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The Forbes Fictional 15

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/. posted a Forbes story on a list of 15 wealthy fictional characters with hilarious biographies. Each one describes the sources of their riches...

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Nielsen changes its TV rating method...

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CNET News.com and ZDNet report that Nielsen is finally taking one of several steps aimed at adapting to the new television/TV audience (those who use TiVo or another service to record prime time shows for viewing later) on December 26th, 2005. Ratings will be broken out by how shows are watched--live, later in the day or within a seven-day period. Over time, Nielsen will also move to measure viewing that takes place via iPods, cellular/cell phones, laptops, and other digital devices that are gaining TV privileges. The company also will track audiences for on-demand fare.

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A funny right wing violence video story.

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Planet Vids shows a funny video clip on the right wing extremists and how they are all mis-understood.

12/3/2005 8:14 AM PST:

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Super Glue Soccer Commercial

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Planet Vids shows a funny television commercial/spot/advertisement of a frustrated soccer goalie. However, he comes up wi

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Don't Call It Spyware -- Gator to Claria

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Wired News has an article on the famous spyware company that went from Gator to Claria: "Three years ago the company was considered a parasite and a scourge. Today it's a rising star -- selling virtually the same product. How a pop-up pariah won the adware wars."

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Beware of midgets stealing gas.

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StupidVideos showed a video clip of a midget stealing gasoline. Yikes! Watch your gas pumps! [grin]

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Ant's Top 3 Picks from Viral Videos (11/28/2005)

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Viral Videos added many new television commercials/advertisements/spots today. Here are three good ones:

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Financial pressures combined with increased reliability have companies keeping systems longer than ever.

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This Computerworld article says computer systems aren't what they used to be--and Information Technology (IT) is taking full advantage of that fact.

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Back at Work, People Go Online and Shop

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The Washington Post says people go shopping online while at work after Thanksgiving. Margaret Webb Pressler discusses the general public's penchant for online holiday shopping while at work.

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Ant's Top 6 Planet Vids of the Day (11/27/2005)

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Planet Vids posted many funny video clips today. Six of them were good:

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FoxTrot: iPod + Paige = Christmas

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FoxTrot shows one way to get an iPod for free as a Christmas gift.

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How fast can you type the alphabetical letters?

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Finger Frenzy is a quick little Flash game where you try to type the alphabet letters (A to Z). There are also videos of people getting less than three seconds!

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Will/Did you shop during Black Friday's madness of 2005?

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How to prevent people going shopping on Black Friday.

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FoxTrot shows one way to prevent a person from shopping on Black Fridays in United States/U.S.

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Confessions of a photocopier repairman during Christmas sesasons...

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CNET News.com reports that photocopier supplier Canon is warning customers to take better care of their office equipment during the Christmas period. It claims that the festive season traditionally leads to a 25 percent hike in service calls due to incidents such as the classic backside copying prank.

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Nicosphere 3000 for Smokers

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Dislike smokers? So do I! Nicosphere 3000 is the answer! Plus, smokers look dang cool with those helmets. They look like astronauts! Don't forget to check out its television commercial! I think I should order these for friends, relatives, and co-workers who smoke.

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How to tame an inflated entertainment budget...

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CNET News.com says you probably spend more on entertainment than you do on groceries, clothing or gasoline.

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Information Technology Workers Are Worst Dressed Employees

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/. reported Sydney Morning Herald's story that said Information Technology (I.T.) workers were dubbed the worst dressed corporate employees. Help-desk staff were named as the worst offenders, followed by those working in technology start-ups, many of whom had continued to wear T-shirts to work as a consequence of the casual web culture of the '90s. The internet is now such a massive industry but people haven't caught up in terms of their dress.

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Shop-Till-You-Drop Specials, Revealed Here First (Black Friday 2005)

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The New York Times (no registration needed) and CNET News.com say Michael Brim, an 18-year-old college freshman, is abruptly pulling back the curtain on the biggest shopping day of the year. His Web site, BF2005.com, publishes the circulars for what retailers call Black Friday -- the day that officially starts the holiday shopping season - weeks ahead of time. The Web site even shows scanned copies of advertisements.

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