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Over A Third of Americans Confess to Verbal or Physical Abuse of Their Computers

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Crucial press release says "over a third of Americans confess to verbal or physical abuse of their computers -- Crucial.com reveals the extent of frustration, anger, and helplessness felt by Americans when faced with computer problems..."

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The Weird Error Message Gallery

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DOS486.com currently has four pages showing screen captures/shots of "The Weird Error Message Gallery" from various software and web sites.

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Placebo Buttons

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This almost 2.5 years old You Are Not So Smart article tells about "Placebo Buttons -- The Misconception: All buttons placed around you do your bidding. The Truth: Many public buttons are only there to comfort you..."

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Brain Oddities: Spelling is Irrelevant to Comprehension

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Lucian shared 2.75 months old The Big Picture's blog showing "Brain Oddities: Spelling is Irrelevant to Comprehension -- In trying to make sense of the world around us, our brains have evolved to do some very odd things. The more we learn about our cognitive processes, the more it seems we have inherited a very weird wetware set, filled with bizarre and misleading foibles.

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What did you think FTW stood for before reading these poll options?

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Why YouTube buffers: The secret deals that make--and break--online video

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This four pages Ars Technica article explains why "Why YouTube buffers: The secret deals that make--and break--online video -- When internet service providers (ISPs) and video providers fight over money, Internet users suffer.

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Anternet -- The Ant Internet

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This last year's IEEE Spectrum article, with its four minutes YouTube video, mentioned The Ant Internet (Anternet) -- "Before researchers developed the Internet, ants developed the Anternet, a surprisingly similar communications network ..."

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There's a Name for That: The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon ...

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Boing Boing shared a short Pacific Standard article on "There's a Name for That: The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon -- When a thing you just found out about suddenly seems to crop up everywhere..."

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The World Without Mobile

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FunnyPlace (also on YouTube) shared a hilarious one minute and 27 seconds Qualcomm commercial/advertisement (ad)/spot titled "The World Without Mobile -- We imagined what a World Without Mobile would look like. Odd isn't it? ..."

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Code Rush, the Mozilla Documentary From 2000/Y2K.

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VideoSift shared a very old 56+ minutes seconds Viddler video (also YouTube) showing "Code Rush" -- "... documentary covering the first release of Netscape source code in 1998, the foundation of the Mozilla project... From March 1998 to April 1999, an independent documentary film crew followed a team of software engineers

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9/Nine Disgusting Facts About Your Body

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VideoSift shared an one minute and 43 seconds musical and educational YouTube video titled "Nine/9 Disgusting Facts About Your Body

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What did you think of the new Whose Line Is It Anyways?, on CW, compared to the previous American one?

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If Idioms Were Real

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VideoSift shared a funny and silly three minutes YouTube video showing the second part to "If Idioms Were Real".

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Bow Wow Meow - Animal Sounds in Different Languages

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VideoSift shared an almost 4.25 minutes Vimeo video showing "Bow Wow Meow - Animal Sounds in Different Languages: Ever wanted to know how different languages interpret animal sounds?

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Lucky Escape

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VideoSift shared an amusing three minutes and eight seconds YouTube video titled "Lucky Escape -- When a high powered career woman is asked on a romantic date by her boyfriend, she decides to end their relationship there and then. Not content to let her man down gently, she goes in all guns blazing, prepared even to vent her spleen, but is she really prepared for the outcome? ..."

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National Security Agency (NSA) Wiretap Footage REVEALED! (funny)

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VideoSift shared a hilarious three minutes and nine seconds YouTube video (secured connection, but Google tracks you :P) showing "National Security Agency (NSA) Wiretap Footage REVEALED! -- Actual footage from an actual NSA wiretap is actually leaked to the actual public."

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How To Get Through the Loading Screen

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This hilarious two minutes and 25 seconds YouTube video shows "How To Get Through the Loading Screen

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