/. has a story about Nature Hates a Fraud: Cheating Wasps Get Beat Up. By staging wasp fights, researchers have learned that cheaters never win. Wimpy wasps painted with the markings reserved for a leader get beat up. Even if the fakes win, they still get harassed afterward.
Engadget has a photograph of a solar-powered cellular payphone that was spotted on boat sailing around Lake Victoria in Africa. It is probably not real since it could possibly be a staged advertisement for something or other.
FCW.com's article, titled "Finding Your Weakest Link", says interceptors are finding public- and private-sector wireless vulnerabilities. A Federal Computer Week team discovered that information and systems at many defense and civilian agencies are left exposed through wireless networks.
Others and I will be posting stories, screen shots, news, etc. so please bookmark this AQFL story! It will be like the stress test back in the beginning of September 2004. Be warned that this game is like a drug. You can't stop playing. ;)
Arimus and I are playing on test #8 server (Pacific Zone). Others will be joining this server to play together. So, please go there. We are elves so stay with Alliance group please if you want to be in the group as buddies! Here are the statistics for my current BuddyAnt character (Wowreader -- outdated). Everyone should run Wowreader OR Cosmoui.org with Thotbot, and upload their character statistics (registration required) so everyone can see. Please remember to take screen shots and share! Any funny, cool, etc. shots should be submitted to Blizzard like mine.
11/8/2004 3:13 PM PST: FilePlanet says "Open Beta Keys are GONE!". :(
11/8/2004 6:13 PM PST: www.worldofwarcraft.com has the downloaders. If you already started downloading the client earlier, you can use the new v1.1 client to resume! New keys are not out yet at the moment. Stay tuned...
11/8/2004 8:29 PM PST: Sign Up is back! The cool part is you don't need to an unique key. The page says to use "BLIZRD-BETA-ONLINE-OPEN-PUBLIC". I guess the guys gave up. Space is limited for open beta so go now! ;)
11/10/2004 1:10 PM PST: Open beta sign up is closed.
11/11/2004 3:40 AM PST: Cosmos UI rocks if you wish to add buttons, change stuff, etc. It makes the game a lot funner! Ulic and Ant approve! Get the latest version (even if it is alpha).
11/17/2004 3:22 PM PST: Read the patch's changelog for the game. The patch came out.
11/17/2004 7:00 PM PST: Open beta ends tomorrow! See its Web site for details. :(
11/18/2004 7:18 PM PST: 8 PM PST.
This Wired's article says there are nearly 50 visionary entrepreneurs profiled in a new 495-page book titled They Made America. It is an encyclopedic, entertaining tome by Sir Harold Evans is now the subject of a four-part PBS series (check this informative site out for names, history, images, etc.) of the same name.
Mousey's original post: I don't know why people send me these things... It just seems natural that I might be interested in the evolutionary links between female promiscuity and the size of your testicles right? I mean, that's a perfectly normal topic of discussion at work, right?? Engineers are weird.
A new funny StupidVideos' video clip to see. This is the correct way to get even with someone jealous in taking your winning money from a card game. Hopefully, that kid didn't get busted by running in public with that gun. [grin]
This BBC News story says Roman cosmetic secrets revealed. The fashion conscious women of Roman Britain used a tin-based foundation to get a pale and appealing look.