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Cold War back on.
posted on Jun-3-07 at 6:46 PM

Virginia Tech: A "Cho"ose Your Own Adventure. It's early on a Monday morning. You wake up and find you have your dorm room to yourself. The night before, your roommates had been talking about "hooking up" with some girls they met on Facebook while you were busy ignoring them and putting the finishing touches on your three page manifesto explaining why you decided to go on a shooting spree today...
posted on Jun-1-07 at 4:45 AM

Line Rider does Mario Bros.
posted on May-29-07 at 4:28 AM

So you're in the Big Brother house in Australia. Your dad died last Wednesday. His funeral was on Monday. But his dying wish was that you shouldn't be told that until you're evicted. So when will you be evicted? Since you're not up for eviction this week, it'll be at least a fortnight. A letter from Emma's brother.
posted on May-25-07 at 4:22 AM

The last thing the Middle East's main players want is US troops to leave Iraq.
posted on Apr-25-07 at 7:42 AM

"Typically, fast-food workers who handle drive-through calls are multitasking, wearing headsets to take orders while filling drinks or bagging food. It's a high-pressure job and employees often are more concerned about rushing through orders than trying to sell more food or being polite to customers... The call-center employees, who earn about $8.50 an hour, are trained to urge customers to add items to their order and are timed on how long each call takes."
posted on Nov-8-06 at 1:29 PM

I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid...
posted on Oct-27-06 at 11:54 AM

Pre-ordering the Wii [at everyone's favourite $1.65 billion website]
posted on Oct-15-06 at 1:08 PM

Should Mumbai ban elephants from the city? They're already using microchipped to crack down on "illegal elephants" being used for begging. Is this the next step?
posted on Oct-8-06 at 10:28 AM

Every episode of the Simpsons.
posted on Sep-23-06 at 5:24 PM

September 11th Memorial Jenga.
posted on Sep-11-06 at 11:44 AM

Wikipedia's lamest edit wars
posted on Sep-6-06 at 7:18 AM

Today is the day that Rupert Murdoch started trying to kill off the Evening Standard^ by launching thelondonpaper, a free evening paper. But Associated, publishers of the Standard (and London's fake Metro^, too), rushed out their own free paper, London Lite, last week -- the same tactic they used against the London Daily News^ back in 1987. In 2006, why is London having a newspaper war? And considering that it's Murdoch vs. the publishers of the Daily Mail, who should we be cheering for, exactly?
posted on Sep-4-06 at 1:24 PM

The New York Times doesn't want people in Britain to read this article (try to access it from a British IP address and you'll get an error message). Of course, this is the web, stupid (scroll down to read it).
posted on Aug-29-06 at 2:02 PM

"Soon there would be no space left. But the cats kept coming. What could she do with them all? The solution turned out to be right outside Henriette's front door. If people could live on the houseboats which lined the canals, why not cats? And so came the idea to buy one for them." De Poezenboot.
posted on Aug-7-06 at 3:18 PM

Happy 15th birthday, WorldWideWeb.
posted on Aug-6-06 at 7:57 AM

All the kids are video-blogging nowadays.
posted on Aug-3-06 at 3:08 PM

It's Firefox Day!
posted on Aug-2-06 at 3:36 AM

"NUKE ISRAEL!... Hezbollah, where can I enlist?"
Jani Taskinen, one of the lead PHP developers, has upped and quit. Why? Because Jani has served as a UN peacekeeper, Zend is run by Israelis, and, well, you work out the rest.
posted on Jul-28-06 at 12:46 PM

New Friend Request
posted on Jul-21-06 at 10:10 AM

What is people's fascination with playing the Mario theme on the piano? Blindfolded, even. Super Mario World, too. And Mario 64, and... some other rubbish.
posted on Jul-12-06 at 12:46 PM

Nobody's watching. part 2, part 3.
posted on Jun-21-06 at 12:45 PM

extortr: online blackmail for the masses.
posted on Jun-17-06 at 12:13 PM

IGN relaunches IGN Dreamcast, and plans to re-review every Dreamcast game ever released. Why?
posted on Jun-2-06 at 1:54 PM

Meet the grolar bear (via)
posted on May-11-06 at 3:30 PM

Super Mario Galaxy
posted on May-10-06 at 2:35 PM

How to cure your asthma or hayfever using hookworm - a practical guide
posted on May-4-06 at 11:09 AM

YouTube spending $1m per month, making $0 [less annoying version]
posted on Apr-28-06 at 5:41 PM

