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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:

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Jenny, Are You There?

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Seen on Blue's News. Jenny, Are You There? is a compiled list of each area code dialed for 867-5309 phone number.

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30-Second Bunnies Theatre

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Angry Alien Productions has a few 30-seconds movies (e.g., Alien, The Exorcist, Jaws, Scream, Titanic) summary re-enacted by bunnies.

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Bionic Dolphin

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This CNN's story says Thomas "Doc" Rowe made a bionic dolphin that is basically a mechanical capsule that would move in and out of waves just as a dolphin does. The concept recently made waves -- literally -- around the world when one of the bionic dolphins, built by Doc's protégé Rob Innes, appeared at a New Zealand expo named "Big Boys' Toys". The dolphin, described by Doc as the world's first underwater flying machine.

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mamereactor.com (MAME ROMs via P2P) dead for good

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According to [ANNC] mamereactor.com dead for good newsgroup thread in alt.games.mame newsgroup, mamereactor.com is dead forever. Elconcho posted:

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A theory why sharks attack...

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This Yahoo! News story mentioned experts saying the tales of great white sharks developing a taste for human flesh and turning into rogue maneaters are a myth. They also point out that on average more people die in Australia every year from three bumble bee stings than in one shark attack.

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Screen Capture of the Day: Typo by White House on TV

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Yahoo! News reports story about a typo on TV. Here is an enlarged screen capture. It was at the White House Conference on the Economy in Washington, December 16, 2004.

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Shaw cable modem users hit bandwidth ceiling with 50 GB (monthly)

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Broadband Reports reports that some heavy users, of Shaw cable modem service that recently unveiled "i-Extreme" 5Mbps tier, didn't read the TOS. They are finding their service temporarily shut off if they download more than 50 gigabytes a month. Shaw is the same company throttling BitTorrent traffic for its users.