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Jeopardy! Whiz Becomes Encarta Spokesman

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CNET News.com and BetaNews stories say Microsoft tapped Jeopardy! king Ken Jennings, who recently finished his 75-game run on the show, to become the spokesman for its Encarta product line.

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Worth1000's Doctored Photographs: Cybergenics 6: Cyborg animals

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Worth1000's Cybergenics 6 theme is about cyborg animals -- part animal, part mechanical. There are 35 entries.

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Cool and Amusing Car and Motorcycle Stunts Video

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A forum thread, in Scootertechno.com, mentions a cool and amusing five minutes video clip with car and motorcycle stunts.

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I feel like Dilbert with password/security issues too...

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Dilbert says it well with Sunday's cartoon. I feel the same way when doing technical support for computer newbies/illiterates.

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Make your own 12 sided calendars!

UserFriendly's link of the day is on making a 12 sided calendar (pentagon dodecahedron or rhombic dodecahedron). It involves a Web browser, computer, printer, scissor, paper folding (e.g., Origami), and patience.

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Something Awful's Animal Anomalies 2

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The theme on Something Awful is on animals with weird stuff. Part 1 and Part 2.

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IBM to leave PC manufacturing business!

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First they sell off their Hard Drive business to Hitachi, apparently now IBM is leaving PC manufacturing too.. dammit.. Suddenly ThinkPads are collectors items!

also mentioned on Slashdot and all over Google News, too.

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World of Warcraft Easter Eggs

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This forum thread is about Easter Eggs in World of Warcraft game. It was an interesting read. I love this game!

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Far Cry Tech Demo

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Blue's News mentions a Far Cry Tech Demo/ATI & Crytek Tech Demo. I just watched it on my Athlon 64 3200+ system with 1 GB of RAM and an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro AIW (128 MB) video card. Wow. I had to disable FSAA to keep the FPS up at 1152x864 screen resolution.

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The magic that makes Google tick...

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ZDNet Australia's article talks about the specifications on how Google works. Some facts:

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Mariko Takahashi's Fitness Video With Poodles (well, sort of)!

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One of the managers at work IM'ed me this crazy streaming video link (a QuickTime player required) called "Mariko Takahashi's Fitness Video". It is crazy for being appraised as an "Ex-Fat Girl". A creepy workout video to get your poodle into shape. It's work safe, but just freaky.

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It's all about cats!

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Today must be feline day or something.

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BitTorrent servers under attack

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CNET News.com's story reported that a flood of data hammered several of the tracking servers for BitTorrent downloads.

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Network Scheduling to Mess with TiVo

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This /. story has a Yahoo! News story on networks messing with PVRs by adding a minute to shows. If a show runs to 9:01, then you can't TiVo a show on another channel that starts at 9.

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The Decline of the Video Game Mascot

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Ryan Cullen, of Access Gamer, writes: "This is the beginning of a recent fad that I have noticed the past couple years. Lately it seems that the mascot video game character has declined in popularity. Names like Mario and Sonic, characters who were once able to make the video game world suddenly stop and pay attention, are now either shells of their former glory, or they are just not as huge as they once were. Why is this?"

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Groups.google.com revamped!

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Google revamped its Google Groups for newsgroups. I don't really like it. I still like the old design. :( Oh well.

12/2/2004 11:14 AM PST: It looks like the old version is back, but for how long?

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Deputy geek, reporting for duty, to fight cybercrime.

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This ZDNet article says British IT professionals could soon be asked to volunteer their services to police the Internet. The European Information Society Group (EURIM) is calling on the U.K.

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Internet users beware: Laziness has dire consequences.

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CNET News.com article and ZDNET News article say Internet users should be bewared because laziness has dire consequences.

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American Picture of the Day: Commercialism Christmas

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Uncle San contains a strong message and is an amusing picture about Christmas, family, and commercialism.

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Half of U.S. I.T. Operations Jobs to Vanish

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A MacCentral article says Gartner, Inc. researchers believe that as many as 50 percent of the IT operational jobs in the U.S. could disappear over the next two decades because of improvements in data center technologies.