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Geekfathers: CyberCrime Mobs Revealed

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Baseline's very long article says crime is now organized on the Internet. Operating in the anonymity of cyberspace, Web mobs with names like Shadowcrew and stealthdivision are building networks that help crackers and phishers, money launderers and fences skim off some of the billions that travel through the Web every day.

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Ghostbusters of Azeroth -- A WoW Movie.

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World of Warcraft mentioned a short movie/parody/spoof based on Ghostbusters series. It is called Ghostbusters of Azeroth. Even Slimer is in it!

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The Half-Life Squares?

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Planet Half-Life posted a funny screen shot of the day related to the popular computer game and the TV game show.
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This is what our U.S. military forces do on their computers...

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Click here to view Command and Conquer DEN's image of the day.

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Adobe Reader v7.0 (Much Improved) Released for Linux and UNIX.

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According to this linux.debian.user newsgroup thread, people positively commented on Adobe Reader v7.0. They say it is a quantum leap over the old version (5.0) and uses GTK2.

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Poll: Is the person, in Edvard Munch's famous painting, screaming or listening?

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Is the person, in Edvard Munch's famous painting, screaming or listening?

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This MSNBC story says Edvard Munch's masterpiece, "The Scream," has become a world icon of human anxiety, appearing on everything from popular T-shirts to blowup dolls, and causing endless debate among art experts. But what exactly is the surreal figure doing in the painting, with hands pressed to its head and open mouth: Screaming, or hearing a scream?

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"Top 10" lists of which celebrities look better -- and worse -- on high-definition television (HDTV).

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OnHD.TV posted its "Top 10" list of which celebrities look better -- and worse -- in high-definition.

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VoIP to Fuel Plague of 'Dialing for Dollars'/Spam

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Broadband Reports says Internet News is exploring how telemarketers world-wide are realizing they can dodge long distance costs (and U.S. "Do Not Call" restraints) by voice spamming VoIP users.

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Art of the Saber -- A cool, homemade lightsaber duel movie.

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Art of the Saber (direct download of the 29 MB QuickTime MOV file; almost 6 minutes long) is a light saber fight sequence with the flavor of a Hong Kong martial arts action movie. This short is set in a dense forest, where a young man, willing to leave his loved ones behind to help fight in the Revolution, clashes with an enemy in a battle where only one will remain standing. Music by Denez Prigent and a monologue extracted from an authentic Civil War love letter written in 1861, help to set the tone for this movie.

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Alternative browser spyware infects Internet Explorer.

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The Register reports that some useful citizen has created an installer that will nail Internet Explorer (IE) with spyware, even if a surfer is using Firefox (or another alternative browser) or has blocked access to the malicious site in IE beforehand. The technique allows a raft of spyware to be served up to Windows users in spite of any security measures that might be in place.

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Virus and Automobiles

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CNET News.com and The New York Times (no registration and log-in needed thanks to NYT Link Generator) report a story on virus affecting automobiles:

A virus can wreak havoc on computer files, hard drives and networks, but its malicious effects tend to be measured in wasted time, lost sales and the occasional unfinished novel that evaporates into the digital ozone. But what if viruses, worms or other forms of malware penetrated the computers that control ever more crucial functions in the car?

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Ant's Top Viral Ads Pick of the Day (3/13/2005)

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Viral Ads posted a few more television commercials/spots/advertisements today. Only one was funny to worth mentioning here: 2067 -- It is hard to avoid people talking about sport results.

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"Back in my (dotcom) day..."

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UserFriendly posted its funny cartoon about the glory days of dotcoms before the bubble burst.

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Ever felt like this at work when stationery behaving badly? Funny Video

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StupidVideos posted a funny television commercial/spot/advertisement for Microsoft's OneNote product. You can download the official non-streaming Windows Media format from here as well.

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2 Amusing and Cute Images of the Day from deviantART

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Two cute and amusing images from deviantART today:

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Nero ported to Linux!

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Rage3D says the popular CD/DVD burner software in Windows, Nero, has been ported to Linux. It will be called NeroLINUX. It is free of charge if the user registers either: 1) A full version of Nero Software v6 or higher OR 2) retail version or downloaded version. However, there is no technical support for NeroLINUX.

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U.S. Navy will sink a 1060-foot long aircraft carrier as an experiment...

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PlanetCommand&Conquer and Defense Tech report that the United States Navy is going to sink the U.S.S. America, decommissioned since 1996, to find out what happens when the 1060-foot long carrier gets hit, hard.

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Batman: New Times = LEGO + Batman

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If you are a big fan of Batman series and/or LEGO, then you need to check out this 11 minutes and 58 seconds homemade Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) film (QuickTime; 76 MB) titled "Batman: New Times". You can watch it online or download it directly (M4V for Apple iPod owners or those with compatible players).

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Herrings/Fish That Fart.

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Blue's News posted a story about fish (herrings) that fart:

Dr. Batty, who works at the Dunstaffnage marine centre near Oban, and his colleagues were looking at whether herrings could detect sounds made by predators like whales and dolphins. Using infrared lighting with video cameras and underwater microphones, they monitored the herrings behaviour round the clock. "We heard these rasping noises, which sound like high pitched raspberries, only ever at night, whenever we saw tiny gas bubbles coming from the herrings' bottoms," said Dr Batty. "We also noticed that individual fish release more bubbles the more fish are in the tank with them. In other words, it seems that herring like to fart in company," commented Dr. Wilson.