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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.

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Pictures of the Day: Skeletal Systems of Cartoon Characters & Santa Claus gets outsourced

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Blue's News posted two links today:

A funny cartoon strip showing Santa Claus outsourced.

Skeletal Systems is character study of 22 present and past cartoon characters. Animation was the format of choice for children's television in the 1960s, a decade in which children's programming became almost entirely animated. The artist decided to take a select few of these popular characters and render their skeletal systems as I imagine they might resemble if one truly had eye sockets half the size of its head, or fingerless-hands, or feet comprising 60% of its body mass. Each character resides on a translucent, hinged panel. When the panel is lifted the character's skeletal structure is revealed giving each a certain validity and glimpse into its origins. Each panel is hand-drawn with archival ink and covered with an acrylic/acetate transparency.

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Photoshop Life theme on Something Awful

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Photoshop Life is a theme on Something Awful for images. The theme is about "All you do is open a picture in Photoshop, and then highlight a function that best describes the picture."

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Ouch! Crocodile Bite

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Fngsaiyuk shared a 1.3 MB WMV video clip of a crocodile biting someone bigtime. Ouch! At least it wasn't his head.

12/18/2004 7:45 PM PS

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Reflex -- A remake of a great puzzle game called Reflexion.

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UserFriendly's link of the day mentioned an addicting and frustrating Flash game called Reflex. Its description says, "A remake of a great puzzle game called Reflexion. Collect all the gems and get the ball to the exit. You do this by guiding the ball with the 'mirrors'." You use the mouse to click on mirrors that can be flipped.

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Who will be hired by Donald Trump in The Apprentice 2 finale (12/16/2004)?

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Jennifer M., you're hired!
17% (7 votes)
Kelly, you're hired!
57% (24 votes)
I don't care, you're fired!
7% (3 votes)
I don't watch this TV reality show, you're fired!
19% (8 votes)
Total votes: 42
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Heroes of WoW (World of Warcraft) -- Funny cartoon strips...

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Heroes of WoW is a creation by Oskar Pannier (aka Shakes) and Marvin Clifford (aka Fidget). It is fantastic series of World of Warcraft. It was originally created in German on WorldofWar.de, but translated to English for WorldofWar.net. The cartoons are amusing.

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Batman Begins trailer released online!

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Batman Begins trailer is now out online. I wasn't impressed with it though. The trailer lasts about a minute and 16 seconds.

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PTW Architects' design for the National Swimming Center in Beijing

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While the Ant's away, the Mousey will play! ..So Gareth of Southern California Linux Expo fame, dropped a cool link in the lalugs irc channel on freenode about an Australian architectural firm (PTW) winning international design competition for Beijing Olympics in 2008.

The winning design was for the Olympic Watercube, a building housing the water sports events for the 2008 Olympics, the walls of which are actually made out of water!

A quote from the article: "It appears random and playful like a natural system, yet is mathematically very rigorous and repetitious. The transparency of water, with the mystery of the bubble system, engages those both inside and out of the structure to consider their own experiences with water"..

That's a COOL looking building!

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FYI: No computer and Internet for the next 3 work days...

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... since I have a new hire orientation at work. No computers and no Internet most of the day! I am going to die! :P I probably will get to them after 5 PM PST. :(

So what does this mean? It means less posts on AQFL! Maybe Mousey and others can provide something to post. :)

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Watch out for those crazy vampires at work...

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Dilbert shows an example of those co-workers who are cubicle vampires. I'm scared at my workplace. :)

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Funny Game Screen Shot of the Day Related to Security

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I was playing DOOM 3 earlier and saw this funny scene. It looks like UAC employees on Mars don't take security seriously either. :( Click here to view it.