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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!
I'm really impressed. This isn't just a phone, so much as a little tablet - with a multitouch touchscreen, all on top of what sounds like a real version of OS X, with all the nifty libraries, like CoreAnimation.

And a little tablet, for $500? That's really not bad, just by itself. Make it a modem and phone as well, running serious software to boot? Able to resize images just by opening your fingers on the screen, shift them around with one finger? And a presumably decent 2MP camera too, the whole thing able to act as a modem for my PowerBook?

It's slick. It's gorgeous! And gods know, while I do enjoy the kind of things Apple does, I'm not one for gadgets - I like keeping things simple, and Hyzenthlay lets me do pretty much anything I can do on a computer, anywhere. But this I could so easily use on the move, and just whip out Hyzenthlay when I arrive - H will be better at running Second Life, most likely. =:)

Though maybe you were referring to Brer Rabbit. ^_^
*laughs* Well okay, I was refering to the iPod, but yeah the sentiment could just have easily been applied to Brer Rabbit as well ;)

That said... my one concern with the whole touchscreen thing is fingerprints... I mean, it's so PRETTY! and I wanna watch media and such on it, and I can only imagine the nightmare it must have to be to wipe the thing down after every touch.. not to mention scratch resistance, whith the current gen of video ipods are none too good about either :-P