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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.

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Films of Barny, the first dog...

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MSNBC showed an amusing video spoof starring Barney, the first dog in this year's Christmas special titled "Barney Cam: Where in the World is Miss Beazley". You can find it and more films (streaming videos) on Barney Home Page.

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Most devious missions ever in a game

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There is a FiringSquad forum thread about the most devious missions ever in a game.

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A video clip of flying bullets being split by a katana sword...

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fngsaiyuk sent me a 2.2 MB WMV video clip of a katana sword splitting up flying bullets in half. "Woah" as Neo says.

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Have you been/Are you distracted (non-work related) during teleconferences?

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Can't focus on the teleconference? You're not alone.

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This CNET News.com story says 90% of people who participate in conference calls
find things to keep them busy besides following the discussion,
according to Raindance Communications's survey.

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Why do most cooked, exotic meats taste like cooked chicken?

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Blue's News posted an article on the field of culinary evolution faces one great dilemma: why do most cooked, exotic meats taste like cooked Gallus gallus, the domestic chicken? It is curious that so many animals have a similar taste. Did each species evolve this trait independently or did they all inherit it from a common ancestor? That is the burning question.

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Photograph of the Day: Crazy Birds!

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Alfred Hitchcock would love this shot... Crazy birds!

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The Simpsons' Springfield Snowball Fight

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Blue's News posted The Simpsons' Springfield Snowball Fight game. Test your aim on some local Springfieldians before you run out of snowballs. Be sure and watch out for Nelson.

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History of Star Wars Video Games

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/. posted an UGO story on the history of Star Wars video games, dividing the timeline into 4 categories: The Golden Age (up to 1990), The Silver Age (1991-1996), The Gaming Renaissance (1996-2000), Modern Age (2001 on).

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Worth1000's Doctored Movie Posters: Animal Flicks 3

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Animal Flicks 3 (only the best ones shown) is Worth1000's doctored movie posters theme by recasting favourite films with Fido, Fluffy and other animal friends.

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Mystery of 'Chirping' Pyramid Decoded

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new@nature.com's story says the mystery of 'chirping' pyramid was decoded. Acoustic analysis shows how temple transforms echoes into sounds of nature. El Castillo's strange echoes have fascinated visitors for generations. A theory that the ancient Mayans built their pyramids to act as giant resonators to produce strange and evocative echoes has been supported by a team of Belgian scientists.