Holidays/Special Days

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Wikipedia's List of the April Fools Jokes for 2006

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Digg mentions a Wikipedia link on a list of all of the big pranks that have happened on the Internet for 2006.

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World of Warcraft v1.11 Patch Notes Preview and other goodies...

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TheShadow, in a private Internet Relay Chatroom (IRC), shared a World of Warcraft forum link that reveals the patch notes for the upcoming v1.11. Remember these information are just rough and not finalized.

Also, Wisps are the new second race for Burning Crusade expansion and BurgerCraft.

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Do you have March Madness bug (NCAA basketball)?

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The Worst Decisions in Videogame History

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GamerFeed says videogame industry is certainly not perfect. As alive as it is with quality software and great system hardware, there are mistakes that are made that leave the competition reeling and gamers fleeing for better pastures. The article lists some of the most significant mistakes to come down the pike in the industry...

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Uncle Milton's Ant Farm is 50 Years Old

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Bounty80 mentions yesterday, 3/12/2006, was the 50th birthday for Uncle Milton's Ant Farms according to AOL News, Yahoo! News, and many other stories listed on Google News. A billion ants carried Milton Levine's three kids through school. In fact, the pesky insects have been making him money for five decades. EarthLink has a short streaming video feed on this story. This year marks a half-century since Levine began selling his Uncle Milton Ant Farm - the sand-filled, clear plastic boxes through which ant voyeurs can watch the insects tunnel and eat, and later die.

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Hostility between ATi and NVIDIA staff starts to become physical...

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Who knows if this is real or not, but it still funny to mention. Digg mentions a HEXUS.net story about a hostility between ATi and NVIDIA staff starts to become physical. It occurred at the Münchner Halle, which is a large beer house within the CeBIT Messe, is where NVIDIA traditionally holds its good natured 'partner' and press parties, a really good time is had by all, and in the main without an ugly incident.

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Another Cars movie trailer (3/9/2006)...

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As noted in yesterday's Dark Horizons' news story, ANOTHER (how many more do we need?) new two minutes and six seconds movie trailer for Pixar's Cars is out. You can download the 44 MB QuickTime MOV file from American Online (AOL).

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Did you watch the Academy Awards (3/5/2006)?

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Digital Swag in the Oscar 2005 Gift Bag

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This ABC News story (including a 2.5 minutes Flash video story) says Oscar stars will be getting iPods, Blackberries, and other digital goodies in their gift bag for this year (2006).

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The Invasions of the Christmas Crabs...

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Wimp has a two minutes and 58 seconds video clip about red Christmas crabs invading an island once a year during the Christmas seasons.

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A video clip from Macworld Boston in 1997: Microsoft pulling Apple out of bankruptcy...

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Time to revive Macworld Conference & Expo(dition) in Boston, Massachusetts from 1997. See Steve Jobs and the almost bankrupt at the time Apple Computer making a temporary deal with Bill Gates and Microsoft in this streaming YouTube video. The crowd was not too happy about it. You can hear the loud booing sounds coming from crowd throughout the keynote. Bill was also in the keynote via satellite.

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Did you watch Winter Olympic Torino 2006 on television/TV?

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MacWorld Bloopers

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Digg mentions a YouTube video showing all kinds of Macintosh (Mac) bloopers from MacWorld. They range from Mac OS X locking to Steve Jobs having to switch to a backup computer because things aren't working correctly. Even one Quake 3 Arena loading crashed in a demonstration.

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NASA Scientist Looks at Olympic Ice in a Frozen Light

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Digg mentions a NASA article on the different types of snow and ice that are integral parts of each sport for Winter Olympics.

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Proof: Employees Don't Care About Security

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Cudni's Broadband Reports security forum thread and Bruce Schneier's blog mention Silicon.com's security article about The Training Camp's experiment carried out within London's square mile. It revealed that employees in some of the City's best known financial services companies don't care about basic security policy.

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The Valentine's Day Card: History and Gallery

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UserFriendly's link of the day is on The History of Valentine's Day Card lists descriptions and shows different images since 1875.

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Brother vs. Sister on Valentine's Day

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FoxTrot shows the love between sister and brother on Valentine's Day.

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Something Awful's A Very Star Wars Valentines

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Something Awful has a doctored image theme on combining Star Wars and Valentine's Day with cards.

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2/17/2009 = the finish line for the U.S.' transition to D.T.V. (no more analog T.V. broadcast)

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Digg mentions Digital TV DesignLive's article on President George W. Bush signs the bill to set the hard date for analog cut-off. February 17, 2009 is the date United States (U.S.) broadcasters must end transmitting analog television signals. This act establishes a hard date for the final step in the nation's transition to digital television (D.T.V.). This is the over the air (OTA).

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