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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!
Oh too true on the ego. Necessary component I think. Part of that knowing you can do it.

Piracy! They keep making it, we keep stealing it! It'll never make a real dent. People still wanna have the real thing and it's been shown time and time again that it DOES have an impact on the big boys (but they can afford it) and does boost up the small guys.

I don't think I'd make frames as they're tricker than most people imagine. It's easy enough to find a local wholesaler who sells stock stuff that costs far less than what it would take for me to produce, but we're figuring under $20 for something to fit a 13x22 print, speaking of which... check this beauty out (for about $500!!!)
And to be fair, I suppose, if you are good at your game, there's nothing too bad in admitting it. =:) 'Course, there's little to excuse demeaning others - I'd say never, but I admit, if someone could appear to be a benevolent and worthy ruler in public, yet be horribly high maintenance privately, that's not such a bad combination.

The odd thing with the MPAA/RIAA's efforts is they seem to pay almost no attention to those copying their work for commercial gain, on a commercial scale. Even in Western countries, it's not exactly difficult to find markets and street traders offering fresh cams on DVD - even moreso in, say, Kuala Lumpur, where they have their tables set out en masse by the main bus station. ^_^ (Roll up, roll up, yours for 5RM! Sometimes better quality than others, of course, though they do go to interesting length to make up plausible "covers", despite selling them in CD case sleeves, compositing maybe a publicity poster and a review quote, some logos (they're all DVD, even if on CD) - really quite well done, though sometimes let down by the color photocopying quality)

That does look like rather a good little printer! 'Course, I keep thinking of the ALPS dye-sub I saw a few years back in Fry's - dinky thing, only really useful for photo prints, but the resolution was exceptional. Slow, though - that one took about 90 secs per color pass. But it was genuinely photographic quality, as the dye sublimation process permitted very small, very accurately measured amounts of color transfer per dot.

Come to that, I've heard some pleasant reviews of the Xerox Phaser lot - any idea if they're suitable for the task?