This Live Science article says a recent college students' study of IM-ing found that the communication was more formal â€“- in use of vocabulary and abbreviations -â€“ than might be expected in a speech-like medium. The research also uncovered significant differences in how men and women use the medium.
Yahoo! News report that a 22 pounds lobster, could be older than Warner Bros. studio (1907), General Motors, the Boy Scouts (1910), and two states (Arizona and New Mexico (1912)). He also could have survived two world wars and Prohibition, and have been dinner. His name is Bubba and was pulled from the waters off Nantucket, Massachusetts, and shipped to a Pittsburgh fish market. The lobster has been kept in a tank near a fish counter in Wholey's Market since Thursday while owner Bob Wholey tried to figure out what to do with it...
This Wired News article says costs to license the original music for DVD are prohibitively high for many TV shows, so rights owners replace the music with cheaper tunes, much to the irritation of avid fans. And some shows, like WKRP in Cincinnati, which is full of music, will probably never make it to DVD because of high licensing costs.
Wow, Compfused.com has a 5 minutes and 37 seconds video clip showing a small fire taking over the soccer stadium. It is amazing to see how fast a fire can grow and spread.
Vial Videos & Ads posted a bunch of new TV commercial/spots/advertisements tonight. Here are the funny ones (old and new) worth watching:
- #2019 -- Don't underestimate and piss the little guy off.
- #2021 -- Roomba and other little vacuum cleaners are smarter than you think.
- #2023 -- To those who like to fart, especially my friend Chicken (remove AQFL to e-mail).
- #2024 -- Mafia steals a horse and this is what happens. DOH!
- #2026 -- Someone overslept for a parade activity. His boss won't be happy!
- #2028 -- Not a good idea to throw rocks to knock a soccer ball down the tree.
- #2033 -- Careful with alcohol or else this dog will end up drunk for this owner. DOH!
This Yahoo! News story says Hasbro is launching "Tooth Tunes", a toothbrush that transmits music through the jawbone to the ear when its bristles touch teeth. "You can clearly hear the words and the music," said Brian Goldner, president of Hasbro's U.S. Toys unit. For someone standing near a person brushing, the noise would be a muted hum, Goldner said.
The Force Dynamics 301 is a high performance, commercial quality motion system. It is one of a tiny handful of motion simulators designed from the ground up for racing simulation, and its performance far exceeds that of systems costing many times more. The 301 is designed to be adaptable for nearly any use, from personal motion simulation, to carnival rides and theme parks, to retail simulation centers, to team and sponsor promotions. It can do:
Since the 77th Annual Academy Awards is happening tomorrow, February 27, 2005, this CBS News article was posted. It says a Canadian professor of medicine argues that actors who win Academy Awards on Sunday night won't only boost their chances of other box-office hits, but will likely live longer than their fellow nominees.
Stryfex03 sent me a funny World of Warcraft forum thread about the famous telephone number, 867-5309, posted by a troll.