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A Study in Concert Ticket Prices

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Dmusic.com mentions a DesMoinesRegister.com article about a study on in concert ticket prices within the half-century (back to 1956).

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Hasbro Launching Musical Toothbrush, Tooth Tunes.

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This Yahoo! News story says Hasbro is launching "Tooth Tunes", a toothbrush that transmits music through the jawbone to the ear when its bristles touch teeth. "You can clearly hear the words and the music," said Brian Goldner, president of Hasbro's U.S. Toys unit. For someone standing near a person brushing, the noise would be a muted hum, Goldner said.

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Force Dynamics 301: A high performance, commercial quality motion system.

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The Force Dynamics 301 is a high performance, commercial quality motion system. It is one of a tiny handful of motion simulators designed from the ground up for racing simulation, and its performance far exceeds that of systems costing many times more. The 301 is designed to be adaptable for nearly any use, from personal motion simulation, to carnival rides and theme parks, to retail simulation centers, to team and sponsor promotions. It can do:

  • 3 degrees of freedom; high center of rotation
  • 60 degrees pitch/roll
  • 18" vertical travel
  • 80 degrees/sec maximum rotational velocity
  • 24"/sec maximum vertical velocity
    ships with control and setup software; includes support for Live For Speed, NASCAR 2003, Richard Burns Rally, and others

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Berry, Bush, Schwarzenegger, etc. Win Razzies

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Yahoo! News mentions the winners of the Razzie Awards.

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Almost all cartoon strips from Calvin and Hobbes...

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Mukojan shares Marcello's Web page has that has almost every Calvin and Hobbes comic strips from 1985 to 1995.

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Cubis -- A Java Game...

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Chicken (remove AQFL to e-mail) sent me an addicting Yahoo! Game titled Cubis. It is like another type of Tetris games. It requires Java to play it.

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Win An Oscar, Live Longer

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Since the 77th Annual Academy Awards is happening tomorrow, February 27, 2005, this CBS News article was posted. It says a Canadian professor of medicine argues that actors who win Academy Awards on Sunday night won't only boost their chances of other box-office hits, but will likely live longer than their fellow nominees.

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867-5309 in World of Warcraft...

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Stryfex03 sent me a funny World of Warcraft forum thread about the famous telephone number, 867-5309, posted by a troll.

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Battlestar Galactica Episode '33' (S1E1) available for watching online, legally!

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According to /., SciFi has the first BattleStar Galactica episode (S1E1) to watch online, uncut and without commercials. It is about 45 minutes and 12 seconds.

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Mounted horse trying to jump on Stormwind's gate in World of Warcraft...

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See here from World of Warcraft. How the heck did that player get up there? Hmm.

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Worth1000's Doctored Photographs: Puppetland 3

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Worth1000's current theme is taking any television show (excluding cliches) and transform it into a puppet show, either marionette, hand puppet or even ventriloquist dummy, whatever.

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Pharaoh Ants Blamed in 2 Asthma Cases

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This WebMD Health article says household ants, especially Pharaoh Ants (Monomorium pharaonis) species, can cause allergies and asthma.

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Something Awful's Doctored Poster Images: Boring Movies

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This week's Something Awful theme is on boring movies.

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Lamers on tour and [fill in a word] is the sh*t!

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Jeez, who's riding on this bus? you know.. sometimes that site really is the shit!

props to JT|Work on #scvlug once again!

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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.