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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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Nature Hates a Fraud: Cheating Wasps Get Beat Up

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/. 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.

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The ultimate cellular payphone!

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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.

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Death Knell Sounds for Nullsoft, Winamp

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BetaNews' article, titled Death Knell Sounds for Nullsoft, says:

The last members of the original Winamp team have said goodbye to AOL and the door has all but shut on the Nullsoft era, BetaNews has learned.

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Port Forward -- Free Help Setting Up Your Router and/or Firewall

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Found in a /. story reply Porting Forward is a handy reference guide to help users to set up routers and/or firewalls.

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Grill Skill -- A Wendy's Training Music Video

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Blue's News mentioned a funny rap music video (QuickTime format; download the 8.8 MB MOV file) to train employees on how to grill in Wendy's fast food restaurants.

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The Interceptors find public- and private-sector wireless vulnerabilities

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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.

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World of Warcraft Open Beta...

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FilePlanet has the sign up Web page for World of Warcraft open beta!

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.

News:
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.

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Meet the People Who Made America: Inventors vs. Innovators

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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.

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Verizon Continues to Deploy Fiber Optics...

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From Yahoo! Finance's Press Release News post: Fast as light, Verizon is moving to roll out advanced fiber-based broadband technology to customers in six more states.

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Things you never wondered about your evolution: Big testicles betray swinging ancestors...

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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.

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10 Best Presidential Candidates We'll Never See

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Redmond has a list of the ten best presidential candidates we'll never see for election 2008.

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Maximize Your Home Theater Experience By Tricking Your Room

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eCoustics has an article about maximizing home theater experience by tricking in a room with the subwoofer.

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Funny Cartoons: Engineers in meetings with VIPs & Why Mars Rovers Got Power Boosts

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Tonight's Dilbert cartoon cracks me up. I know that feeling at work. :P [sighs]

Here is the reason why Mars Rovers got power boosts.

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Pokementos -- The "New" Menentos Commercial...

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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]

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AQFL is being attacked by...

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... by monsters! Ack! Click here to view it. Ahhhhhhhhhhh!

Seen on Blue's News.

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Real-Life City of Heroes Costume Contest Results

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Like World of Warcraft's real-life costume contest mentioned in last Sunday's article, City of Heroes did a costume contest recently and now has the results.

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Game Screen Shot of the Day: Ouch!

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Not for kids' viewing... Ouch! from /.'s Humor in Game story comment.

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Celebrity Time Travel 8 (Worth1000's Doctored Photographs)

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Worth1000 has a contest on "What if celebrities lived in different time periods?" There are 81 entries.

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Roman cosmetic secrets revealed

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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.

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Movie Trailer Pixar's upcoming movie, Cars.

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The Quicktime movie trailer for Pixar's upcoming movie, Cars, is up.