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American Picture of the Day: Commercialism Christmas

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Uncle San contains a strong message and is an amusing picture about Christmas, family, and commercialism.

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Half of U.S. I.T. Operations Jobs to Vanish

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A MacCentral article says Gartner, Inc. researchers believe that as many as 50 percent of the IT operational jobs in the U.S. could disappear over the next two decades because of improvements in data center technologies.

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A Christmas card for smart people...

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Blue posted a funny Foxtrot cartoon strip for smart people.

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Happy Computer Security Day! 18th year!

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Gracie pointed out today is the 18th Computer Security Day. It was started in 1988 to help raise awareness of computer related security issues.Its goal is to remind people to protect their computers and information.

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Worth1000: Song Titles 7

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Song Titles 7 is the current theme on Worth1000. It is about the literal meaning of song titles in images. There are 105 entries of doctored images.

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Lying Makes Brain Work Harder

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This Wired News article say it seems to take more brain effort to tell the lie than to tell the truth according to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans.

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"Pro-Ams" -- Amateurs who pursue a hobby or pastime to a professional standard.

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ZDNet UK News' article say coders, who give up their spare time to contribute to open source projects, are the virtual equivalent of lifeboat men. This is according to latest research from Demos Britain's open-source software developers make a valuable contribution to society and the British economy through the high quality of their work, according to Demos.

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TiVo will add advertisements and add Macrovision's copy protection...

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This Wired News' article reports TiVo's plans for pop-up ads and restrictions on copying have sparked worries that the service may be eroding consumer control in favor of Hollywood and advertiser interests.

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Tech-Support by ill Will Press (Funny Flash Cartoon)

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Tech-Support is a funny Flash animation/cartoon on computer technical support. Be warned there are lots of cussing.

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Satellilte's death brings down U.S.A. broadband

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This ComputerWeekly's article says there was a failure of a communications satellite over the weekend that knocked out US broadband services supplied by StarBand Communications. The total loss of Intelsat's Americas-7 satelllite forced StarBand to move customers to a different satellite. StarBand did not say how many subscribers were affected, but is attempting to provide them with a temporary dial-up service.

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Strong Bad gets a new computer and...

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Strong Bad finally gets a new computer in his latest funny e-mail (#119; Flash required). Hurray! I hope he is running an antivirus and firewall on it.

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Funny Xbox TV advertisement/commercial: Life Is Short

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Click here to watch a funny game console (Xbox) commercial. It's about 1.9 MB (recommended that you download it with a download manager/program) and in Windows Media Video (WMV) format.

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Microsoft scraps Windows 2000 SP5, but plans for an update rollup.

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According to Broadband Reports' news post, both eWeek and TechSpot report Microsoft is scrapping Windows 2000 Service Pack (SP) 5.

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What to say if your boss asks about your project problems... (Funny)

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Dilbert answers this nicely and funny in Sunday's cartoon.

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Surgery Removes Man's Sixth Finger and Toes

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Yahoo! News' story mentions Tirso Furcal having a sixth finger projecting from one hand and an extra toe on each foot. They made life in his impoverished country, the Dominican Republic, even more difficult. The condition made walking painful, caused the stone-polisher frequent injuries and blocked his hopes for better-paying work.

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Laser treatment zaps bad breath

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CNN has a story about laser treatment that can zap bad breath. Yehuda Finkelstein of Meir Hospital at the Sapir Medical Centre in Kfar Saba, Israel has successfully treated 53 patients suffering from bad breath, or halitosis, with a new, 15-minute technique.

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Twins -- A Flash Game

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Twins is a Flash game where you match two color balls that draw lines without being blocked.

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U.S. Throws Away Half Its Food

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Science a GoGo's article says recently researchers from the University of Arizona have quantified what gets thrown aways as a percentage of what is produced. Astonishingly, a new study has found that forty to fifty percent of all food ready for harvest never gets eaten.

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What if the Mac really was a cult?

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FARK.com's theme of doctored images is on "What if the Mac really was a cult?".

Some of these images are funny. Seen on Blue's News.

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Professionals at work -- DOH! Photographs say it all!

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Memepool found an amusing link with photographs of people trying to get vehicles out of the water.