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Michael J Fox advocates stem cell research, a potential route to a cure for conditions such as his Parkinson's Disease, in this campaign spot for a current US candidate.

If you're a lupine fan, or just feel like helping some wolves, consider helping the Dancing Brook Lodge in Newport, New Hampshire:
We are fighting to keep our current location open and save the lives of our 46 wolf-hybrids. On Tuesday Oct 24, 2006 Judge Edward Tenney of Newport District Court ordered that all the animals have to be moved off our property by Dec 8 2006 or the town is to take custody and the animals would be put down.

We have started a mail-in campaign to the judge and selectman of the town of Lempster. If you support our mission and want to help please send these people letters voicing your concern and support.

We are also in desperate need of money for both our legal defense fund and relocation fund.

lifemetercomics brings us this outstanding Halloween-themed videogame shirt design.

In the US, emergency contraception - such as "Plan B" - is sometimes difficult to obtain. Enter Emergency Kindness, a network of volunteers: "If you are having trouble procuring EC, we will do everything in our power to get it to you before your 72 hours are up."

patch_bunny noticed this rock formation listening to an iPod.

Here's an educational look at the effects of running a fast graphics card in different PCI lane modes. Their results indicate a slight loss going from 16x to 8x, but a much more noticeable change dropping to 4x.

So, the Merom MacBook Pros are out - not much news, given Merom vs Yonah doesn't show a great deal of difference. There's a small speed bump, Firewire 800 returns to the 15" models, and memory's doubled, so the 17" ships with 2GB (as two modules), expandable to 3GB. Same GPU (256MB X1600 Mobility), same prices. Seems like it'll take the forthcoming Santa Rosa chipset to make real changes, and there doesn't seem to be much new on the mobile GPU front at the moment.

Torchwood - I'm not sure yet. There's plenty I like about the show, its premise and characters, but the first two episodes suffered from some ragged plots. (And as for the method of escape in ep.2, erg. Not sure I'd want to be anywhere near that creep) I'll be following it, though, and enjoying it. Cool going that it's one of the earlier shows to benefit from the HD treatment, too.

Captions, anyone?
Oooo! That rock formation is nice! They had a bit about it on CBC tonight but I thought it would be one of the usual blurry "Face on Mars" formations. That one's really tight! That reminds me, must do a post on the face I found on Titan.
I suppose if you're a god, or just some guy with really cool tech (what's the difference? Shades of Arthur C Clarke..), making a face on a planet or moon wouldn't be all that big a deal. And it's a pretty cool Valentine's Day surprise, too.
Reminds me of the first D.R. and Quinch story where they reform the surface of the earth to read like insults in alien writing. Shades of drunken alien college students!

Hey! They got it online! Well worth the read.