Is Digg being censored? Accusations have been flying about, and posts about it on Digg itself have been getting huge numbers of votes while mysteriously staying off the front page...
posted on Apr-20-06 at 1:43 PM

Will algae defeat global warming? "Fed a generous helping of CO2-laden emissions, courtesy of the power plant's exhaust stack, the algae grow quickly... The cleansed exhaust bubbles skyward, but with 40 percent less CO2... The algae is harvested daily and a combustible vegetable oil is squeezed out: biodiesel".
posted on Apr-14-06 at 5:10 PM

Serious Organised Crime Agency? Or Thundercats?
posted on Apr-9-06 at 1:09 PM

Pictures of kittens.
posted on Oct-10-04 at 10:45 AM

You Forgot Poland.
posted on Oct-1-04 at 1:56 PM

The OS Girls.
posted on Sep-13-04 at 2:22 AM

This September 11th, remember the others.
posted on Sep-11-04 at 10:34 AM

Log Cabin Republicans Vote to Withhold Endorsement from President Bush.
posted on Sep-8-04 at 1:51 PM

5 Reasons Why Christians Should Not Obtain a State Marriage License
posted on Sep-3-04 at 12:41 PM

An Open Letter to Zed. Someday people will realise that the GPL offers no protection from anything, and use a real free software license instead.
posted on Aug-30-04 at 2:43 PM

The Hamburg Cell.
posted on Aug-24-04 at 3:15 PM

"Libertarianism is the hottest philosophy on the internet! Many famous people are libertarians, including John Stossel and Dave Barry. It seems like everyone is becoming a libertarian, and now you can, too! The answer lies in several simple steps, which anyone can learn. Read on, and you, too, can become a libertarian!"
posted on Aug-22-04 at 3:53 PM

"Two lifelong friends, always together, everything in common. Except one, political stance. Neither of them could find a decent shirt to wear out depicting their stance on the issues of the day. They searched everywhere. Finally they were fed up. If they couldn’t find it they would make it themselves... So it’s come down to this: v."
posted on Aug-20-04 at 1:44 PM

"For your protection and ours we have established a procedure for parties wishing to introduce a link to the ATHENS 2004 website on their site."
posted on Aug-18-04 at 2:55 AM

dogblog, bogblog, fogblog, cogblog, logblog, zogblog, jogblog, yogblog, gogblog, wogblog, nogblog, vogblog, hogblog, smogblog, frogblog.
posted on Aug-10-04 at 3:50 PM

posted on Aug-7-04 at 8:01 PM

Followup: Wired runs an article called "Fark Sells Out, France Surrenders". Drew Curtis writes a response (note the sycophantic totalfarkers and more annoyed normal-farkers) -- but, as the article says, "when pressed on the issue, Curtis refused to deny that Fark accepts payment for placement of links". Was this really a case of one sales rep getting "a little overenthusiastic"? Is Drew ever actually going to deny selling Fark out, or will he just keep writing non-responses detailing his plans for selling it out even more in the future?
posted on Aug-6-04 at 6:48 PM sells their editorial, and the loyalty of their users. "After trying to figure out a deal they told me that I could just buy the editorial. The cost? Like $300 to $400 for a story... They said they didn’t have a problem not telling the audience that the content was paid for..."
posted on Aug-2-04 at 9:02 PM

Google IPO: the Prospectus. Of particular interest in this 119-page (not including appendices) monster document are the Risk Factors (there are lots) and the Letter from the Founders, an "owner's manual" for Google shareholders: "Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one... If opportunities arise that might cause us to sacrifice short term results but are in the best long term interest of our shareholders, we will take those opportunities... We aspire to make Google an institution that makes the world a better place". Of course, if hardcore financial stuff is your bag, there's plenty of that, too.
posted on Aug-1-04 at 4:14 PM

"Consumer advocate Ralph Nader's quixotic presidential campaign says it submitted about 5,400 signatures to get on the Michigan ballot, far short of the required number of 30,000. Luckily for him, approximately 43,000 signatures were filed by Michigan Republicans on his behalf, more than meeting the requirement." In a two-party system, do third parties become nothing but stooges?
posted on Jul-25-04 at 12:36 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Linux on the Desktop [flash].
posted on Jul-22-04 at 2:27 AM

Predicting the Internet's catastrophic collapse: "...CD-ROMs through Federal Express will emerge as the information superhighway. Instead of an Internet brimming with Web pages under construction, too few of us will haunt ghost pages."
posted on Jul-19-04 at 2:01 PM

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