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If you see a moose to your car, get out of the way... !

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If you see a moose to your car, get out of the way or else... this will happen (photographs). Yikes. Seen on

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You can suck a kitten with a straw?

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Apparently this guy can. Watch this animated GIF (2.4 MB). Woah. Seen on Compfused.com.

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Early Valentine's Day Photograph: UDP Data-Gram

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EGeezer, in a Broadband Reports' security forum thread, posted a funny photograph related to Valentine's Day and networks.

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Something Awful's Doctored Images: Classic Advertisements

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Something Awful's Classic Advertisements is the current theme for doctored images. Its description says: "Advertising is quite possibly mankind's greatest and worst achievement. While it is disgusting that we have made a wonderful art out of selling people things that they simply do not need, it is inspiring that we have made a wonderful art out of selling people things that they simply do not need. This week we journey back in time to a time still long after dinosaurs roamed the earth to beat the holy crap out of some of the advertisements of yesteryear." Be warned, some of them are pretty bad (not quality-wise).

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Technology imitating art, imitating life...

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Whoever comes up with these rodential homages really ought to consider getting a more challenging job..

Thanks to JT in #scvlug for the linkage.

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DSL may cause problems with 911.

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KRQE News 13 reports that residents, who use Internet-based phone service, may have trouble connecting with the county's emergency operators. This was from Sheri Rogers, a San Juan County Communications Authority analyst. She says 911 calls made via phone line that also is carrying a digital subscriber line (DSL) may automatically be directed to administrative offices instead of the dispatch center.

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Rocket Bob -- A German, Thinking Flash Game

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UserFriendly's link of the day is on a German, Flash game titled Rocket Bob.

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An home-brew iPod advertisement opens eyes.

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I wonder how I missed this story back in December 2004. This Wired News article says a school teacher, George Masters, has the marketing world abuzz with a homemade ad for Apple Computer's iPod that is rapidly "going viral." It is a 60-second animated advertisement features flying iPods, pulsing hearts and swirling '70s psychedelia. There is a QuickTime video of it in the article. The commercial is set to the beat of "Tiny Machine" by '80s pop band the Darling Buds.

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Dilbert's addiction to e-mails...

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Dilbert shows what e-mail addiction can do. Dogbert gives some advices.

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Orbital Overload: Space Debris Crowds the Not-So-Friendly Skies

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SPACE.com says totally gone or near-dead spacecraft, spent motor casings and rocket stages, all the way down to pieces of solid propellant, insulation, paint flakes, and thousands of frozen bits of still-radioactive nuclear reactor coolant dribbling (from a number of aged Russian radar satellites) orbit around Earth. As of December 29, 2004, there were 9,233 objects large enough to be tracked and catalogued by the USSTRATCOM Space Surveillance Network. Of this total, there were 2,927 payloads along with 6,306 object classed as rocket bodies and debris. That's the statistics as listed in the January issue of The Orbital Debris Quarterly News, issued by the NASA Johnson Space Center Orbital Debris Program Office in Houston, Texas.

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Baby Name Wizard's NameVoyager -- Popularity of baby names over the past century.

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The Baby Name Wizard's NameVoyager is a clever Java applet that lets you enter a name and visualize the popularity of baby names over the past century.

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'Broken-heart syndrome' has medical link.

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Both CNN (from Blue's News) and Yahoo! News report that a sudden shock, such as hearing news of a death in the family, can trigger a condition that appears to be a massive heart attack except that the victim suffers no lasting damage, a study reports today.

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The Best of Hubble -- Space Photographs

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Jenn (remove AQFL to e-mail) sent a cool Flash link showing the best (photographs) from Hubble space telescope.

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Budding Jordan cyber love ends in divorce.

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Blue's News posted an amusing and yet sad Yahoo! News story about a budding romance between a Jordanian man and woman turned into an ugly public divorce when the couple found out that they were in fact man and wife, state media reported.

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Is that a hot dog in your pocket?

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Ok, I don't know what this Robert fellow ordered for lunch, but talk about be careful what you ask for!

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Americana Oddities: Strange Buildings

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User Friendly's link of the day is on Americana Oddities: Strange Buildings (warning: MIDI music in the background). America has its share of strange or unusual buildings.

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Alex MacLean's Aerial Photography

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Aerial photography is a powerful way of collecting, analyzing, and sharing visual information about cultural landscapes. In addition to working with clients on specific projects, Alex MacLean also creates striking visual compositions that have been exhibited all over the world and printed in hundreds of publications, including his own.

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Disabled Attorney Says 'Apprentice' Biased...

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This ABC News story says a quadriplegic lawyer has sued producers of NBC's The Apprentice, saying the tryouts for the popular reality show discriminate by requiring that would-be contestants be in excellent physical health.

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Tsunami Earthquake Three Times Larger Than First Thought

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LiveScience report that a new analysis of the December earthquake that caused disastrous tsunami waves to strike Asia and Africa. The report finds it was three times more powerful than earlier measurements suggested. This would make it the second largest earthquake ever instrumentally recorded.