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Perhaps the best Bunny strip evar.

An interesting article on neurological differences between males and females, and the way such small - but real - differences are sometimes blown way out of proportion by those wishing to portray a chasm between genders.

So, the source for the SL client is now under the GPL. Full source, plus some closed-source libraries, along with build instructions for OS X, Linux, and Windows are all available immediately.

tania spotted an eBay seller with an impressive array of catsuits on offer, at very reasonable prices.

Track for the day: Fade to Grey - Noisia Mix, a powerhouse D&B creation that's very much its own work, though obviously based on the 80s classic.

Shannon Wheeler, late of Too Much Coffee Man, is still on good form with his new strip, How to be Happy.. caution: cynical humor ahead. =:)

Ever received or downloaded a file, and been unable to use it? Here's an extraordinarily helpful site: Media Convert. It handles a wide variety of audio, video, text, and archive formats, converting them to a similarly broad choice. As it's handled by the website's server, there's nothing to install.

This Imperial Stormtroopers photo will make murries laugh, cry, or both. =:)

Comment of the year on the speculation to the impending MacWorld keynote: "The big surprise product they're going to release is Duke Nukem Forever, iPhone edition." On the more earnest side, it seems the Wall Street Journal's claiming the "iPhone" to be real - and they noted the Intel migration just before it happened. Meanwhile, in cloud cuckoo land, this thread is just fun - it may or may not happen, but it's part of the ride. ^_^ It certainly would be fun to see something genuinely novel. After all, the basic WIMP paradigm has remained virtually untouched since its popular debut - a laptop now is pretty much the same beast as ten or fifteen years ago, just with grinningly more wonderful specs.

[Edit: the "iPhone", widescreen iPod, and "internet communicator" have been announced as one and the same device. And as that link claimed, it uses a multipoint touchscreen, for fingers, not a stylus. And it runs OS X.. ! Lotsa photos and commentary here]

Many thanks to rabitguy for noticing this!
Media Convert.... So I download a file that I can't play. I then have to upload it again and download the converted file? Some people just don't care about those of us languishing on 56k lines(!)
Eek! No, no, anything but that! Erf.. I remember the sheer joy of having to vacate the line every time someone wanted to make a call, and keeping my time down until 10pm or so. Let alone the speed.. just before I went for DSL, I spent about four nights trying to torrent an episode of Twin Spica, and gained about half the 175MB file. When the DSL went active, I completed it in an hour or so.

It's still amazing, I feel, that megabits can be squeezed down a piece of wet string only ever designed with 2kHz of voice in mind. (And with voice calls able to take place at the same time, too) And it'll only get better once VDSL becomes the norm, as FTTC rolls out - then we're looking at around 100Mbps, as the signal would then only be travelling from the street cabinet. Much cheaper than laying fiber to every home, and with comparable throughput, for now.

As for the site - don't forget it'll handle textual formats too, like Access and Excel, which needn't be gigantic. ^_^