, a friend in Buffalo, New York. Ralles has over 100 clients who pay $10 each for a once-a-week cleaning of their yard.

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How Star Wars Changed the World -- Chart maps people, companies, and technologies...

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Wired News (Web page doesn't fully load, but I was able to get its neat Flash SWF link) has an interesting and neat chart that maps the people, companies, and technologies touched by the Force.

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Why the pet ran away...

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This NONAGS scanned image shows why the pet cat ran away. Whoops!

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What if two chinese takeouts talked to each other as a prank...?

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You need a sense of humor for this. Compfused.com posted a funny three minutes audio recording (WMV -- no video, just a static picture) with two people pitted against each other who have absolutely no idea what's going on. In this prank call, a radio host takes an order for Chinese food. He then asks the first guy to repeat the order back to him and then he connects to another Chinese food joint through the party line.

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Today's WoW Menu: Grilled Spider, Hot and Spicy!

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This screen capture, on WorldofWar.net shows what's for lunch/dinner in World of Warcraft.

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Cities brace for broadband war and an interactive municipal broadband map.

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Broadband Reports mentions a CNET News.com story on the United States/U.S.'s growing debate over municipal broadband. Across the country, acrimonious conflicts have erupted as local governments attempt to create publicly funded broadband services with faster connections and cheaper rates for all citizens, narrowing the so-called digital divide. The Bells and cable companies, for their part, argue that government intervention in their business is not justified and say they are far better equipped to operate complex and far-flung data networks.

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"My Messy PC" Contest

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Blue's News mentions Amdgamer.com's "My Messy PC" Contest. This forum thread shows PC owners' messy interiors in their computer cases.

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"Your Turn" washing machine that will not let the same person use it twice in a row.

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BBC News mentions Pep Torres, a Spanish designer, who came up with what could be the perfect solution for the woman who feels frustrated that she has to do all the house chores. It is a washing machine called "Your Turn", which will not let the same person use it twice in a row. It uses fingerprint recognition technology to ensure the job of loading is not dumped on just one individual. It is supposed to be difficult to hack and child-proof.

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"Cricket Bat"

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This UserFriendly cartoon mentions a cricket bat and the insects. :)

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Worth1000's Doctored Photographs: Scandals 3

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Worth1000's current theme is on doctored photographs of celebrities and politicians. They are involved in a scandals. There are 39 entries.

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If I had to share my cubicle with a co-worker...

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If my boss/manager/supervisor asked me to share my cubicle with a hot single female co-worker like Dilbert (#1), then I would say "YES!". ;)

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Dialect survey results (including maps).

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An anonymous poster, in a /. poll comments section, mentioned Dialect Survey. It contains results to a series of questions, including rhyming word pairs and vocabulary words, to explore words and sounds in the English language. There were no right or wrong answers; by answering each question with what people really say and not what they think is "right". It shows an accurate picture of how English is used in the community. This maps and result page was the interesting one to look at.

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Residential Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators

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People, with a lot of money, can finally buy Residential Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators: "Gone are the days of science fiction when people traveled in transparent bubbles. Today this is no longer a product of our imagination. There is a bubble that can carry you without cables, pulleys or pistons. It is our self-supporting vacuum elevator; a light and resistant structure built with aluminium and polycarbonate. By simple principles of physics; the difference in air pressure above and beneath the vacuum elevator cab literally transports you by air. It is the vacuum pumps or turbines that pull you up to the next floor and the slow release of air pressure that floats you down." There are informations, FAQs, three MPEG video clips, etc. on the Web site.