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Monday Afternoon Super News! (3 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 15-January-2007  16:24:56 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Congratualtions out to Merlin and his wife who now have a son, Zac born on 09/01/07 at 1:29am, 9lbs 5oz (4.23kg).

This interesting page documents an experiment done in the late 50's. An artist was given a dosage of LSD and made drawings at intervals after the dosage was given. It is interesting to see how his style and technique varied throughout the trip.

Here is a really cool video of a Lego production line which makes small Lego cars with a variety of programmable colours.

ITSecurity has posted this article about the top 10 nastiest malware trends including the ever so common Browser Hijackers and Dialers. "Five years ago, the term "malware", if used at all, simply referred to viruses. Over the last few years, however, hackers and spammers have developed all sorts of new ways to invade your computer. Today, Malware, or malicious software, simply means any unwanted code or program that embeds itself on a computer without the user's knowledge."

It seems that $60 is the cost of a crap free pc without the bundled programs installed with purchased machines according to Michael Dell. I still think a clean format after purchase is better (for me). "Earlier today Slashdot pointed me to a CBC article citing unnamed sources at Microsoft decrying the state of "craplets" on PCs. Just what are craplets? It's a cute nickname for all of the software an OEM installs on your new Windows PC before it arrives on your doorstep. Think: 2 or 3 ISP sign-up applications, instant messengers out the wazoo, and software for updating all of this software."

Here is a hilarious video of comedian Stephen Colbert on science and technology talking about NASA, CES and Macworld.

It seems that a HD-DVD movie has been leaked on to the internet. "The HD-DVD has been cracked, and high definition content is now being distributed freely over BitTorrent. We all knew this would happen sooner or later, looks it was “sooner”. The first HD-DVD to be uploaded to BitTorrent is Serenity, the Firefly movie."

HowStuffWorks has posted an article about the new high quality SED television. "For years, the picture on every television set came from a cathode ray tube (CRT). CRTs can make a high-quality picture with great colors, which is why many TVs still use them. Unfortunately, they're also bulky and heavy, and they can't support the big screens that people want today."

Remember the free iPod scams? Well somebody has cottoned on and has started a free iPhone scam. It was only a matter of time.

Some people were interested in Sealand from my previous post. This page has some more information and pics from the micronation.

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