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Animals May Have Sensed Tsunami

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FOXNews.com report that animals may had sensed the recent Asia tsunami. Wildlife officials in Sri Lanka expressed surprise Wednesday that they found no evidence of large-scale animal deaths from the tsunamis -- indicating that animals may have sensed the wave coming and fled to higher ground.

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Internet Movie Database (IMDb) Starmeter's Top 25

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Internet Movie Database (IMDb) released its top 25 stars for 2004. These STARmeter rankings were not based upon critical assessments or box-office performance, but the actual search behavior of over 20 million users of IMDb.com. These results are an aggregate of weekly STARmeter rankings from IMDbPro.com.

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PrefBar v3.0 and Gaim v1.1.1 Released

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PrefBar v3.0 for Mozilla and Firefox was released on 12/26/2004. I noticed there were new stuff added.

Gaim v1.1.1 was released earlier today. Only minor fixes here and there according to its ChangeLog.

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Watch out vending machines, women are going to bust you up! (Funny Video)

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Viral Videos & Ads has a funny television advertisement/commercial of a woman beating up a vending machine like a BC Lions football player. It is 559 KB zipped (a WMV video file inside).

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"Dying" drunk wakes up from coma thanks to his boss' "Get your *ss back to work!"

New York Post Online's story is funny and yet sad (if true) -- "A man who drank himself into a coma and lay near death in a hospital bed suddenly woke up after hearing that his boss had commanded, 'Get your *ss back to work!'"

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Lycos' 2004 Web Most Wanted

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Lycos' list shows the top 100 search terms of 2004, with last year's rank in parentheses. Janet Jackson got first place while Kazaa lost its first place from last year.

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Quake rattled Earth orbit, changed map of Asia

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This Yahoo! News' story report on the recent Asian earthquake unleashed deadly tidal waves on Asia. It was so powerful it made the Earth wobble on its axis and permanently altered the regional map, US geophysicists said.

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A Video Clip of Lions vs. Hyena Clashing...

Compfuse.com has a video clip (direct download; 6.5 MB WMV) of Lions vs. Hyena. "There is no love between lions and hyenas and this video shows what happens when the two clash. It is hard for even lions to deal with a pack of hyenas but one on one between a male lion and a hyena gets interesting."

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IRS granted cell phones for U.S. soldiers nonprofit status, meaning contributions to the cause are tax-deductible.

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A nice and happy story. According to The Scramento Bee's story, the IRS granted cell phones for U.S. soldiers nonprofit status, meaning contributions to the cause are tax-deductible last week.

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Child's Play II -- Old Classic Games and Today's Generation Kids...

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/. pointed out a funny an 1UP.COM article where invited youngsters to experience the joys of classic old gaming to hilarious effect. It is the second in an article series called "Child's Play".

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Wi-Fi won't disrupt pacemakers...

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Broadband Reports and Techdirt report that Mayo clinic concluded that Wi-Fi won't disrupt your pacemaker, despite a number of recent concerns. One recent study showed that certain pacemakers get confused by some signals from GSM phones. This study tested a HP Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC fitted with a Cisco Aironet WLAN card around certain pacemakers and found no issues.

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Video clips and a video grab showing tidal waves after tsunami waves...

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Yahoo! News shows a video grab of a tidal wave in Penang after the recent major tsunami waves and earthquake in Southeast Asia. I did a search on Google's News and found a streaming video clip on NBC10.com.

12/28/2004 5:55 PM PST: Compfused.com (direct download; 4 MB; WMV) has another one from ground level view. Nuts.

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Year's worst gadgets, tomorrow's eBay items.

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This New Zealand Herald story says some high-tech products are good and bad. There is a list of different items, as examples, compared.

What did you get for Christmas 2004?

I got the same usual stuff (clothes and money). That's it even though I did request stuff like World of Warcraft time/game cards! Boring, huh? Oh well. :( Oh well, maybe on my birthday next month? Although my own broadband would be nice. [sighs]

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Funny TV Commercial/Ad: "Torture Chamber" -- Don't Start

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Here is a funny TV anti-smoking commercial/advertisement from Stupid Videos (streaming video). It is funny if you like James Bond types of shows and movies.

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Funny TV Commercial/Advertisement: Nextel's Push

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Viral Videos and Ads posted a funny TV commercial/advertisement (Push) [572 KB; not a direct download] from Nextel.

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U.S. leads the dirty dozen spammers

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CNET.com News.com's story reports that researchers at Sophos, a security software company, found that 42% of all spam sent this year came from the United States, based on a scan by its researchers of a global network of honey pots--computers designed to attract spam e-mails and viruses.

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LEGO "Build-A-Brawl" Ultimate NBA Arena 481pc Set

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LEGO "Build-A-Brawl" Ultimate NBA Arena 481pc Set is a thrill to the unrestrained orgy of violence that is the NBA in LEGO style! "That Detroit brawl was nothing; stage your own bloody assaults and send your other LEGO figures stampeding over each other in unthinking, animal horror. Ron Artest and Ben Wallace figures are not included in this set, but true violence junkies are encouraged to customize their own. The NBA: where men are babies and fans are scared!"

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Compfused.com: Funny and neat videos, pictures, games, Flash, links, etc.

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Compfused.com is a source for funny and neat videos, pictures (some are doctored I believe), Flash, games, links, etc. See Obi Won Buys a Used Car (hilarious if you're a Star Wars fan), Mule vs. Mountain Lion photographs, Quality Craftsmanship ("Ladder of the Brave" -- scary), How Tall Are You Compared to Celebrities?, and Amazing Elephant video (mentioned earlier) for examples. Also, you can rate each item.