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  Canuck crop circle comprehensive  
 
 
Posted 2002-10-08 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
The venerable Earthfiles features a long interview (with photos) about Canadian crop circles in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec. Apparently we get a lot of crop circles. Maybe because we grow so much wheat...
 
     
 
   
 
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  Russian newspaper reports: Cities Found on the Moon!  
 
 
Posted 2002-10-07 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
This article translates a report outlining strange structures, objects and possible alien life on the moon, claiming that "NASA scientists and engineers participating in exploration of Mars and the Moon reported the results of their discoveries at a briefing at the Washington National Press Club on March 21, 1996. It was announced for the first time that man-made structures and objects have been discovered on the Moon." It gets much, much weirder than this, and is worth a read for the outrageous claims. It's like the moon is a giant amusement park of abandoned alien civilization or something.
 
     
 
   
 
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  Mind control is scary.  
 
 
Posted 2002-10-04 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Or maybe it's just this web page that's scary.
 
     
 
   
 
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  Turn up the volume, enter the Litterbox.  
 
 
Posted 2002-10-03 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
These guys will make MILLIONS... of people turn down their volume... [link>wendy]
 
     
 
   
 
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  Bites:  CALGON, TAKE�ME�AWAY!  
 
 
Posted 2002-09-24 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 

New Orneryboy! Television, the drug of a nation.


Robot soccer players to beat human World Cup contestants by 2050! Hey, they wouldn't print it if it wasn't true...


Girl Power!! A Jordanian woman pushed too far goes Xena on three punks. [story@story.news.yahoo.com]


Trustworthy Computing.


Al Gore is not playing ball over this whole Iraq thing. "If what America represents to the world is leadership in a commonwealth of equals, then our friends are legion," Gore reportedly said. "If what we represent to the world is an empire, then it is our enemies who will be legion."

Meanwhile, in the former British Empire, Tony Blair presented a document detailing Iraq's military capabilites. A dossier summary claims that "Iraq has retained up to 20 al-Hussein missiles, with a range of 400 miles, which are capable of carrying chemical or biological warheads." More here.


Ancient Japanese pyramid, huh? [reference, for you youngsters]

OK, Titus pointed out that it's a Japanese *team* who discovered the structure in *Egypt*. Kind of ruins my whole idea, but whatever. The reference is still worth checking out :)

 
     
 
   
 
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  Bites:  RUMBLINGS�IN�THE�DEEP  
 
 
Posted 2002-06-18 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 

Neverwinter Nights' End-User agreement has been amended. There is now wording that precludes BioWare/Infogrames from redistributing your original server-side modules, although downloadable modules are still fair game. [discussion>slashdot, my rambling comment here]

Thanks to Jos and Titus for individually pointing my browser to the Bloop story. Strange sound data suggests Godzilla may be real.

Just what we need-- yet another Instant Messaging service. This one's via file-sharing app Morpheus, and foolishly hopes to compete with AOL Instant Messenger and MSN Messenger.

Looks like Micro$oft isn't the only one to screw up Web server security. The iron-clad Apache Web Server for Windows (oh, wait, maybe I was wrong about that M$ comment) is subject to DOS attacks. [bulletin>apache.org]

 
     
 
   
 
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  Bites:  BUT�WHAT�ARE�HIS�SUPER-POWERS?  
 
 
Posted 2002-06-14 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 

Mechagodzilla egg washes up on South Carolina shore.

Sewer-Boy is like Spider-Man, except that he was bitten by a radioactive piece of shit. [link>rusty]

J-LO in T.O. a no-no. [link>stephan]

 
     
 
   
 
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  Bites: King Kong Versus Godzilla  
 
 
Posted 2001-12-19 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
I picked up and played Aliens vs Predator 2 yesterday. The first-person perspective game allows one to play from the viewpoint of an Alien, Predator, human Marine or Corporate soldier. Each of the species has subclasses, basically light through heavy weapons and armour. The real joy of this game is being able to do the same things featured in the Aliens and Predator movies. Aliens can skitter around the floor, jump up and cling to walls, walk on the ceiling, and pounce from over fifty feet onto their victims in order to bite their heads off. Predators have the crazy infrared vision seen in the movies (it looks *exactly* like the movie), and can cloak themselves as well as employ a variety of harmful devices such as spearguns, plasma weapons, and netcasters. Marines and Corporates have life-form detectors, the cool M-41 machine gun, flamethrowers, miniguns, and even sniper rifles. Notable multiplayer game types include Team Deathmatch (one species versus another) and Survival, which pits Marines against Aliens. Initially all players but one are Marines. As Marines are killed, the player of the slain soldier then gets to play an Alien for the rest of the game. The result is exactly like the movies, where a group of terrified Marines shrinks in numbers while the Alien population overwhelms them. Marine players tend to huddle together in corners and tunnels, trying to conserve precious ammo as they fight off an Alien onslaught. The graphics are quite good, representing a variety of environments seen or hinted at in both movie properties. The sounds are straight from the films, replete with all the hissing, clicking, and bloodcurdling screams you'd expect. My species of choice- Alien Drone, because I like to kick it old school.
 
     
 
   
 
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Wow! Thanks for that Tony. Just posted a bunch of other tips here... http://www.dino.co.uk/labs/2008/45-tips-when-designing-online-content-for-kids/ Hope it helps someone... Dino...
in Dino Burbidge's '10 Things To Remember When Designing For Kids Online'


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