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Ant's 2 Compfused.com Video Picks for (1/20/2005)

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Compfused.com posted some cool videos today, but two of them were worth noting:

  • Horrible Weatherman -- Wow, I can be better than this guy! OK, maybe worse.
  • Mini Guns -- A cool video of mini guns being used from helicopters. The sheer amount of firepower one of these guns can spew out boggles the mind. This reminds me of video games, movies, and TV shows. :)
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24 (TV Show): Debbie's cellular phone # is real...

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This is mainly for those who watch 24 TV show... On 24 newsgroup, there is a thread/discusssion about the telephone number on Debbie's cellular phone in Day 4, 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. episode. It does go to the 24 set. Here is what it said:

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Cancer the Top Killer for Those Under 85

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A Yahoo! News story says heart disease has been the nation's top killer for decades. Now, cancer has taken its place for Americans 85 and younger.

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Ex-lover Deletes Lineage Character and Gets Arrested

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Voodoo Extreme reported a Boomtown story of a jilted Japanese girlfriend logged onto her ex-lover's Lineage account with his username and password. Once there, she deleted his game data including all the items, weapons and clothes he had collected. Although the boyfriend did not suffer financially he reported the misuse of his account to the police. Police then reported the woman of Toyama Prefecture, to the Fukushima District Public Prosecutors Office accusing her of violating a law banning illegal access to someone else's online accounts.

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Hewlett Packard to Region-code Ink Cartridges

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/. and The Wall Street Journal report that it looks like the ink printer cartridge manufacturers will be borrowing techniques from Hollywood.

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Puffer Fish's Teeth Get Worked On By A Dentist

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I saw this story last night on a local news station about a puffer fish getting a brand new smile thanks to modern dentistry! The poor puffer's teeth were so overgrown, it was an ordeal to get food in its mouth. In the wild, puffers feast on coral to wear their teeth down…but aquarium food is just too soft. An Arizona dentist saved the day for the puffer by filing his teeth down. And minutes later, the happy puffer is back in the swim of things with a brand new set of smaller choppers!

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Microsoft's AntiSpyware Tool Removes Internet Explorer

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A co-worker found this Broadband Reports thread about Microsoft's AntiSpyware Tool Removes Internet Explorer article. Basically, it said "Many Microsoft Windows users who downloaded the recently released AntiSpyware program from Microsoft, or had it installed through an automatic Windows update, woke up to a surprise. Unintentionally, the heuristics of the software detected Internet Explorer as spyware, and removed the program from their systems."

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Thai elephants get potty training...

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This Yahoo! News article says Thai handlers are now toilet-training Thailand's elephants beside painting, dancing, and playing musical instruments.

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Vroom Video

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Vroom QuickTime video shows some pretty intense adrenaline pumping racing drama. It's a nail biter all the way to the end.

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Untidy beds may keep us healthy.

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BBC News says failing to make your bed in the morning may actually help keep you healthy, scientists believe. Research suggests that while an unmade bed may look scruffy it is also unappealing to house dust mites thought to cause asthma and other allergies. A Kingston University study discovered the bugs cannot survive in the warm, dry conditions found in an unmade bed.

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2 Quizzes: "How NERDY are You?" and "Are you a LOSER?"

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Two fun short quizzes to take!

How NERDY are You? is a highly advanced 'test' will determine once and for all how nerdy you are. Upon completion, you will be given a score (out of 100) as to just how nerdy you are. Seen on Blue's News.

Are you a LOSER? is a test that will definitely tell you your status in your society. No longer can anybody just call you a loser, now you will have proof!

Be sure to post your results by replying in here, you nerdy loser!

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Book Smarts (Magna Corporation) or Street Smarts (Net Worth)?

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Winners of the "I Look Like My Dog" Contest

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UserFriendly's link of the day was on Winners of the "I Look Like My Dog" Contest. There are only six photographs, but yet amusing to look at.

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Microsoft will patch Windows Media Player to fix the DRM exploits...

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According to this Broadband Reports security forum thread, Microsoft will patch its Windows Media Player (WMP) after all.

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Something Awful's Doctored Photographs: History's Worst Weapons

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Something Awful's current doctored photographs week is on horrible weapon designs. A few of them are funny.

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How copyright could be killing culture...

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This Globe and Mail's article says the high cost of getting permission to use archival footage and photos threatens to put makers of documentaries out of business...

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Spammer bites back by suing user for complaining about spam.

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Broadband Reports say a user in Stopping Spam forum pointed out that one man is being sued by a ROKSO listed spammer for complaining. And getting him disconnected by his ISP. "They apparently are angry that spamming has become difficult for them and blame the man."

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Durability of Usability Guidelines

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Useit.com's Durability of Usability Guidelines article says about 90% of usability guidelines from 1986 are still valid.

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2-Tone, Gender-Bending Lobster

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This /. story talks about a lobster fisherman out of Halifax Nova Scotia caught a 2-coloured hermaphrodite lobster. The ocean oddity is a first for Murray Townsend and his crew. "I've seen lobsters of different colours, shades and with different markings, but nothing quite like this." illusion_2K mentioned a CBC video stream.

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A funny cartoon/comic strip from Non Sequitor...

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Blue's News posted a funny Non Sequitur cartoon/comic strip about a guy hating snow, having to live in an igloo, and...