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Frankenstein gets a board game called Life

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Dr. Fun posted a funny cartoon showing Frankenstein getting a Life board game.

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Ant's 4 Top Viral Videos for 2/14/2005

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Viral Videos posted a batch of new funny TV commercials/spots/advertisements today. Boy, there are too many! I don't like it when there are so many to see in one day. There was only four I liked:

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Retailers and manufacturers adjust consumer electronic for women...

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BusinessWeek Online's article says retailers and manufacturers are tailoring their products and marketing accordingly because women buy half of all consumer electronics.

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Celebrities and Apple Stores

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This Wired News article was fun to read about how sales associates and Hollywood celebrities interacted in Apple's four retail stores in the Los Angeles area. However, there were down sides because the incidents weren't always pleasant.

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Kissing school...

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Yahoo! News report there's more to a kiss than meets the lips, as couples are learning at a kissing school in Seattle. Psychotherapist Cherie Byrd, 56, got the idea for teaching kissing classes while dating a man who was a horrible kisser. She teaches the art and craft of kissing to other couples. Since 1998, more than 500 couples have paid $275 to learn Byrd's secrets for giving or receiving a passionate kiss.

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An USB storage device that looks like a knife!

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Cudni's Broadband Reports security forum thread mentioned Victorinox SwissMemory Air Travel 128 MB USB Storage Device that is shaped like a knife.

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A funny cartoon related to dates, Valentine's Day, and emoticons...

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Here is an amusing cartoon for Valentine's Day and dates related to emoticons.

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Strong Bad's E-mail: Cook the CHE_T!

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A new Strong Bad's e-mail (Flash required) is up. It is about my favorite Homestar Runner yellow character, who can't speak English (almost like my speech impediment), and about cooking food (eww!).

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Free Online Tax Filing--While It Lasts

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Yahoo! News' story says online tax filing will be free temporarily...

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2 anti-spyware vendors delist spywares (WhenU) from their detection databases?

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eburger68 posted an interesting and scary Broadband Reports' security forum thread that has early word on some puzzling new developments on the anti-spyware front. Both Lavasoft and Pest Patrol removed WhenU from their detection databases.

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Authentic Behavior in User Testing (not just Web Sites)...

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Jakob Nielsen's latest useit.com article is on authentic behavior in user testing. Here is a brief summary: "Despite being an artificial situation, user testing generates realistic findings because people engage strongly with the tasks and suspend their disbelief."

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A spammer named Rofl Mao...

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FutureMon's thread pointed out a funny name from a spammer's domain look up/whois/information.

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Do you have a Valentine for 2/14/2005?

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Yep. :)
46% (16 votes)
Nope. :(
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Valentine? What's that?
6% (2 votes)
Total votes: 35
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If you mess up at work with the databases, try blaming the non-techie boss but be careful...

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This Dilbert cartoon tells you to let the boss deal with the problem if one accidently deletes the databases and back ups. However, don't over do it like this intern.

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Places you should be not in World of Warcraft.

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This Forumpolis thread shows screen shots and a video clip (link) show areas in World of Warcraft that players stumble upon and shouldn't be at.

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NASA says 2005 could be warmest year recorded.

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CNN reports that a weak El Nino and human-made greenhouse gases could make 2005 the warmest year since records started being kept in the late 1800s. This was reported by NASA scientists said this week. While climate events like El Nino -- when warm water spreads over much of the tropical Pacific Ocean -- affect global temperatures, the increasing role of human-made pollutants plays a big part.

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Do some software betas take too long?

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CNET News.com's Paul Festa (remove AQFL to e-mail) thinks the final stage of software development, beta versions, are taking on a life of their own, as companies tinker endlessly with their products in public according to his ZDNet article.

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A video clip of a dirt devil attacking a soccer field.

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StupidVideos has a scary streaming video clip of a dirt devil attacking a soccer field.

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Public Places Designated Copyrighted Space

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/. reports a story about City of Chicago recently completed a $475 million park/civic center known as Millennium Park. One of the central features is a sculpture officially called Cloud Gate and unofficially called "The Bean". The Bean is a giant, 3 story, 110-ton hunk of highly reflective steel.

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Nike's Funny Commercial of Musical Chair Game in a NBA Game

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Compfused.com has a long Nike TV commercial/spot/adverisement (1 minute?; QuickTime player required) showing a musical chair game from a NBA game.