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Posted 2002-02-26 by Tony Walsh

Turns out those AOL disks are actually good for something. A 7 year-old created a solar oven out of the CDs and won a science fair prize cooking pizzas. "We ate two and gave two to the dog," said young ovenmaster Thomas-Jay Burgess. []

I don't know what it is about Nintendo and seizures, but a Louisiana mother is suing Nintendo on the grounds that her 30 year-old son died from video-game-inflicted seizures.  Maybe *she* should be sued for letting her man-child play Nintendo-64 games for 48 hours a week.

Sweeeet! A recycling fee could be imposed to cover the costs of reclaiming hazardous electronic scrap in the U.S. Two bills were proposed regarding recycling computer equipment. The first saddles consumers with the cost of recycling, and the second would force manufacturers to label computer equipment "hazardous" and set up a system for taking back obsolete equipment.
There are already a number of nonprofit organizations that are more than happy to take your used hardware. Check out Share The Technology (USA) or reBOOT Canada.

Someone on this plane was obviously cursed. [link>andrew]

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