According to this GenGamers' article, the staff noticed that some "upcoming" first person shooters might be dead/on hold or maybe cancelled...
Worth1000.com's current contest theme is on its seventh "War and Peace" -- Make Love out of War. Artists have to convert any object of hate, war and destruction into an object of love, peace and creation in photographs.
The latest version is v1.5. I played this mod for over two hours straight, and I had a blast. I took some screen shots and posted the good ones.
How hard is it to get an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to pull data from a hosted website? Not very, according to this Register story. The Dutch group Bits of Freedom signed up ten ISP accounts and hosted fairly innocuous public domain text, then posed as bogus copyright holders and sent bogus copyright complaints to the 10 ISP's via Hotmail. The result? Seven of the ten ISPs yanked the material within twenty-four hours without fully examining the complaints.
Desert Combat mod for Battlefield 1942 released! You can download it (361 MB) from FilePlanet (registration required). You do need v0.7 installed before installing this upgrade (actually adds another one to your list so you can still play on v0.7 servers).
I still have about 55 minutes left and I got in the line early by hanging out in DC IRC room! Hooah!
Under the fourth amendment to Constitution, police must show probable cause that a crime has been committed before they can get a judge's permission to search your home for evidence, or subpoena you to appear in court. But under the federal Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), all the RIAA has to do is file paperwork with a court clerk to get a subpoena if it suspects you of downloading a song from the Internet or sharing music in a peer-to-peer network such as Kazaa, WinMX or Grokster. Anyone found in violation of the act could faces a lawsuit from the RIAA seeking $750 to $150,000 per song, The Associated Press has reported.
From my ant message board thread (trying to pick names related to ants for World of Warcraft), Myrmecos mentioned Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature that lists scientific names of organisms are not usually known for their entertainment value. They are indispensable for clarity in communication, but most people skip over them with barely a glance. Mark Isaak, the author, collected those names that are worth a second look.
Here is another series of doctored movie posters. Some of them are funny and offensive. This is only part 1. So, part 2 will be next Friday.
According to The Sun Newspaper Online's article, an in-depth scientific investigation into the relationship between a male celebrity's wealth and the height of his girlfriend was revealed.
The long and short of it is that we wanted to know how titchy, ugly stars pull stunners with legs longer than a giraffe in heels. Our team of maths geniuses set out to find the link between lofty lovelies and big bank balances. And our results show the greater the height difference, the more money the man needs.
Eeek! Can you say ow? Poor French bullfighter! :(
Greedo Shoots First Comic: The Emperor's Court is a short story comic.
Sam Davatchi says: "One of the unnecessary changes to the Star Wars is the Greedo shoots first change. Aside from who shoots first and what does that to the character, the main problem to the scene is that it looks lame. Unfortunately the 2004 Edition of the movie doesnâ€™t resolve this and the best looking solution is how it already was in the original version. It simply didn't need any changes. Here is an excellent short story about this that I have recently found."