European World of Warcraft shows its own version of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears (a popular fairy tale) with this screen shot. It shows Goldilocks, the elf, sleeping on a bear's bed. And boy, that bear isn't happy. :)
Compfused.com posted a StrategyPage link with three huge gross photographs of an collision aftermath between an U.S. Air Force C-130 and an American bald eagle. The pilot got splattered with blood. The C-130 and eagle landed together, but only the C-130 was still alive (duh). They were flying near Tacoma, Washington.
This Ars Technica article tells the genealogy and traces the history of the graphical user interface (GUI) starting in 1930s with Vannevar Bush's "Memex device. There are also images of the devices and screens.
A co-worker mentioned a Sky and Telescope story (with photographs and other images) on NASA's Mars Polar Lander (MPL) might had been found. On December 9, 1999, it was supposed to touch down near the red planet's south pole but disappeared after entering the Martian atmosphere without a trace. 5.5 years later, scientists think they may have finally located the lander's wreckage and confirmed what went wrong with the mission.
Worth1000's current doctored images theme is on what if celebrities lived in different time periods and settings? There are 122 entries!
Compfused.com shows two series of amazing clear photographs related to nature:
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.
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.
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.
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.
This NONAGS scanned image shows why the pet cat ran away. Whoops!
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.