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Have a bunny of your very own! Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Walt Disney's first creation) seems to be proving quite popular in Japan.

Nintendog: a puppy simulator. (Flash clip embedded)

There's another, relatively unknown, OS X Playstation emulator: PCSX, a fork of the original Linux project. It's nowhere near as mature as, say, the long lamented Connectix Virtual GameStation, but seems to have promise.

Courtesy of ristin, a suite of rat spells. ^_^

Wired's Vaporware of 2004 winners have been announced. ^_^ Some of the nominations are rather marginal, but, I was tickled to see CherryOS at number 2. Number 1? None other than Infinium Labs' Phantom games console. (Duke Nukem Forever, having already been given a Lifetime Achievement Award, is now ineligible, but receives a mention through sheer popularity)

Quote for the day, from addedentry: "It is always prudent to invite your landlord to your party." And there's another noteworthy line, by way of a - forceful retort.. in a recent Vinci & Arty.

.. and from alt.folklore.urban: "The falsehood 'Sharks are immune to cancer' is claimed to imply that sharks' CARTILEGE protects them from cancer which is claimed to imply that YOU TOO can be protected from cancer by EATING shark cartilege. This is about as reasonable as eating pencil erasers to avoid spelling mistakes."

Or momentrabbit: "Halflife 2, sans spoilers: yeah, it's too short. No, I don't feel ripped off. Any game where I can smash a bozo with a toilet - and a convincingly acted bozo, and a well-rendered toilet? That's a game worth playing."

By befrafa, this is what a snowkitten looks like. ^_^

In a new Kentucky attraction, the "Museum of Creation", visitors will learn that dinosaurs and man existed side by side.

I've been pondering the rumored $500 Mac, and as regards PVR capability - why is it that TiVo continue to just about squeak by? Owners seem all very content with what it does and how it does it, and the hardware and subscription costs, on the face of it, seem plausibly sustaining. Do the boxes in fact cost more than they appear, leading to overly slender profit margins, or is the company just too large for its revenues?

Recommended political weblog, for those who appreciate, say, Janeane Garofalo: The Rude Pundit. Not particularly recommended for places of work.

morganbatness: "That sushi last night was a blissful mistake."
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The rats are so cute! ^.^ I used to really want some, but I ended up with ferrets...which are a like cross between kittens and otters, absolutely adorable.
Yay, ferrets! Do you have any photos? Do you take them outside? (A friend, on occasion, would put hers on special leashes and out into the woods outside the city. Of course, it's a little tricky designing a harness to contain a ferret, but they're out there)

And that's as concise a description of them as I've seen. Heh! Oh, and let's not forget their diligence in protecting the world from shiny things by preemptively collecting them. ^_^
I do have pictures and even a video (which is extremely funny, and I swear the only thing that was bruised was his pride).

They had little harnesses but didn't like em much- the trouble is, they have neither a sense of direction or any understanding of danger. And mine stole everything and hoarded it in strange places...they also liked toes, a lot, especially if they were encased in white socks.

Linkage for you :)

http://gallery.squatjuice.com/albums/album93/sleepy.jpg

http://gallery.squatjuice.com/albums/album93/typical.jpg

And a couple of videos, if you've got the bandwidth:

http://gallery.squatjuice.com/albums/album93/cuteness.avi

(yeah, they *are* about to do an heroic leap out the hutch there)

http://gallery.squatjuice.com/albums/album93/sponglemadness.avi

(no animals were harmed, etc!)

I really loved those little bundles of fluffy doom ^.^ unfortunately they were both strays, found wandering along Brighton beach together, and when I took them in they were already quite old, and they both died last year.
In a new Kentucky attraction, the "Museum of Creation", visitors will learn that dinosaurs and man existed side by side.

Grrrrrrrr. And on behalf of everyone living in this benighted Commonwealth who prefers real science to myths and fairy stories I'm embarassed by the very existance of such a place within the borders of my home and I sincerely hope the place flops. As if we didn't get sneered at enough!
Still, you're not in Alabama.. ^_^

I just had a vision of a school trip taking kids to that museum.. on the other paw, as part of a theology or sociology course, I imagine that'd be quite an interesting day out.

