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Web site staff members (please remove AQFL to e-mail: Ant(Dude) (front end and 99% poster) and Mousey (administrator)). Use public Disqus for everyone to post and see moderated comments and feedbacks. And yes, Ant's English sucks (want to be the copy editor/proofreader?). Note that some non-AQFL links might have offensive/gross contents, annoying advertisements/ads. (use a blocker!), etc.

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DOOM: The Boardgame

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And I thought I had seen it all from DOOM world. Nope, there is a boardgame! It is for 2 to 4 players, playable in 1 to 2 hours, based on the groundbreaking DOOM 3 computer game by id Software. I wonder if the boardgame is scary and addictive as the 3D FPS version? ;)

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U.S. Government Computer Blunders Are Common

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This Yahoo News article says experts blame poor planning, rapid industry advances and the massive scope of some complex projects whose price tags can run into billions of dollars at U.S. agencies with tens of thousands of employees.

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Are you going to watch Super Bowl XXXIX?

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Yes.
44% (8 votes)
Yes, but ONLY for its commercials.
11% (2 votes)
No even if your TV can show it (e.g., don't care about Super Bowl and its TV ads).
39% (7 votes)
No (if your TV can't show the game like in a foreign country)
6% (1 vote)
Total votes: 18
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Worth1000's Doctored Photographs: Toy Swap 3

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Worth1000's current contest theme is on swapping playthings for everyday items. It is bascially replacing any object with a child's plaything, a toy. There are 47 entries.

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World of Warcraft's Funny Videos: Gnomevasion!

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Death_Knight's thread (screen shots [nice ion canon] and comments) mentions a FilePlanet (account required -- free or subscription) video file link (87 MB) with Gnomevasion in World of Warcraft. Here is the video file description: "What happens when you take 300 players, throw in teamwork, voice communication, a server crash, and one of the greatest guilds of all time? You get Gnomevasion! In this video members of Sturmgrenadier form up on an alternate server in WoW when their home of Bleeding Hollow goes down. Hilarity ensues when each and every member wreaks chaos on an unsuspecting server with pink-haired pig-tailed gnomes! Download this video and witness the true power of a Gnomevasion."

1/29/2005 10:35 PM PST: Non-FilePlanet sites: #1, #2, and #3 (BitTorrent files).

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Ant's top picks for Viral Videos & Ads (1/29/2005)

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Viral Videos & Ads posted new TV advertisements/commericals/spots today. Here is a list of ones I liked:

  • #1: Nice smooth legs!
  • #2: Americans are sure happy law suers. Hey, I will sue YOU for reading AQFL! [grin]
  • #3: I'd rather go to restroom instead. I thought that guy was going to pee like a dog. :P
  • #4: Ewww!!!!! Always check for TP! Good thing I keep extra tissues in my left pocket for emergencies like this one.
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To many software makers and security consultants, flaw finders are irresponsible.

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This CNET News.com article says David Aitel, who a 20-something founder of vulnerability assessment company Immunity, hunts down security problems in widely used software products. But unlike an increasing number of researchers, he does not share his findings with the makers of the programs he examines...

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Something Awful's doctored images on "Historical Inaccuracies"

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Something Awful's current doctored photograph theme is on "Historical Inaccuracies". You can view part 1 and part 2.

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Funny streaming video: Not a morning guy/gal...

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Now, this StupidVideos video clip shows a polar bear that is totally like me when I wake up (not just on Mondays). Yep, that's me alright since I am a night person/owl/dracula/name whatever you want. :)

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"Singing in the Rain" gets a hip-hop makeover -- A TV Ad/Commercial

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MilkandCookies has a streaming Apple QuickTime video clip (downloadable copy (5.8 MB)) of a famous movie scene with "Singing in the Rain" music, but in a hip-hop style. You can view the details and comments. It is an television/TV spot/advertisement/ad for the Golf GTI in U.K.. I like it compared to the classic movie ;). Seen on Blue's News.

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"Nooooooooo, my laptop/notebook!"

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Here is an eBay auction (expires in a few weeks? Local copies of photographs: #1, #2, #3, and #4) with a seriously broken laptop/notebook. This woman must be very strong to get her leather boot in the screen. I can't imagine her kicking someone's or my butt. Ouch!

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Wooden Mirror Video Clip

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Compfused.com posted a video clip (direct download; QuickTime; 29.4 MB) showing wooden that act likes a mirror. It shows how it works at the end.

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Anniversary of Challenger explosion (1/28/1986)... Where were you back then?

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This /. poll reminds people that today is the anniversary from the Challenger's explosion from 1/28/1986. So sad. I was ten years old back in Pennsylvania, USA, if I remember correctly. I did not see this accident live on TV. I saw the recording on the local news. I wasn't crazy about space stuff back then compared to today, but yet it was sad. :( Columbia's accident is coming up very soon too. :(

So, where were you when it happened (e.g., wasn't born yet)?

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Vintage Videogame Commercials

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Bezoar has a collection of old video game commercials ranging from Atari 2600 to SNES. These WMV files (1-2 MB each) can be downloaded for nostalgia flashbacks or if you are curious (you young kids!).

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Ants Use Geometry to Navigate

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Discovery Channel News' article says ants use angled signposts, marked with scent, to find their way home or follow the path into the

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Budweiser's 'Malfunction' Explainer Ad Won't Air (and it is online!)

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Detroit News Online's article says Budweiser's 'Malfunction' explainer advertisement won't air. What's sure to be one of the most talked-about television commercials created for Super Bowl XXXIX won't air game day.

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A Picture of the Day: Karate Kat With a Dawg

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Command and Conquer DEN posted a funny doctored photograph:

Not sure if that is KaT (remove AQFL to e-mail) though.

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Use a non-standard browser (e.g., Lynx)? Then, you're a hacker!

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FiringSquad posted a BoingBoing story about a Londonder who made a tsnuami-relief donation using Lynx -- a text-based browser used by the blind, Unix-users, and others -- on Sun's Solaris operating system. The site-operator decided that this "unusual" event in the system log indicated a hack-attempt, and the police broke down the donor's door and arrested him.

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Nice software bug: MapPoint users in for long and winding road.

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CNET News.com reports an amusing bug in Microsoft's MapPoint software that sends those looking to travel between two Norwegian cities on a trip across much of Western Europe. The suggested quickest route between Haugesund and Trondheim is a 1,685-mile journey through Belgium, England, France, Germany and Sweden to make the journey. With two trips across the ocean and a fair bit of overland travel, the site estimates the journey will take some 47 hours and 31 minutes.