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A real-life Dog and others from Half-Life 2?

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Planet Half-Life mentioned a cool doctored image of Alyx's Dog from Half-Life 2 game. There are other creatures, people, objects, etc. shown in this forum thread. Dang, they look SO real! Basically, it was demonstrating HDR (High Dynamic Range) in video images.

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Google was down for 15 minutes on 5/7/2005.

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This Mercury News' story says "Googling" stopped for 15 minutes on Saturday. Google, the world's leading Internet search engine shut down from 6:45 to 7 p.m. eastern time, according to Google spokesman David Krane. "It was not a hacking or a security issue," said Krane. He said the problem was related to the DNS, or Domain Name System, though Krane did not elaborate. The DNS translates domain names for computers. "Google's global properties were unavailable for a short period of time," Krane said. "We've remedied the problem and access to Google has been restored worldwide."

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Macromedia + Adobe = Macrobe...

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This amusing UserFriendly cartoon shows the possiblility of the new name, new logo, and new slogan.

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Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Trailer #1 is Online

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After United States' broadcast debut of the "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" trailer #1 on Saturday, May 7th during ABC's network premiere of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", on America Online (AOL) Web sites, Disney Channel, four channels across the Starz Entertainment Group network, and Verizon Wireless customers (V CAST wireless multimedia service), Ain't It Cool News posted AOL's link to the QuickTime movie (direct link to download the 56 MB high quality trailer file).

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New York: September 12, 1609 vs. Now

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This online Wired Issue 13.05 article compares New York on the morning of September 12, 1609, a few hours before explorer and trader Henry Hudson sailed into the harbor, and today. Back then, the city that never sleeps hadn't woken up yet.

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Using Lasers to Play Old-Fashioned Records

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Blue's News posted a link to ABC News' story on a new turntable marrying high-tech with old albums. There is an estimate of 30 billion platters of vinyl still in the hands of audiophiles, collectors, and die-hard music fans today. Old-fashioned records haven't exactly faded away.

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Post-It Notes - 25 Years of Hypertext in Paper

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/. posted Twenty-Five Years of Post-it Notes story that reveals the history and development of the humble, ubiquitous Post-It Note. It is an intriguing tale of a dedicated visionary working the system to bring an innovative product to life in a monolithic, tradition-bound organization.

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FoxTrot cartoon introduces Wikipedia

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FoxTrot cartoon introduces Wikipedia. It is even funnier to have warthogs, rabies, and a sister mentioned on it.

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Acroymns of Instructions for the Twisted Mind

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EGeezer decided to start a humorous security forum thread topic on proposed additions to the PDP-11 Instruction Set. Examples:

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More than 80 percent of U.S. households have multi-channel TV...

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MSNBC says more than 80 percent of U.S. households subscribe to some form of multi-channel television/TV. The number of household formations is growing at a pace of about 370,000 per quarter. "Faster housing starts and continued brisk home sales bolster the case for faster growth in the first quarter," Moffett said. He said improved technology to detect or deter illegal usage of satellite or cable services was increasing subscriber numbers.

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Why don't we just kiss and make up like spotted hyenas and other animals?

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Lee Dugatkin, in his article, asks why do humans find it so hard to settle an argument since dolphins, hyenas, and even goats can do it. Tit-for-tat attacks between warring parties and escalation of violence are incredibly destructive, yet humans find it very difficult to break the vicious cycle. It seems humans are not good at conflict resolution.

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Microsoft to miss 'Patch Tuesday' again (5/10/2005)

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According to ZDNet Australia's story, Microsoft will not be issuing any security fixes next week (5/10/2005), breaking its patch cycle for the second time this year... A Microsoft spokesperson said there will be "a couple of updates next week but none are security related. None are rated higher than 'important' and nothing will require a reboot".

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Falling Goats and Kelsey Grammer Video Clips

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Compfused.com posted two funny video clips for today, 5/6/2005: