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102" Plasma Display Panel (PDP)

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Shacknews reported a story on Samsung SDI's world's largest high definition plasma display panel (PDP) at 102 inches, setting a new world record in the field.

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F-Secure Corp.'s Data Security Summary for 2004

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BeesTea's Broadband Reports security forum thread mentioned F-Secure Corporation's Data Security Summary for 2004 article that says 2004 was the year of phishing, professional virus-writing, and arrests... New trends in 2004 were primarily the massive increase in phishing email scams, introduction of open-source botnets -- networks of infected machines harnessed for malicious operations, and for-profit virus-writing, but this year was also the best year ever in actually catching virus writers and other cyber criminals.

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Buggy VoIP deployment prompts UK carrier employees to strike...

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This Broadband Reports' story mentions The Register's story about Wanadoo UK's VoIP deployment being so bad that hundreds of its employees went on strike.

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Pump Up The Movie's Cheerleader Toss: A Cool Stunt Video Clip & A Funny Flash Game

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Cheerleader Toss is an amusing and amazing stunt for Pump Up The Movie. The stunt is basically throwing a cheerleader into a basketball hoop. There is a video clip (wow and ouch) and a funny Flash game with ten challenges to complete. It is recommended that you have audio on to hear the funny sound effects and comments.

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Hypercube²: A computer case mod based on Cube2: Hypercube movie.

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Blue's News posted a Hypercube2 (part 1) link. Jounge was inspired by Cube2: Hypercube movie (a sequel to Vincenzo Natali's Cube) to make a custom PC case. It was a brightly lit white cube with a very symmetrical composition, and a design that would be possible to adapt and make a case out of it.

1/5/2005 12:44 PM PST: Part 2 is up.
1/10/2005 1:55 PM PST: Part 3 is up and done! Wow, pretty!

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Viral Videos: New Funny TV Ads/Commercials for Download (12/19/2004)

Viral Videos added new TV ads/commercials (WMV) today.

My favorites were:
1866 -- Bloody Wanker (Vegas Red Casino)
1870 -- Naughty (Heineken)
1872 -- Chew It (Twix)
1873 -- Quitting Smoking (Zyban)
1874 -- Snow Covered (Stato)

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o/~ ...she blocked me... o/~ -- A Music Video

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Blocked Me is a Flash music video about online chat with a female who blocks a guy.

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Scared of Santa Claus Photograph Gallery (24 Shots)

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Blue's News posted Scared of Santa Photo Gallery. It has 24 different funny photographs of kids being scared of Santa Claus.

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Game Industry Bigger Than Hollywood Industry?

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This SF Gate story says stacks of new releases for hungry video game enthusiasts mean it's boom time for an industry now even bigger than Hollywood. The $10 billion video game industry, which generates more revenue than Hollywood, has never released so many highly anticipated blockbuster titles in a single season.

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Bash.org's Quote #9322

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From a /. poll comment and bash.org:

#9322 +(5650)- [X]

[tag] Ouroboros: lets play Pong
[Ouroboros] Ok.
[tag] |    .
[Ouroboros> .    |
[tag] |  .
[Ouroboros>    . |
[tag] | .
[Ouroboros]      | .
[Ouroboros] Whoops

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24 Season 4/Day 4 Prequel (6.5 minutes) & FOUR hours in two days!

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Will Bradshaw, in alt.tv.twenty-four newsgroup, posted a 6.5 minutes prequel (WMV; 9.7 MB) for 24 season 4. According to 24Natic, this came from the R1 Season 3 DVDs. Jack Bauer even said the F word (uncensored)!

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A bad idea for FCC and FAA lifting bans on cellular phones because of Santa Claus...

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UserFriendly shows why this is a bad idea for FCC and FAA to lift bans on cellular phones. because of Santa Claus...

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JibJab's Santa Claus -- A funny short musical Flash animation

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JibJab has another short, funny, musical Flash animation for Christmas 2004. It is titled Santa Claus.

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An example why wireless devices can be dangerous...

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This Broadband Reports forum thread shows a few good reasons why wireless devices can be dangerous.

I would never get and use wireless devices all the time like mice, keyboards, WiFi, etc. Security problems and interferences because the limited ability to control where the transmissions go. Even my own hearing aid gets interferences from Wireless Access Points (WAP) if I am close enough at the correct angles and heavy data transfers occur.

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Computer "Technology for Country Folk" -- A Funny Cartoon

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Command and Conquer DEN posted a funny cartoon titled "Technology for Country Folk". It is related to computers.

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v1.2.0 Patch and Christmas Theme in World of Warcraft

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World of Warcraft.Net's unofficial forum thread shows screen shots of Christmas theme in World of Warcraft from a recent patch (not for U.S. yet). This is a part of the v1.2.0 upcoming patch (12/18/2004).

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A giant shark pulls 42 foot boat around for an hour.

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Firingsquad posted a crazy forum story about a giant shark catch in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The poster said, "The Shark took off towing the 42 foot fishing boat backwards through the water at about 7 Knots. Just like in JAWS. The boat was taking on water, the Shark would jump completely out of the water at times. This went on for an hour before the Shark actually drowned. He weighed in at 1035 LBS." There are a few photographs too.

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Trillian v3.0 (Windows) and Mozilla v1.7.5 Released!

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/. report Mozilla v1.7.5 (A Web browser, advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editing in a suite) and Trillian v3.0 (A Windows multi-network chat client that currently supports IRC, AIM, ICQ, MSN/Windows Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, etc.) are now out. Mozilla mainly has fixes and Trillian is brand new.

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Hat Safety

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NONAGS posted a funny safety guide for wearing hats: