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WoW has begun - Play on Pacific Realm "Lightbringer"

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WoW has begun! The "real" one, not the Open Beta world that was destroyed by the game gm's and developers last week.

Friends and future Guild Members, we will be playing on the Pacific Realm server, "Lightbringer". The Realm is already at "medium" capacity, so hurry.

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Worth1000's Detouching 3 (Celebrities) and Superhero Dayjobs 4 Themes (Doctored Images)

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Worth1000 has two different themes of doctored images (some are really good and some are well not good):

  • Detouching 3 -- Removing the retouching from airbrushed celebrities. They all look soooooooo perfect by the time their pics get to the pages of the magazines. They've got lines and wrinkles and blotches and pimples just like the rest of people do. Celebrity photos with warts and all, *without* the imperfections removed. There are 42 doctored photographs and eww!!!!!
  • Superhero Dayjobs 4 -- What superheroes do to bring home the bacon. What jobs would they hold? Come on, they have to pay the rent somehow, what if all the evil, crime and injustice in the world disappeared tomorrow? They've got impressive skill sets-- put 'em to work. Artists take any superhero of comic book and/or TV and movie fame and give them a day job. A day job can be defined as any job that earns money. There are 61 doctored images.
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Is Blizzard Ready for WoW? Their Website finally is.

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Getting the pre-launch antzies (pun intended) I decided to click on the sign-up/account
maintenance link on www.worldofwarcraft.com. I received the following error, probably because they have the service turned off till midnight: "Not Found, The requested URL /cas/login was not found on this server".

I thought, maybe the cas refered to Yale's CAS, a Web Single Sign On service which primarily runs on Linux/Unix. A month ago, when they were having all kinds of load issues with the site, I checked to see if they were running MS Windows/IIS and they were. Well, its Apache now! :) I would love to know the stats of their 40 game servers; takes a lot of muscle to run an MMORPG.

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History gets a computer graphics make-over

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BBC NEWS' article says computer generated imagery (CGI) is taking film a step further by bringing historical characters back to life on screen:

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Best game graphics bug ever?

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FiringSquad posted an amusing image link (no nudity).

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Alias Season 4 Promo & Will Be 2 Hours!

alt.tv.alias newsgroup reported that ABC showed a one minute promo (a quick recap and season 4 preview) of Alias during last night's Desperate Wives. The original poster said, "It had shots from previous seasons and from the upcoming season and it was advertising it's new night for Wednesdays @ 9pm. Especially that the first ep will be two hours." A reply said Alias Media has the recorded video clip (Real Media) available for download.

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Don't Let Hackers Wreck Your Trees!

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Steve posted an amusing funny flier scan in Broadband Reports' security forum. It is about trees and hackers.

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Brawl Games: A List of Fan-Player Melees

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ESPN has an article about past fan-player melees after the recent ugly NBA brawl. It lists incidents from various sports.

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George W. Bush Frees Secret Service Agent from Chile Guards

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Yahoo! News says President Bush on Saturday reached into a throng of squabbling bodyguards and pulled a Secret Service agent away from Chilean security officers. They stopped the U.S. agent from accompanying the president at a dinner.

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The Romulan Wars is coming!

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According to alt.tv.star-trek.enterprise newsgroup thread, there is a production report for "Babel One." It mentions specifically that these events are meant to lead into to the Romulan Wars, which are supposed to...

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12MANY: How many stars do you see?

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12MANY is a simple Web Flash game that makes you count the stars in one flash and answer within a time limit. I got 42 points and man, do I suck!

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Star Wars Figures: 1979 vs. 1997

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Blue's News mentioned a link to compare 1979 and 1997 Star Wars figures.

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Major Exploit Underway for Internet Explorer Users

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Broadband Reports (BBR)'s news story and security forum thread mentioned Ben Edelman's exploit experiment yesterday morning. Users in BBR's security forum continued digging more deeply into the exploit itself. The exploit uses an IFRAME vulnerability in Internet Explorer to deliver the payload from compromised Apache web servers.

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Anal Massage, Marijuana, Crack, and Hooker items on Target.com

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Otaking71 just IM'ed me an amusing link to an anal massage that can be ordered. Yes, you read that right. There is a lack of information including a photograph.

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NBA game (Pacers and Pistons) brawl fight between players and fans!

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I was channel surfing to watch next week's preview of Star Trek: Enterprise on my computer and saw this breaking news about a NBA game brawl fight between players and fans! You can read the details on NBA.com. KCAL9 News just showed a video clip of the fight.

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Air Force turns to Microsoft for network security

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According to CNET News.com and ZDNet stories, the U.S. Air Force is drafting Microsoft to help simplify its networks and software contracts, a move that could improve its computer security and deliver savings of $100 million.

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Worth1000's Chimaera 6: Three, three, three beasts in one!

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Worth1000's Chimaera 6 contest is about three, three, three beasts in one! There are 110 entries with mated 3-4 different animals into one strange beast, as in the themepost.

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Winamp v5.06 Released!

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Nullsoft released v5.06 of Winamp for Windows. It mainly fixes a security vulnerability with skins. You can read the details here.

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Feuer Frei Movie (Flash & ASCIImation)

Like ASCIImation ROFLcopter? Then, watch a 450 KB movie (5 minutes long?) titled Feuer Frei Movie.