Ah, to have a time machine, and look back on early human civilisation. In particular, I'd like to see when the "great flood" occurred, as that seems to be a tale repeated in various religions, as I recall, so there does seem to be a meme theme* (eep!) there.

(*) "Only in Kenya"?
I just had a vision of a school trip taking kids to that museum

Yeah, that's kinda what I'm worried about. It's all well and good for people to stick to their beliefs, but if someone totally disregards science for creationism then I just think that they, or their children, will be completely unprepared to function out in the rest of the world. And the whole idea of dinosaurs coexisting with mankind or being able to set foot on a model ark and listen to the screams of the sinners outside just makes me itch.

Ah, to have a time machine, and look back on early human civilisation.

That would be great. It would certainly be a big help in writing research papers! *grins* And yes, it would certainly be nice to be able to go back and look into the whole "great flood" thing.
Holy crap. Dinosaurs! Tours
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Gawd...*adds to want list* XD

Ah! Hah! I believe I've seen Oswald toys in the Action City! Japanese kitsch store, although I didn't connect him with the cartoon -- I'm used to thinking of Oswald in black and white. Good.

I wonder if that silent cartoon bunny on FurToonia is still around ...

Oh, they're actually available in the stores? That'd be worth taking note of, as the report on Cartoon Brew noted - as far as that person was aware - that in Japan, they're only available in those "UFO catcher" machines, as is often the case with small plush dolls of that kind. Perhaps in Singapore, Oswald has found freedom?
Mmm. Flarestorm's pretty good as of right now... I've used it to play and finish both Chrono Cross and FFIX.

You know what I'd be really interested in seeing? A PS2 emulator. Came across a few rumors, but nothing more, and all for PC/Linux (as usual)
Mm, I need to check up on Flarestorm again.. actually, with other CPU leeching processes (including iMovie when in capture, rather than edit, mode) turned off, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo was very close to working fine. I should see if I can dig up my PS1-alike USB controller and see if either will recognise it.. it's a simple game, but one I fired up quite often when I was using CVGS. Indeed, I still have Classic installed on Bunny, and I know I have CVGS kicking around (an original 1.0 CD-R, fresh from Connectix's stand at the MacWorld when it was released!), though whether it's happy with 9.2.2, I'm not sure - it's been a while since I really used Classic seriously, and longer since I used CVGS.

(Such a pity Sony wound up buying the project and promptly dropping it into a deep pit behind HQ. Worked perfectly with most games out there, and with no loss of performance - some really good programming there)
O.o wow, an original 1.0 CVGS CD? I only have 1.4.2 or 1.4.1, cracked and badly broken (methinks) pirated copies... they worked at some point, but my iBook G4 doesn't run OS 9, and the systems that do aren't going to be within easy reach unless I hijack one of the school's older iMacs.

::nods:: Bad Sony. Bad! Pity none of the developers realized what Sony was going to do to it and saved the code to release out into the wild. That would have been awesome...
"By befrafa, this is what a snowkitten looks like. ^_^
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You're not wrong there. :)


".. and from alt.folklore.urban: "The falsehood 'Sharks are immune to cancer' is claimed to imply that sharks' CARTILEGE protects them from cancer which is claimed to imply that YOU TOO can be protected from cancer by EATING shark cartilege. This is about as reasonable as eating pencil erasers to avoid spelling mistakes."

Dammit kids, it's "cartilage"!!
Also, shark cartilage does have its uses. From what I was told, it's good for the joints.
I've been taking a kind of supplement called "Glucosamine Chondroitine" that has shark
cartilage in it, and I can vouch that my back problems are certainly less frequent.
I also haven't had my lowerback suddenly lock up like it used to.
Your mileage may vary.



Re: Museum Of Scientific Travesty
"Mr Ham's Answers in Genesis movement blames the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, in which two teenagers killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves, on evolutionist teaching, claiming that the perpetrators believed in Darwin's survival of the fittest."

'Nuff said.

(Makes circular motions near his head)