Interesting pic: a red panda marionette. But bunny pic for the day has to be Dance, Bunny, Dance.. :-9 Or, for the less fluffily inclined, thewerewolf came up with a positively spiffy lupine Cyberman. ^_^
Some thoughts on Second Life's future spotted over in their forum, pertaining to its near and medium term. Worth a read, even if you're not on SL, for the speculative possibilities mused upon.
Here's quite a reasonable documentary on the country: Welcome to North Korea. A stark production, even allowing for the justifiably dolorous commentary.
Happily, it seems Merom is shipping now, earlier than previously expected; hopefully that means a bumped MacBook Pro sooner as well. Though as far as I can see, the X1600 Mobility's still about the fastest mobile GPU around, with nothing faster imminent - a speed bump there as well would be especially pleasant.
The AMD/ATi merger rumor mill's started up again, and sounding quite plausible. Here's a detailed examination from Ars Technica on the feasibility thereof, from a few weeks ago, looking at marketplace and technical perspectives. (Why not nVidia? Hannibal notes they're larger and more profitable - AMD would have to go into debt, whereas ATi's a much more palatable acquisition financially)
And to go with that shiny new graphics card, how about a nice large display? You might want to push the chair back a bit using it, though.