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Online Trust Failing Overall

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/. has a story on a RSA poll of 1,000 users about failing confidence in ecommerce. 43% of respondents were reluctant to give details to online sites and 70% said that firms were not doing enough to keep their data secure.

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"Carrot on a Stick" quest item in World of Warcraft.

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Stryfex03, a co-worker, shared a funny quest item from World of Warcraft. It increases player's mount speed by 3%.

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Hamster Project -- Symbiotic Exchange of Hoarded Energy

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Hamster project shows a symbiotic exchange of hoarded energy in aiming to establish a symbiosis between a population of hamsters and a group of vehicles with intelligent steering units. It is a documentation about the development of the project. There are photographs and a few streaming Real videos. The installation was part of the "Cyberarts 1999"-exhibition in the "OK- Museum of Contemporary Art" during the "Ars Electronica 1999/ Life Science"-Festival in Linz/Austria (September 4-18).

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3M Security Glass With U.S. Dollars Advertisement

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Signal vs. Noise posted a cool photograph of 3M's advertisement of its security glass protecting real U.S. money.

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Speedy Relief -- A Flash game by moving your mouse/pen cursor on the race track!

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Let's see how good your reflexes and speed are in this cool Flash game called Speedy Relief. It's quite addictive, fun, and short (unless you use the mouse/pen very slowly).

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World of Warcraft's future (upcoming goodies)...

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World of Warcraft's Web site posted a Web page with information about the future of the game: New Dungeon, UI Improvements, 4 Class Improvements, Meeting Stones, Bug Fixes, Outdoor Raid Encounters, Player vs.

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Watch out for those big snow debris...

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Compfused.com shows a few photographs on how an innocent piece of snow can really ruin your vehicle.

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China walks out of wireless LAN security talks.

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CommsDesign's article reports that China walked out of a wireless standards meeting this week, accusing the International Organization for Standardization of favoring the IEEE's 802.11i ANSI-certified wireless LAN security scheme over its own controverisal proposal, EE Times has learned.

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Microsoft to disable Windows XP's product activation over the Internet.

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CNET News.com and ZDNet report that customers, who reinstall Windows XP, will face a headache: Microsoft will no longer support activating the product over the Internet.

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Balance -- A Flash Animation

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Balance is a Flash animation showing a group of guys trying to balance a floor and interact with an unidentified object they found.

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FoxTrot's Jason and his World of Warcraft addiction.

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FoxTrot has another funny World of Warcraft-related cartoon strip. Also, here to continue the story (2/25/2005). 2/26/2005.

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The Computer Game Quiz!

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How well do you know your past computer games? The Computer Game Quiz! can tell you since it tests your memorization with your gaming history. Look at each screen shot and type in the game title (no typos), then press one of the Submit buttons to get results. Please note that the Web site is very slow because of Blue's News.

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This guy rolls, D&D style, in his car.

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Super... shows how he rolls, in Dungeons and Dragons (D&D style), in his car with a couple photographs.

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FGOTD: Nanaca Crash!!

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Get a good angle, hold down the mouse button, build up some good power, and ram the guy with your bike!!! is his lifeless broken body losing momentum?? TELEPORT IN! HIT HIM AGAIN!!!

You will enjoy the Nanaca Crash (a mirror server) Web game so much, you'll PEE IN YOAR PANTS!!!!!

Found mention of it on the venerable MegaTokyo. Thanks Dom.

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Video Clips of The Power of Nukes/Atomic Stock Footages (one file)

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Compfused.com posted a five minute Windows Media Video clip (8.6 MB) showing various nukes in all of their amazing albeit destructive beauty.

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A funny photograph of a road marker...

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NONAGS posted a new funny image of the week:

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Translate any Web sites in gangsta language...

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Gizoogle will translate any English Web sites/pages to gangster language. Here is an example: "Coz yo fearless overlord, Ant, has an army of millions who knows wizzle tha coo` shiznit is puttin tha smack down.

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A high school student writes college entrance essay about playing an MMORPG.

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GameZone reports that Roman Sizykh, a high school student with college plans and a crusader for justice in NCsoft's Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) title City of Heroes. So when it came time to write that essay as part of his college entrance submissions, Roman turned to his passion for a little inspiration. The result was an overwhelming success. He has received several acceptance letters. The article has a copy of his essay and an interview like:

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Worth1000.com's Doctored Images: Presidential Drag 2

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Worth1000's current theme is on United States Presidents (past and current) dressed in drag. There are 121 entries to celebrate Presidents' Day.

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Urine Smell: A Magnet for Female Mice

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FOXNews.com report that the distinctive "male" smell was discovered in urine from male mice. It's produced by a chemical called MTMT (methylio) methanethiol. Female mice don't make MTMT. Neither do castrated male mice, which lack sex hormones. The compound converts easily into an odoriferous gas. Many compounds in the urine are used to signal reproduction and territorial recognition, say the researchers.