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Little U.S. interest in next-generation Internet according to a survey.

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This Computerworld article reports that Information Technology (IT) decision-makers, in U.S. businesses and government agencies, want better Internet security and easier network management. However, few see the next-generation Internet Protocol called IPv6 as helping them achieve their goals, according to a survey released Tuesday by Juniper Networks Inc.

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Helping Out...

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There are always misunderstandings in this crazy world. Compfused.com shows an example with this funny television commercial/spot/advertisement. Whoops.

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"I think there's a spy among us."

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This Broadband Reports' security forum thread has a funny photograph with three cats and a dog.

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Natural-Born Liars

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This Scientific American Mind article asks why do we, humans, lie and why are we so good at it. Because it works. Homo sapiens, who are best able to lie, have an edge over their counterparts in a relentless struggle for the reproductive success that drives the engine of evolution. As humans, we must fit into a close-knit social system to succeed, yet our primary aim is still to look out for ourselves above all others. Lying helps. And lying to ourselves--a talent built into our brains--helps us accept our fraudulent behavior.

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XP SP2 makes Windows 15 times safer...

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ZDNet News report that computers running Windows XP Service Pack/SP 2 are 15 times less likely than those running XP or XP SP1 to be infected by some of the most dangerous forms of malware, according to a Microsoft's anti-malware product team lead Jason Garms. On Tuesday, he said that this improvement had been revealed by an internal analysis of SP2's performance.

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Microsoft Offers Chances to Meet Bill Gates

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BetaNews reports Microsoft offering a chance to meet Bill Gates. Five customers that qualify as winners in a sweepstakes called "Start Something Amazing" will receive an award and a trip to Seattle to meet Bill Gates.

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Microsoft security guru: Jot down your passwords!

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According to this ZDNet article, Microsoft's senior program manager for security policy Jesper Johansson says people should jot down their passwords.

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A video clip showing a chimp that smokes...

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I heard and saw this on the local news a few weeks ago, and Compfused.com posted a video clip of it. A chimp that smokes. Amusing!

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Corporate IT department will not exist in its current form by 2010?

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ZDNet reports that two-thirds of CIOs believe the corporate IT department will not exist in its current form by 2010. Earlier this year analyst Gartner warned that outsourcing, offshoring and increasing control of IT being handed to business units will lead to the death of the IT department as we know it today.

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A Small World With World of Warcraft Players in Real Life

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WorldOfWar.net posted a funny PvP cartoon with World of Warcraft players meeting in real life, but with differences.

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The Sith Sense: Have Darth Vader guess what object you are thinking of...

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UserFriendly's link of the day is the Sith Sense (Flash required and listening to audio is recommended). Basically, Darth Vader will guess what object you are thinking of by asking questions.

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Worth1000's Doctored Photographs: Giants Among Us 4

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Worth1000's current doctored photograph theme is portraying the giants among us/others (a person or somethign else interacting with others of its kind).

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Worth1000's Doctored Images: Song Titles 8 -- Literal meaning of song titles in images

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Worth1000's current image theme is on song titles and trying to depict them as an image.

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A cartoon showing signs that you are a math geek/nerd or studied too much of it...

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This FoxTrot cartoon shows symptoms/signs that one is a mathematics geek/nerd/

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"Stand Off" and "Maze" TV Ads by Pepsi

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Pepsi has two television commercials/advertisements/spots that are new to me. They are titled "Stand Off" and "Maze". You can watch them streaming online here (no direct links to download).

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Kitten War -- May the cutest kitten win...

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Kitten War (it has nothing to do with pornography!) -- May the cutest kitten win... You can view images, vote between two kittens, compare the results with your votes, and upload your own kitten photographs.

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The Complete TV Network Schedule for Fall 2005 and Winter 2006 (FOX).

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Ain't It Cool News posted the television/TV network schedule for Fall 2005. It has new and old series, dates, and times. Note that it does not list all the shows since some start in 2006 like 24. You can see FOX's 2006 schedule on Dark Horizons.

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A full scale Star Wars' Millennium Falcon that could fly and a town's secret history...

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TheForce.Net mentioned a BBC News story about a full-scale Millennium Falcon, that was created for 'The Empire Strikes Back' movie, and allegedly could fly. In the winter of 1979 word started to spread in Pembroke Dock that a flying saucer was being built in an old giant aircraft hangar in the town. Those involved were sworn to secrecy.

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MSNBC's Star Wars Trivia Quiz

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Spaceman Spiff e-mailed me MSNBC's trivia quiz to see how well people learned and memorized even the most arcane details about George Lucas' six-film sci-fi series. How well do you know the Star Wars universe? Take the trivia quiz and find out if you're a true Jedi master or just a scruffy nerf-herder. There are ten tricky questions.