New York Post Online's story is funny and yet sad (if true) -- "A man who drank himself into a coma and lay near death in a hospital bed suddenly woke up after hearing that his boss had commanded, 'Get your *ss back to work!'"
This Yahoo! News' story report on the recent Asian earthquake unleashed deadly tidal waves on Asia. It was so powerful it made the Earth wobble on its axis and permanently altered the regional map, US geophysicists said.
IRS granted cell phones for U.S. soldiers nonprofit status, meaning contributions to the cause are tax-deductible.Submitted by ant on Tue, 12/28/2004 - 2:29pm. Communication | Others | Personal | Technology
Broadband Reports and Techdirt report that Mayo clinic concluded that Wi-Fi won't disrupt your pacemaker, despite a number of recent concerns. One recent study showed that certain pacemakers get confused by some signals from GSM phones. This study tested a HP Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC fitted with a Cisco Aironet WLAN card around certain pacemakers and found no issues.
Yahoo! News shows a video grab of a tidal wave in Penang after the recent major tsunami waves and earthquake in Southeast Asia. I did a search on Google's News and found a streaming video clip on NBC10.com.
This New Zealand Herald story says some high-tech products are good and bad. There is a list of different items, as examples, compared.
UserFriendly shows the gamer geeks after Christmas. Ouch. :)
I got the same usual stuff (clothes and money). That's it even though I did request stuff like World of Warcraft time/game cards! Boring, huh? Oh well. :( Oh well, maybe on my birthday next month? Although my own broadband would be nice. [sighs]
LEGO "Build-A-Brawl" Ultimate NBA Arena 481pc Set is a thrill to the unrestrained orgy of violence that is the NBA in LEGO style! "That Detroit brawl was nothing; stage your own bloody assaults and send your other LEGO figures stampeding over each other in unthinking, animal horror. Ron Artest and Ben Wallace figures are not included in this set, but true violence junkies are encouraged to customize their own. The NBA: where men are babies and fans are scared!"
Compfused.com is a source for funny and neat videos, pictures (some are doctored I believe), Flash, games, links, etc. See Obi Won Buys a Used Car (hilarious if you're a Star Wars fan), Mule vs. Mountain Lion photographs, Quality Craftsmanship ("Ladder of the Brave" -- scary), How Tall Are You Compared to Celebrities?, and Amazing Elephant video (mentioned earlier) for examples. Also, you can rate each item.
Something Awful's Retrofitted Gaming Classics theme showcases a big slab of images by cutting modern games down to size by showing what they'd look like on the systems of old.
Amazing Elephant (2.5 MB; downloadable; WMV) can do various sport tricks like kicking balls after throwing it, put on hats on humans, etc.