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.
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.
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.
/. 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.
NONAGS posted a funny safety guide for wearing hats:
Angry Alien Productions has a few 30-seconds movies (e.g., Alien, The Exorcist, Jaws, Scream, Titanic) summary re-enacted by bunnies.
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 protÃ©gÃ© 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.
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.
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.
There is a FiringSquad forum thread about the most devious missions ever in a game.